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Manager – IT ERP Finance Systems (Oracle ERP/Oracle E-Business Suite)

St. Louis, Missouri
  • We are not able to sponsor VISAs at this time
  • We are not able to consider remote candidates at this time
  • Hybrid is available (2 out, 3 in is typical). However, since this is a manager position, it’s expected they will be on-site in the event of business needs
  • Will have 6 direct reports
  • Must have some kind of leadership experience. A history with an “official” title (e.g. manager, director, etc) is unnecessary, but they will need to have led some sort of initiative or project.
  • Must have hands-on experience in Oracle ERP. The version doesn’t matter, but this is a priority. This could also include the projects and grants areas of Oracle.
  • The offer would likely fall somewhere between 85k – 105k. This is a wide range, but will depend a lot on experience.
  • Manage the Finance Applications team to handle all aspects of application development, implementation, and support for the Finance and Procurement IT portfolio.
  • Manage assigned employees.  Management duties include: goal setting, performance monitoring, appraisals, and staffing recommendations for raises, promotion, training, and disciplinary actions.   Work with individuals to promote growth through appropriate assignments, feedback, self-study, and training
  • Develop a clear understanding of project scope/expectations and plan projects appropriately.
  • Establish and maintain project schedules in coordination with other interested parties.
  • Anticipate potential problems or changes and develop contingency plans to address them.
  • Identify corrective actions and implement to resolve project problems.
  • Monitor & report project progress to all project stakeholders and key management.
  • Follow up and provide post-implementation support making justified changes where appropriate.
  • Engage with key customers to identify needs and timelines.  Work with them and team to establish priorities on work that lead to overall team and customer satisfaction.
  • Lead and participate in design sessions as necessary to encourage enhanced business processes, improved efficiency, and better information flow.
  • Stay current on ERP application capabilities and best practices in the Finance, Procurement, and Inventory Management areas. Review and analyze the effectiveness and efficiency of existing systems and develop improvement strategies.
  • Collaborate in the planning, design, development, and deployment of new applications, and enhancements to existing applications.
  • Provide oversight and process checks to ensure compatibility and interoperability of systems.
  • Promote adherence and understanding of Bi-State’s development lifecycle and IT standard methodology.
  • Ensure proper orientation, training, and handoff to end users for all modified and new systems.
  • Manage a budget of between $1M and $2M.  Plan and use financial and personnel resources economically.  Stay within budget specifications.  Balance support and development needs as necessary.
  • Devise and implement communication and support strategies with customers that result in high customer satisfaction.
  • Determine strategic directions for Finance, Procurement, and Inventory application areas and develop cost/benefit analyses for capital planning.
  • Research new ERP and IT trends and present recommendations to senior management.
  • Collaborate with the other Applications Development managers and other IT teams in joint projects.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Experience designing, developing and maintaining information technology systems.
  • Experience with the Oracle E-Business ERP system, version R12 or better.   Familiarity or experience with specific modules and their interactions in the E-Business Finance, Procurement, and Inventory areas These include:  AP, AR, FA, GL, Purchasing, iProcurement, iSupplier, Sourcing, Procard, Inventory, MRP, WIP, ASCP, OGA, Projects, Property Manager, and Treasury.
  • Familiarity with budgeting software like TagetiK and Maintenance/Asset Tracking systems like Trapeze EAM.
  • Experience working with Financial and Procurement business areas and personnel.  An understanding of Financial and Procurement standards, procedures and best practices.
  • Experience as a functional team lead or project manager on Oracle ERP projects.  Experience with upgrades and new functionality implementations.
  • Ability to supervise a staff of 5-10 people (ERP analysts, technical and functional leads and application developers).
  • Ability to think strategically and a desire to stay current on technology, financial, and ERP trends.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to understand ERP systems, interfaces, and technical issues.
  • Ability to work with customers and software vendor resources to resolve issues and implement solutions.
  • Understanding of information technology standards/methodologies, and best practices.
  • Interpersonal skills to interact effectively with all levels of technical and business personnel.
  • Ability to assess business needs and recommend appropriate information technology solutions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with groups from diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to work independently, set priorities, work under pressure, adapt to demanding situations and maintain schedules.
  • Knowledge of the transit industry, public sector, or previous experience with transit IT is a plus.

Technical Expertise:  Oracle E-Business Suite (12.2 and above); Trapeze EAM or equivalent maintenance tracking software; Tagetik or equivalent budgeting software; Microsoft Project, Project management tools; Footprints or equivalent issue tracking tools; Relational database concepts; Query tools like SQL, TOAD; Familiarity with Reporting tools like OBIEE Discoverer, or Crystal Reports; Microsoft Office Suite

B.A./B.S. or equivalent experience preferred.  M.S./MBA desirable

Minimum of five (5) years management or project management experience and a total of 10 or more years’ experience in Information Technology

Computer Science or related field.    
Information Technology, Accounting or related fields.

The Timberline Group
Phone: 636-209-5537
623 Missouri Ave #104, Sullivan, Mo 63080
"Delivering quality solutions through quality people"

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