Experience

Benefit-driven executive level consultant focused on transforming the way clients plan & operate. Brings over 18 years of experience in strategy, business and technology roles. Has a history of on-time, on-target and issue free delivery of major projects in operating model design, planning & reporting, shared services, ERP implementation (SAP), acquisition integration, tax restructuring and continuous improvement. A leader and team player recognized for a structured approach, creative problem solving and a focus on identifying and delivering change to increase revenue, reduce costs and improve quality.
3-year strategic plan program manager for a global recruitment company. Successfully delivered a baseline business plan meeting ExCo growth/margin targets plus special initiative plans incl.; 1. $50m saving centralization program, 2. A new digital business start-up plan, and 3. identification of $200m of acquisitions. Managed a team of 6, covering 12 countries across APAC.

Led the planning and 3rd party partner selection for a large scale offshore outsourcing deal (affecting more than three hundred people). Successfully delivered a signed deal with an appropriate partner.

Led the development of a 5-year strategy (incl. operating model & business case) for shared services & outsourcing for a Coca-Cola. More than $100m cost savings identified.

Led a supply chain strategy review and developed a corresponding negotiation playbook for dealings with 3rd party manufacturers for a Unilever Resulted in multi-million $ savings.

Senior manager, strategy and operations consulting, Tokyo. As part of business development responsibilitied I led $3.7m sales within 9 months (3 engagements). Delivered various client projects. Created and led an international community. Developed and delivered blockchain technical training.

Independent consulting for Deloitte UK. Developed a new finance target operating model including; voice of the customer analysis, process taxonomy, organization design, business case and roadmap.

Project managed the group finance half year close & report and a fast-close initiative. Delivered an on-time, accurate half year report on an accelerated closing schedule;

Project managed the group finance annual close & annual report. Delivered an on-time, accurate full year annual report to the market with no material revisions.

Process governance owner for record to report and SME for BPMN and Lean CI;

Process governance owner for source to pay. In both roles delivered end to end mapping of the banks processes covering inputs, outputs, process steps, systems and controls. Also coached change projects on continuous improvement.

Led the strategy phase of a global SAP ECC 6.0 implementation project covering finance, sales, logistics, manufacturing. Delivered a successful negotiation on the contract and statement of work for 3rd party systems integrator.

Senior manager, finance effectivness technology consulting.

SAP strategy practice lead.

Finance systems lead for Heinken’s european shared service centre design & business case. Delivered a multi-million $ saving target operating model (resource model, organization design, process taxonomy, systems architecture and roadmap).
Transition services agreement design & management for Lehman Brothers covering the sale of Equities and Investment Banking to Nomura. Ensured trades could be executed in order to deliver returns to creditors.
Enterprise performance management solution architect for BBC worldwide.
Finance systems lead for a new planning & reporting model for Diageo. Delivered design for improved ExCo decision making (application architecture, chart of accounts, profit / cost centre hierarchies, SAP New GL design).
Manager, finance & performance management consulting.
Finance systems lead for AXA’s european shared service centre design & business case. Delivered a multi-million $ saving target operating model (resource model, organization design, process taxonomy, systems architecture and roadmap).
Finance systems lead, design of a major UK bank’s SAP-based application architecture.
  • Global supply chain SAP ECC 6.0 / Unicode program manager. Delivered a successful upgrade. Managed 4 regional projects incl. more than 100 resources;
  • Gillette post acquisition integration program manager for Russia. Covering all aspects of integration; systems (SAP), process, people, commercials. Delivered $20m one time savings and $8.5m year-on-year savings. Managed > 50 people and $1.4m delivery partner contract;
  • Romania SAP upgrade, regional shared services & tax restructuring project manager. On-time delivery with multi-million year on year savings. Managed > 50 people;
  • SAP fast-track project approach lead. Designed a method to implement SAP in 4 months;
  • EU enlargement project manager. Delivered business continuity & compliance with respect to tax, import / export and intrastat reporting changes for the expanded EU of 25 states;
  • Pharmaceuticals business SAP R/2 – SAP R/3 upgrade project manager. Delivered a successful upgrade incl. Ground up re-design of chart of accounts, project and cost objects;
  • IT outsourcing governance lead. Successful design & monitoring of the governance for application development & support (DevOps) covering EMEA finance and supply chain;
  • European SAP R/3 implementation, shared services and tax restructuring systems analyst. Led the finance workstream for multiple countries across EMEA;
  • General ledger and purchase to pay process & systems owner for EMEA
  • 2nd level IT service management, definition of ITIL / COBIT standards.