Under the direction of the Director of ERP Systems and Development, the I.T. Project Manager (Technical) is responsible for gathering business requirements, performing fact-finding activities that may result in new development or implementation of a new software solution or process improvements/simplifications and thoroughly design solutions from a technical perspective which involves researching ERP Schema, coding language and related business rules/master data
Be responsible for the research and project management of systems enhancements and version upgrades, including coordinating tasks, defining the project scope, establish timeline/milestones and perform post-mortem reviews.
Must be a leader with strong interpersonal skills, capable of working with and coordinating cross-functional teams, and produce results on multiple projects at the same time
Must be results oriented and eager to tackle difficult problems with a positive attitude.
Education and Experience
Requires a bachelor's degree in area of specialty and 10 yrs. ERP experience 5 years' experience as a Programmer/Analyst or similar technical background that shows an understanding of ERP design and programming Familiarity with all technical aspects of an ERP system is required Project management experience
Not required but considered a plus: Advanced Degree (MBA) or Certifications, PMP or similar, QAD experience Familiarity with SCADA/PLC's, Engineering or similar background Six Sigma experience or similar.
Provides support to functional managers, process owners, and end users; analyzes process improvement and simplification opportunities and helps define systems and process changes or information requirements; develops specifications based on these requirements. Serves as a project leader with programming, technical, vendor and business personnel to determine system requirements, resource requirements, installation and implementation plans. Defines project task and assist management with task assignment, establishing time frames, project milestones, progress monitoring, and requirements compliance. Provides analysis of data or aids users in the retrieval and interpretation of data. Develops an understanding and evaluates the business implications of system development and maintenance issues. Maintains in depth understanding of the client's business systems in manufacturing management Maintains a moderate understanding of each of client's business areas and works with other IT analysts or business consultants on large cross functional projects. Accurately and timely identifies program, application, and system problems. Mentors less experienced IT personnel.
Able to take action in solving problems while exhibiting judgment and a realistic understanding of issues; able to use reason, even when dealing with emotional topics. Able to define realistic, specific goals and objectives; to prioritize objectives. Able to modify one's own behavioral style to respond to the needs of others while maintaining one's own objectives and sense of dignity. Able to write clearly and effectively present ideas and to document activities; to read and interpret written information. Able to clearly present information through the spoken word; influence or persuade others through oral presentation in positive or negative circumstances; listen well. Able to influence the actions and opinions of others in a desired direction; to exhibit judgment in leading others to worthwhile objectives. Able to start and persist with specific courses of action while exhibiting high motivation and a sense of urgency; willing to commit to long hours of work and make personal sacrifice in order to reach goals. Able to withhold action or speech in the absence of important information; deal with unresolved situations, frequent change, delays or unexpected events. Able to work with people in such a manner as to build high morale and group commitments to goals and objectives.
Processes/Businesses to Support
QAD Plan to Perform (including related business applications interfacing with QAD Manufacturing)
o Item Master and related Master Data
o Product Structures
o Routings/Work Center – Formula/Process
o Inventory Control
o Work Orders
o Lean Manufacturing
o Quality Control
o Product Line Plan
o Resource Plan
o Forecast/Master Plan
o Materials Requirements Planning
o Capacity Requirements Planning
All Companies on QAD
o EUROPE (as needed)