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Chris Hutt

Chris Hutt

Project Manager

Volkswagen Group United Kingdom Limited

MD at Pineridge Ltd, Consultant Project Manager





Volkswagen Group United Kingdom Limited

Project Manager

PROJECT MANAGER – VW UK (2011 to date) (Role Based UK). Joined VW Group as a project manager to work on a number of parts/aftermarket systems related projects. Currently managing 9 live projects, and manage a small team of BA’s and SA’s, developers and testers.

Responsibility for delivering and implementing SAP ECC6.0 ERP and BW to manage the new VW Group Warranty Payments System (WAPAS)

As part of the “Parts 500” programme delivery team I am responsible for integrating 3rd party systems to the new SAP ECC6.0 parts system. These include two electronic parts catalogues, corporate finance (SAP FI/CO), HMRC, Customer Database (SAP CRM)

Also responsible for delivering a document archiving solution for all financial and billing records.

Career medium 06
Career medium 05

Pineridge Ltd - Management Consultancy - Project Management

Managing Director

Currently Contracted to Volkswagen Group UK,

- Project/Programme Management
- Requirements Elicitation, Capture and Specification
- Business Systems Analysis & Design
- Business Process Reengineering
- Business Process Improvement
- Business Case Development
- Bid Management
- Supplier Liaison & Procurement
- Offshoring & Outsourcing
- Change Management
- Post Implementation Reviews
- Risk Analysis, Problem Analysis
- Feasibility Studies

Recent Contracts:-

- TNT Express ICS (Atherstone, UK)
- Jaguar Land Rover Latin America & Caribbean (Sao Paulo, Brasil)
- Jaguar Land Rover North America (Mahwah, NJ, USA)
- Jaguar Land Rover China (Shanghai, China)
- Jaguar Land Rover BELUX (Brussels, Belgium)
- Jaguar Land Rover (Gaydon, UK)

Contract Partners
- Crimson IT
- Spring Technology



Project Manager

Project Manager Domain Integration

Management of the integration, analysis and testing work between common systems domains and TNT legacy applications. The project will deliver common systems domain co-existence & seamless integration with the TNT global legacy systems

Managing the customer facing element of the delivery of CS FL Phase 2 (a customer service application)

Career medium 03
Career medium 04


Programme/Project Manager

Project Manager China Business Systems

Project to make TNT Common Systems compliant for Simplified Chinese ready for implementation in China in 2011

Managed testing of current common system applications using multibyte Simplified Chinese characters, and set the standards for furture enhancements and developments.

Project Manager Product Release Strategy

Project to investigate the current deployment process, and prepare a proposal to improve the path to production of system development.


Jaguar & Land Rover - Latin America & Caribbean

Project Manager

SAP Project Manager based in Sao Paulo - Brasil

Implementing ERP and Vehicle Management System into JLR Latin America & Caribbean

Transtion and separation project to remove JLR National Sales Company from an inbedded part of the Ford Motor Company.

The project was part of the physically move of the company from Ford manufacturing plant in San Bernardo,SP, to a new office building in central Sao Paulo.

Designed the system solution, based on business requirements and corporate stategy.

Implemented new ERP system, SAP Business One, heavily customised with 3rd party software development houses in Brasil and UK

Implemented new vehicle management system integrated with the SAP solution

Managed the business change for the project and and new system & process integration

Career medium 05
Career medium 04

Jaguar Land Rover

Programme/Project Manager

Project Manager SAP Business One JLR BELUX - based in Brussels, Belgium

Managed the design and development of a corporate ERP solution based on SAP Business One - Managed a proof of concept project to prove the solution - Managed the implementation project of a SAP ERP system and vehicle management system.

Project Manager SAP Finance & Accounting JLR North America (Mahwah,NJ - USA)

Managed the elicitation of requirements process of the NA business - Designed solution with UK based software house - Managed the implementation project of system solution and the business change process.

Project Manager China SAP Evaluation Project (Shanghai - China)

Investigation into the China business and the China business requirements - Investigation in the use of SAP package solution to meet the China business needs - Solution design and proposal for the transition and separation of systems away for Ford and Volvo, into a new self sufficient business

Project Manager Portugal Onto Spanish Systems (Gaydon - UK)

Closure of Portuguese National Sales Company and Merging Portuguese NSC into Spanish NSC - Enhance Spanish business systems to incorporate the Portuguese business - Implement ORACLE Financials into Spanish NSC - Transfer Portuguese business onto Spanish Systems.

Project Manager European Distribution Project (Gaydon - UK)

A strategic common systems project, in partnership with Ford Motor Company, Basildon, Essex - Investigation into delivering common systems across all JLR National Sales Companies -
Project did not proceed after investigation.


Caterpillar Logistics Inc.

Project Manager

Project Manager New Business Start Up XPart automotive aftermarket parts business

Project Manager – Scoped and implemented process and system solution enhancements for purchasing/supplier management controls

Project Manager – Delivered for internal customer business reporting and audit controls for new XPart “All Makes” business, working closely with our IT development team to automate the reporting suite to meet business requirements

Project Manager/Purchasing & Supply – Managed project to reduce stock holdings on a within Caterpillar, Target stock reduction, whilst maintaining availability levels and increasing stock turns & velocity ratios. - XPart All Makes business

Purchasing & Supply Project Manager – Set up new Purchasing & Supply Management cell as part of XPart (MG Rover’s parts business) for their new launch of the XPart All Makes business

Buyer – On MG Rover Powertrain account for Caterpillar, included account management of MG Rover (Powertrain), Honda, BMW & Peugeot Citroen

Project Manager - Successfully served on many 6 Sigma project teams delivering to the business (Caterpillar) efficiency savings, with new processes and controls

Joined Caterpillar during the transition for the MG Rover parts business from Unipart

Career medium 03