ERP Director

Glenview, IL 60026 United States of America

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Job Description: Director, ERP Center of Excellence (COE) – Source to Pay Domain

Position Profile

Anixter is embarking upon an exciting multi-year Business Process Transformation program. This will be a process-led, global program, which will include the implementation of Business Process Management (BPM) fully supported by the Oracle Cloud ERP Platform. This transformation will significantly enhance our company’s organic and inorganic growth strategy.

The Anixter ERP Center of Excellence (COE) is being built to support the creation, implementation and ongoing support of the new Oracle Cloud ERP for Anixter.

The Director, ERP Center of Excellence (COE) – Source to Pay Domain reports to the Senior Director, ERP COE at Anixter, Inc. and is an integral part of the source to pay management team. This person is a combined functional and technical leader with a broad and deep Source to Pay functional and technical background who also has a solid grasp of the distribution industry. He/She knows how to drive global standard Source to Pay processes using Oracle Cloud technology and determines the solutions to best enable business processes with efficiency and growth potential. They will lead their teams to provide design oversight and guidance (in the areas of integration, data conversions, gap analysis, configuration and deployment) at varying levels during project execution and subsequent production support. Additionally, this position is charged with ensuring solutions are in support of strategic goals for the company – both business and information technology.

How You’ll Be Successful / Primary Responsibilities:

The core responsibility of the Director, ERP Center of Excellence – Source to Pay Domain will be to develop and lead a global team of talented ERP process configuration specialists, developers and other specialists to implement transformative solutions to improve the productivity, efficiency and effectiveness of ANIXTER business operations, specifically within the Source to Pay domain

· Provide Oracle Cloud-related solutions and services that will help Anixter succeed in the Business Process Transformation journey

· Provide operational support for implemented Oracle Cloud solutions

· Develop point solutions if needed to address specific gaps within the Oracle Cloud solutions (PAAS solutions to address functional gaps, Bolt-ons, Interfaces…)

· Build the team that will provide a variety of service offerings to help leverage the capabilities of the Oracle Cloud to achieve Anixter’s business objectives

o Internal Oracle advisory services and subject matter expertise

o Oracle Cloud application management services – internal and third party

o Leverage standard and consistent best demonstrated practices, methodologies, tools and accelerators to drive the implementation of Oracle Cloud solutions

o Enterprise Integration and Cloud development and support services for non-Oracle applications which will interface to the Oracle Cloud solution

o Mechanisms for vetting and fulfilling Oracle requests

o Provide technical governance, oversight and management of the System Integrator(s) chosen to partner with us on large projects

o Adhere to the appropriate reference architecture and standards for systems that need to interact with the Oracle Cloud

o Introduce and utilize Tools, accelerators and methodologies to accelerate Cloud adoption

o Implement standards, governance and strategy for data management across the enterprise to account for hybrid cloud scenarios (Oracle Cloud interacting with non-Oracle Cloud solutions)

· Accountable for the quality of the COE services in order to support the delivery of Anixter projects utilizing ERP best practices for design and build

· Be accountable for developing, implementing and executing the capabilities within your ERP Center of Excellence business domain, across design and build of ERP solutions, resulting from Business process transformation activities

· Provide guidance to senior management (both business and IT) on integration, automation and source to pay initiatives and strategies

· Strong focus on team development, supporting employee development plans to build skills and competencies; maintain a dynamic and highly cross-trained team

· Accountable for management of team budgets and resources

· Works with testing teams to align testing resources and plans, supporting shift to increased automated testing tools and processes

· Build effective relationships with all levels of the organization.

· Monitor industry trends, provide strategic direction for applications in the Source to Pay areas

· Provide input for any incident, change or project that has, or might have, a major impact on the Domain, and/or on the whole of the ERP COE as well as Inform/consult relevant colleagues on any change or project activities which may have a major impact on the others' areas of responsibility

• Contribute to the development of the ANIXTER ERP COE Strategy and Enterprise Architecture (as required) as well as implement and execute strategic objectives and targets for the COE ERP organization against which performance can be measured, e.g. effectiveness, efficiency, quality, and business domain satisfaction levels

• Liaise with Sourcing, Procurement and IT leads, primarily supporting these global processes within the applicable Oracle Cloud components:

o Source to Pay

§ Procure materials & services

§ Receive materials & services

§ Verify & transfer products

§ Store goods

§ Record payable

§ Pay vendor

Your Characteristics & Attributes

· Prior experience implementing process-led ERP transformation for large organizations is a must. Oracle EBS experience is a must. Oracle Cloud ERP implementation is preferred.

· Experience defining solution and integration architecture within enterprise architecture guidelines

· Demonstrated track record of creating technology solutions to solve business problems (globally, or across multiple divisions or regions within a single company)

· Excellent ERP COE operations skills and a deep understanding of the overall context of business processes and how they relate to ERP technologies

· Experience translating complex business process changes into requirements into technical IT capabilities and solutions

· Strong collaboration, teamwork and relationship building skills across multiple levels and functions in the organization.

· Knowledge of ITIL processes

· Experience in project planning and execution as well as economic aspects of system management and life cycle

· A strategic thinker focused on business value results that utilize technical solutions.

· Exceptional ability to lead change using positive and collaborative methods.

· Skilled at conflict resolution and problem-solving to achieve win-win outcomes.

· Strong communication skills in writing, speaking, listening and presenting.

· Able to communicate technical or complex subject matter in business terms.

· Accepts ownership and welcomes responsibility.

· Ability to attract, develop and retain talent, and build strong teams

· Demonstrated ability to deliver under tight timelines with minimal oversight and input

· Strong collaborator – willingness to share ideas, documentation and best practices.

· Prior experience leading large scale Transformation Projects (above $10M) is a must

· Strong background in setting up and executing an ERP COE.

· Demonstrated success managing multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously.

· Competitive drive; ardent desire to win.

· Demonstrate a commitment to Anixter core values.

· Global source to pay process experience

· Fluent in English

Your Experience & Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field; MBA preferred
  • 10+ years of experience leading large-scale, Oracle EBS or Cloud environments
  • 10+ years of IT-related experience within Source to Pay domain
  • 5+ years of demonstrated Source to Pay business design experience
  • Advanced knowledge and implementation experience with Oracle/SAP ERP
  • 10+ years of progressive and relevant leadership experience
  • Successful design and delivery of at least 1”end to end” enterprise-wide Business Process Transformation projects

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