ERP Systems Manager (Ref: MEESM)

Position in the Information Technology sector in Pinetown/Brakpan - Anywhere in South Africa
Posted On Tuesday 1 March 2022
Job Description:

Our client is seeking an ERP Systems Manager, to be based in either Pinetown or Brakpan. The role is to manage all aspects of the ERP Systems. This includes project management of systems implementation, modelling of business processes, ensure reporting is adequate and cost effective and provide training and support to business. Overall, the role must ensure that the ERP investment delivers business value to the group


Main job function

Project Management:

Ensure ERP and related systems are delivered in time and on budget according to agreed deliverables

Liaise with stakeholders to ensure business processes are correctly modelled with the ERP solution

Provide updates to stakeholders on progress with systems rollout

Manage vendors involved in the project rollout to ensure they deliver on time

Ensure that all projects have an agreed scope and budget and that a WBS is in place

Build and control the project risk management plan

Centre of Excellence:

Develop a team to provide advice and assistance to management on changes to existing systems to improve efficiency

Produce cost/benefit models and ROI calculations for ERP investments

Negotiate SLA's with various vendors for support of ERP systems

Ensure that all requests for assistance are resolved within the SLA agreed with users

Keep abreast of and evaluate new directions in business systems and make recommendations to IT management

Approve and ensure correct levels of user access

Evaluate all change requests and ensure the approval is given and costs are controlled


Build plans to ensure that users are adequately trained on the ERP systems and can operate at the level expected 

Produce an online reference facility for internal staff

Ensure support staff are kept current with ERP skills

Keep technical IT staff current with ERP developments

Assess user requests for and, if necessary, facilitate additional training for new and existing users


Develop specifications and negotiate with vendors to ensure cost effective solutions Assist with the evaluation of contracts with ERP solution providers

Place PR's in accordance with company policy


Tertiary Qualification in IT/Business, and a Project Management Certification


Must have finance and manufacturing knowledge and experience – Mandatory

A minimum of 10 years’ experience working with ERP Systems

5 Years’ project management with specific experience in delivering successful projects in ERP

10 Years’ experience working with IT professionals to design and implement technology

8 Years’ experience at a senior level in business/IT with a strong knowledge of reporting standards


A Consultant will be in touch if you are shortlisted for the position.  Please consider your application unsuccessful should you not have been contacted within 2 weeks.  We will keep your CV on our database and contact you should you match the criteria of any other vacancies.

Please contact Melanie Els