ERP Deployment Project Manager

Job Location(s) US-NY-Corning
Posted Date 2 months ago(1/17/2018 9:12 AM)
Job ID
Project/Program/Product Management
Position Type
Contract (Full-Time)
# of Openings


Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (overtime may be required) 
Must be able to work onsite at minimum 3-5 days a week - Working remotely on a regular basis is not an option. Position requires the need to work with various departments including IT to drive projects and meet multiple deadlines. 

  • This role will provide oversight and leadership for the planning and deployment of supply chain ERP solutions for new and emerging businesses, working with IT, Finance Shared Services and Supply Chain subject matter experts. 
  • Defines, develops and manages overall project scope, objectives, timeline, milestones, risk assessments, financial management and projections, communication and change management plans to meet customer needs. Develop policies, processes and expertise to meet business objectives. 
  • Work with leadership in the development of a project management Center of Excellence (COE) focused on the development and execution of best practices project management skills throughout the GSM function. 


  • Supervises and effectively manages multiple and broad ranges of projects to meet business and corporate goals and objectives. 
  • Develops an overall project plan that includes: scope, objectives, charter, timeline and milestones, risk assessment, financial projections, performance measures, and communication and change management plans. 
  • Effectively leads teams to meet project deliverables. 
  • Obtains and manages project resources, including external consultants. 
  • Conducts qualitative and quantitative analysis using appropriate tools and techniques to understand severity of potential risks. 
  • Examines project uncertainties that may impact the success of the project, identifying and analyzing the significant risks and recommending proactive work around or mitigation strategies. 
  • Escalates decision and unresolved issues to appropriate parties. 
  • Owns a project until a receiver is identified and trained. 
  • Communicates project goals, objectives, key status information and overall impact of the project effectively with project team members, customers and key stakeholders. 
  • Partners with Strategic Sourcing and business based GSM resources to negotiate, develop, and manage contracts, as required. 
  • Leverages third party resources to achieve effective solutions utilizing SRM processes. 
  • Champions use of Performance Excellence tools. 
  • Supervises direct reports, as required. 
  • Champions and advocates for the Global Buying Policy. Ensures compliance. 

Performance Metrics: 

  • Delivery to project schedule, budget and deliverables 
  • Shared Objectives Score % 
  • Global Objectives Performance 
  • SLA: Degree of customer satisfaction (Cost / Quality / Service / Effectivess / Efficiency / Value) 
  • Project Team Feedback - documented positive project team feedback as a measure of meeting project team development requirements. Measures to include coaching and counseling, leadership, recognition, etc. 
  • Project and / or Business Portfolio metrics (% completion, Financials per AR, schedule, Quality, Performance, $$ delivered, ROI, etc.) 


Travel Requirements: Domestic and International travel as required 

Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: 40+ Hours per week 

Required Education: Bachelor's degree 

Required Years and Area of Experience: 


• Experience deploying ERP solutions to support supply chain operations 
• Experience working in a matrix environment or on a cross-functional team 
• Previous project management experience 


• Experience across multiple businesses, division and / or technologies 
• Experience with global manufacturing and business through work and / or project experience 
• Green Belt/Black Belt 
• Experience with global business knowledge 
• Change Management training / experience 

Required Skills: 


• Comfort Around Higher Management 
• Can deal comfortably with more senior managers 
• Can present to more senior managers without undue tension and nervousness 
• Understands how senior managers think and work 
• Can determine the best way to get things done with them by talking their language and responding to their needs 
• Can craft approaches likely to be seen as appropriate and positive 

Conflict Management: 

• Steps up to conflicts, seeing them as opportunities 
• Reads situations quickly 
• Good at focused listening 
• Can hammer out tough agreements and settle disputes equitably 
• Can find common ground and get cooperation with minimum noise 

Cross - Cultural Resourcefulness: 

• Gets things done across varied and different international conditions 
• Can make do without having everything they need 
• Gets rare resources others cannot get 
• Is a skilled negotiator 
• Operates effectively under ambiguous, uncertain conditions 
• Tries to learn the local language 
• Can figure out what's important 
• Listens to and acts on advice of local managers 
• Builds relationships quickly 
• Relates well to a wide spectrum of people 
• Effectively leverages local skills to get things done 

Motivating Others: 

• Creates a climate in which people want to do their best 
• Can motivate many kinds of direct reports and team or project members 
• Can assess each person's hot button and use it to get the best out of him / her 
• Pushes tasks and decisions down 
• Empowers others 
• Invites input from each person and shares ownership and visibility 
• Makes each individual feel his / her work is important 
• Is someone people like working for and with 


Problem Solving 

• Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions 
• Probes all fruitful sources for answers 
• Can see hidden problems 
• Is excellent at honest analysis 
• Looks beyond the obvious and doesn't stop at the first answers 

Function / Technical 

• Intermediate Project Management Skills and Practices 
• Organizes and manages large and / or complex projects to ensure efficient use of resources and effectively deliver results that meet or exceed expectations 
• Is able to prioritize and coordinate multiple priorities simultaneously 
• Demonstrates a working knowledge of processes and tools for managing all phases of a project - initiation, planning, implementation and control, and close - out 
• Identifies and quantifies project risks. Implements solutions to alleviate or reduce risks to acceptable levels 
• Recommends total plan contingencies and alternatives to achieve project (technical and economic) objectives for their discipline 
• Identifies issues requiring new technologies or project delivery methods 

Performance Excellence 

• Promotes organizational effectiveness through innovations and improvements in manufacturing and business processes using defined processes and tools 
• Champions performance improvement teams 
• Builds measurement and feedback into the design of a system or process 
• Focuses on the customer's perception of quality 

Supplier Relationship Management 

• Manages suppliers to effectively shorten lead times and improve fill rates 
• Aligns and leverages suppliers' capabilities with company's needs 
• Develops effective reward and recognition system for critical key suppliers 
• Sets continuous and effective improvement goals / metrics for / with suppliers both financial and operational in nature 
• Continually evaluates key suppliers' abilities to meet Company's short / long term needs while adding greater value and competitive advantage 

Total Cost of Ownership 

• Capable of developing a should cost price structure 
• Proactively forecasts future costs of products and services over short and long periods of time and communicates resuls with appropriate parties (Finance, manufacturing, Sales, etc.) 
• Considers soft costs or hidden cost drivers (overhead) along with the cost impace on up / downstream processes or operations 

Communicate and Engage 

• Listens actively to promote understanding 
• Communicates with honesty, clarity, directness and awareness of different cultures 
• Encourages different views and constructive disagreement to surface new ideas and resolve conflicts 

Demonstrate Drive and Commitment 

• Demonstrates initiative and a sense of urgency for achieving results 
• Sets high standards for personal performance 
• Is a good corporate citizen through participation in community activities 
• Makes decisions that recognize what it takes to make the department / business unit and people successful 
• Brings issues to closure 

Inspire and Motivate 

• Creates commitment to department / business unit goals and objectives 
• Empowers people to make decision and take actions 
• Provides balances performance feedback 
• Rewards and celebrates excellent performance 
• Promotes work / life balance in accord with Company Values 

Manager Must Haves: 
- Previous ERP Deployment experience 
- 10+ years project management experience 
- Ideally sucessful candidate would have experience working in a Supply Chain as a SME working closely with IT to deploy solutions with ERP systems 
- SAP experience (S4Hana a plus) 
- Bachelor's Degree 

Manager Expectations: 
- Resumes will be shortlisted on a rolling basis


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