Heriot-Watt University is a forward-looking, research-focused university, with world-leading expertise in science, engineering, business management, languages and design. Our mission is the creation and exchange of knowledge for the benefit of society. Since its foundation in 1821, the University has taken pride in supporting academically excellent research which delivers significant impact to industry and beyond. We have a strong track record of engagement with the private sector, other universities, professional institutions, and the general public.

We are seeking an ERP Programme Director to lead an institution-wide Programme to replace the existing HR / Payroll / Finance / Purchasing and Procurement / Planning systems and business processes with a single, integrated cloud service serving all campuses, underpinned by smooth and consistent processes. The project will run for approximately two years to identify, procure and implement the new ERP and will then be mainstreamed into business as usual. The Programme Director is a fixed-term position.

Reporting to the Programme Board, the successful candidate will lead on the implementation of the new ERP system, co-ordinating people, tasks and budget to ensure successful delivery. They will act as a positive change agent and will be involved in presenting and recommending change to senior staff and stakeholders at all campuses and supporting staff through change.

Specifically, we are looking for a candidate with proven experience of implementing an ERP, preferably within Higher Education management; strong business process design experience and understanding; significant business systems analysis experience; and preferably an understanding of cloud-based technology and software as a service.

How to Apply:

Enquiries or applications can be made, in confidence, to Mary Comer at  maryc@wittkiefferinternational.com

Applications for this position close on Friday 1 March 2019.

For further information, download the ERP Programme Director information pack here