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Vice President - ERP

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 Summary

The Program Head/Vice President of Applications Technology (SAP/ERP) will be responsible for planning, create technology roadmaps, and managing/overseeing technology portfolio delivery upto deployment into production. S/he should be able to understand the business requirements clearly and translate those into a system and landscape solution blueprint that represents an end-to-end technical solution.

Job Description

Ensure the adherence of SAP technology standards and industry best practices and utilize knowledge of defined reference architectures, technology trends and implementation experience
Liaise with technology vendors as well as with other SAP, digital, infrastructure and other Tech verticals to ensure work progress
Adhere to quality and Agile standards; provide input for the solution road map, integrating multiple disparate processes, and addressing short and long -term organizational needs
Ensure that changes to SAP are delivered in line with the business standards in terms of development and testing
Ensure that changes to dependent applications are viable in SAP and do not cause a detrimental impact to production
Lead activities during upgrades and releases with multiple stakeholders, working with change and release management team
Incubate ideas, drive innovation and run as a product team
Spot trends, drive use of new & emerging technologies (within & outside of SAP) in building new products/solutions as well as enhancing our existing solutions to drive greater automation, user experience and ease of conducting business operations.

Profile Description

Graduate in Engineering + MS/M. Tech/MBA from Premier institutes with IT/Systems major is preferable
15+ years of experience across IT systems build and implementation with deep technology expertise in S/4 Hana, APIs, multi-tenancy architecture, landscape, cloud delivery models etc.
Candidates with experience in business development/account management, preferably from consulting practice preferred
Strong experience and exposure in Agile; experience in product development/product launch, hands-on in SAP/ERP technology architecture
Strong interpersonal with effective communication skills; strong planning and execution skills, good business acumen with an ability to connect with the big picture
Technology orientation, lateral thinking ability, entrepreneurial mindset, operational excellence focused, ability to lead and inspire a team, and drive them to lead the change
Willing to travel to different geographies basis business need.

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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