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Laurence Bennett

Head of SAP Application Technology @ Woolworths Limited

Senior IT executive leading large teams delivering core enterprise application technology. Strong IT people leader.

Sydney, Australia

Ranked #873 out of 17,460 for Head of SAP Application Technology in United States

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Laurence Bennett's Work Experience

Woolworths Limited

Head of SAP Application Technology

August 2015 to Present

Sydney, Australia

Wesfarmers Industrial & Safety

IT Applications Manager/ IT Programme Manager (ERP)

February 2012 to August 2015

Lodestone Management Consultants


September 2011 to February 2012

Sydney, Australia

Laurence Bennett's Education

Charles Sturt University

MBA Computers

2011 to 2014

University of South Africa/Universiteit van Suid-Afrika

BCom Hons Business Administration

1997 to 2000

University of the Witwatersrand

BComm Marketing Human Resources

1993 to 1995

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Woolworths Limited

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About Laurence Bennett

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Laurence is a highly regarded Senior IT Manager with extensive management experience across IT disciplines. From a background in enterprise applications and business intelligence systems he has been involved in all facets of running large IT departments, from senior executive stakeholder management, IT strategy development, team leadership through to project governance, operational management and process improvement as well as vendor selection and management. Laurence has been involved in IT strategy development, IT budgeting and financial management, IT organisational change and IT operational planning and management. Laurence’s systems expertise covers the full spectrum of the application lifecycle, particularly SAP, Oracle, JD Edwards and ERP, having extensive experience from selection, project preparation and planning, design through to build and realisation as well as post implementation support. One of Laurence’s key strengths is people leadership and management, empowering and building into staff members, thus allowing them to succeed and develop. Current position: IT Senior Management - Large Australian corporate Prior: Director - Multinational consultancy IT Senior Management (Group Manager - Service Delivery and Operations) Programme Director - Project Improvement Acting Chief Information Officer Applications Services and Business Intelligence Manager Business Intelligence Manager at a leading bank Manager, Senior Consultant and Consultant at Deloitte South Africa Specialties: IT Senior Management IT Applications Management IT Project Management IT Vendor Management IT Sourcing IT Service Delivery (ITIL certification and ISO/IEC 200000 certification) Enterprise Applications and Business Intelligence (with focussed SAP experience)Head of SAP Application Technology @ Overall leadership of the Woolworths Limited SAP teams and landscape. From August 2015 to Present (5 months) Sydney, AustraliaIT Applications Manager/ IT Programme Manager (ERP) @ Senior IT manager, reporting to the CIO, responsible for the leading and management of the application portfolio. Lead and direct a large team of skilled developers and support staff responsible for multiple business critical applications. Driving a number of key initiatives from an IT perspective including an ERP replacement project (leading the IT component of the project, currently in the Design phase post an in-depth SW and implementation partner selection process), business improvement initiatives (using technology), HR/ Payroll upgrade and a BI consolidation. From February 2012 to August 2015 (3 years 7 months) Director @ Director at multinational IT Management consultancy, with focus on SAP implementations. From September 2011 to February 2012 (6 months) Sydney, AustraliaGroup Manager - Service Delivery and Operations @ Responsible for leading and managing the the IT Operations teams at George Weston Foods. Includes managing Service Desk, distributed field service staff across Australia and New Zealand, applications management (SAP through an outsourced agreement with CapGemini) and the infrastructure team. Chair and manage the IT Operations Steering Committee, which governs delivery of IT service against service targets, customer expectations and systems performance and maintenance. From June 2010 to August 2011 (1 year 3 months) Sydney, AustraliaApplication Services and Business Intelligence Manager @ Managing all Enterprise Applications (primarily SAP). Team size of 40 plus permanent staff and 40 plus contracts. Team supports both BAU operations as well as change and project tasks. From January 2009 to July 2010 (1 year 7 months) Programme Director – Project Improvement @ - Establishing and leading an IT transformation initiative aiming at strategic sourcing of the IT function. - Development and presentation of business case and proposed IT organisation structure to executive and global leadership From March 2010 to June 2010 (4 months) Acting Chief Information Officer @ - Managing 110 permanent IT staff and 60 contractors - Financial management including budgeting, forecasting and cost centre management - Operational planning and management - IT strategy development From November 2009 to February 2010 (4 months) Acting Chief Information Officer @ - Selected to act in the role of CIO when the current incumbent was placed on extended leave for medical reasons. - Full financial and operational responsibilities for the entire IT department. From September 2008 to December 2008 (4 months) Business Intelligence Manager @ Managing the business intelligence team at GWF - SAP BI7.0, BIA, Cognos and TM1. From October 2007 to December 2008 (1 year 3 months) Group IT Systems Manager - SAP Business Warehouse @ Establish, manage and grow the SAP business intelligence team within the bank. Merged 3 disparate project teams into a competency centre and established a supprot structure (with processes) as well as ongoing project delivery. From 2005 to 2007 (2 years) Manager @ Management Consulting with a focus on SAP and Oracle Business Intelligence Key Projects/ Achievements managed: - Designed and developed the annual budgeting process for a large insurance company - Lead data warehouse developer for top multinational mining company - HR reporting system design for multinational diamond mining company - Developed activity-based costing model (and reporting solution) for both a fixed line telecommunications operator and a mobile telecommunications operator. - Team member in developing a business model for new product and services introduction - Established business intelligence outsourcing team, support a global mining company, with an Australian and European user base From September 1999 to September 2005 (6 years 1 month) Consultant @ From 1997 to 1999 (2 years) MBA, Computers @ Charles Sturt University From 2011 to 2014 BCom Hons, Business Administration @ University of South Africa/Universiteit van Suid-Afrika From 1997 to 2000 BComm, Marketing, Human Resources @ University of the Witwatersrand From 1993 to 1995 Hilton College From 1988 to 1992 Hilton College From 1988 to 1992 Laurence Bennett is skilled in: IT Management, IT Service Management, IT Strategy, Project Implementation, Business Intelligence, ITIL, SAPScript, Outsourcing, ERP Implementations, SAP ERP, ERP Selection, Application Management Services, IT Performance Management, IT Project Lifecycle, IT Project & Program Management

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