March Consultant SpotlightAt MDI Group, we’re all about people. We believe it’s more fun to work with a company when you get to know the faces behind the scenes. That’s why we take every opportunity to show off our team of awesome employees. Every month, our blog features one of our dedicated consultants so you can get the inside scoop on who you’re working with.

For a fun and unique entry this month, we’re featuring a wonderful MDI Group husband and wife team. Say hello to our March Consultants, Manoj and Supriya Katkum!

Manoj Katkum

Position: Sr. SAP System Analyst

Location: Greenville, SC

Years with MDI Group: 2.9

Professional Background in One Sentence: 

10+ years of experience in the implementation, enhancement, and support of requirements in the areas of SAP Order to Cash (SD), Procure to Pay (MM), Logistics Execution for the Mining, Automotive, Manufacturing, and Packaging industries.

What’s a typical day like for you?

Going through, prioritizing, and responding to emails, addressing user requests by requirement gathering and providing solutions per SAP best practices and sometimes providing custom (cost effective and simple) solutions, and adherence to service level agreements. Schedule meetings with business process owners for new change approvals.

What brought you to MDI Group?

An opportunity matched my previous experience and it was a more challenging role.

What’s the most rewarding part of your job? 

Technology is an ocean so every day is a new learning experience for me. It is a great opportunity to work with various business functions and interact with all levels of IT management.

What IT project have you been involved with most recently? 

Ongoing Enhancements and support for SAP supply chain modules.

What advice do you have for someone just starting out in their IT career – what technologies or skills do you think they need to pursue to prepare for the future? 

NEVER GIVE UP, know what you want and communicate it, no pain no gain. Keep up-to-date with new and existing technologies such as cloud and ecommerce.

When not working, where can we expect to find you? What are your interests and hobbies?

At home, jogging, and working out.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself. 

I used to be an aerobics instructor :)

Supriya Katkum

Position: Software Analyst

Location: Greenville, SC

Years with MDI Group: 4 Months

Professional Background in One Sentence: 

5 years of experience in Human Resource and Software Lifecycle Management.

What’s a typical day like for you?

Providing answers and clarification to customers that need help on various software. Manage and keep VERY organized documentations for every vendor that the division works with and provide the leadership team with weekly status reports with all active requests that are in queue. My position assists in the analysis of software usage information for compliance and billing processes.

What brought you to MDI Group?

An opportunity and trust from MDI management.

What’s the most rewarding part of your job? 

Continuous learning, using cost effective solutions, and on-the-job training.

What IT project have you been involved with most recently? 

Managing all software renewals and new purchases.

What advice do you have for someone just starting out in their IT career – what technologies or skills do you think they need to pursue to prepare for the future? 

Be willing to accept challenges, proactive, build relationships, and stay in tune with updated technology.

When not working, where can we expect to find you? What are your interests and hobbies?

Spending time with family, cooking, and taking my son to various activities.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself. 

I can’t ride a bike :)