Pearson Global Technology Director, Supply Chain Systems in Hoboken, New Jersey

Global Technology Director, Supply Chain Systems


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The Supply ChainSolutions Lead is the main interface between the Supply Chain business functionand technology, and is responsible for any enterprise solutions for SupplyChain from concept through to delivery and support.

Within the EnablingProgramme this role will take end to end responsibility for the design,development, implementation and support of the Supply Chain modules of theEnabling Programme IT solution. In support of this the role will also ownfinancial integration with other systems and legacy systems financial datamigration.

The Supply ChainSolutions Lead will lead a team of analysts in creating a systems solutioncapable of meeting the business requirements in a cost effective, robust, andscalable way.

Dayto day working with be aligned closely with the Programme roadmap, andwill work closely with the Programme Management office

TheSCM Solutions Lead will work closely with the chosen systems integrator.

This role will alsoplay a key role within the deployment of Oracle in North America as theprogramme ramps up in that region.

* Key Deliverables *

  • Design, develop, implement and support Supply Chain systems to the requirements of the business

  • In conjunction with the business define the Supply Chain enterprise systems roadmap

  • Be an IT business partner for the Supply Chain function and drive continuous improvements across the Supply Chain systems landscape

  • Manage the solution for Supply Chain system integration with other systems

  • Manage the solution for legacy Supply Chain data migration

  • Sponsor best practice IT Supply Chain processes

  • Sponsor the retirement of legacy Supply Chain legacy systems

  • Setup and maintain documentation and standards

  • Work as part of a team and provide 7x24 support when required

  • Responsible for driving adherence to project milestones, including implementing appropriate corrective actions when progress deviates from plan

  • Report and highlight workstream risks and issues to the project management team

* Workstream/LineManagement responsibilities *

  • Plansand oversees the day-to-day running of workstream/team and delivery ofmilestones on time.

  • Manageteam budget

  • Ensurebest practise management of the team. Including regular feedback and effectiveand supportive people management

  • Worksupportively and collaboratively with other teams

  • Buildrelationships and trust with key stakeholder to support programme delivery andcollaborative approaches where appropriate

Communicate in line withcommunications and programme plans with team and wider stakeholders.


Essential Skills /Experience

  • Demonstrable experience of developing anddelivering large scale Oracle EBS based technology solutions in aninternational business environment

  • Strongtrack record of leading the technology based elements of complex end to endbusiness solution, to deliver programme objectives

  • Strongexperience and understanding of all aspects of the Supply Chain function andrelated Oracle software - Logistics, Warehouse Management, Supply Chain Planning,Supply Chain Operations, Procurement, Order Management etc

  • Ableto actively promote and represent the core deliverables of the programme

  • Ability to generate respect and trust from staffand external constituencies

  • Ability to communicate professionally, clearly andeffectively to target audiences.

  • Excellent customer service ethic

  • Able to work under pressure to meet deadlines. Goodorganisational, planning & time management skills.

  • Excellent project management, planning andorganisational skills.

  • A track record of building, maintaining andmanaging strong relationships within an international business and across manydifferent stakeholder groups.

  • Excellent communication skills and understanding ofhow information should be presented to get across important issues to differentgroups of stakeholders

  • Proactive in seeking information, challenging normsand driving efficiency

  • Demonstrates the ability to effectively assess andresolve complex issues and problems

  • Maintains a thorough understanding of status,actions, risks and issues

  • The role holder must have functional andoperational Credibility and be able to resolve conflict.

  • 3PL and 4PL implementation experience

Workstream/Line Management Skills

  • Anexcellent collaborative manager, able to take on aboard wide perspectives andinfluence positively and act as a critical friend

  • Proven excellent people manager able to lead andmotivate a team.

  • Track record of effectively delivering large scaleprogrammes through a team

Desirable Skills

  • Experience working with ERP and Supply ChainSolutions

  • 1or more language other than English

PersonalStyle and Behaviour (mandated for all JDs)

  • Respect for Our values: Brave, Imaginativeand Decent

  • Organised

  • Proactive

  • Resilient enabler of change

  • Adaptive

  • Collaborative with peers and colleagues to driveinvolvement and engagement

  • Comfortable operating in a changing and ambiguousenvironment

  • International and cultural sensitivity andawareness

  • Inclusive and positive in a broad scope team


Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Primary Location: US-NC-Morrisville

Other Locations US-NJ-Hoboken

Work Locations: US-NC-Morrisville-2250 Perimeter Park 2250 Perimeter Park Drive Suite 140 Morrisville 27560

Job: Technology

Organization: Technology & Operations

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Oct 4, 2017

Req ID: 1704223