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ekaterra - Supply Chain MDM Consultant

Job ID:
R-46695
Category:
Supply Chain
Location:
Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur
Date posted:
09/14/2022

Who we are…and what we do

With an annual turnover of around €2bn, ekaterra is the world’s largest tea business, with world-class, purpose-driven brands such as Lipton, Pukka, Tazo, T2 and PG Tips. ‘eka’ is a word taken from the Sanskrit language which means unity and one purpose, while ‘terra’ represents the earth and nature. As ekaterra we are truly united in one purpose: growing a world of wellbeing through the regenerative power of plants.

In July 2022, CVC Capital Partners Fund VIII took over the full ownership of the ekaterra business from its previous owner, Unilever. As a standalone entity with a dedicated single-category focus, ekaterra is even better positioned to lead the tea industry, delivering higher growth and value, and a greater impact on the wider world. With 11 production factories in four continents and tea growing estates in three countries, ekaterra is a profitable and growing business whose brands reach hundreds of millions of consumers. It has a presence in over 100 countries.

Under the ownership of CVC, ekaterra has an exciting future ahead with opportunities for increased investments in our iconic brands, our people, and our capabilities.  Combining the strength and scale of our brands with a focus on speed and agility, ekaterra is brewing a corporate start-up mindset that’s opening-up new opportunities for its people to flourish every day.

At ekaterra, we put consumer love at the heart of every decision. We celebrate diverse thinkers who take personal ownership to connect ideas and make impactful things happen; people who share our values around humanity and courage and give their commitment to nurturing the wellbeing of all. In return, we offer a working culture that gives our people freedom and flexibility, and where they can grow both personally and professionally to master their field.

Be part of our amazing blend. Come and grow yourself and, in turn, help us to grow a world of wellbeing.

Your Role

A strong communicator with an SAP data background, the MDM Consultant is able to:

  • Enforce the data migration process and procedures

  • Guide the business through data migration process

  • Plan data migration activities and report back on process

  • Coordinate the execution of business data migration activities for test cycles and cutover for their region

  • Manage issues and escalations, keep the data activities on track

  • Share issues with the parallel wave

  • Liaise with a wide range of people within the data team, Blossom project, regional team, local teams and wider business

The MDM Consultant is expected to be an experienced and highly motivated self-starter. They would be both part of the ekaterra project Blossom regional deployment team and data workstream team. They will be the central point for all data migration activities for their region. Having business data delivered on time is vital to the success of the Blossom programme.

Your Key Tasks

  • Scoping: Work with Business SMEs, Business Workstream Leads, Regional Teams, Local Teams, Business Integrators and IT teams to build an accurate inventory of application and data per application

  • Planning: Develop plans for Data migration in line with the Overall Program Wave Plan and minimise disruption to business users

  • Governance: Identify and govern the data owners in the regions and govern the work related to UAT’s, validations and related activities.

  • Execution: Coordinate with System Integrators and oversight of end-to-end execution and completion of data migration per wave, in support and alignment of agreed Data strategy, principles, processes and plans.

  • Team Connect: Coordinate activities with Business SMEs, Business Workstream Leads, Business Integrators, Regional deployment team, Local Team, System Integrators and other sub-stream of the wider Data Workstream as appropriate.

  • Performance Management: Monitor data migration and cutover progress per wave and communicate to Data Migration Lead including status, progress, risks, issues, etc.

  • Change Management: To effectively use the existing change management process for any managing any changes pertaining to data migration scope, timeline etc

  • Communications Management: To facilitate engagement between Data Migration Lead and Programme Communications team to ensure relevant instructions are provided to end users for data preparations as appropriate.

Stakeholder Management and key interfaces

  • Stakeholders include but not limited to: Business SMEs, Business Workstream Leads, Regional Teams, Local Teams, Business Integrators and IT teams

  • Directly reporting to Australasia Supply Chain Lead, dotted reporting line to Blossom Data Lead

Skills and Experience

  • 2 years SAP data migration experience with at least 2 go-live cycles

  • Familiar with SAP systems e.g. ECC, APO, S4 Hana and Kinaxis

  • Understanding of the Australasia Region

  • Strong data analysis

  • Managing cross functional work

  • Project planning and execution

  • Communication to large number of people

  • Managing multiple stakeholders

  • Nice to have

    • Mandarin language

    • Divestment program experience

Who we are looking for

ekaterra is made up of a special blend of individuals which make our teams exciting and diverse. To be part of our blend we are looking for individuals who think Green and are environmentally conscious, who understand the power of simplicity and who are accountable for their actions. We want those who infuse mastery and passion in everything they do to create great products and unforgettable experiences for our consumers.

Excited about the Role?

Please apply online by clicking on “Apply” below. Your application will be reviewed against our requirements. Should you not meet our immediate requirements, your profile will be registered in our talent pool system and we will match your profile to suitable future vacancies.

You will be able to access your status update through the candidate tracking link.

Thank you for your interest and application. Should you require additional information, please contact Satoshi Miura via this email: satoshi.miura@ekaterratea.com

ekaterra is an organisation committed to equity, inclusion and diversity to drive our business results and create a better future, every day, for our employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. We are interested in every individual bringing their whole self to work and this includes you! Therefore if you require any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of your application so that we can support you through your recruitment journey.

Unilever is an organisation committed to equity, inclusion and diversity to drive our business results and create a better future, every day, for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. At Unilever we are interested in every individual bringing their ‘Whole Self’ to work and this includes you! Thus if you require any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of your application so that we can support you through your recruitment journey.

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