Eugene
Fourie

Technology Consultant, Travel enthusiast, fishing novice

About

NAME

Eugene Fourie

BIRTHDAY

28.08.1985

ROLE

Business Systems and Integration Solution Architect

EMAIL

eugene@hugeconsulting.co.za

PHONE

(+27) 83 390 4172

WEBSITE

www.hugeconsulting.co.za

LOCATION

Johannesburg, South Africa

INTERESTS

Fishing, Travelling

SOCIAL

SFSF Experience

1

Total Experience

3 +

CLIENTS

1

PROJECTS

4

Technology is a passion

Having experienced system implementations from various angles as Project Manager, Training Consultant, Change Manager or Build and Functional Lead, I have decidedly uncovered my passion for technology.

With a dogged persistence, I set out to understand all aspects within a solution, but further to that, how one solution can talk to another using technology and make the User Experience (UX) seemless, freeing up users from monotonous tasks and allowing them to focus on value added activities.

Svcs

Certifications include
    • Employee Central
    • Learning Management System
    • Candidate Experience (Recruiting Management)
    • Recruiter Experience (Recruiting Marketing)

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  • Single Sign-On
  • Authentication
  • Integration
  • APIs and Webservices
  • SAP Jam and SuccessFactors LMS integration
  • Environment evaluation and recommendations
  • Requirement gathering, design and build workshop faciliation
  • End to End lifecycle
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Status Reporting, manage risks and issues
  • Budget and Resource Management
  • Agile Principles & Methodologies
  •  Project Management Essentials Certified

I can also accomplish the following

  • Test Manager
  • End User Experience
  • LMS implementation, SCORM file authoring
  • Change Management
    • PROSCI Certified
  • Service Management
    • IITL Certified

Portfolio

Skills

Experience in various aspects

Over my 13+ years, I have fulfilled many roles in the SAP space, from training end users in the PTP, HR (PA and OM), CATS and PM Modules, to implementing SAP POS, CRM and Backoffice nationally leading the team of Master Trainers and overseeing results monitoring, elearning authoring and reporting teams.

In the last six years I have dedicated myself to SuccessFactors, with a particular expertise in Employee Central and Learning Management, but have worked with Recruiting Marketing, Recruiting Management, Reporting and Analytics, Performance Management, Succession, Career and Development Planning, and the integration between all modules and 3rd party platforms as well..

My expertise extends beyond SAP, having implemented Cornerstone on Demand LMS globally, but also an expert knowledge of Moodle LMS, etc.

89%
SAP (onPrem and Cloud)
95%
Change Management
90%
Project Management
83%
Solution Architect
99%
Functional Consultant
99%
Training
92%
Service Management

Exp.

Brands I have had the pleasure to work with
Dec, 2019 – present
Business & Integration Architecture Manager

In my role, I lead teams across the implementation process, including the functional build teams, the integration teams, perform project management activities and function as a solution architect, putting forth solutions to respond to scopes of work and business requirements.

I frequently run design , requirements gathering and localisation workshops with global participants, logging decisions and action points and document deviations from initial design, while designing the implementation around the requirements.

My focus is continuous improvement and innovative solutions, staying up to date with product enhancements periodically and analysing and advising to my clients how certain pain points can be aleviated or user experiences simplified or enhanced.

Johannesburg / South Africa

March, 2016 – December, 2019
Business & Integration Architecture Associate Manager

In this role, I focused on ensuring the system design supported the business needs, while also ensuring that the solutions were future-proof and ready to be extended as and when required.  With a deep understanding of the interdependence of SuccessFactors Modules, I was able to guide and advise on solutions while still satisfying the initial requirement.

While implementing, I stayed atop all quarterly releases and release dates, as well as impacts to the module design and potential for improvement.

I developed and maintained an in-depth understanding of the Client’s configuration, including position management and role-based permissions, while at the same time I was the point of contact for 3rd party solutions (a recruiting platform and contractor onboarding) as well as integrations down to ERP.

I leverage my prior expertise in the Training and Change Management space to provide input to the Testing steam to drive test script development while ensuring test scripts are fully explanatory in order to be used as input to Training Material.

Johannesburg / South Africa

Dec, 2015 – Feb, 2016
Workplace Service Delivery Associate Manager

Training Lead for Cornerstone Implementation for Global Leading Automotive Manufacturer and Leader – Europe, Asia, North America, Russia, South Africa

• Understanding the learning landscape in terms of integration into cloud based (Saas) Learning Management System
• In the design phase, designing curricula for affected roles using input from instructional design maps
• Testing pilot environment and creating simulation data in preparation for transaction recording
• Capturing eLearning of more than 60 Cornerstone-on-Demand scenarios using Articulate authoring tool
• Development of transactional quick guide, which has become standard for all client markets already live with CSOD
• Mobilised a team of 3 developers and one designer for an off-shore project, developing simulations, extrapolating eLearning into Handbooks, Quick Guides, job aids
• Upskilled IT Analyst to deliver face to face training in Nordic and Russian market
• Delivery of CORE Training – Far East and Europe
• Advising the client on system capabilies, and guiding the client to possible alternatives
• Virtual Training Delivery of Localised Training – North America/Canada and Australia/New Zealand
• Hands on IT Support in Australia – raise Change Requests, Service Requests and general guidance, support of Market and Power Users at national sales company, as well as virtual support of market
• Delivering Training to end users in CSOD pilot environment, supported by eLearning
• Behavioural training delivery with regards to change agents upskilling, and Train-the-Trainer, e.g. training corporate staff members in China to deliver training to the retail audience
• Support of South African Market Go Live – designing of test cases in HP ALM, upskilling users at both NSC and Dealer level, custom report design and build, post–Go-Live support activities, design and implement quick guides for all roles in market

Johannesburg / South Africa

Feb, 2014 – Dec, 2015
Human Performance Specialist

Role Mapping, Curriculum Design, Instructional Design Maps for eLearning courses.
• Authoring Tool Evaluation and Needs Analysis.
• Training Delivery of Cornerstone-on-Demand SaaS Talent Management System – globally.
• Developing Training Material for SaaS LMS – eLearning (using Articulate software), mobile learning and job aids.
• Team development – developing junior resources to author eLearning, and deliver training abroad – audience management, content management.
• Keep abreast of changes of CSOD, delivering input to global markets.
• Advising markets on best practices, recommend settings and procedures with regards to the new talent management system.
• HR IT Support for Australia/New Zealand market – data cleansing, streamlining, report building, structure service and change requests, etc.

Johannesburg / South Africa

Sep, 2011 – Dec, 2013
SAP Training Deployment Lead and Communication Specialist

• Communicating System Changes to the Business.
• Developing Training Material (e-learning simulations, job aids, Word documents, PowerPoint slides, and screen captures, videos) on various systems, including SAP (ECC6.0) SRS, SAP CRM, SAP Store Manager and SAP SD module (POS), Insurance systems, etc.
• Learner Management via SharePoint 2007 and 2010.
• Drafting and distributing IT related communications to the entire business (system downtime, planned maintenance, etc.)
• Drafting training budgets Training logistics (technical requirements, venues, catering, printing)
• Involved in planning and implementing a QMS at JD (Quality Management System)

• SAP Training Deployment Lead
• Administration
• Logistics
• Master Trainer Management

• Overseeing of reporting on Master Trainer feedback
• Reporting on training completion as well as assessments
• Providing Steerco with an analysis and high level overview of the findings.
• Overseeing a team of logistics schedulers
• Managing vendors.
• Master Trainers – upskilling, sign off, interviewing new candidates, performance discussions, debriefing after training, lessons learnt.
• Head Reviewer of captured (e-learning) simulations in terms of consistency, training and functional correctness

Johannesburg / South Africa

Sep, 2008 – Aug, 2011
Training Officer

• Training of SAP (ERP) (PTP, MM, PM, HR, FI)
• Training of Microsoft Office 2003
• General Record Keeping, training analysis
• Development of training manuals, alignment to Unit Standards.
• Assessing competence
• Reporting training figures in line with WSP
• Liaising with the Skills Development Facilitator
• System Administrator for an in-house Rio Tinto LMS system
• Building refresher training modules – using methods such as Authorware and SnagIt Screen Recording
• Website administration and webpage management

Richards Bay / South Africa

Apr, 2007 – Aug, 2019
Technology Lecturer

• Lecturing given on SAP, Microsoft Office, Open Office, PowerDocs, CorelDraw
• Customer relations, handling of their complaints
• Contracted out to Richards Bay Minerals
• Lecturing on SAP
• Management of documentation: training material, assessment – developing and record keeping
• Also contracted to Exxaro
• Lecturing on PowerDocs Document Management System: maintaining and updating training materials, assessments and record keeping
• Liaising with training coordinator re: bookings etc.

Richards Bay / South Africa

Blog

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  • I've worked with Eugene on a complex global EC implementation, comprising of multiple interfaces, BUs and bespoke functionality whilst accommodating several time zones. I genuinely couldn't be more impressed with Eugene; he is exceptionally knowledgeable and demonstrated his ability to solution architect custom critical scenarios and processes during weekly Design Authority calls, and he is brilliant at both leading workshops and delivering training.

    Eugene is dedicated and hard-working, whilst polite and very patient with end-users. He works well with people across multiple nationalities and backgrounds, and is a true asset to any delivery.

    Stephanie Perks

    Consulting Manager at Zalaris UK & Ireland

  • Eugene has undoubtedly been one of the smartest, best informed and most dedicated people I have ever had the pleasure to work with. We worked on a global SuccessFactors integration project together. The number of integrations and the complexity was one of the highest I have ever encountered. Eugene always knew every detail and offered creative solutions whenever we ran into a wall.


    I offer my highest possible endorsement to Eugene. His temperament and expertise would be an asset to any organization.


    Anuj Seghal
    Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer @ NDM Global (DocQ) and HokoCloud

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    Name: Eugene Fourie
    Address: Johannesburg, South Africa
    Phone: +27 83 390 4172
    Hours: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm