ERP Program Manager in Atlanta, GA & Remote at Vaco

Date Posted: 1/12/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

We are looking for an experienced ERP Program Manager (ERP PM) to lead the implementation of an ERP
transformation program including the upgrade of Macola ES to Macola 10, upgrade of MS-Nav 2018 to MS Business
Central 365 Cloud and implementation of Planful Corporate Performance Management (CPM).

The ideal candidate will have a proven and successful track record of implementing multiple ERP systems
internally or as a consultant and has leadership experience in managing diverse teams to achieve the
desired outcomes for our organization.

This position provides management of complex program and ERP specific project expertise for the ERP
program and is accountable for the successful execution of the projects defined within the ERP program.
The ERP PM will represent the interests of the client and will partner with the external implementation consultants
to ensure the successful delivery of the program and to enable the transfer of knowledge from the ERP
implementation team to the client and the post-implementation support team. The ERP PM collaborates with
the business stakeholders, process owners and subject matter experts, serving as the lead person to
coordinate, influence and manage the execution of the ERP program.

Primary Responsibilities

Program Planning
* Work closely with program sponsors to confirm project scope, timing and overall business
* Collaborate with third party implementation partner to develop and confirm ERP implementation
plan, deliverables, resource requirements, budget and overall schedule.
* Organize and coordinate project workstreams to identify dependencies and potential areas of risk.
* Utilize project management best practices and methods to support the execution of the program.
Program Execution
* Responsible for the execution of the ERP project to ensure that it is implemented on-time and onbudget.
* Manages and facilitates resolution of conflicting objectives, issues, scope, schedules and work
* Responsible for quality of project deliverables and required program documentation and artifacts.

Program Governance
* Responsible for timely status reporting of the ERP Program.
* Ensure that program guidance principles are understood and enforced.
* Obtain needed decisions, guidance, and resources from sponsors and other decision-makers.
* Support ERP Steering Committee Chair to prepare and coordinate meetings, provide documentation
and other information as needed.

Program Communication
* Keeps executive team and stakeholders fully informed and maintains effective communication with
all stakeholders by providing status updates, identifying risks, and communicating mitigation plan
* Helps to mediate, coach and provides guidance to ERP team members and stakeholders on
program related matters and issues arising from the implementation of new processes or functions.
* Responsible for communicating with ERP implementation partners and all related 3rd parties.

Position Requirements

* 15+ years of overall experience with a proven track record of implementing complex ERP or
transformational programs.
* Extensive experience with implementing ERP platforms and at least one full cycle implementation of
Macola 10 and/or MS-Business Central 365 Cloud and/or Planful or similar CPM tools.
* Manufacturing and or Engineering industry experience preferred.
* Experience managing third party partners, including implementation consultants.
* Demonstrated experience in leading diverse teams.

* Exceptional leadership skills, with the ability to develop and communicate the project objectives,
inspire and motivate teams, and maintain alignment with the business strategy.
* Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain a high level
of customer trust and confidence.
* Excellent project management and team-building skills, with demonstrated track record across a
range of project types.
* Significant knowledge of project planning, scheduling and collaboration tools with a solid track record
of practical application such as Microsoft Project, Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex, Slack, etc.
* Ability to analyze, understand and effectively communicate between business requirements and
technical design and implementation.
* Problem-solving, negotiation and decision-making skills to influence management as well as internal
and external partners
* Knowledge of lean manufacturing principles, lean six sigma process/tools, and process mapping
would be a plus.

Education & Certification
* Masters or Bachelor's degree in business, engineering or related field.
* Agile/SCRUM certification strongly preferred but not required.
* PMP certification strongly preferred but not required.