After graduating from Loughborough University in 2007 with degrees in electronic engineering and finance and management, I completed the BAE Systems graduate programme in their weapons and vehicles di...
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Unilever wanted to redefine its approach to management reporting, extending existing SAP tools to deliver a simpler and faster European financial close and management reporting timetable. We helped them evaluate their options, define plans and create the business case to secure funding for the project and then took over mobilisation and management of the 50-strong global vendor/client team which would deliver it.
“We were really pleased with the contribution of Berkeley throughout the project. We relied on the consultants’ thoroughness in planning, good preparation, integrity in advice for decision-making, and overall project management.”
VP Information Management
As a result, Eurolayer won Unilever’s annual, internal IT Award for Corporate / Global and the project moved on to be replicated for the Americas region and considered for wider application across the group.
“This was particularly important because we were working with a team of Unilever people from different management groups, as well as several different providers across numerous international locations. The team delivered the project on time, within budget and it was one of the smoothest ‘go-lives’ of any project in recent times. A job well done by Berkeley and indeed everyone involved.”
VP Information Management
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This was a tremendous project to work on, made all the more rewarding because we had the opportunity to get involved from the earliest planning stages. When we are called in to turn around projects that have gone off track, it’s a very different challenge and a lot of time is spent undoing what has gone before. Here, we were able to control, shape and influence the project plan to best serve Unilever’s requirements. There was great satisfaction, for me personally and for the whole team, in a successful delivery.
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