Position: Product Owner (ERP & VC – Order To Cash) at International Breweries

International Breweries Plc was incorporated in December 1971 by its founder and first Chairman, Dr Lawrence Omole as International Breweries Limited. The Company began production of its flagship Trophy Lager product in December 1978 with an installed capacity of 200,000 hectoliters per year.

Following the growing demand for its products, in December 1982 the Company embarked on an expansion program to increase its capacity to 500,000 hectoliters per year. The company was listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange in April 1995. Job Description

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

Responsibilities
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Own the end-to-end system process in the African ERP landscape – including existing 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 line 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 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)
Ability to analyze complex problems to determine root causes and find innovative solutions
Demonstration of characteristics such as creativity and motivation
Ability to engage with and influence senior leaders and stakeholders
Business-oriented mindset 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 leader and agents of change;
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 change projects and 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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