Senior Cutover Workplan Analyst

Cargill, Inc. Hopkins , MN 55343

Posted 1 week ago

HOP04970, Senior Cutover Workplan Analyst

Position Purpose & Summary

The Senior Cutover Work Plan Analyst facilitates meetings across project teams and business units/functions to develop an integrated cutover work plan for ERP Deployments, MADJV (Mergers and Acquisitions, Divestures, and Joint Ventures) projects, large technology efforts in Global IT.

The role assesses project critical path and impacts of moving milestones and dependencies and provides leadership recommendations and impacts if milestones are missed or moved. The role also coordinates the execution of tasks in the plan and monitors issues and tasks that are behind schedule. The cutover analyst leads the project command center at go-live. As a part of this they communicate status to all levels of the organization of the project and Business Units/Functions through both status meetings and emails status reporting

Principal Accountabilities
50% Facilitate and Develop the Cutover Project Plan

  • Integrate people and other resources to develop MS project plans for the Project Go-Live
    30% Monitor Cutover Execution

  • Coordinate the execution of tasks in the plan

  • Monitor issues and tasks that are behind schedule lead efforts to catch up

  • Refine project plan for next iteration of execution
    15% Report Cutover Execution Status & Metrics

  • Kick-Off execution of cutover project plan tasks as scheduled and monitor status of tasks

in-progress or behind schedule

  • Provide metrics and status reporting on the status of project task execution and the

critical path to project resources and other stakeholders

  • Ensure communication of status to project leadership and escalate issues as needed

  • Facilitate connections for team members that need assistance to complete tasks
    5% Miscellaneous Duties as assigned

Education, Experience, Skills


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent relevant businessexperience

  • Minimum five years relevant work experience and/or merger & acquisition, divesture

andjoint venture experience

  • Proven experience in communication, negotiation,facilitation, and stakeholder


  • Proven ability to drive for results under tighttimelines

  • Demonstrated ability to be successful in ambiguousenvironments

  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships, influenceand communicate at all levels of the

organizationand cross- function/platform

  • Demonstrated ability for strategic thinking in additionto an understanding of the details

  • Proven problem-solving skills

  • Ability to work outside of normal business hours duringkey project phases approximately
    2-3times per year

  • Ability to travel up to 10% based on projectrequirements, primarily domestic travel


  • Experience working on IT projects

  • Experience with ERP implementations

  • Prior experience utilizing Microsoft Project, Excel,PowerPoint and/or Visio

Other relevant information to the position

Value to the Candidate

  • This role is rare inthat it gives broad exposure to nearly all teams in Global IT, the BusinessUnit deployment team and functions

  • This role interactswith resources at all levels including leadership in Global IT and the BusinessUnits/Functions when providing cutover status

  • Direct involvement in/contributioncomplex, high-profile, large deployment go-live activities. Responsible for coordinating a very largeproject as it reaches the production go-live milestone

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