ERP Project Lead

# Permanent

Baker and Baker Recruitment are recruiting for an exciting opportunity for an ERP Project Lead, for a start-up based in the Warwickshire area.

Job Title: ERP Project Lead

Salary: c£70k (Depending on Experience)

Duration: Permanent

The ERP Project Lead has a unique opportunity to scope, identify and implement “the right” ERP system across the key business streams. The ERP lead will be responsible for setting and delivering the implementation strategy that will meet Program goals. The ERP Lead will be responsible for working with all Internal Stakeholders to drive the development of “Best in Class” Operational and Business Processes (Op&Bus.P). Propose and Onboard the “most suitable” ERP system that will seamlessly interface with Business and all Users.

Our client is anticipating rapid growth and it is, therefore, essential that the ERP systems and Op&Bus.P. processes are robust to support that growth.

We expect the candidate to be able to demonstrate a senior level of experience in managing a large ERP system implementation, from project Initiation to User acceptance. 


REGULAR TASKS

ERP System Implementation

  • Define the ERP Project Scope, Project Team Structure, and High-Level Project Deliverables
  • Define ERP Architecture strategy
  • With support from Internal Stakeholders define the business functionality requirements for an ERP system.
  • Define the “To-Be” Organisational Design to ensure the ERP system can be operated effectively that will achieve Operational and business goals.
  • With the support of all Stakeholders, define the “To-Be” User interface processes and systems requirements that will guarantee ERP data integrity.
  • Identify an ERP system that is the best fit for the client – Support the RFQ and nomination process where required.
  • Be the Key liaison with the nominated ERP Provider – Ensuring they meet all project Milestones and gateways
  • Coordination with IT Providers to ensure a successful ERP implementation and rollout.
  • During the Implementation and Roll Out phases of the ERP system, embed best practices into business-as-usual activity.
  • Ensure full “User Acceptance” during the Testing phases.
  • Act as the primary point of contact to both Internal and External Stakeholders
  • and other tasks as assigned by a line manager

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Set the scope of the ERP system that will fully meet the business needs.
  • “Blue Print” the End-to-End Op&Bus. Processes with Internal Stakeholder champions.
  • Define the appropriate ERP Project resources and the subsequent BAU resources levels to support and manage the ERP operation.
  • Define and deliver the most suitable ERP Architecture solution strategy for the Business (SaaS, On-Site)
  • Engage with ERP providers and nominate the preferred ERP supplier, ensuring the best QCD outcome for the business
  • Implement the first stage of the ERP system in time for Pre-Production builds; with full operational roll-out before series production
  • Set the project phases, defining the appropriate milestone acceptance gateways. With special attention to what the “Success Criteria” are for both System and User Testing phases.
  • Lead the rollout of the system across the business ensuring robust embedding with all Stakeholders – Swiftly Countermeasure any concerns and bugs as they a discovered.

 

REQUIRED SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

  • High-Level experience in managing ERP Systems implementation and roll out.
  • Strong Project management and Governance
  • Deep analytical skills with a high capacity to think strategically about complex issues, evaluate alternatives, and make compelling recommendations based on proven business case analysis
  • Solid understanding of overall business strategy development and Op&Bus Processes
  • Experience in success in dynamic and complex environments,
  • Manage Core Process Owners with the ability to influence at all levels
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills to effectively communicate with any steering committees, boards, and all stakeholders
  • Excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills
  • Candidates with experience from the Automotive sector would be advantageous but not essential

 

 Reference ID: ERP001

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