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Business Solution Manager - Supply Chain

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Date: 21-Jun-2022

Location: Hemel Hempstead - Breakspear P, Hemel Hempstead - Breakspear Park, GB

Company: Britvic

At Britvic, we strive to be the most dynamic soft drinks company, creating a better tomorrow. We offer consumers a range of family favourite and global premium brands. We exist to help people enjoy life’s everyday moments.

As one of the UK’s leading players in the FMCG market we pride ourselves on setting high standards, being courageous and pushing ourselves to think outside the bottle.
Our story started in 1938 as a product that was an affordable source of vitamins to the Great British public. Originally selling Tomato Juice, followed by other juices and mixers, the brand has continued to evolve, becoming a fantastic core range of fruit juice and soft drinks sold across the globe.

You will know some of these brand and most likely have some in your homes, such as Robinson's cordials, Tango, R White's Lemonade, J20, Pepsi and 7up.
We have operations in Great Britain, Ireland, France & Brazil and have been taking our brands around the world, exporting to over 50 countries and working with carefully chosen partners to franchise our brands. 

About the Role:

Lead the delivery of Business Solutions that support the business and functional strategy. This includes managing the architecture of solutions and accountability for the delivery. 

Build a team that has credibility across key stakeholders (including external partners) and can sustain a recognisable high performance 

Key Responsibilities:

Building IT credibility through capable leadership

  • Supports the development of future functional and programme solutions outlined in functional roadmaps at senior levels of the organisation
  • Leads and drives the IT Strategy and Delivery team for their function to achieve great results at pace 
  • Evolves professionalism and leadership skills of the team 
  • Contributes to long-term strategic direction of the wider IT Strategy and Delivery team
  • Proactively engages business stakeholders to constantly improve customer experience
  • Mentors IT Strategy and Delivery team members; coaching to enable professional growth, enabling development opportunities, and demonstrating clear self-direction in delivering the functional agenda
  • Line management to a team of project managers, functional consultants and solution architects

Enabling positive IT Strategy and Delivery outcomes

  • Be a business partner to functional area to build a combined roadmap across supply chain and IT to deliver business growth and vision
  • Drive the development of technology solutions and strategy with market, product and Britvic perspectives and knowledge. Through the architecture team and portfolio manager own the quality of all solutions against stakeholder and change management expectations.
  • Own the overall solution architecture to meet the business requirements on a given project or programme. Take accountability for delivery of functional project portfolio from solution design to delivery and support cross-functional projects and programmes
  • Support the approval of project resourcing requirements, utilising the most cost effective mix of resources
  • Ensure the delivery of the functional project portfolio supports agreed architectural principles and quality standards
  • Is responsible for adherence and development of efficient and effective IT processes related to the role

Knowledge, Skills & Experience Required:

  • Key experience in indirectly managing architecture and delivery functions to define and deliver a multi year functional agenda through a portfolio of projects 
  • Has good understanding of supply chain strategy preferably in the Consumer Goods industry covering associated business principles, technology, key business processes and emerging trends. 
  • Has experience of end-to-end supply chain and manufacturing business processes
  • Prefarably has experience of technology project delivery
  • Preferably has experience of SAP suite (ideally S/4HANA) & manufacturing technology 
  • Has proven ability to influence stakeholders at all levels within a complex organisation demonstrating empathy and strength of character
  • Experienced in managing teams of architecture and project delivery resources both internal and external
  • Experienced in supplier management and working with outsourced partners and offshore delivery models
  • A track record in leading the delivery of a project portfolio following a structured quality gate methodology including the development of business cases to support project approval

What we Believe - We're Striving for better

Our Purpose
We give our all to creating products people truly love. Together, we are united by one shared purpose: enjoying life's everyday moments.

Our Vision
The world around us is changing - and we must evolve too. We're on a mission to become the most dynamic soft drinks company, creating a better tomorrow.

Our Values
At Britvic everything we do is informed by our values. It's the way we act in order to achieve our goals and nurture a culture we can all feel proud of.
We care - We care deeply about our brands, our role in society and our impact on the planet. But above all, it's the happiness and health of our people that always comes first.
We're courageous - We're free to dream big, act bravely and lead with heart to deliver breakthrough outcomes.
We own it - Our Integrity, how we work, show up and take accountability matters. We do the right thing, for the right reasons, in the right way. We say what we mean, and do what we say.
We act with Pace - We cut through complexity, responding to opportunities or challenges with agility and pace. We listen to understand, identify solutions and are trusted to deliver.
We're stronger together - We are open, collaborative and inclusive, respecting and learning from each other's unique contributions, while celebrating our collective success. 

We’re committed to providing equal opportunities to all applicants and employees – in fact, this is at the heart of our company culture and values, and we welcome applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds.

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