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SAP Solution Manager Specialist Fixed Term Contract

Canadian Pacific (CP) and Kansas City Southern (KCS) are now CPKC. As the only truly North American railway, we are making big moves! Drawing on our strong foundations and heritage, CPKC moves essential goods across our 20,000-mile network to support economic growth throughout Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. Be a part of history as we connect a continent and create exciting career opportunities across our new transnational network. Visit to learn about the CPKC advantage, our purpose and culture.



Provide a good balance between technical knowledge of SAP ALM tools (Solution Manager and Focused Run) and its implementation requirements and the functional processes it provides, and how these functional processes drive value. Deploy new functionalities in these tools and ensure already deployed functionalities are supported and available as required.



  • Responsible for the analysis, design, customization and operations of SAP Solution Manager and SAP Focused Run functionalities
  • Identify potential improvement areas and design & implement solutions
  • Contact partner for the business key users and SAP application specialists, supporting them in all relevant questions related to the monitoring, change process and other functionalities of SolMan and Focused Run
  • Conduct periodic training and information sessions ensuring transparency of policies, processes, and tool usage
  • Assist with the smooth and timely transition of new Solutions into the Practice
  • Work with system analysts within the wider IS community to map SAP ALM-related tools deliverables into sustainable and effective operational processes
  • Deliver documentation to agreed standards and procedures
  • Maintain close working relationships with other team members, including Basis
  • As a key stakeholder, feed into Technical Road Map for the organization
  • Assist SAP COE team in terms of ABAP knowledge where applicable
  • Responsible for maintaining rules and policies in the Alert Management tool



  • Bachelor’s degree in the related field is required
  • 3+ years of experience in SAP –SAP Solution Manager and/or ABAP and/or Basis
  • Experience in 1 full implementation lifecycle of any SAP module is preferred
  • Understanding of ITIL process is preferred
  • Experience in SAP sustainment is preferred
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the latest SAP Business Suite, including in-depth knowledge of at least one application in the SAP Business Suite
  • Familiar with project management approaches, tools and phases of the project lifecycle
  • Detailed knowledge of SAP Solution Manager 7.2 and its sub-modules, including at least 4 of the following:
    • Managed system setup, SLD, LMDB
    • Change Control Management
    • IT Service Management
    • Application Operations ( System, Integration, Job, HANA/BI monitoring, MF-Mon, IC Mon and alerting)
    • Custom Code Lifecycle Management
    • Data Volume Management (DVM)
    • Focused Insight
    • Focused Build
    • Solution Documentation
    • Process Management
    • Business Process Operations (BP monitoring)
  • Detailed knowledge of SAP Focused run or SAP cloud ALM is preferred
  • Strong communication skills – both written and verbal
  • Ability to identify opportunities for improvement in process and automation
  • Able to work effectively at all levels in an organization
  • Able to establish and maintain strong relationships
  • Able to influence others and move toward a shared vision or goal
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Must be a team player and able to work collaboratively with and through others
  • Development experience in SAP ABAP will be a significant advantage




As an employer with North American presence, the possibility does exist that the location of your position may be changed based on organizational requirements.



Background Investigation:

The successful candidate will need to successfully complete the following clearances:       


  • Criminal history check
  • Reference check


Management Conductor Program:

Becoming a qualified conductor or locomotive engineer is the single best way for a management employee to learn the business at CPKC. You may be required to obtain a certification or to maintain your current certification/qualification as a conductor or locomotive engineer.


CPKC is an employment equity employer committed to the principles of employment equity and inclusion. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply including women, Black, Indigenous, People of Colour (BIPOC), members of the LGBTQ+ community, and people with disabilities. Accommodations for the job application process can be provided, as appropriate, upon request. All applicant information will be managed in accordance with the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).





  • Req ID: 101722
  • Department: Information Services
  • Job Type: Fixed Term
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel:
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Grade: 4
  • Job Available to: Internal & External







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