Job Opportunity – ERP Business Deployment Lead, bp (USA, Indiana, Whiting)

News – Apr 19th, 2024

BP’s Production & Operations business group (P&O) is undertaking a large-scale transformation called Quantum.  This is a global program taking on the complexity of our core business processes by streamlining them and then modernizing our enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, such as SAP, to improve the quality of the data and tools informing our decisions.  The ERP Squad Lead orchestrates the efforts of the deployment team, ensuring effective coordination, communication, and collaboration to deliver successful outcomes and drive value for our Whiting Refinery as well as influencing the larger P&O business.


Key Accountabilities:

  • Leadership: Provide leadership and direction to ensure alignment with deployment goals and objectives. Champion a collaborative and high-performance team culture focused on accountability, transparency, and continuous improvement. Delegate tasks, allocate resources, and prioritize activities to optimize squad productivity and efficiency.


  • Project planning and execution: Develop and drive project plans, timelines, and deliverables for the deployment.  Define squad-level objectives, achievements, and key performance indicators (KPI’s) to track progress and ensure project success.  Coordinate across multi-functional squad team, vendors, and external partners to run dependencies, mitigate risks, and resolve issues throughout the deployment lifecycle.  Lead data cutover plan and ensure that business continuity plans are ready for the interruption period.


  • Stakeholder management: Build and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders through regular communications and engagement activities with project objectives and expectations.


  • Risk management and issue resolution: Proactively identify deployment risks, constraints, and dependencies that may impact the deployment timeline, budget, or quality. Develop risk mitigation strategies, contingency plans, and escalation protocols to address potential issues and minimize project disruptions. Facilitate problem-solving sessions and decision-making processes to resolve conflicts, overcome obstacles, and drive consensus among stakeholders.


  • Document and data management: Develop document management framework and repository for program materials.


  • Continuous improvement and lessons learned: Promote a culture of improvement and innovation within the business deployment squad by encouraging feedback, soliciting suggestions, and implementing improvements. Support post-implementation reviews, retrofits and lessons learned sessions to collect insights, identify areas for improvement, and incorporate feedback into future projects. Develop robust early life support strategy and plan.

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