Elma Electronic Inc. is a global leader and industry innovator in advanced embedded computing solutions. Our products and integrated platforms are based on a set of modular building blocks such as, precision hardware components, rotary switches, and embedded computing boards.
As a global organization, we stay close to our customers and partners worldwide with sales, design, and manufacturing facilities across three continents.
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We have an excellent opportunity for a Senior Project Manager to join our team in Fremont, CA. Our ideal candidate will have experience deploying Microsoft’s Dynamics 365 ERP system. The candidate will be responsible for all aspects of project coordination from the IT side, including project plan and progress tracking; resource management; process mapping; data cleansing and migration; testing; training; user support, and overall communication. The candidate will be considered the primary interface between IT and Business Functions. The work location is Fremont, California, or Lawrenceville, Georgia. There will be occasional travel to Pennsylvania, California, or Georgia, dependent upon the location of the candidate. International travel might be required.
The assignment is temporary for an expected duration of 12 months and has the option to extend if necessary.
Planning and execution of the IT scope within the overall Dynamics 365 project plan
Creating and maintaining a detailed project Gannt chart
Assessing and monitoring resources’ availability
Managing resources with business owners to deliver tasks on time and within budget
Organizing internal reviews to track and control progress against project milestones, identifying issues that need to be addressed, and taking escalation action when necessary
Reporting business progress to the ERP Program Director and maintaining the IT project plan
Daily exchange with stakeholders at all levels within the business and core team to drive the project (including senior management, function owners, process owners, IT support, ERP experts, key users and end users)
Ensuring that project tools and systems, such as DevOps, are utilized effectively to track completion of detail tasks for various workstreams (process mapping, data cleansing, migration, testing, training, IT and communication)
Co-ordinating the attendance of participants in organized working groups, such as scenario testing and training
Managing the Communication Plan and escalating any issues or concerns in a timely manner to business and project leaders
Interfacing daily with Business Process Owners (BPO’s) and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to co-ordinate project activities and address issues as they occur
Overseeing progress on data cleansing and migration activities for all business functions
Co-ordinating overall testing plans and preparation of test scripts with Core Team support (unit & scenario testing, end-to-end testing, user acceptance testing)
Co-ordinating user role allocations and authorizations with IT
Ensuring adequate training material is prepared by process owners in a timely manner
Managing the business training log for end-users, including user feedback and auditing
Overseeing the implementation of IT hard & software (bar code readers, MES screens, etc.)
Managing the preparation and execution of the business cutover with the ERP core team
Providing coaching and training to team members to help them perform their project tasks
Ensuring that all project tasks are documented accordingly
Preparing project reports for monthly communication to the Steco
Carrying out post Go-Live follow-up to ensure business reaches sustainable ERP operation (MRP functionality, user discipline, effective use of BI reporting, etc)
Preparing feedback for the next implementation (Lessons Learnt, QA docs, etc.)
Other duties as assigned
Creating and implementing a detailed project plan
Organizing and leading workshops
Co-ordinating and managing resources
Communication and feedback of project plan and progress
Risk assessment and mitigation planning
Coaching and training team members
Documentation and quality control of project tasks
Project reporting and feedback to team
Mediation and resolution of issues between stakeholders
Permanent must be onsite in our CA facility, 20-40% Home Office is possible.
Travel between implementation sites (GA, CA, PA)
Proven D365 project management experience
Working knowledge of MS D365 system and key modules
Strong operational experience in a manufacturing environment with MRP experience
Sound understanding of all business functions
Effective interpersonal skills and ability to deal assertively at all levels within the business and 3rd parties (consultants, experts, steering, other stakeholders)
Process mapping experience
Strong problem-solving skills
Ability to work well independently and with a team
Proficiency with computer and information technology in DevOps and Teams
Strong problem-solving skills bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in applied science
Project management in D365 ERP implementations, preferably PMI certified
5 years’ experience, preferably in a manufacturing industry
Critical experience of organizational change management
Target Compensation: $150,000-$175,000, depending on experience
Elma offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and benefits package.
Elma Electronic Inc. is proud of our diversity and equal employment opportunity practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.
This is a full time position
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