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Project Gold Regional Deployment Lead (West Africa) _ 7 Months Fixed Term Contract

Project Gold Regional Deployment Lead (West Africa) _ 7 Months Fixed Term Contract

Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Reports to the General Manager West Africa


Want to make an impact where it matters?

At Upfield our purpose is clear: we make people healthier and happier with nutritious and delicious, natural, plant-based products that are good for you, our planet; and with packaging that’s free from plastic.

We are the largest plant-based company in the world, and we believe in doing what’s right for our people, our customers and the planet.

We’ve got iconic brands like Rama, Country Crock, Blue Band and Flora that people all over the world know and love. We’ve been a trusted category leader since 1871 and yet we feel like we’re only just getting started.

Performance, Passion and Care define who we are as a company, how we work every day, and the responsibility we feel toward our Associates, our consumers, our business partners and our world.

We have big ambitions to grow this business and we want to attract the right people – those that love what they do, thrive on responsibility and are looking for limitless career defining opportunities. 

You’ll have to enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and it will take hard work and determination; we will give you the ownership you need to make an impact. 

You’ll have to deliver on the commitments you make. And we’ll give you the freedom and flexibility to do your job and build your own career. 

If you want to make an impact where it matters apply now!

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Your Role

The project Regional Deployment Lead will be responsible for the successful Deployment of Project Gold to their Region/Country. Working alongside the In-Country Deployment Leads, they will be responsible for engaging the Functional Leadership within their Country to enable decision making, resource allocation and activity execution for overall success.

Main Responsibilities 

Reporting to the Wave Lead, the Deployment Lead will be responsible for;

  • Managing the deployment of the integrated Global Template for Upfield incorporating new processes, systems, data & reporting in the West Africa market
  • Supporting the Upfield West Africa Leads to execute their role, providing coaching and guidance.
  • Liaising with the Global Template team, to identify and resolve local issues
  • Definition, ownership and maintenance of the Regional Plan, RAID log, resourcing and budgets
  • Support definition, planning and management of Cutover
  • Support the planning and operation of Post go-live support
  • Establishing and maintaining regular Programme meetings including managing Regional readiness and adherence to the stage gate process
  • Managing the dependencies between the Global Template Design & Build team and the Country deployment teams
  • Support the Country Deployment Leads to deliver the deployment via West Africa cross functional business and IT deployment teams
  • Liaison with Senior stakeholders at programme and West Africa level, including reporting to Wave Leadership meetings

Experience and Capabilities

  • Experience of Managing Global Deployments on a global basis of large-scale ERP systems / Global business templates (preferably SAP).
  • Managing in a dynamic, fast paced programme, preferably in the FMCG sector.
  • Primarily a Project Management role with strong end-to-end delivery lifecycle experience, ideally with SAP and Supply-chain experience. If they have business carve-out (partial divestiture of a business unit) experience, then this would be a bonus.