Director IT. Business Applications

Country :
USA
State :
California
County :
Los Angeles County
Town :
LOS ANGELES
Category :
IT - Web
Contract type :
Permanent
Availability :
Full time
Experience :
5 to 10 years

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Job description

Director, IT SAP Applications needed in Los Angeles, CA for a global consumer products
company. The role will oversee all technical business applications on a local and global level, while managing a small IT team. The ideal candidate will bring their SAP business analysis experience with core IT management and will have a proven track record of translating business requirements in to technical solutions. Hands-on professional partner needed to work with the Executive team and serve as a change agent to initiate and oversee a future SAP implementation.

Profile

Responsibilities include: 
- Stabilize current ERP system, prepare for the integration of a future global system based on
SAP FMS.
- Collaborate and align with business leaders to identify, define and roll out process
optimization and reduce inefficiencies in all areas.
- Ensure that all company users are properly supported by local team resources within a
consumer products environment, wholesale, retail, and DTC e-Commerce businesses.
- Ensure that all systems are running and able to support business operations at all times
- Oversee, review and delegate follow up for weekly service desk tickets and incidents
reports.
- Build the current company IT roadmap and future SAP roadmap in collaboration with the
senior management. Technical and functional oversight.
- Manage relationships with vendors, including negotiating rates, SOW’s, contracts as well as
development of their respective areas. Identify and assess new vendors for department
needs and initiatives.
- Prepare and provide formal weekly activity reports to the COO and key stakeholders.
- Maintain and document all wholesale ERP and retail business systems and processes,
update and clarify if needed, integrate best practices and process improvements.
- Improve user self-sufficiency: knowledge share, training sessions, clear communications.
- Manage a small team of Business Analysts and IT staff, provide direction, performance
management, KPI’s and timeline deployment strategies.
- Assist senior Executives as needed on various projects, requests, research, initiatives, and technical solutions.

Specific needs

Desired Skills and Experience:
- Normally requires a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Business, Finance, or
similar.
- Minimum 8-10+ years progressive IT systems experience, with SAP FMS experience.
- Applications/ business analyst / financial systems - SOX experience appreciated.
- Manufacturing /consumer products industry required. Apparel wholesale industry is a plus.
- SAP FMS deployment, integration and road mapping required with ERP application
management and ability to guide change processes.
- ERP system expertise required and integration required
- Ability to provide direction to business users at all levels of the organization, technical and
non-tech users.
- Proven leadership: Director level or Manager level (Senior); managing and motivating a
small team. Experience and desire to leverage colleagues, senior executives, and staff to
align with technical and financial goals.
- Operational; functional and hands-on technical capabilities within SAP FMS / EDI and WH management systems, ERP, PLM, Supply Chain and Finance systems
- Ability coordinate external vendors and maintain relations, handle negotiations, manage IT budget and timelines.
- Experience implementing an ERP software application or similar business-critical
application, systems conversion or deployment experience
- Comprehension and experience of wholesale business applications, with understanding of business analysis required, with some Systems Admin (wholesale apparel industry a plus)
- Full time, on-site, direct hire. Downtown Los Angeles, CA.
- No relocation, no remote.

Contact

HR Manager L.A.