Led the integration planning and execution of the $1.2bn acquisition of John Guest

Led the overall implementation of a full cross functional SAP implementation into the UK business



  • Led Global integration planning for RWC from pre-announcement through close and to ‘Integration Day’
  • Rapid integration of large competitor – in EMEA, the target was significantly larger than RWC
  • Global PMI Partners team led the Steering Committee with Global CEO and management team
  • IMO supported all workstreams’ pre-close planning and post-close integration planning and execution
  • Deep focus on internal and external communications
  • HR workstream lead mentoring in-house teams through OD, legal consultation processes, employer assignment and redundancies
  • Rapid delivery of deal objectives, including site closures, supply chain integration and functional integrations
  • Overall programme leadership responsibility reporting into the EMEA CEO & Global CIO
  • Close management of the external Systems Integrator who had been onboarded on a fixed price contract (20+ FTE with blend of onshore & offshore resource)
  • Supporting and challenging the JG/RWC functional leads to de-risk Go Live
  • Ownership of creating a robust end to end UAT testing approach and oversight to ensure Exec level risk based judgement call could be made on the overall “go/no go” decision
  • Active intervention around “change management” to ensure pragmatic approaches taken for training and communications
  • Overall ownership of the cutover weekend plan with significant detailed scrutiny of multiple plans
  • Leadership on ensuring a robust “Hypercare” plan in place for immediate post go live period
  • Accountability to create and monitor Exec level business metrics to track business performance from “Go Live” and isolate “business issues” v “SAP IT system issues”

Industrial Manufacturing

Services Delivered
M&A Integration

Countries Involved
United Kingdom
United States

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