Head Of Products & Platforms And Pmo

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Job Description

Pernod Ricard is a leading worldwide Wine and Spirits company. This position was made possible thanks to our very entrepreneurial, innovative, and risk-taking culture from the beginning. The Group strongly extended its geographical and products footprint across time, starting from absinthe and anise drinks in France to a portfolio of 400+ brands brought to customers and consumers across 160+ countries (Martell, Chivas, Absolut, Perrier-Jouët …). With sales revenue of nearly €9 billion, the CAC 40 listed Group employs nearly 18,500 people.
Pernod Ricard has the ambition to conquer new frontiers and be the most innovative Wine & Spirits company in the world in terms of Technology, Digital & AI. The ambition is to leverage the uniqueness of the depth of our brand portfolio to address the right product & service at the right time, at the right price to the right person. Technology is a key enabler of the company strategy: create a platform company named “The Conviviality Platform”.
The Technology team in Asia is driving the Technological transformation of the Region with strong collaboration with affiliates and Pernod Ricard Headquarters.
As the Deployment & PMO Lead, you are responsible in driving the deployment of Global and Regional Products & Platforms across Pernod Ricard Asia markets companies as well as maintaining a consistent roadmap aligned with Group, affiliates, and resources availabilities.
You will be the key bridge between Market Tech Leads and Product & Platforms teams (Global & Regional) to ensure the deployments are done at the right pace for the markets as well as getting the best deployment toolkits.
As a part of your role duties includes monitoring progress ensuring that schedule, process, resources, performance are respected. This includes the preparation / coordination of presentations, engagement of the board of the affiliates, required analyses, that will be used as support in the various Steering Committees where Senior Leadership will review overall progress of the initiatives across Asia.
You will oversee the team of Deployment Leads across Asia.
Key success factor of this role is the adoption by the end-users of the Products & Platforms deployed in the markets. Adoption will require close relationship with affiliates and strong deployment methodology from Market engagement, scoping, end-to-end deployment, communication, training, and monitoring of the adoption.
The position will report to the Asia Tech Transformation Director and will be based in Dubai.
In collaboration with the Asia Tech Transformation Director, Market tech leads (China, India & Rest of Asia), and Products & Platforms leads, the Deployment & PMO Lead will:
  • Contribute to design and implementation of Technology Strategies.
  • Contribute to the development of the Technology Roadmap.
Operational & Functional - Deployment Lead
  • Constructing a deployment calendar for the different projects to have a centralised view of all deployments.
  • Manage and mitigate risks and resolve issues regarding quality and schedule of deployments.
  • Ensuring all team members are adhering to best practices on project management, deployment and change management.
  • Monitoring the deployment process and collecting feedback from the different teams as well as key business stakeholder for review.
  • Making improvements on a regular basis to the deployment process.
  • Support Deployment leads to deliver relevant trainings to Market teams to drive change and adoption
  • Support with adoption, and identify fine-tuning of the solution, business processes, incentives, and communications to ensure expected business benefits are reached, and insights are gathered to enhance solutions in the market, or for future deployments.
Operational & Functional - PMO
  • Forecast and Enable Resource Capacity Planning
  • Manage and maintain detailed deployment roadmaps of deployments
  • Collaborating with Market tech leads to prioritize deployments across markets.
  • Establish frameworks and standards which can be used across the various teams.
  • Provide Management Reports which includes overall progress/status, health, financials
  • Oversee & track costs and ensure finances are well managed and adhere to the agreed budget
  • Manage risks and interdependencies
  • Ensure cross-programme dependencies are managed
  • Coordinate project closure to distil good practice and ensure lessons learned are logged.
  • Build cohesion within the team and motivate team to produce quality work.
Business acumen and partnership
  • Act as a partner with business stakeholders on Technology
  • Propose technologies and solutions which could benefits to the business
Vendor Management
  • Manage and evaluate vendors to ensure continuous improvement if required.
Team Management
  • Manage an international team as appropriate including developing and monitoring objectives, conducting performance reviews, development plans, career, and succession planning.
  • Foster collaboration and integration among the IT community across other Pernod Ricard affiliates
  • Manage the deployment team that performs most of the day-to-day work
Contextual/technical skills
  • IT Strategy & Planning
  • IT Governance & Compliance
  • Innovation & new tech.
  • IT Solutions Delivery
  • IT Support Services
  • IT Technical Expertise
  • Vendor Management
  • Project Management
  • Change Management
  • Business Acumen
  • Relationship Building
Leadership profile
  • Strategic vision
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Results Orientation
  • Live the Values
  • People Development
  • Team Management
Education required:
  • A Bachelor's degree in Business, Administration, or a related discipline desired.
Experience / Background:
  • 5+ years of experience working in a leadership role within a large organisation
  • Demonstrate effective communication, presentation skills, interpersonal and leadership skills with the ability to influence and coach others
  • Have solid knowledge and experiences on project management.
  • Strong stakeholder management and influencing change in ways of working, collaboration within a cross-domain / market / functional context.
  • Helicopter view / sense of 80/20 to identify and prioritize key issues
  • Excellent communication skills to be credible with Senior Leadership and be able to challenge decision making
  • Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • A Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification may be advantageous.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong attention to details and technicalities.
  • Excellent organizational and technical skills.
  • Good interpersonal and multi-tasking skills
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and active listening
  • Ambition to be part of and lead a growing team
  • Fluent in English
Job Posting End Date:
Target Hire Date: 2022-08-23-07:00
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