Jaco Lourens

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Jaco Lourens

Locality: Brisbane Area, Australia
Summary: Started my career as a practising barrister (Advocate of the High Court) in South Africa in 1996, mainly focussing on commercial law. In 1999, made a career change and entered the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry as a SAP Consultant, starting in a technology capacity (ABAP, Basis, ALE/IDOC, EDI, Integration), then mainly in the SAP Sales & Distribution and SAP Materials Management areas. Involved in numerous SAP projects from a logistics perspective across different industries, my expertise has especially been proven in commercial business and operational model definition, business process modelling and alignment across organisations; process consulting to standardise and improve processes based on leading practice, change leadership in organisations and business role modelling and implementation of SAP SD and MM to optimise and improve business outcome. Successfully managed to apply the skills honed through legal practice in my career as business, process and SAP SD/MM consultant. Key capabilities lie in my analytical competency to evaluate, interpret and apply solutions to complex business problems, skill to communicate and negotiate with customers; ability to model and implement processes change through the application of acceptable methodologies and to apply technology to optimise complex business requirements. Currently busy with my PhD in Law, studying international maritime commerce at the University of Queensland, Australia.
Current: Global process architect (Contact to Cash) (SAP SD, MM, FI-CO, FI-AR) at Rio Tinto
Past: Senior Consultant (SAP SD, MM) at Queensland Government: Department of Main Roads (DMR) Global Support Lead: Contact to Cash at Rio Tinto SD / MM Consultant; Logistics Project Manager at Queensland Government, Corptech Supply Chain Advisor at National E-Health Transition Authority (NeHTA) Senior Consultant at Deloitte Touche and Tohmatsu (Australia) Business System Specialist at BHP Billiton (Johannesburg, South Africa) SD Consultant, Integration Manager at Iscor Limited (South Africa) Senior Consultant at Daimler Chrysler (South Africa) Senior Consultant at Iscor Ltd (Empangeni, South Africa) Senior Consultant at Standard Bank Ltd (South Africa) Consultant at Anglo American Platinum (Amplats), South Africa Law Practice, Pretoria, South Africa at Advocate of the High Court Pupillage at Pretoria Bar, South Africa Junior Lecturer at University of Pretoria Research Assistant at University of South Africa see less... 12 more...
Education:  University of Pretoria/Universiteit van Pretoria Law, Criminology (1991-1997) 
 Leopold-Franzens Universitt Innsbruck Universitatssprachprufung (1995-1995) National diploma in German for university admission for post-graduate studies at a German University.
 The University of Queensland International electronic maritime commerce (20...
Industry: Information Technology and Services
Skills: SAP Expert in SD (sales, logistics execution and shipping), MM (especially purchasing, inventory management), FI-AR, CS (resource related billing PS-SD, PM-SD); Excellent integration knowlege in PS, PM, FI-CO, CO-PA, excellent technical knowledge (ABAP, XI, integration). SAP R/3 version 3.1H ECC 6.0, Industries: Mining, IS-Oil, Automotive, Banking, Manufacturing (Steel), Service Sector (Government).
Experience: Rio Tinto (Public Company; RIO; Mining & Metals industry): Global process architect (Contact to Cash) (SAP SD, MM, FI-CO, FI-AR),  (October 2008-Present) Process and Solution architect at Rio Tinto in the contact to cash process area: SAP SD (all), LE, MM (to support commodity trading), FI-CO, FI-AR on an ECC6.0 platform, using IS-Oil functionality. Responsible for scope de...
Interests: consulting offers, getting back in touch

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Mr South Africa (Jaco Lourens) rounded out the Commonwealth, placing fourth. There is not one man in that competition I would not gladly invite home for dinner.