OMNOVA Solutions Inc.

Global SAP ERP Manager

4 weeks ago(11/22/2017 10:45 AM)
Job ID
Information Technology (IT)

Who is OMNOVA Solutions?

OMNOVA Solutions is a specialty chemicals and functional surfaces company, whose technologies enhance the performance of a wide variety of well-known products across the globe. We are proud to offer "The Science in Better Brands."

What are we looking for?

The Global ERP Manager will be responsible for supporting the operational strategy and performance of the company’s global ERP platform (SAP) and serving as the internal consultant for major initiatives. This position also supports user training and driving the delivery of SAP projects to ensure continuous evolution and growth of the business.

Your tasks and responsibilities...

  • As a member of the Global IT Leadership team, works alongside the IT team and internal SAP module owners, contractors and/or a partner consulting firm to continuously deliver support and enhancements to the SAP implementation
  • Hands on project initiation and management of global SAP projects
  • Lead complex business requirement discussions; gather, evaluate, and document business needs and requirements and translate those into functional specifications
  • Lead design sessions to ensure the functional architecture meets the needs of the business
  • Responsible for driving changes and enhancements through change management processes, including project management, communication with stakeholders, users and developers, coordinating User Acceptance Testing (UAT), and release planning and execution
  • Work with other functional and technical teams such as Finance, Supply Chain, Operations, and Customer Care to ensure systems are integrated together to meet operational, quality, and performance objectives, ensuring the integrity of data in SAP
  • Manage SAP environment within the defined policies and procedures to ensure SOX and other regulatory compliance needs.

Who you are...

  • Bachelor's Degree required in IT, Management Systems, Business Administration or related field
  • Eight or more years of professional experience in ERP project management & leadership
  • Three years of experience in planning and managing IT programs including budgeting, resource management, and delivery development 
  • Previous managerial experience in a Manufacturing/Chemicals organization is a plus
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent communication skills, including both written and verbal
  • Ability to work in a team and independently
  • Ability to work with teams spread out across the globe
  • Customer-centric attitude with the ability to deal with cross functional teams
  • Expert understanding of the integration between SAP and other third party applications such as financial and accounting systems, time and expenses applications, and procurement applications
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with and influence senior level management and key business stakeholders
  • Demonstrated expert project management skills
  • Prior experience in managing SAP support and maintenance
  • Excellent written, oral, instructional, presentation, and interpersonal skills focused on motivation and positive attitude
  • Highly self-motivated, directed, and change oriented
  • Knowledge of new technologies and maintain and stay abreast of updates and changes 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Project Management Professional Certification
  • Previous managerial experience in a Manufacturing/Chemicals organization


Working Requirements

  • Full time, Monday through Friday with accessibility to provide emergency support during off-hours as needed. Must be able to travel 10-15% of the time domestically or internationally as requested.



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Bring your ingredients for success and together we’ll create a unique plan for your development and career growth. We recognize that without our talented employees and their passion and curiosity (which really are the backbone of our organization), we would not be where we are today. Click here to learn more about why you should join OMNOVA.


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