ERP and IT Business Systems Lead
Abu Dhabi, UAE
: Any Nationality
: null
: Information Technology
: 27 - Oct - 2022
Job Description

The role is responsible for developing and executing ERP strategy and roadmap that harvests existing IT capabilities

and exploits new Digital technologies to deliver maximum business value at optimal cost. The scope of this role

covers entire landscape of IT Applications across ERP. Asset Business Systems and other corporate/ ERP connected

applications. This role is expected to establish center of excellence for ERP and Business systems, partner with senior

leaders and Asset operations team to identify IT enabled business simplification opportunities, establish multiyear

Application delivery plans and drive rationalization of IT Applications

The job holder is also responsible for a broad spectrum of activities required to strengthen and deepen the

partnership with a key ecosystem supplier covering mainly SAP, Oracle and IBM Maximo. ERP lead must champion

the delivery of new ERP and Digital technologies in Client in the areas of Mobile and Cloud computing as well.

Reports to VP, IT directly.

Key Accountabilities

  • Develop and implement integrated ERP and IT business systems related strategies consistent with Client

Digital IT strategy and priorities.

  • Identify internal requirements, conduct feasibility studies, propose and implement appropriate ERP

solutions and connected business systems

  • Drive the automation of business process by embedding usage of ERP and business systems in the Client
  • Accelerate deployment of IT systems to realise “Asset of the Future” road map through integration of

Process, People and technologies.

  • Design and implement standardized Asset Management (CMMS) system for plant and ensure centralized

support model and service contracts established.

  • Develop and manage robotic process automation project plans from beginning to end

Exploit the relationship with ERP vendors to deliver superior value to Client by:

  • Capitalizing on ERPs R&D engine to deliver proof of concepts in new technology areas relating to IoT, cloud

and mobility.

  • Drive the migration of Client legacy ERP platforms to a new Cloud based environment that will sustain for

the next 10-15 years.

  • Upskill and train resources in ERP integration technologies, methods and platforms.
  • In the spirit of continuous improvement, proactively recommend enhancements to existing business and/or

IT processes

  • Drive functional excellence for ERP and established centralized support models.
  • Responsible for all escalation issues regarding ERP and business systems
  • Implement new services to manage ERP data, exploit assets and extend capabilities


Desired Candidate Profile

Minimum Qualification



  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science. Master’s in Business administration will be
  • a plus.
  • SAP, Oracle or MAXIMO certified or relevant demonstrable industry experience.
  • Experience and knowledge of change management principles. ITIL or relevant IT certifications will be a plus.
  • Solid experience of 10+ year in managing Applications portfolio and Programe Management. PMP will be a
  • plus.
  • Experience working with a Robotic Process Automation, Plant Digitalisation technologies.


Minimum Experience / Knowledge & Skills

  • Proven track record of successfully implementing ERP system in a similar industry (Oil/Gas/Chemicals/Fertilizers).
  • 10+ years of progressive leadership experience in leading cross-functional teams and enterprisewide

programs, operating and influencing effectively across the organization and within complex contexts

  • Preferably 10 or more years of experience in information-intensive industries or digitally advanced


  • Strong commercial management skills with a proven track record in negotiating high value contracts and

developing IT investment proposals and delivering bottom line business value through IT investments.

  • Strong external orientation and ability to translate emerging external insights and practices into

opportunities for Client

  • Proven experience in Asset and Plant management from IT Systems implementation scope.
  • Proven track record of dealing with Digital solutions i.e SAAS, AI, Data Analytics.
  • Familiarity with ERP systems, e.g. Oracle and SAP.
  • Experience working with third-party service providers preferred
  • Ability to influence others and move toward a common vision or goal. Ability to communicate with senior

stakeholders, able to break down and explain complex technical topics into easy to digest updates.

  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Good written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language.
  • Highly self-motivated and directed.
  • Has experience in staff management where influencing, developing/and or motivating people is critical to

the achievement of objectives.

  • Energy and a clear passion for the role



Behavior and leadership Competencies:




  • Inspire by personal integrity, transparency and humility.
  • Resilient under pressure, strengthened by adversity.



  • Lead delivery of extraordinary business outcomes.
  • Passionately invest in people to build performance for today and tomorrow.
  • Set direction and capture opportunities to generate sustainable value.
  • Active in external environment for new perspectives and opportunities.




  • Collaborate across boundaries at pace, embrace diversity and cultures.
  • Simplicity, Focus, Priority setting and Speed.
  • Lead by example to simplify internal processes.
  • Timely decision taking.




  •  Excellent oral and written language skills in English



  • Demonstrated track record in delivery of projects across full value chain of Oil & Gas from upstream to

downstream (10+ years’ experience)

  • Experience in different ERPs selection, design and implementations covering mainly SAP or Oracle
  • Having solid understanding of industry 4.0 applicability to chemical industry
  • Experience in working in the Middle East region in similar roles in a multinational or a Blue-Chip company.


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