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ERP Solutions Architect - Manufacturing

Company: Gemline
Location: Lawrence
Posted on: August 8, 2022

Job Description:

Company BackgroundFounded in 1958, Gemline is a growing and award-winning, design-centric supplier providing high quality branded products to the promotional products industry. Gemline is ranked as the 12th largest industry supplier by the Advertising Specialty Institute. The Company's product line comprises of a wide range of electronics, bags, coolers, drinkware, stationery, writing instruments, gourmet food, and lifestyle gifts. In addition to its strong portfolio of house brands and Gemline-branded products, the Company offers other high-quality retail brands such as American Tourister -, Anker, CORKCICLE -, Courant, Cuisinart - Outdoor Grilling, govino -, Igloo -, Moleskine -, MiiR -, Modern Sprout -, Osprey -, Out of the Woods -, Paper Mate -, Samsonite -, Sharpie -, Slowtide, W&P and Zebra -. Gemline is a registered trademark of The Gem Group, Inc. -For more information about Gemline, visit the Company's website at or 1-800-800-3200. Find Gemline on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.On multiple occasions, and as recent as 2022, Gemline has received the honor of being recognized as a Great Place to Work by PPB, a leading industry publication. Providing an exceptional customer experience to all customers is the Company's number one priority! Every associate has a role in delivering that experience through Gemline's foundational values of trust, integrity, humility, inclusion, community, and truth. The Company's success is driven by its associates' success - "Pride in People, Pride in Product."The ERP Solutions Architect helps shape the protocols, processes, and frameworks that support the connected experiences for Gemline associates and customers. This is accomplished by taking a comprehensive end-to-end approach: one that begins and ends with the customer and the products and services offered by Gemline.
The ERP Solutions Architect plays a key role in structuring the enterprise in terms of its business processes, business information and technology frameworks. -This person aligns strategic goals and objectives with business process improvement initiatives. The primary focus is defining specific initiatives that can be carried out by cross-functional teams. This position works to develop an integrated view of the enterprise using a repeatable approach, cohesive framework, and available industry standard techniques. -Accountability Objective: - - - - - - - - - -Analyze, design, develop, document, test, deploy and support and business process improvements and new business processes - - - - - - - - -Train and support personnel in the effective use of business process and systems. - - - - - - - - -Implement business process changes and enhancements through process re-engineering and system configuration. - -Key Responsibilities:

  • Gather business and user analytical needs in consultation with both business managers and end users.
  • Conduct root cause analysis with business users to identify business process improvement opportunities. -Research these opportunities to define the objectives, scope, resource estimates and functional/technical specifications. - - - - - - - - - -Work closely with business users to resolve ongoing functional issues - - - - - - - - -Test systems and evaluate results to ensure adequacy in meeting requirements.
    • Facilitate and document discovery sessions to uncover business processes and functional requirements.
    • Support and build demonstrations aligned with Gemline's key business initiatives.
    • Translate technical and business requirements into a customer focused value-centric solution.
    • Work within teams with the ability to take a leadership role where necessary
    • Staying apprised of current ERP (IFS) capabilities
    • Coordinate and manage vendor partners -Requirements/Qualifications:
      • Strong familiarity with ERP (IFS) Solutions for highly configurable manufacturing.
      • A broad, enterprise-wide view of the business and understanding of strategy, processes and capabilities, enabling technologies, and governance
      • A critical thinker capable of solving problems through business process improvements and leveraging integrated software systems
      • Ability to clarify ambiguity to define requirements.
      • The ability to apply architectural principles to business solutions
      • Extensive experience planning and deploying both process improvement initiatives
      • Experience modeling business processes using a variety of tools and techniques
      • Strong communication skills and the ability to communicate appropriately at all levels of the organization; this includes written and verbal communications as well as visualizations
      • The ability to act as liaison conveying information needs of the business to IT and data/technology constraints to the business.
      • Team player able to work effectively at all levels of an organization with the ability to influence others to move toward consensus
      • Strong situational analysis and decision-making abilities
      • Bachelor's degree in a technology or business-related field.
      • Experience in leading cross functional project teams. -Must Have - - - - - - - - -Minimum 5 years of experience as an ERP functional analyst with at least 2 years' experience as an IFS ERP V.9 or 10 Solution Architect - - - - - - - - -Minimum 2 implementation experiences as a solution architect or functional analyst in sales and manufacturing - - - - - - - - -Ability to design the core business flow and arrive at Functional/Technical Solution landscape for complex and large volume projects. - - - - - - - - -In depth understanding of order to cash and procure to pay business processes. - - - - - - - - -Familiarity with waterfall and Agile methodologies - - - - - - - - -Understanding of Oracle and the IFS application architecture a plus -

Keywords: Gemline, Lawrence , ERP Solutions Architect - Manufacturing, Other , Lawrence, Massachusetts

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