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Peter Thomas
021 335 525 /
A proactive, versatile, detail-orientated professiona...
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analysed solution gaps and changes to base-lined stakeholder requirements
08/2013 – 07/2014 SENIOR BUSINESS ANALYST...
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decisive under pressure and maintaining meticulous attention to detail at all times
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Pete Thomas LinkedIn CV

  1. 1. Page 1 Peter Thomas 021 335 525 / Profile A proactive, versatile, detail-orientated professional, who has over 20 years’ experience in leading all aspects of Supply Chain Management and Business Process Improvement in fast-paced rapid-change sectors. Business transformation professional with a successful track record encompassing ERP implementation, Supply Chain distribution and operations, and process improvement initiatives, takes full entrepreneurial ownership of every role. A flexible, innovative problem-solver with strong analytical skills who thrives under pressure, enjoys a challenge and adapts quickly to new environments. Possesses outstanding interpersonal expertise and communicates confidently, articulately and persuasively at all levels. Adeptly leverages solid business acumen, keen strategic insight, and comprehensive technical proficiency to provide new perspective, maximise benefits to the business, and create long-term value. Key Performance Areas • Defining, communicating and driving Supply Chain vision and strategy, in line with overall business plan • Identifying, exploring and optimising opportunities to improve efficiency and enhance profitability • Building strong, sustainable relationships to support the achievement of business objectives • Thinking analytically, communicating convincingly, and executing efficiently • Leading by example, with a consistent focus on inspiring, motivating and empowering others Career Highlights Ø Facilitated replacement of current state processes at MartinJenkins Consultants through creating high-level solution and detailed level design documentation Ø Played key role in successful deployment of JD Edwards ERP/ClickSoftware Mobility Project at Northpower, contributing significantly to proposed solution scope Ø Established known demand patterns for 16.5k SKUs representing $850million of annual demand at Health Benefits Limited by performing technical analysis of product demand against strategic vendor GTIN codes Ø Delivered Fonterra Ingredients NZL Export Sales and Distribution (SAP) process transformation and realignment, serving as Lead Business Analyst Ø Improved plant OEE, facility capacity management, and perishable goods waste for Fonterra Brands through facilitating cross-functional workshops between Sales and Operations Ø Streamlined reporting processes, budgeting tools, and consolidation of financial results as Lead Business Analyst within Fonterra’s Management Accounting Project Ø Enabled differentiation of Supply Chain models for IBM New Zealand clients through working closely with senior and executive-level management while implementing cutting-edge processes and technologies Ø Led market development to local industry of IBM Inventory Optimisation technology Ø Achieved improvement in Sales Forecast accuracy, planned inventory levels, and manufacturing operations for major Australian beverages FMCG organisation through delivering Supply Chain assessment Career Summary 02/2010 – 04/2016 01/2016 – 04/2016 INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR ASSOCIATE, MartinJenkins Consultants • Contributed significantly to the successful achievement of strategic business objectives through creating high- level solution and detailed level design documentation to support replacement of current state processes • Improved back office administration tasks within the banking sector through developing Blue Prism Robotic Process Automation models • Served as Test Lead for Blue Prism models, creating configuration tests scripts and delivering verification and UAT test scenarios 01/2014 – 12/2015 SENIOR BUSINESS ANALYST, Northpower • Facilitated deployment of JD Edwards ERP/ClickSoftware Mobility Project through using a mixed delivery of Survey & Use Case models, implementation diagrams and solution storyboards to gather high-level business requirements and detailed functioning requirements within EA Sparx • Managed traceability and monitoring of requirements, interfaces, high-level design documents, and business documentation • Performed comparative analysis of functional requirements against product scope across multiple deployments; validated test results with EA Sparx against acceptance criteria for detailed requirements;
  2. 2. Page 2 analysed solution gaps and changes to base-lined stakeholder requirements 08/2013 – 07/2014 SENIOR BUSINESS ANALYST, Health Benefits Limited • Fine-tuned annual procurement spend of $1billion through delivering product portfolio analysis • Established future 3PL-optimised Supply Chain routings through conducting analysis of extended supply chain demand against primary and secondary supplier nodes • Identified national demand of core product range within 20 DHBs across New Zealand, to and from regional Distribution Centre to ward/sub-location level, by means of inventory network distribution analysis • Modelled bullwhip effect and potential risk against proposed distribution network supply lines 01/2011 – 09/2012 SENIOR BUSINESS ANALYST, Fonterra Ingredients • Facilitated successful NZL Export Sales and Distribution (SAP) process transformation and realignment through developing ARIS Event Process Chain diagrams for business SMEs and SAP Functional Consultants, and communicating process design across Sales Order Fulfilment for NZ Export • Used SAP Solution Manager for Blueprint Design configuration and documentation of project deliverables; validated end-to-end Order Fulfilment process scenarios, Business Requirements, Functional Design, and Blueprint Design documentation 06/2011 – 11/2011 SALES AND OPERATIONS PLANNING (S&OP) MANAGER, Fonterra Brands • Led, motivated, developed and managed 8 direct reports and additional contract personnel, including recruiting new employees and setting performance objectives • Provided critical input to Senior Leadership Team and Executive-Level strategy discussions and weekly progress meetings • Directed all weekly S&OP processes in respect of demand management, forecasting, master production schedule, and production planning activities • Initiated and drove change to monthly S&OP business cycle meetings from demand review to Executive SOP • Established methodology for delivery of S&OP business processes, and documented core processes, policies, procedures and standards • Identified and optimised opportunities to increase sales margin, through instigating root cause analysis leading to improvements in DIFOT, forecast accuracy, and proactive management of perishable goods waste • Facilitated implementation of TPM promotional management tool through astutely managing resources 02/2010 – 06/2011 SENIOR BUSINESS ANALYST, Fonterra • Served as Senior Business Analyst on SAP ERP manufacturing implementation to replace legacy application interfaces and ingredient specification management tools • Provided Blueprint Process design for SAP SCM planning, scheduling and manufacturing processes • Enabled streamlining of core planning functions and capturing and recording of manufacturing plant costs, as Senior Business Analyst for JD Edwards Plan-to-Make business process enhancement 04/2007 – 02/2010 SUPPLY CHAIN CONSULTANT / SENIOR BUSINESS CONSULTANT IBM New Zealand • Responded to procurement RFP from clients, providing evaluation of core ERP application models and core business processes; delivered inventory optimisation and manufacturing batch assessments for FMCG frozen, dairy, and beverage clients • Assessed transportation, manufacturing, and production ERP processes for local horticultural manufacturer • Improved forecasting, scheduling and operations planning for local steel manufacturing facility through delivering Supply Chain assessment • Served as Service Desk Incident Manager, overseeing delivery of Vodafone NZL customer support helpdesk services and resolution of technical service calls from nationwide customers, with successful addressing of more than 600 e-mail inquiries a day and 300 significant system faults a week • Led and managed a local and global team of 30 during application release and deployment • Supported Project Management Office through auditing large-scale projects and senior project managers against recognised CMMI project management delivery practices and standards • Provided nationwide project managers and teams with internal IBM project management tools, techniques, and methodology; introduced practice-wide standardised process methods and project delivery activities • Drove the adoption of best practice requirements management tools and business analysis practice and methods across the IBM business, as Business Process Champion • Delivered process maps, technical architecture models and concept design for call centre operations in New Zealand and Australia • Introduced process improvements and staff training in line with project needs for client CMMI programme • Provided documentation of system and business use cases, UML modelling, and documentation for multiple project deliveries • Conducted ERP business process gap analysis for New Zealand’s largest electrical power provider • Performed multiple tasks simultaneously in fast-moving working environment while remaining calm and
  3. 3. Page 3 decisive under pressure and maintaining meticulous attention to detail at all times KEY CLIENT ENGAGEMENTS: • Inventory Optimisation Assessment for Fosters Australia, Goodman Fielder, and Tip Top Ice Cream • Production Scheduling Supply Chain Assessment for NZ Steel • ERP RFP response and Supply Chain modelling for General Cable • ERP process modelling and ERP gap analysis for Ballance Agri-Nutrients and Contact Energy • Incident management and CMMI process improvement for Vodafone • Call centre process modelling and technical design for IBM Australia • Pre-sales Green SCM sustainability for Foodstuffs 03/2004 – 04/2007 BUSINESS PROCESS IMPROVEMENT MANAGER Stevenson & Sons 1997 Ltd 08/2003 – 04/2004 FORECASTING AND PRODUCTION SCHEDULER Goodman Fielder 08/2002 – 04/2003 SENIOR SUPPLY CHAIN CONSULTANT JD Edwards, USA 08/2001 – 08/2002 SALES AND OPERATIONS PLANNER Carter Holt Harvey Packaging 09/1999 – 08/2001 ASIA PACIFIC INVENTORY MANAGER Rockwell Automation (Asia Pacific) 04/1995 – 09/1999 SUPPLY CHAIN ANALYST Rockwell Automation (NZL) Tools and Technologies ARIS Case Modelling Tool / JD Edwards / SAP / MFG/PRO / Blueshift TPM / Infor MerciaLincs / Manugistics / PeopleSoft APS / EA Sparx Enterprise Architect / JIRA / Cognos / MS SQL Server / SAP BI / Blue Prism Robotic Process Automation Core Competencies Ø Supply Chain Management Ø ERP Implementation Ø Inventory Optimisation Ø Business Analysis Ø Performance Management Ø Teamwork / Collaboration Ø Planning and Organisation Ø Problem Solving Ø Communication Ø Business Process Improvement Ø Customer Service Ø Operations Management Ø Cost Control Ø Resourcefulness / Initiative Ø Commercial Acumen Ø Flexibility / Adaptability Ø Attention to Detail Ø Leadership Education and Qualifications Masters: PGDip: UK Diploma: Supply Chain and Logistics, Massey University (2015) Thesis Publication in progress Post Graduate Diploma, Applied Science: Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Massey University (2006) Logistics, Massey University (1997) CHEP Academic Scholarship Professional Development: • Certified IBM Associate Project Manager (2009) • Six Sigma Yellow Belt (IBM) (2008) • IBM Accredited Project Manager (2008) • SAP Certified Consultant (2007) • NZQA Workplace Assessor (2005)