SAP Application Delivery Lead

Location: Bedfordshire, England Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + Benefits
Sector: Project Management Type: Permanent

SAP Application Delivery Lead

The SAP Application Delivery Lead will provide leadership to expedite, manage and coordinate a multitude of inter-related SAP project activities globally (enterprise wide IT - US based and International affiliates) within the constraints of human and financial resources and changing priorities to ensure the successful completion of projects, alongside the Portfolio Management team.

The position will report in to the Senior Director, Business Process Optimisation, and work directly with Business Relationship Managers (BRMs), senior stakeholders across the ARDx division and Executive IT management to establish project goals and business case.

The SAP Application Delivery Lead manages the team responsible for architecting, designing, configuring, deploying and supporting the solution and SAP ecosystems.

The role will provide direct strategic input to the ARDx ERP strategy and define the deployment roadmap to achieve, working alongside the BRMs.


Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures.

Will lead meeting facilitation with Executive management members to assist in determining strategic IT direction.

Assess degree to which changes to scope, issues and risks will affect projects working with division, group or senior executive management and sponsor, to gain agreement for resolution.

Measure performance to assure the program and its projects are progressing as compared to original plan and budget.

Work with the Portfolio Management Team, and specifically the Release & Programs Director in developing and executing a program plan ensuring that authorized resources are obtained to make certain that all activities are performed. Gather lessons learned and obtain final project approval from sponsor and stakeholders.

Ensure stakeholder management is in place and project progress is communicated. They will ensure project reports are provided timely and accurate project status and decision support information to program team, ancillary project teams, stakeholders, Business Unit leads and Executive Management, where applicable.

Coordinate resources to ensure program and business needs are addressed through proactive priority management with business leaders.

Facilitate and guide requirements gathering, analysis, development of hypotheses/conclusions, and production of final reports, stakeholder and executive presentations, oversee solution delivery and quality assurance.


Position has enterprise-wide IT and US / International scope. Works with Executive level management leaders to influence outcomes in support of IT ERP strategy.

Minimum Education:

Bachelors degree in Business, Computer science or related discipline required. MBA preferred.

Minimum Experience / Training Required:

Project management, business systems analysis, software development or deployment, performing in an SAP Lead role. Ideally an exposure and experience to SAP Hana technologies.

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