Accounting - Finance ERP Project Analyst in Valley, NE

$80K - $100K(Ladders Estimates)

Valmont   •  

Valley, NE 68064

Industry: Manufacturing & Automotive

  •  

8 - 10 years

Posted 51 days ago

Welcome to Valmont, where a world of opportunity awaits. When you join our team, you become part of a passionate group dedicated to changing lives and conserving resources around the globe. We want problem solvers who roll up their sleeves to foster progress and innovation for all people. At Valmont, we provide infrastructure, irrigation, tubing and coatings to the world. We strengthen cities. We nourish croplands. We design, manufacture and coat. Our products and services make a difference. Join us, and BUILD YOUR WORLD.

A Brief Summary of This Position:

The incumbent reports to the ERP Manager. The main goal of this position is the application of ERP technology to reengineering fundamental business processes for speed, efficiency, and competitive advantage. Design, develop, implement and support ERP implementation and major business subsystems within the Valmont organization. Analyze project requirements, develop effort estimates, task dependencies and provide technical support. Lead major cross functional projects with complex and challenging business problems that can have a broad organization impact and provide opportunities for significant competitive advantage. The ERP Project Analyst must perform feasibility, efficiency, economic, and organizational analysis to evaluate system alternatives for cost and bottom line impact throughout the development cycle. Supervision of project assigned programmers and analysts may be necessary.

The ERP Project Analyst leads activities by coordinating systems integration and end user testing including planning, building, scheduling, facilitating execution, issues resolution, controlling scope, and adjusting to unforeseen issues. The incumbent works with the project team to document, prioritize, and resolve issues to ensure testing deliverables are completed on time. The incumbent is given complex and challenging business problems that can provide opportunities for significant competitive advantage. The ERP Project Analyst must perform feasibility and economic analysis to evaluate system alternatives for cost and bottom line impact. Efficiency of the entire business process must be considered throughout the development cycle.

Essential Functions:

  • This position reports to the ERP Manager and has no direct or indirect reports
  • This role requires up to 75% travel (internationally/domestically), including overnight stays
  • Apply ERP technology to business processes
  • Identify and document current and future business processes
  • Identify and document gaps between current and future business processes
  • Analyze and translate user requirements into technical design and development processes
  • Develop technical architecture applications including scripting and user interface design
  • Assist programming in identifying fields to execute data conversion
  • Validate data migration from current system to new ERP system
  • Validate future business model using new ERP system
  • Conduct and validate ERP training for project team and end users
  • Lead project team and end users in execution of user acceptance testing
  • Document identified issues
  • Collaborate with project team to resolve identified issues
  • Monitor and assist project team and end users in the execution of the final user acceptance testing
  • Provide on-going technical support and participate in user application training
  • Provide documentation, technical specifications and infrastructure requirements for each application
  • Continuously monitor industry trends, standards, and technologies. Research, recommend and apply new technologies as they emerge
  • Perform feasibility analysis considering technical, infrastructural, organizational and economic aspects to alternative solutions
  • Perform project management including task identification, effort and duration estimates, task dependencies and sequencing, critical path analysis, resource assignment and evaluation, conflict and problem resolution
  • Re-engineer business processes through analysis of alternative process designs and implementation to achieve speed, simplicity, accuracy and competitive advantage
  • Keep abreast of and apply best practices in process design and system development and implementation

Other Important Details about the Role:

Direction is provided by the immediate supervisor and normally consists of relative priority and timing requirements of the assignment, business process requirements and tradeoffs, assigned resources, security and/or performance requirements, interface and technical requirements. The incumbent is free to coordinate assigned resources to maximize production output and quality, and to develop and implement business systems within the parameters provided and subject to supervisory direction and user acceptance testing and approval. Supervisor is kept informed of progress toward the goal, issues, problems, conflicts, and opportunities to help guide the project toward completion. A high level of initiative and self-motivation is necessary to be successful. Implementation of major business systems requires a broad understanding of business problems and the definition and evaluation of alternative solutions. Solutions must consider feasibility and organizational impacts. An implementation plan is developed and maintained. The incumbent should have a sound understanding of the economics of testing to promote quality at a reasonable cost. The system user or customer is fully involved at each stage of implementation to help insure the accuracy of the solution. Supervisor is kept informed of progress toward the goal, issues, problems, conflicts, and opportunities to help guide the project toward completion.

Required Qualifications of Every Candidate (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):

  • Preferred Bachelors with 6+ years relevant experience or Associates Degree with 8+ years relevant experience or 10+ years of relevant experience
  • Leadership role in ERP implementation or experience as a subject matter expert in using an ERP or business system to support a corporate business environment
  • Must be available for U.S. and international travel 50-75%
  • Excellent understanding of computer technology as it applied to business processes
  • High level of initiative and self-motivation
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field
  • Excellent understanding of accounting, finance, and business processes
  • Must be able to work effectively with people at all levels, solve personal conflicts, understand and diagnose the causes of change resistance and initiate corrective action
  • Supervisory experience
  • Knowledge of IFS or other ERP system.


Valid Through: 2019-9-27