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ERP Procurement : Implementation Project Manager


Company NAme: ZOA

Posted Date: 2023-09-14

Deadline: 2023-09-24

Job Type:Contract

Salary: N/A



Job Description

We are looking for a Project Manager – ERP Procurement to plan and lead the implementation of the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) procurement solution throughout ZOA’s operations in Ethiopia. The Project Manager (PM) will ensure that all pre conditions are in place and will coordinate the rollout, ensuring full adoption and contribute towards improved service delivery and reporting against critical performance indicators.

The role of the Project Manager – ERP procurement implementation is to ensure that the new system is fully adopted throughout ZOA Ethiopia without comprising service delivery. The PM will work with our Dutch HQ and the Director of Operations to plan, execute, control and close the project, once all the identified and agreed scope of work is implemented and tested for quality. This is a contractual project-based engagement for an initial term of 6 months.

Activities and Tasks

You will be responsible for the overall successful delivery of this project including and your responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Understand and develop the key project management documents including project scope, schedule, deliverables and risk/issue log and work closely with internal stakeholders to ensure it meets their expectations.

  • Manage all activities across the project cycle to ensure delivery on time, on budget and to agreed quality levels.

  • Establish and manage the project management governance processes including at least monthly reviews, proactive issue management, timely escalation of issues and regular updates.

  • Review current procurement working practices and recommend improvements to facilitate the smooth transition from paper based procurement processes to ERP led procurement processes. Recommend and support any training, coaching or revision of JDs based on the recommendation.

  • Based on ERP procurement ways of working, work with the finance teams to revise and document new working processes for advance management and other affected processes.

  • Ensure the IT environment supports regularly use of ERP procurement solution for up to 150 people across six sites.

  • Create and deliver a training plan using a ToT approach and ensure that sufficient coaching plan is in place to ensure timely adoption and usage.

  • Ensure easy to use training guides are in place for staff reference and use in staff induction.

  • Conduct a project closure and deliver final closure reports.

Job Requirements

Person Specification

  • A Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in change management, project management or information systems, with at least 8 years of work experience, including a minimum of 3 plus years in a project management role;

  • Hands-on experience of managing large scale change projects such as implementation of ERP or similar migration projects;

  • Knowledge or hands-on experience with business process mapping, project planning, execution and control;

  • Experience with various collaboration platforms such as Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project, and similar ones;

  • Good understanding of Procurement and Supply Chain Management;

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; be able to communicate effectively at all levels

  • Ability to handle changing priorities, deal with ambiguity and use good judgment in stressful situations; ability to take on-time decisions even in the face of complexity, balancing systematic analysis with decisiveness.

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