Job: Product Owner – Warehouse to Dispatch (SAP) at International Breweries

job description

The main objective of the Product Owner – Warehouse to Shipping is to be the guardian of all logistics system processes in the ERP landscape of the Africa zone.
The Product Owner will work closely with the area logistics function to align W2D and system processes in the relevant ERP system per market in the Africa area.
The Product Owner is responsible for maintaining the integrity and stability of current W2D ERP solutions in Africa, as well as directing the W2D flow as part of the planned implementation of a new ERP system (SAP S4 HANA) in the Africa zone in 2022 and 2023.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to,

Own the end-to-end system process in the African ERP landscape – including legacy systems and
new ERPs;
Define and deliver business and process requirements in collaboration with the business function and the ERP program delivery team:
Ensure the successful implementation of end-to-end processes taking into account business needs in accordance with the success factors of the steering committee;
Prioritizes tasks, mitigates risks in liaison with project management, area sales management and global sales management;
Has signing authority for project delivery in the process area for the Africa zone;
Is the change leader for the process area and identifies and coordinates business resources in the Africa zone;
Owns the product backlog for the process area – owns and prioritizes user stories and is the first point of contact for clarifications/escalations;
Is responsible for providing content for the development of global training materials;
Monitors completeness and accuracy of progress information, in accordance with requirements and acceptance criteria;
Responsible for training needs and other preparedness activities;
Is responsible for controlling the operation of the system and the results obtained (outputs) in terms of compliance with expected needs and quality standards.
The Product Owner will ensure that all governance, processes and controls are considered and integrated into each product backlog, while continuing to ensure MICS/SOX compliance.

Requirements and skills

Bachelor’s degree, diploma or technology-related qualification.
Leadership and technical skills – including logistics experience.
Effective communication techniques – including verbal, written and interpersonal skills.
Leadership, influencing and team building skills.
Continuous improvement and problem solving skills.
Deep understanding of Agile, DevOps and Lean process tools and techniques (certified scrum master and/or product owner preferred).
Competence in analyzing complex problems to determine root causes and find innovative solutions.
Demonstration of characteristics such as creativity and motivation.
Ability to engage and influence senior leaders and stakeholders.
Entrepreneurial spirit with the ability to establish and maintain a departmental budget.
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with all levels of an organization focused on creating value, removing roadblocks and waste, and increasing overall velocity.
Strategic, executable and innovative thinking – demonstrated success in delivering complex projects quickly using an agile mindset.
Experience in managing and executing agile projects, programs and portfolios
Demonstrated ability to effectively coach teams and lead peers.

Main outputs:

Responsible for preparing the business for change, supported by the Change Team, Country People Manager and Change Agents;
Responsible for ensuring that the specific activities required to prepare the business for change are executed according to plan in their functional area;
Leads the execution of project and change activities for their functional area to drive business engagement and readiness;
Coordinate business engagement and readiness activities in accordance with the agreed change management plan.

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