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Director, ERP Systems

Location:

Wilmington, Massachusetts

Job ID

2106053

Job Summary

At UniFirst, we empower people to be their best selves and to do their best work. This is a critical leadership in UniFirst’s Corporate IT organization and is targeted at implementing and continuing the expansion of our Oracle Cloud Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) platform. This leader will be responsible for defining our go forward operating model to build and support this strategic technology. This role will drive the day-to-day application services and will drive the strategic plan required to meet the overall business objectives of UniFirst. This position is responsible for implementing, managing, and supporting UniFirst’s ERP & supporting systems.

Job Detail

  • Provide leadership, vision, and guidance to the ERP applications organization, developing their skills and capabilities to meet the needs of the business units through traditional and emerging technologies and development methodologies.
  • Work closely with the corporate functions and Service & Production regions to build a clear vision and strategy for business applications
  • Lead and coordinate all key strategic business systems implementations projects for business systems.
  • Drive key vendor partnerships to ensure successful delivery of ERP program implementation and transformation including managing our transformation partner (system integrator)
  • Provide input and support to develop the overall IT Applications strategy that ensures the needs and priorities of our Finance, Sales, Supply Chain, Manufacturing functions are addressed and creating value for the business.
  • Life cycle management of Oracle Cloud Applications and supporting systems through timely patching & upgrades.
  • Develop an ERP application support plan and structure which is capable of supporting Oracle Cloud Platform & Applications.
  • Develop a detailed plan of projects and priorities with the function and regions. Deliver solutions within timeframes and budget set forth in the plan.


Qualifications

Requirements

  • 10+ years of experience implementing and supporting business applications in two or more functional areas required.
  • Minimum of 7 years of Oracle Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) platform/management experience; within world-class manufacturing and supply chain systems in global company.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in SaaS and Cloud based technologies – preferably Oracle Cloud ERP.
  • At least two full cycles ERP implementation in a manufacturing global organization.
  • Minimum of 5 years of leadership experience while managing other managers, technical leaders, and/or 3rd-party service providers.
  • At least 3 years of budget planning and IT related financial management
  • Strong experience and successful record of delivering large programs/projects
  • Experience enabling and supporting global plant/warehouse operations and remote end-users
  • Understanding of strategic business objectives and results driven approach to achieving those objectives
  • Demonstrated experience developing and managing strategic relationships
  • Prior Business Process Engineering/Optimization experience a plus (e.g. Six Sigma, TQM, BPR, etc.)
  • Ability to multi-task, lead, delegate, champion collaboration, build working relationships is required.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with ability to present complex information in understandable way to all levels of the organization is required.
  • Able to quickly establish rapport, credibility, trust, and respect throughout the organization at all levels.
  • Strong attention to detail and sense of

Education

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or equivalent required. Advanced degree desirable

UniFirst is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in hiring or employment against any individual on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, ancestry, religion, physical or mental disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, citizenship, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws

UniFirst is an equal employment/affirmative action employer. If you need accommodation for any part of the application process because of a medical condition or disability, please send an e-mail to TalentAcquisition@unifirst.com or call (978) 658-8888 to let us know the nature of your request.

UniFirst is an equal employment/affirmative action employer. If you need accommodation for any part of the application process because of a medical condition or disability, please send an e-mail to TalentAcquisition@unifirst.com or call (978) 658-8888 to let us know the nature of your request.

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