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Marco Ciardi

Project/Program Manager at Omron Europe B.V.


    I'm a PMP® certified project/program manager with 10 years' experience in IT implementations related to both back and front office applications.

    I started my career as ERP business analyst gaining a lot of knowledge on business needs and IT solutioning working for internal and external clients in Italy, Switzerland, Hong Kong and The Netherlands. I keep on leveraging/further developing this knowledge in my recent assignments where my involvement shifted to global implementations, working at project and program level in the EMEA and US area with direct lines of reporting to the regional top management and our Headquarter in Japan.

    Work History

    April 2018Present

    Project/Program Manager

    Omron Europe B.V.
    • Leading  implementations of IT solutions at both global and regional level contributing to the definition of the global IT architecture (data, infrastructure, applications).
    • Support the establishment of a portfolio management office in the EMEA region and contribute to build PM capabilities within the organization.
    August 2010March 2018

    Business Analyst

    Omron Europe B.V.
    • Support existing business process improvements acting as the intermediate between operations and systems in the EMEA region.
    • Lead  small, medium sized IT projects understanding and addressing the organizational impact each IT solution comes along with.
    March 2007August 2010

    JDE Business Analyst

    Accenture S.P.A.
    • Work closely with business managers and end users to capture business needs and requirements embedding them in IT solutions.
    • Prepare documentation to support process, functional and technical specifications.
    April 2006March 2007

    SAP Business Analyst

    Softec S.P.A.
    • Provide primary/secondary support for SAP FI/CO applications.

    Main Projects

    Global ERP implementation
    April 2021 - Present

    Definition of global policies and processes in the Finance and controlling area related to the implementation of SAP S/4Hana across sales and manufacturing sites in the EMEA region.

    Global Source to Pay implementation
    Jan 2020 - April 2021

    Definition of global policies and procedures related to Source to Pay processes and implementation of the SAP Ariba solution in one of the US Omron branches.

    Global B2B Integration
    Aug  2019 - January 2020

    B2B Integration to interchange data between preexisting regional systems and 2 new global applications (Expense Management and HR).

    Global IT Architecture
    Nov  2018 - March 2019

    EMEA representative to support the definition of an IT portfolio aimed to redesign the Global IT architecture. The role required to act as a liason between the headquarter/other regions and the EMEA organization for the definition of a feasible roadmap.

    Global coding
    April  2017 - March 2019

    Implementation in the EMEA region of an IT solution related to the Global coding of items and suppliers. The project concerned to both the re-engineering of business processes and the implementation of the corresponding IT solutions for 3 different business division.

    Item Cross Reference & Product Part List Optimization
    January  2016 - February 2017

    Implementation of a set of IT solutions to support the sales Dpt and technical engineers to increase the customer experience of Panel builders and digitally promote the sales of Omron products.

    Electronic Invoicing
    September 2012 - January 2014

    Implementation in the EMEA region of an E-Invoicing solution to electronically handle the invoicing to customers along with the relevant archiving in accordance to EU directives and country specific legal requirements.

    Main Courses

    • Visionary Leadership Training (VLT)  (DDI  / Sep  2019 - Jun 2020 / 90h)
    • Certified Scrum Master Training (CSM) (42 Agile / Dec  2019 / 16h)
    • Aligning the Organization Through Portfolio Management (PMI / May 2019 / 16h)
    • Accelerated PMP Prep (Threon Consulting / March  2017 / 35h
    • Project Management Training (Arenea Consulting / September  2015 / 40h)



    Master's Degree in Business Administration

    Università degli Studi di Firenze

    Graduated with Honors in Business Administration