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ERP Project Manager

Role:

An ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) Project Manager plays a crucial role in overseeing the successful implementation of an ERP system within an organization. They collaborate with stakeholders, manage resources, and ensure the project meets its objectives.

Key Responsibilities:

Project Planning and Management:

  • Create and maintain a comprehensive project plan that outlines the project’s scope, schedule, budget, and resource requirements.
  • Establish a project team, define roles and responsibilities, and develop a communication plan.
  • Monitor progress, identify risks, and implement mitigation strategies to keep the project on track.

Stakeholder Management:

  • Work closely with stakeholders, including the executive team, department managers, IT personnel, and end-users.
  • Ensure the ERP system aligns with the organization’s requirements and objectives.
  • Maintain relationships with stakeholders, communicate project updates, and manage expectations.

Budget Management:

  • Establish a project budget, track costs, and report on budget variances.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to identify cost-saving opportunities and develop effective contingency plans.

Risk Management:

  • Identify project risks and develop contingency plans to mitigate them.
  • Proactively assess risks and work with stakeholders to create a risk management plan.

Resource Management:

  • Manage project resources, including project team members, vendors, and contractors.
  • Ensure the team is appropriately staffed, trained, and motivated to achieve project objectives.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (such as Business Administration, Information Technology, or Project Management).
  • Proven experience managing ERP implementation projects.
  • Strong project management skills, including planning, execution, and risk management.
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management abilities.
  • Familiarity with ERP systems and their integration into organizational processes.

Additional Notes / Summary:

Emphasis must be given to the following requirements:

  • Must have played a Project Management role on at least 2 ERP Projects
  • Must understand the ERP Life Cycle (key project phases, tasks, activities, and deliverables per phase)
  • Must have good leadership/people and communication skills.
  • Should also be someone who is quite resolute – i.e. can hold people to account, manage Vendors, make the tough calls, deliver the bad news, when necessary, etc.
  • Must have experience with cloud-based ERP software (new technology)

 

 

 

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