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IT Deployment Lead – West Africa 6 Month Fixed _Term Contract

IT Deployment Lead – West Africa 6 Month Fixed _Term Contract

Location – Tema, Ghana 

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’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 career defining opportunities. 

About the Role!

Job Purpose

The IT Deployment Lead will be responsible for all aspects related to the Regional deployment of Upfield’s new technology common environment for a period of 6 months.  This role will lead, develop, plan and execute the chosen deployment model across Ghana & Nigeria. He / She will engage and connect the relevant stakeholders and represent the country and global needs.

This is a delivery focused role with pure focus on managing the partners to deliver on their contractual commitments and ensure successful deployment to the countries within the region.  It is a hands-on role and requires determined tenancy and pragmatism whilst upholding global standards as well as demonstrating intrinsic co-ordination with both the business and the delivery partners to ensure a successful deployment in country.

Main Responsibilities

  • Stakeholder Management
  • Deployment model and schedule management
  • People Management
  • Business engagement and User communication
  • User adoption/training
  • Transition into support

About you!

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology or a related discipline. 
  • 5+ years professional work experience
  • 3+ years’ experience working in a Business Partnering / Analyst Role
  • 3+ years project management experience
  • 5+ years of experience in Stakeholder Management
  • 15% - 30% regional travel required.
  • Excellent communication skills, including direct customer interaction, ability to answer IT related questions.
  • Organization and time management skills.
  • Ability to communicate technical concepts efficiently to a non-technical audience.
  • Ability to work with a variety of customers from different departments in large and small groups.
  • Strong personal initiative and ability to execute with minimal oversight.
  • Experience working in a dynamic environment ‘wearing many hats’.
  • Background working in an FMCG environment.

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. 

At Upfield we want you to bring your ideas, your motivation and desire to succeed! This part of the role is up to you to complete.

About Upfield!

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 are a highly entrepreneurial fast-paced team running a multi-billion Euro business across 60+ countries with the mind-set of a start-up! We are agile, creative, fast-to-market and obsessed with customers and consumers.

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