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Job Ref:  204605070
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Job Type:  Contract
Country:  United Kingdom
County/State:  Cheshire
City:  Cheshire
Post Code:  SK9
Salary:  £450 - £500/day
30/09/2016 04:30
Test Manager - UAT / Business Readiness
Location: Cheshire, North West
Length: 6 Months+
Rate: £450-£500 per day

Our client is a national retailer and distributor that are going through a significant change programme. As part of this programme they are seeking a UAT Test Manager on a contract basis to be responsible for the hands on preparation and management of the day-to-day activities moving the business operations successfully through the user acceptance testing activities, into deployment and then into the live service transition to BAU.

A proven track record of working on various ERP implementations such as JDE, SAP, Oracle or MS Dynamics, experience of working in a multi-dimensional business environment and end-to-end business operations.

Key Responsibilities

Establish the UAT test regime, acceptance in service criteria and go-live process with/for the relevant work-streams within the overall ERP Programme
Work closely with the existing Logistics, Finance, Retail Support and Commercial teams, third party implementation partners and other business functions
Build credibility with the relevant business process owners across the business and Supplier project teams
Engage with and be a point of contact for the wider business on UAT, cut-over activities and Service Transition
Perform (hands-on) the roles of "UAT Manager", "UAT tester", "Release Manager", "Deployment/roll-out Manager" and "Service Transition Manager" depending on the needs of the specific stage of the ERP Programme
Provide transition support for the move of new processes into the relevant BAU functions
Contribute to ensuring a smooth implementation of the changes to the business (process, people and technology)
Proactively engage with relevant stakeholders, suppliers and governance processes

Person Attributes

Strong background in UAT and Test management, project management and service integration with exceptional stakeholder and end-user management skills.
Strong UAT and project management experience
Comfortable working at a detail level AND at a higher level
Comfortable fulfilling multiple project roles
Working hands on producing the outputs
The ability to build credibility with senior stakeholders and work flexibly under tight timescales
Positive can-do attitude, inspiring confidence that things can be done
Outstanding attention to detail
Ability to work across activities as a "virtual" member of multiple teams
Demonstrated ability to develop relationships with, and exert positive influence over colleagues and suppliers

This is an excellent opportunity to be part of a significant change programme where you can put your skills and abilities to the test.

Please apply with your CV or call (Apply online only) for further information.

UAT, Service Transition, BAU, ERP, Project Management, Service Integration, Release, Deployment, Test, Testing
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