Dyson Farming

Head of Systems Transformation – Lincolnshire, with some travel to Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire

Job titleHead of Systems Transformation – Lincolnshire, with some travel to Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire
Full Time/Part-Time Full Time
Department/Team Finance
Contract TypeFixed-term/permanent
Reporting to Finance Director
Company Overview:

Dyson Farming is a family-owned business, with a vision to benefit future generations through a commitment to commercially viable and environmentally sustainable food production at scale.  We strive to be industry leaders in efficient, carbon-neutral, high-technology agriculture, employing highly skilled, pioneering people and supported by research and development in an ever-closer partnership with our sister company, Dyson.  We see the future of agriculture as an exciting opportunity to improve the nation’s food security, health, and economic growth.

Duties and responsibilities:

We are looking for a qualified finance professional with experience in delivering systems change projects in an operational business, to help drive significant improvement in our operating efficiency and provision of insight to enable decision-making. Having grown and diversified our operations over the past decade our business processes, ERP and associated systems require end-to-end review and improvement. Our objective is to facilitate both current requirements better and enable future growth of our business and people.

Working in the heart of the business with finance and IT colleagues, the role will project manage the delivery of a data strategy from the review of the current organisational state through to the successful implementation of an improved solution.

Deliverables will include:

  • Lead the mapping of existing business processes and systems used within them
  • Review the use of the current ERP system relative to its potential capability, and integration with other systems, considering our business growth strategy fully
  • Recommend improved business processes mapping for current, and likely future operations
  • Develop an ERP improvement plan, to include inventory and planning capability, and efficient integration of other systems
  • Own the business case for recommendations made, including vendor selection
  • Oversee the day-to-day implementation of revised processes and systems, including a focus on change management to embed within our business in a sustainable way
  • Clear communication of progress and risks throughout
Person specification:
  • Fully qualified accountant with significant experience in multi-site environments
  • Previous experience in delivering ERP and wider systems change, and driving a change agenda that includes technology/systems
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to present complex concepts, risks and strategies to a wide variety of stakeholders in business terms
  • Up to date, working understanding of accounting principles and financial reporting
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with finance, IT and wider operational business team members
  • Strong experience in process mapping, and root causing issues e.g. Lean Six Sigma, and ability to drive day-to-day accountability within projects
  • Financial investment business case experience
  • Organised, process driven, able to prioritise and meet tight deadlines with a strong ability to self-manage
  • Excellent commercial and business awareness, with experience in vendor selection

Our estate offices

Please use the map below to view our estate offices around the country.
Head Office

The Estate Office,
Cyclone Way, Nocton,
Lincoln LN4 2GR

Carrington

The Estate Office, Beeches ,
Lane, Carrington, Boston,
Lincolnshire PE22 7JD

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