Upfield Recruitment for Finance Project Regional Deployment Lead

Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified candidates for Upfield Recruitment for Finance Project Regional Deployment Lead.

Upfield is a consumer packaged goods company that sells multiple brands of margarine and other food spreads. It includes brands such as Flora, Stork, and I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!. Upfield was spun off from Unilever and purchased by investment firm KKR in 2018.

Job Description

  • Company: Upfield
  • Location: Tema, Greater Accra Region, Ghana
  • State: Tema

Main Responsibilities

    • Provide leadership and experience to full deployment team in region
    • Manage the deployment of the integrated Global Template for Upfield incorporating new processes, systems, data & reporting across a single geographic region (East & West Africa)
    • Support the In-Country Leads to execute their role, providing coaching and guidance.
    • Ensure a common approach is taken by all country/cluster leads and methodologies/learning are leveraged across the region
    • Manage the optimal allocation of deployment specialists across the region
    • Liaise with the Global Template team, to identify and resolve local issues
    • Shadow earlier deployment to build expertise in processes and deployment
    • Support the central team in communications with countries/clusters
    • Filter’ questions/issues going into the central team to support country /cluster leads
    • Definition, ownership, and maintenance of the Regional Plan, RAID log, resourcing and budgets
    • Establish and maintain regular Programme meetings including managing Regional readiness and adherence to the stage-gate process
    • Manage the dependencies between the Global Template Design & Build team and the Country deployment teams
    • Support the Country Deployment Leads to deliver the deployment via in-country cross-functional business and IT deployment teams
    • Overall accountable for successful Finance deployment in country/cluster
    • Ensure robust plans in place
    • Track progress vs plan
    • Manage risks and issues and escalate to Regional Deployment lead as appropriate

Capabilities –

  • Experience of Managing Global Deployments on a global basis of large scale ERP systems / Global business templates. Managing Global Programmes
  • Experienced Financial Controller with 3 years minimum on an FC role
  • Managing in a dynamic, fast-paced programme, preferably in the FMCG sector.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should CLICK HERE to apply.

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