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Head of Manufacturing Systems (SAP)
Full time Permanent
Up to £85K + bonus + benefits
Reports directly to: Head of Applications
Currently recruiting for a Head of Manufacturing Systems (SAP) for a leading global engineering group specialising in extreme environment components and smart sub-systems for aerospace, defence and energy markets to be based at their HQ in Coventry.
This is a key role reporting directly into the Head of Applications and will have end to end accountability for IT system provision to enable their 40 global manufacturing sites through deployment and transformation of the SAP template.
"Close working with divisional and site leadership to develop system roadmaps.
"Developing this roadmap into an executable annual plan and gain Executive approval.
"Owning the delivery of the agreed roadmap, resourcing to support it and the associated budget.
"Working with the business to develop the business case to gain approval for each project.
"Establishing the team required to deliver each project and the complete programme of work.
"Engaging 3rd party vendors as appropriate to support the project and programme delivery, and working alongside the procurement team manage the relationship with the 3rd parties.
"Managing the internal IT Manufacturing System team developing appropriate resource and skills for the programme of work.
"Managing the delivery of all Manufacturing Systems projects to the agreed scope, quality, schedule and cost.
"Managing the transition of the project into the support organisation.
"Ensuring project reflection and audits are completed to feedback into the roadmap and IT processes for the next project.
"Developing relationships in the business and IT to gain support and alignment for the project work.
"Being an active member of the wider IT and Applications organisation supporting its growth and development.
"Demonstrable experience of establishing and managing SAP programmes of work in the manufacturing sector.
"At least 5yrs in a similar role working on projects ~ £1M+
"Experience of setting up documentation and processes to improve the visibility, capability, enablement and trust needed to provide to the overall business.
"Worked with global System Integrators with offshore delivery capability.
"Good SAP functional background and understanding in the manufacturing space.
"Team development and leadership.
"Delivery of projects in overseas countries or multiple locations
"Excellent Stakeholder Management and relationship skills - being able to deliver good and bad news and set the expectation with the stakeholders
"Rapid delivery with a positive approach to overcoming obstacles
"Strategic thinker and planner
"Demonstrable ability to think ahead and push issues hard to achieve desired outcomes
"Take a broad view of business strategy in determining the priorities of the portfolio
"Motivator of teams and earns respect of team and business
"Resilient, self-confident and assertive
"Business and customer focused and engaged
"Demonstrates drive and energy
"Excellent problem solving skills
"Looks at all options when faced with problems
"Attention to detail
"Ability to write & present clearly and logically to all levels of the business team
"Self-motivated with strong influencing, leadership and organizational skills with an aptitude for collaboration
"Flexible for some travel to various global sites
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