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ERP Senior Project Manager

Job Title: ERP Senior Project Manager
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Southampton
Salary: £850 per day
REF: req 927
Contact Name: Lucy MacFarlane
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Job Published: almost 3 years ago

Job Description

We require a skilled Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance & Operations Programme/Project Manager to see through an ERP replacement programme from SAP ERP (on premise) to Dynamics 365.

This is part of a major transformation programme and will require the individual to manage complex changes, senior stakeholders, and dependencies to other projects and systems to ensure the smoothest transition possible.

The ERP replacement will be carried out with an Implementation Partner. The Programme Manager will be expected to manage the relationship with the Implementation Partner at all stages of the programme.

The purpose of this programme is to take our client towards a modern cloud-based SaaS solution.

Detailed Services to be provided (specifically, the Deliverables and, if appropriate, specification)

· Develop a detailed project plan that details the tasks and outcomes expected from third parties, onsite project team, and the key dependencies for achieving the plan

· Own and execute the ERP deployment plan in line with the programme interdependencies to the agreed costs and timeframes

· Be a subject matter expert throughout the procurement of the systems integrator to ensure the most suitable partner is selected for successful project delivery

· Assist the team in writing the Procurement tender documents and reviewing relevant contracts for the services required for this project

· Business requirements are validated and fully understood by the systems integration partner

· Business change is fully assessed, a business change management plan is created, and carried out to enable a smooth transition

· Training needs are fully understood and planned, including post implementation support

· Interdependencies, risks and issues throughout the project are recognised and impacts incorporated into the project plan and wider programme

· Assist the organisation to model the appropriate team to see the project through end to end, and the operational team needed to support the project post go-live

· Provide advice to ensure the most cost-effective implementation plan is created and delivered

· Ensure a thorough testing plan is created and delivered

· Support the business to identify the most cost-effective licensing agreement for our defined needs

· Define the expected benefits we should achieve on implementing the system and KPI’s to confirm their achievement

· Report to the appropriate programme and project governance boards

· Ensure RAIDs are kept up to date and escalated to relevant stakeholders throughout the life of the project



· Numerous experiences of successfully implementing Dynamics ERP across similar organisations to time and budget

· Full understanding of implementation partner practices to allow our client to be an intelligent customer

· Multiple experiences of working through the initial procurement phase of bring an implementation partner, writing and RFP and selection process


· Be familiar with guiding teams through ERP change that have little to no experience of ERP replacements

· Consider the unique needs of each department and users that will be involved in the change projects

· Build trust with stakeholders across the company and lead the business through change

· Influential, able to work with diverse stakeholders and achieve a common vision

· Resilient, able to work in complex, ambiguous environments, leading and fostering a collaborative culture that delivers shared outcomes

· Experienced in influencing, building trust and managing senior stakeholders

· Enabling others to achieve a common vision

· Experience in engaging with difficult conversations

Technologies: SAP ERP; Dynamics 365 ERP; Azure services

Location: Southampton

Day rate to contractor £850 (exclusive of IR35 charges)

IR35 Status: In scope