Head of Applications Transformation - Manufacturing

Harrington Boyd
85000.00 GBP Annual + 00
10 Jan 2019
07 Feb 2019
Job Type
Contract Type

Head of Applications Transformation - Manufacturing

West Midlands

GBP75,000 - GBP85,000 + Benefits + Bonus

We're recruiting a Head of Applications Transformation with experience of establishing & managing SAP programmes of work in the manufacturing sector to join our client, a leading global engineering group, on a permanent basis. This is an excellent opportunity to have end to end accountability for IT system provision, enabling our clients 40+ global manufacturing sites through deployment and transformation of the existing SAP template.

Job Core Responsibilities

  • 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.

Job Specifications

  • Demonstrable experience of establishing and managing SAP programmes of work in the manufacturing sector.
  • At least 5 years in a similar role working on projects ~ GBP1m+
  • Experience of setting up documentation and processes to improve the visibility, capability, enablement and trust needed to provide to the 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 organisational skills with an aptitude for collaboration
  • Flexible to travel when required

If you are interested in this opportunity, please click 'apply' or get in touch with Dan Ross at Harrington Boyd.

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