Job description Posted 16 September 2021

Project Manager – SAP IBP

6 month contract

Remote based

Up to £550 per day via Umbrella

SAP IBP (S&OP Module) Project Manager

Job Purpose

The role of the SAP IBP Project Manager is to own, develop & proactively manage a phased rollout plan + manage Business partners, Dependencies, Assumptions, Issues and Risks to deploy 20 brands onto the SAP IBP S&OP module. In addition, this Project Manager needs to tightly control scope and team capacity in order to manage potential incremental scope e.g., Additional new Features/Functionality.

The role holder will be expected to successfully oversee deployments of SAP IBP in line with the agreed plan.

The detailed responsibilities are:

• Master SAP IBP Project Plan ownership and oversight

• Deployments Flight Plan ownership and oversight

• Project Performance Reporting

• Steering/Governance Meeting Deck Preparation

• Team Resource Loading/Capacity Utilisation

• Project Budget/Resource management

• Change Control Management

• Risks, Issues, Assumptions & Decisions Management

• Steering Decision Logging

• Project Asset Management (Documentation, Plans/Reports)

• Update Task status vs plan

• Run Project Governance (Performance Meetings, Risks, Issues, Steering)

• Own After Actions Reviews & Continuous Improvement Actions

• In collaboration with the Business, identify key stakeholders for all Improvements managed and build Stakeholder Maps

Role Dimensions:

• Reports to Director within the Planning GPO Team, within the Supply Chain Services organisation

• No direct reports but must influence project related resources (that will vary over time)

• Operates globally

• Cross-enterprise working

• Stakeholder interface in GSK will span all layers of the organisation up to VP level

Ideally, the job holder will be required to demonstrate:

• Senior level Experience in Project/Programme Management

• Recognised project management qualification eg PMP, PRINCE 2, Agile etc

• Ideally Knowledge/Experience in Supply Chain or Pharma Industry

• Demonstrated ability to manage delivery of solutions based on use of MS tools (e.g., Project/Excel)

• Demonstrated ability to manage communications with a dispersed stakeholder group with experience in uncovering stakeholder management issues

• Experience of managing a project of multiple work packages against a standard process

The role holder will report directly to the Director within the Planning GPO team and will work in close collaboration with the SAP IBP Deployment and Tech teams to support the successful implementation of the Solution.

The job holder should have the following abilities:

• Experience of implementing large SAP/ERP solutions to multiple user groups

• Organised, structured, planning approach and project plan management

• Strong leadership & stakeholder management skills

• Strong interpersonal & Business Facing skills and the ability to establish credibility for professional input

• Strong communication skills, both written and verbal

• Effective in an environment with tight deadlines, finite resource and uncertainty

• Facilitation & Influencing skills — both large and small group

• Strong learning agility

• Continuous Improvement mindset

• Experience of SAP IBP solution would be an advantage