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.
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
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
Resilient enabler of change
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
Organization: Technology & Operations
Employee Status: Regular Employee
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Job Posting: Oct 4, 2017
Req ID: 1704223