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Job: Product Owner (ERP & VC – Plan to Manufacture) at International Breweries

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Job Description

The Key Purpose of the Product Owner – Plan to Manufacture is to be the custodian of all manufacturing and supply system processes within the Africa Zone ERP landscape.
The Product Owner will work closely with the Zone Supply Function to align the P2M and system processes in the relevant ERP system per market across the Africa zone.
The Product Owner is responsible and accountable for maintaining the integrity and stability of the current P2M ERP solutions as well as lead the P2M stream within the planned implementation of a new ERP system (SAP S4 HANA) across the Africa Zone in 2022 and 2023.

Responsibilities include but not limited to

Own the end-to-end system process across the Africa ERP landscape – including existing and new ERPs
Shape and deliver business and process requirements together with the business function and ERP programme delivery team:
Ensure the successful implementation of end-to-end processes by considering the needs of the business in line with the Steering Committee success factors;
Prioritizes tasks, mitigates risks in liaison with project leadership, zone business leadership and global business leadership;
Has sign-off authority for the project delivery in the process area for the Africa Zone;
Is the change leader for the process area and identifies and co-ordinates business resources across the Africa Zone;
Owns the product backlog for the process area – owns and prioritizes user stories and is first contact for clarifications/escalations;
Is accountable for provision of content for global training material development;
Monitors completeness and correctness of the progress information, according to requirements and acceptance criteria;
Responsible for Training needs and other readiness activities;
Is responsible for the control of the system operations and results obtained (outputs) in terms of compliance with expected needs and quality standards.
The Product Owner will make sure that all governance, processes and controls are considered and built into each product backlog as well as continue to drive MICS/SOX compliance

Key Outputs

Accountable for the readiness of the business to change supported by the Change Team,
Country People Lead and Change Agents;
Accountable for ensuring that specific activities required to ready the business for the change are executed as per plan within their functional area;
Drives execution of project and change activities for their functional area to drive business engagement and readiness;
Coordinate business engagement and readiness activities as per the agreed change management plan.

Requirements & Skills

Leadership and technical competencies – including logistics experience
Technology related Bachelors Degree, Diploma or business related qualification
Effective communication techniques – including verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
Leadership, influencing, and team building skills
Continuous Improvement and Problem solving skills
Deep understanding of Agile, DevOps, and lean process tools and techniques (certified scrum master and/or product owner preferred)
Skill in analyzing complex issues to determine root causes and to find innovative solutions
Demonstration of characteristics such as creativity and motivation
Ability to engage with and influence senior leaders and stakeholders
Business oriented mind-set with the ability to set and maintain a departmental budget
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with all levels of an organization focused on value creation, impediment & waste removal, and overall velocity increase
Strategic, execution and innovative thinking – demonstrated success delivering complex projects quickly using agile mindset
Experienced in agile project, program, and portfolio management and execution
Demonstrated ability to effectively coach teams and lead peers.

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