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Karuna Benhur

SAP HR Consultant with a decade of HR global experience


New York, NY - Email me on Indeed: indeed.com/r/Karuna-Benhur/1ba9ccdcfa448fc0 * 7 years of experience delivering enterprise scale solutions in SAP HCM focused on Organizational Management (OM), Personal Administration (PA), Benefits (BN) & Time Management (TM). * Overall 11+ years of global Human Resource operations & management experience. * Participated in Two full life cycle SAP ECC 5.0 & 6.0 implementation and partial implementations of Time management, Benefits, OM & PA. * Extensive experience in requirements gathering, analyzing client's requirement, configuration and implementations. * Excellent knowledge of Business processes and administration. * Capable of handling Multiple Projects, Training Schedule and Quality Analysis. * Exposure to Full Life Cycle implementations including Blueprinting, conceptual design, configuration, and in depth realization of the project. * Posses an excellent understanding of the Human Resources business process, comprising the life cycle of an employee including recruiting, hiring, employee maintenance, payroll and benefits. * Ability to bridge the gap between Technical and Functional teams in IT / SAP HR Projects and have the ability to deliver from "AS IS" to "TO BE" state. * Excellent Project Management Skills * Knowledge of the software development life cycle from design through scoping, requirements gathering, analysis, development, testing, QA, user acceptance, deployment, maintenance/support, and change management. TECHNICAL SKILLS SAP Environment: 4.7, ECC 5.0, and ECC 6.0

WORK EXPERIENCE

SAP HR Consultant
US & Canada - June 2011 to Present Benefits Responsible for Benefits modules for Goodyear US, Dunlop & Goodyear Canada implementation. Authored BPP's for Benefits Enrollments & Terminations. Defined benefit area for U.S & Canada, using feature BAREA and the basic settings for the plans. Designed Health Plans, Insurance Plans, COBRA and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA). Defined Benefits providers and assigned to vendors. Defined the program groupings (BENGR and BSTAT), Employee eligibility grouping (ELIGR) for the benefit plans, the participation termination grouping for the employees (TRMTY). Configured default and automatic plans. Defined Cost Variants and Cost Rules for the various health plans and assigned health plan attributes. Defined Cost variants and Cost rules for the various insurance plans and assigned insurance plan attributes. Configured 401K savings plan general data and assigned insurance code to transfer participation data for plan to a provider. Defined and configured employee contribution variants and Rules for the savings plans. Configured FSA general data, Employee Contribution variants, rules, and Spending Account claim types. Lead for End-to-End testing, user training and defect closures.

Interacting with vendors & benefit administrators to ensure accuracy of data flow. Employer: Rampath Technologies Inc., Industry: Government Client: US Department of Defense., Kuwait, Jordon & Iraq ANHAM is a contracting company, it has been named the Prime Vendor for food and personal support products for all military and non-military U.S. Department of Defense personnel in Iraq, Kuwait and Jordan. As the Prime Vendor, ANHAM has been awarded a 7 billion contract and will be responsible for accomplishing a logistical task of mammoth proportions. ANHAM will be the full-line food vendor for all food items and non-food personal support items for all military and other U.S. funded personnel throughout Iraq, Kuwait and Jordan.

SAP HR Consultant
- October 2010 to May 2011 Project Management Planned and conducted the successful development of the business blueprinting and data collection phase for all the Modules in Human Resources resulting in the implementation of SAP HCM functionality. Authored BPP's for OM & PA modules. Configured the organizational structure, Benefits and Personnel Administration modules. Primary interaction with business unit leaders and users of Human Resource Administration, Payroll & Benefits, Financial Operations, and Transportation teams to provide the business with optimum organization structure and business processes. Reported gaps between business processes and SAP. Prepared deliverables. Significantly, clarified the reporting structure and defined departmental relationships of the organization. Organizational Management Created organizational units, jobs, tasks and positions, assigned the tasks to positions and integrated all of these into the enterprises organizational plan. Assigned the various organizational units and positions to cost centers in FI. Configured the matrix type for the organization and the working time to generate the work schedules for positions. Configured rule values to avoid positions to be over-occupied by defining planned working times for organizational units, positions, and work centers. Involved in integration with the personnel administration Maintained the number ranges for organizational units. Personnel Administration and Personnel Development Maintained Employee master data Customization Procedures and User Interface by modifying the Infotype groups and Infotype menus Customized Personal Actions as per the requirements of the company. Consulted with Basis and ABAPers for tasks related to authorization and reporting structure Employer: Rampath Technologies Inc., Industry: Manufacturing

SAP HR Consultant
NJ - January 2010 to September 2010 NJ, USA Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium-quality building insulation, commercial roofing, roof insulation, and specialty products for commercial, industrial, and residential applications. In business since 1858, the Denver-based company has annual sales of approximately

$2 billion and holds leadership positions in all of the key markets that it serves. JM employs approximately 6,500 people and operates 41 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and China. Role: SAP HR Consultant Environment: my SAP HR - ECC 6.0 Duration: Jan 2010 - Sep 2010 Personnel Administration and Personnel Development Maintained Employee master data Customization Procedures and User Interface by modifying the Infotype groups and Infotype menus Customized Personal Actions as per the requirements of the company. Consulted with Basis and ABAPers for tasks related to authorization and reporting structure Organizational Management Created organizational units, jobs, tasks and positions, assigned the tasks to positions and integrated all of these into the enterprises organizational plan. Assigned the various organizational units and positions to cost centers in FI. Configured the matrix type for the organization and the working time to generate the work schedules for positions. Configured rule values to avoid positions to be over-occupied by defining planned working times for organizational units, positions, and work centers. Involved in integration with the personnel administration Maintained the number ranges for organizational units. Testing Assisted the QA team by developing Test plans and Test Cases for Unit and Integration Testing. Facilitated testing of Personnel Administration, Organizational Management and Time Evaluation processes Provided production support to business users during the end phase of the project Training Employer: Rampath Technologies Inc., Industry: Pharma

SAP HCM Consultant


- January 2009 to December 2009 The world's largest research-based pharmaceutical company. Pfizer Inc discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets leading prescription medicine for humans and animals. It ranks number one in sales in the world. The company has annual sales of approximately $50 billion an year. Role: SAP HCM Consultant Project Description/Scope: PA, OM & Benefits Configuration Environment: my SAP HR - Ver. 3.1H & 4.7 Duration: Jan2009 - Dec 2009 -12 Months Personnel Administration and Personnel Development Maintained Employee master data Customization Procedures and User Interface by modifying the Infotype groups and Infotype menus Customized Personal Actions as per the requirements of the company. Organizational Management Created and maintained the organizational structure. Involved in integration with the personnel administration by using the RHINTE00, RHINTE10, RHINTE30, RHINTE20 reports. Maintained the number ranges for organizational units. Defined and maintained the planned working times for the organizational unit, position and work center by using rule values and the Infotype 1011. Customized the account assignment for cost center at department level.

Customized the reporting structure, matrix structure for positions. Benefits Worked extensively with Enrollments comprising Open, Automatic, Default & Adjustments. Defined benefit area using feature BAREA and the basic settings for the plans. Designed Health Plans, Insurance Plans, COBRA and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA). Defined Benefits providers and assigned to vendors. Defined the program groupings (BENGR and BSTAT), Employee eligibility grouping (ELIGR) for the benefit plans, the participation termination grouping for the employees (TRMTY). Testing Assisted the QA team by developing Test plans and Test Cases for End-to-End Testing. Wrote end-user documentation, and coordinated training workshops for the users in the following modules: Personnel Administration, Organizational Management, and Time Management Provided knowledge transfer to the end-users via training. Employer: Rampath Technologies Inc., Industry: Breweries Client: Anheuser Busch, St. Louis, MO Anheuser-Busch is the leading American brewer, holding a 48.9 percent share of U.S. beer sales to retailers. The company brews the world's largest-selling beers, Budweiser and Bud Light. Anheuser-Busch operates 12 breweries in the United States. Role: SAP HCM Consultant Project Description/Scope: PA & OM Configuration Environment: my SAP HR - ECC 6.0

Personnel Administration
Personnel Sub - July 2008 to November 2008 Created & configured the Enterprise Structure (Personnel Areas, Personnel Sub areas) and Personnel Structure (Employee Group, Employee Sub Group). Defined Payroll Areas and assigned relevant period parameters and date modifiers and set up feature ABKRS. Created Control Records and generated Payroll Periods. Configured various personnel actions like Hiring, Confirmation, Pre-separation, Separation, transfers etc., Defined Info groups and Infotype menus. Maintained Infotype menus in the master data screens (PA30) as per the company's requirements. Configured Basic Settings for the Client such as Defining User Parameters defaults for Number Ranges. Customized personal data, family data and addresses to facilitate entry of Employee information Maintained employee Master Data using T-code PA30 and PA40. Maintained various subtypes for standard Info types Customized various PA Info types. Maintained Administrators and Administrator groups. Maintained internal & external number range (Feature NUMKR) allocation for employees. Benefits Defined various Plans & Plan Types Assigned Plan Attributes for Health Plans, Insurance Plans & Savings Plans. Defined Attributes, Variants & Rules for Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA). Maintained Benefits Provider data. Maintained Benefits features such as BENGR, BSTAT Organizational Management Created organizational units, jobs, tasks and positions, assigned the tasks to positions and integrated all of these into the enterprises organizational plan.

Assigned the various organizational units and positions to cost centers in FI. Configured the matrix type for the organization and the working time to generate the work schedules for positions. Configured rule values to avoid positions to be over-occupied by defining planned working times for organizational units, positions, and work centers. Involved in integration with the personnel administration Maintained the number ranges for organizational units. Industry: Aviation Company: Business Jets (BJETS), UK & SEA BJETS is Asia's largest private aviation services company that offers world-class private jet travel. BJETS is backed by the Singapore based Briley Group. Briley Group is a privately held multinational company with holdings in the aviation, hospitality, business process outsourcing, and technology and service sectors, valued in excess of US$ 2 billion.

Head HR & SAP


SAP Internal Program - November 2007 to June 2008 - (TM, OM, PA, ESS/MSS) Environment: my SAP HR - ECC 6.0 Duration: Nov 2007 - Jun 2008 - 8 Months Organization Management Created organizational units, jobs, tasks and positions, assigned the tasks to positions and integrated all of these into the enterprises organizational plan. Configured the matrix structure for the organization and the working time to generate the work schedules for positions. Involved in integration with the personnel administration using RHINTE00, RHINTE10, RHINTE30, RHINTE20 reports. Maintained the number ranges for organizational units Personnel Administration Maintained Permissibility of various wage types under different infotypes Configured settings for concurrent employment in the IMG to avoid collisions for withdrawn Personal assignments of the employee. Maintained Master Data using transactions PA30 and PA40 by performing various employee related Actions Configured the feature NUMKR for default number ranges for. Configured the features LGMST, TARIF and ABKRS to default the basic pay wage type, pay scale type and area, and payroll accounting area, respectively while creating the basic pay Infotype. Customized Actions, Infotype menus and Infotype groups. Time Management Created and maintained work schedules (WS), period work schedules (PWS), daily work schedules (DWS), and monthly work schedules rules and planned working time (PWT). Worked on Time Recording- Substitutions, Absences, Absence Counting, Absence Quotas, Leave Entitlement, and Overtime Maintained Absence Types applicable to different employees groups. Maintained Absence Quotas for various Bargaining units based on EEG and ESG's Configured Automatic Accrual of Absence Quotas thru RPTQTA00. Defined Base Entitlement, Validity and Deduction Period, and Generation Rules. ESS/MSS and Portal Implementation

Conducted interactive business workshops to gather functional requirements for the implementation of different ESS/MSS business processes: Employee search functionality, Change own data, Dependent Information, Personal Data, Leave request and approval, Time entry and approval, Benefits participation overview, Change Personal data, Address change, Bank Information change, and Family member/Dependents update. Demonstrated different services available in the standard Employee Self-Services and Manager Self-Services Business packages to come up with the process design. Industry: IT Infrastructure Services Company: Locuz Enterprise Solutions Ltd, India Locuz is a leading Systems Integrator and IT infrastructure solutions and services specialist company. Locuz IT Operations Centre (LITOC) focuses on remote delivery of IT Infrastructure Managed Services, NOC & SOC offering services to its India & offshore customers.

Manager
HR & ERP - November 2004 to October 2007 Project Description/Scope: Internal SAP HR Implementation (PA,OM,TM, PY) Environment: mySAP HR - ECC 5.0 Duration: Nov 2004 - Oct 2007 - 3 Years Responsibilities/Deliverables: Conducted workshops and captured minutes on Organizational Management (OM), Personnel Administration (PA) modules. Helped to establish the business process model. Assisted in preparation of Business blueprint. Provided user training on different functionalities and screen navigations Successful testing and go-live signoff Configured functionality in SAP HR modules such as Personnel Administration and Organizational Management. Completion of intensive SAP training program of 240 hours including successful configuration and execution of simulated client situations and environment. Provided end-user training and detailed documentation on overview of SAP HCM modules navigation, and the business process. Document and presented findings on lessons learned from the implementations. Industry: Computer Software

Head Quality Assurance & HR


WEB3M India Pvt. Ltd - San Jose, CA - June 1999 to October 2004 US & India WEB3M is a software development company with corporate headquarters in San Jose, USA and development centers in Australia, Greece and India. WEB3M develops software used in helping clients improve performance through the intelligent use of information technology. Role: Head Quality Assurance & HR Project Description/Scope: Internal ERP Design & Development (Non-SAP) Duration: June 1999 - October 2004 - 5.4years ERP Responsibilities / Deliverables: Was instrumental in starting the HR department and introducing Human Resource practices in the organization, right from scratch. Successfully designed & monitored development of an In-House IS Portal Lead Project Management Activities for the project involving a team of 22 developers & QA.

Trained 800+ staff and 100+ Managers to work with the Portal and in data input. Conducted various studies pertaining to development of new information systems to meet current and projected needs of the organization. Created help & navigation manuals for the portal.

EDUCATION

Masters in Human Resources in Commerce


Symbiosis

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Operating Systems: Windows 2000, XP, and Vista Software: MS Office Suite Web Technologies: HTML, Web Page Design.