ERP/Engineering Applications Architect
Job Type
Full-time
Description

Reporting to Global Applications Manager, the ERP/ Engineering Applications Architect will be primarily responsible for the architecture, development, maintenance, and support for ERP applications by closely managing the day-to-day tasks and operations of ERP and engineering applications, leading projects related to new implementations and upgrades. The candidate with excellent functional and technical skills, will interact with business users at all levels to analyze business process in supply chain and finance providing guidance and leading process improvement initiatives This role collaborates with application users, staff members, IT colleagues and other stakeholders including external vendors to define business requirements and system interfaces, assess available technologies, develop, and implement solutions. Also, this role will work with users of engineering applications and collaborates with the IT infrastructure team to ensure the smooth functioning of engineering applications and its interfaces with other software, applications upgraded and appropriate licensing. 


Responsibilities:

  • Provides technical and architectural guidance for the ERP systems, including providing solution implementation standards and reviews.
  • Designs/Implements techno-functional solutions related to the enterprise application system to satisfy various business requirements.
  • Supervises staff, ensuring projects are properly prioritized and support issues addressed timely
  • Works with the Global Applications Manager to ensure adequate staffing coverage across the globe to support businesses at all geographical locations 
  • Coordinates functional requirements with IT personal, business users and external vendors, ensuring they are understood, and works with development team to design technical solutions to meet requirements
  • Responsible for mentorship, evaluations, conflict resolution and recognition of staff to maintain highly motivated and engaged employees.
  • Works with all stakeholders including external vendors to ensure applications are supported, patched, and tuned appropriately managing the correspondent projects. 
  • Participate with the IT management team in planning production rollouts, ensuring all outages are planned and coordinated with applicable parties minimizing downtime.
  • Responsible for managing and being aligned with all external partners involved/accountable in delivering any component of the project scope and the associated project deliveries.
  • Manages IT projects scope, risk mitigations, issue resolution being responsible for the quality of IT owned project deliverables 
  • Act as a liaison between upper management, business users, and other IT departments on ERP and engineering application related topics.
  • Evaluating business processes, anticipating requirements, uncovering areas for improvement, and developing and implementing solutions.
  • Leading ongoing reviews of business processes and developing optimization strategies.
  • Staying up-to-date on the latest process and IT advancements to automate and modernize systems

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Requirements

Education: Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent in Business Administration or related field) is required

Experience

  • Previous supervisory/project management experience
  • A minimum of 10 years programming/ system Admins experience
  • 8 -10 years hands on ERP implementation, support and business analysis experience
  • Excellent knowledge in Supply chain and Finance business processes
  • Experience in ERPs like Infor FourthShift , Siteline, QAD, Oracle EBusiness Suite  is a plus
  • 8+ years’ experience in building and supporting  Applications using Microsoft and other technologies
  • Experience in SQL server database administration is a plus
  • Experience in maintenance and support of Engineering applications like Solidworks, Autodesk, Windchilll
  • 5+ years architecting large transaction systems
  • Ability to partner with Infrastructure, Network and Security team leadership.
  • Possess interpersonal skills necessary to interact with all levels of technical and business personnel.
  • Experience planning, estimating, and managing information technology projects. Ability to manage to a schedule.

Technology/Equipment: Knowledge of Microsoft technologies is a plus