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Director - SAP Logistics

Date:  22-Jan-2023
Country:  India
Function:  Information Technology
Sub-Function:  SAP


About Us

Olam International is a leading food and agri-business supplying food, ingredients, feed and fibre to over 19,800 customers worldwide. Our value chain spans over 60 countries and includes farming, processing and distribution operations, as well as a sourcing network of 4.8 million farmers. Through our purpose to 'Re-imagine Global Agriculture and Food Systems', Olam aims to address the many challenges involved in meeting the needs of a growing global population, while achieving positive impact for farming communities, our planet and all our stakeholders. Headquartered and listed in Singapore, Olam currently ranks among the top 30 largest primary listed companies in terms of market capitalisation on SGX-ST.

Olam Information Services (OISL) is a captive subsidiary of Olam International, Singapore offering IT Services & Global Business Services across its operations in 65 countries in Asia, Africa, EU & Americas. In Chennai, we currently have onboard more than 1000 highly motivated employees. Olam Digital has received International Innovation Award 2019 for Best Services and Solutions.

Olam Global Business Services (OGBS) is a captive unit that offers End to End business process and analytics solutions. OGBS currently offers its solutions in 6 Platforms: Finance, Supply Chain, People services, Risk & Market Compliance, Big Data Analytics and Business Intelligence. At this moment, OGBS is located in City of Chennai, India and provides its services to over 20 countries. Olam GBS has received Best Shared Services in India Award – 2019, by Shared Services Forum and Asia’s No.1 Shared Services in Process Improvement and Value Creation, 2019 by Shared Services and Outsourcing Network Forum.

Job Description

Build a strong structure for solution governance to provide specific project related information to the targeted stakeholders
Strive to improvise on the existing solution to help business derive maximum benefit from varied IT solutions deployment
Generate ideas for business improvements and is able to implement them practically
Drive various system implementations/support initiatives and involve in opportunity mining, writing project proposals for various businesses involving project schedules and cost estimates
Solution SME for more than one logistics and supply chain areas including ability to drive system changes for addressing key business problems with innovative solutions. Own and manage BPML for the entire Olam group from system point of view
Bring right methods, procedure, and governance to management of diverse SAP landscape making sure the solution template is adhered to while bringing in new changes
Evaluate system / solution risks on continuous basis and deploy risk mitigation strategies to control the risk
Manage system audits from solution point of view and continuously strive to improve controls
Participate in new solution / system discovery and ensure the system sanctity is not lost with new solutions
Own and manage BAU including planning for upgrades
Manage and ensure the integrations to SAP landscape are designed and developed in the most appropriate way
Manage and report on SLA’s for solution review, configuration requests, design review, new system builds
Evolve different ways of working for team depending on changing environments and be able to adapt to changes


Profile Description

Graduate/Post-graduate, preferably from a top B-School (Tier 1 & 2) with a minimum of 12 years of relevant experience in ERP domain, preferably in Agriculture/FMCG or supply chain industries. Experience running global S/4 Hana implementation is mandatory
Should have experience in SAP/other ERP covering core logistics modules with mastery on at least one module and working knowledge on the business process in remaining functional areas
Should possess at least one valid certification on Project Management like PMP or PRINCE II-Practitioner level. It is desirable to be certified in Agile, ITIL framework etc. Strong experience in working with SAP Activate methodology is highly desirable
Should have working knowledge on project management tools like MS-Project, MS-Office application, SAP-Project Systems, Primavera etc, to name a few
Experienced leader, ability to manage and direct work for a team of 15-20 members with functional expertise; have ability to influence on different ways of working
Good solution architecting experience and should have experience in usage of various effort estimation techniques, pricing strategies and managing project finance
Entrepreneurial, excellent communication, customer centricity, should be self-driven, confident and go getter
Willing to travel to African countries for short/medium term duration basis business needs 
Good interpersonal and team management skills is must and should be able to groom the team towards organizational goals
Good presentation skills along with very good experience in MS PowerPoint
Have ability to stretch and be able to extend time depending on demand of work


Olam is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, nationality, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Applicants are requested to complete all required steps in the application process including providing a resume/CV in order to be considered for open roles.

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