Head of SAP Implementation

Norton Motorcycles is an iconic, British motorcycle brand delivering exquisite riding experiences. For over 120 years, Norton Motorcycles has been celebrated worldwide for its unique place in motorcycle history. We are based in our new state-of-the-art facilities in Solihull, West Midlands, where we work in a tight-knit but ever-expanding team. Now under new ownership, Norton Motorcycles is proud to sit with the TVS Motor family.

Entering a new era, we are scaling globally and successful recruits will have the opportunity to be a part of that growth. The Norton company culture is built on respect, trust, and responsibility. We trust our employees to be fully capable of executing their role/s exceptionally and professionally, whilst valuing personal development, teaching and learning.

The role

The successful candidate will be accountable for the introduction and implementation of SAP across Norton. Key to succeeding at Norton will be the ability to embody our cultural values of respect, trust and responsibility. This person will lead and own the effective implementation of SAP and its various modules in a time bound manner involving all the stakeholders by co-ordinating with SAP team in India.

The development of detailed communication plans to convey the impact of changes on the processes is essential as is the development of detailed Standard Operating procedures and guidance documentation for resolving the issues during go live and subsequently. This candidate will be responsible to manage the budgets and timelines and report the progress to the steering committee as also identify risks & activate risk mitigation steps.

 

Duties/Responsibilities

  • Advise project managers in stakeholder engagement and start identifying key processes

  • Work with the project teams and resolve issues and ensure consensus

  • Anticipate potential issues that could arise and prepare to deal with it effectively

  • Agreeing on operational SLAs and measuring the benefits

  • Create a project board for milestone activities and identify early success indicators

  • Provide go-live support and on the ground feedback

  • Establish clear communication channels with IT team back in TVS M India

  • Engage with senior stakeholder team at a strategic level for developing and implementing relevant parts of the IT strategy

  • Advice the senior stakeholder team of any issues or risks to objectives or benefits arising from
    non-technical (process, cultural or working practice) elements of the programme

  • Integration of IT systems in an effective way for efficient data analysis to support decision making

  • Work with relevant training and development teams to ensure appropriate training is provided to ensure successful implementation and uptake of new processes and systems.

 

Personal Specification/Requirements

  • Experience of working in multiple technology platforms and integrating data flows especially SAP S/4 Hanna, Microsoft 365 and SAGE. Experience in an automotive industry with knowledge on manufacturing, quality, finance, purchase, logistics, sales & distribution is key

  • Experience of working in projects across multiple locations and employees of cultural diversity

  • Must possess good leadership skills and inter personal relationship – in order to encourage confidence among line managers & team members.

Benefits of working for Norton:

We offer desirable benefits for all employees of Norton, including;

  • 25 Days holiday (Small amount used for Christmas Holiday)

  • Pension Scheme

  • Life Insurance 

  • Flexible Working 

  • Casual Dress 

  • Parking on site

Applicants must have the Right To Work in the UK

NO AGENCY APPLICATIONS

Job Type: Full time - Permanent

Salary package is dependent upon previous experience.

Please forward your CV, portfolio and a covering letter in the first instance to hrmanager@nortonmotorcycles.com stating which role you are applying for.

We have a 10 day reply policy, so if you do not hear from us within 10 days, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.