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  • Complex ERP Upgrade, Implementation and Optimisation
  • Delivery, People and Change focused 
  • Permanent role



Lyttelton Port Company (LPC) is the largest Port in the South Island of New Zealand and is the international gateway for goods coming in and out of the region, facilitating the movement of $5.6 billion of exports and $4.8 billion of imports last financial year. With a focus firmly on the future, these are exciting times for LPC as they navigate a significant transformation and evolution of the organisation, with a refreshed strategy focused on culture, innovation, optimisation, and business growth. With a passion to play a key role in the global transport network, LPC is firmly committed to a future with people at its core. 



This newly created permanent role reports to the Head of Digital and works closely with the ERP Programme Manager.   It will be heavily involved in the upgrade and implementation of the existing Infor M3 ERP.  It is a key and complex project with the current version of M3 several versions behind the latest release.

The higher-level project planning and domain knowledge of the M3 ERP is provided by the Programme Manager.  This role is focused on delivery and day-to-day management of the project.  It ensures that project deliverables meet business requirements on time, scope and budget with a focus on cost effectiveness, efficiency, compliance, H&S and any continuous improvement initiatives.  It has a strong people and change management focus ensuring operational staff are well informed, trained and prepared to use the new features and resulting processes in their jobs as each phase of the project is implemented and live.

The Port is a dynamic environment with fluid work demands on its operational staff depending on the workload from the arrival and departure of ships.  Your project planning and activities needs to be continuously reviewed to ensure there is an awareness of key day to day operational demands and how the project needs to fit alongside that during key moments throughout the project lifecycle.



We are happy to consider either an experienced ERP Project Manager or an experienced ERP Consultant who has developed their Project Management skills but are waiting for the opportunity to do it in a full-time capacity.  What is important is your experience and knowledge of what’s involved in ERP projects and how the project needs to be structured and run to be successfully delivered.

Key attributes include:

  • Commercial savvy with the ability to understand how to fit your project activities within the fluid operational demands of a Port.
  • Ability to make the right decisions at the right time during a project and have staff fully engaged when they are involved in the project.
  • Ability to identify where change management processes need to be incorporated into key phases and activities during the project.
  • Excellent people leadership, verbal and written communication skills. Comfortable working with a wide variety of people
  • Excellent ability to build strong relationships with stakeholders, key influencers and staff.
  • Problem-solving and interpersonal skills that facilitate effective interactions within and across cross-functional teams.
  • Able to identify issues and generate solutions or request escalation when necessary.
  • Ability to utilise project management practices, good risk and control awareness, proven experience in proactively strengthening controls and identifying potential gaps. 
  • Ability to navigate in a complex environment with limited guidance. 
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks to challenging deadlines and adapt to changing priorities. 
  • Ability to work as part of a cross-functional team. 


 For a confidential discussion or to acquire the position description, please contact Richard Foster on 03 379 7002 or 021 85 45 45.  Alternatively, to submit an application press the APPLY button and follow the steps, include your CV as an attached Microsoft Word document.  

FOSTERRA HR & Recruitment is exclusively managing this recruitment process on behalf of Lyttelton Port Company. 

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ERP Project Manager
New Zealand
Christchurch - City ~ Canterbury
Job Group:
IT & T
Job Classification:
Project Manager