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Business Readiness Manager - SC Cleared

  • Salary: £400 - £510 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Hurn, Dorset
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 10/05/2017
  • Job reference: J366041A

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Business Readiness Manager - SC Cleared

Based at Hurn with Portsmouth and UK Travel - expect up 90% travel (expenses will be paid from Hurn not home base)

£510 p/d

2/3 Month Initial Contract

Reporting to the Defence & Security Divisional Business Change Manager, manage and assist the Change Leads appointed by individual Business Units in support of the introduction of a Group-wide Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution for HR, Finance, Procurement and Projects. They must ensure the readiness of their allocated Business Unit including stakeholder identification, readiness of business systems, role allocation, training and implementation support. They will also support the Business Change Manager in the closure of the overall business change activity.

Babcock is a provider of Engineering Outsourcing and Training services to the military and other agencies. Experience of delivering into similar organisations is an advantage to prospective candidates.

The role will have a Divisional and Business Unit focus, but will also require significant engagement across the wider Babcock Group supporting the ERP introduction.

Key outputs/deliverables will be:

This role requires a closure-focused individual who is capable of responding flexibly to circumstances as they change. The following initial outcomes and deliverables have been identified:

  • Validation of Business Unit Organisation structures
  • Allocation of advocates to affected staff
  • Confirmation of the Business Unit Target Operating Model
  • Facilitiation of briefings to impacted overhead and operational staff
  • Where applicable establishment of off-system processes for timesheets and expenses
  • Stakeholder engagement at all levels of the organisation including the preparation and delivery of presentations, facilitation of employee sessions and formulating responses to concerns and issues
  • Contributing to implementation and cut-over planning
  • Supporting the Business Change Manager in the fulfilment of their duties
  • As Business Readiness Manager within the Business Change team, the successful candidate will be expected to provide standard programme/project collateral in support of their work including, but not restricted to:-
    • Project Plans
    • Highlight Reports
    • Management of constraints, assumptions, risks, decisions and issues
    • Input and deliverables specific to the Governance Boards supporting the Programme.

Main Accountabilities:

  • Ensuring that the information provided by Business Units is accurate and fit for purpose
  • Implementation of all aspects of the Target Operating Model within allocated Business Unit(s)
  • Ensuring that a robust advocate network is created in preparation for go-live
  • Ensuring that all Business Unit staff have been trained and are otherwise ready for implementation
  • A point of escalation through the implementation period
  • Organisation and facilitation of workshops in support of business transformation activities
  • Delivery of effective communication at all levels within the organisation

Knowledge, Qualifications and Experience:

  • Experienced business change project manager with experience in the delivery of an ERP solution.
  • Highly desirable to have previous experience in supporting business change across the functional disciplines of HR, Finance, Procurement and/or Projects.
  • Experience delivering into Engineering Outsourcing and Engineering Training providers desirable.

Skills & Competencies

Key Technical Skills / competencies

  • Significant experience in the use of Microsoft Office suite of applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project and Visio.
  • Previous experience of SAP programmes

Key Leadership & People Management skills

  • The role requires an ability to engage actively in a proactive manner with stakeholders at all levels in the organisation. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate how they will have achieved this previously in a complex and demanding business where the views of the stakeholders may not necessarily be aligned.
  • An ability to deal effectively with conflict resolution is a key requirement.
  • Has the ability to make progress in a fluid and uncertain environment
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