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SAP Release Management Consultant

Hydro Global Business Services (GBS) is an organizational area that operates as an internal service provider for the Hydro group. Its ultimate purpose is to deliver relevant IT, financial, and HR business services to all business areas within the company.


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Role purpose


The purpose of the Release Management to plan, design, manage, and co-ordinate all changes to the production and all non-production environments, track metrics, own release management process improvement with established testing best practices, issue resolution and quality assurance.




  • The role of the Release Management Consultant is responsible for enabling, coordinating and maintaining the information flow between Release Management and Project Management Office (PMO), Project Managers (PMs), SAP Operations and SAP Solutioning team (Centre of Excellence) therefore ensure that all planned and ongoing project receives the required information regarding the release framework and release calendar, system availability, planned downtimes etc – and equally the required level of governance can be applied on all projects to ensure that all projects can deliver their goal in a compliant, controlled, safe manner to ensure minimal business disruption
  • Design, coordinate, facilitate and execute the Release Management process for SAP S4 HANA Releases
  • Apply a process for management and tracking of business change requests (CR’s).  All CR’s received from business should be Analysed, Categorized, Prioritised and tracked. These should then be assigned to an appropriate release.
  • Working with the various projects/teams in the release to coordinate and plan the technical deployments of the various solutions and third-party applications on the different landscapes established for both project and maintenance (BAU) streams
  • Provide process guidance to the projects/teams on SAP Transports and Tools including Solution Manager and Change Request Management (ChaRM).
  • Working with the Functional and Development teams to support SAP Transport processes and the related Change Controls are appropriately applied.
  • Working with the Project teams to support cutover processes, communicate the changes and analyse the impact to discuss with the System Managers
  • Support the execution of the Regression Tests by ensuring that there is appropriate planning incorporated for every project to count with Regression testing. Ensure that all PMs understand the importance of regression testing and align their plans accordingly.
  • Communicate the release schedule for both roll out projects and live units
  • Create and maintain the release calendar
  • Active partner / driver in continuous improvement of the release management process to increase effectiveness and organizational conformance.
  • Establishes and/or maintains metrics/reporting regarding release content and effectiveness
  • Provide periodic KPIs and metrics to senior management of performance against current SLAs.




  • 5+ years’ experience in Release Management or change management OR (as a project manager or deployment lead)
  • Good understanding of Prince 2 project management principles and their practical use in a global multinational environment
  • Good understanding on project phases, test cycles, entry and exit gate criteria management
  • Managed ITIL processes (especially Change and Deploxment) in an global environment
  • Global ERP (Preferably SAP) experience
  • MsC or BsC in relevant IT, Engineering or Informatics field
  • Strong spoken and written English is a must!
  • ITIL Certificate is an advantage
  • Prince 2 Certificate is an advantage


Hydro offers 


  • Working at the world’s only fully integrated aluminum and leading renewable energy company 
  • Diverse, global teams 
  • Flexible work environment/home office 
  • We provide you the freedom to be creative and to learn from experts 
  • Possibility to grow with the company, gain new certificates 
  • Attractive benefit package 


Applications from severely disabled and equally disabled people will be considered with equal suitability.  


If you have any questions, please contact:  

Mercédesz Novák

Posted on:  25-May-2023

Budapest, HU Székesfehérvár, HU

Department:  SAP Release Management
Business Area:  Global Business Services(HGBS)
Legal Entity:  Hydro Extrusion Hungary kft.
Job Type:  Permanent

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