The Vice President of Business Transformation, in concert with the Director of Enterprise Solutions, will be responsible for leading and managing the Testing, Deployment, and Sustainment Transition phases of the Company’s business transformation from legacy ERP systems and processes to SAP S/4 Hana and fit to standard business processes including Back Office, Order Management, Supply Chain, and Trade Promotion Management. T. Marzetti refers to this project as Project Ascent.
The VP will work closely with various departments and senior leaders across the company, as well as external resources. The VP will act as the liaison between Project Ascent Business Sponsors, Information Technology resources, Project Ascent Process Team members, our System Integrator and 3rd party consultants to deliver an ERP solution that will serve to improve T. Marzetti’s competitive advantage and deliver against the Project Ascent business case.
The Vice President of Business Transformation is accountable for the successful delivery of business in alignment with technical capabilities in the new ERP integrated solution. The VP will be responsible for ensuring that Project Ascent functions in a manner that satisfies contractual and regulatory requirements, business requirements, and company policy. The VP must demonstrate core program and project management competencies, including communication, strategic alignment, timeline and milestone management, resource estimating, budget and team management. In addition, the VP must have a proven track record of identifying and resolving project and program issues effectively and be comfortable working with a diverse group of senior leaders, operations personnel, our System Integrator, 3rd party consultants and project team members. Reporting into the VP are Business Process Team Leads (including Demand to Supply, Quality Management, Maintain to Settle, Logistics Execution, Order to Cash, Go to Market, Procure to Pay and Finance to Manage) and their teams, the centralized Master Data Management Director and team, and the Deployment Lead.
The VP will provide daily guidance and direction to the Project Ascent teams to ensure that quality, cost, and timeline goals are met. This includes managing deployment of the solution across the organization to all Corporate, Plant (dressing and dough), and Warehouse locations including but not limited to coordination with External Stakeholder groups such as brokers, vendors, customers, 3PLs, Co-packers, and Co-manufacturers. The Vice President of Business Transformation will report to the Transformation Program Officer (who reports to the CEO) and will interact and coordinate the activities of Project Ascent with the Director of Enterprise Solutions (who reports to the CIO).
At the conclusion of Release 1, which includes a pilot and 5 wave deployments concluding in late 2022, the VP will be considered to manage the Business Capability Roadmap for T. Marzetti to continue to deliver benefits for the organization in alignment with T. Marzetti’s strategic priorities as a leader of the T. Marzetti’s Business Capability Center of Excellence (COE). These benefits could include: 1) future releases and related benefits of S/4 Hana and other enterprise technology solutions, 2) business process optimization and automation, 3) assist the company expand to channels or territories beyond the US, and 4) be actively involved in the due diligence of acquisition targets and their integration.
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