Anixter ERP Director in Glenview, Illinois

ERP Director

Date Posted10/9/2018

LocationGlenview, IL

CountryUnited States of America

Job TypeFull-Time Regular

Position IdEB-2121391068

Job Description

Job Description: Director, ERP Center of Excellence(COE) – Sourceto 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.

HowYou’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


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 asInform/consult relevant colleagues on any change or

project activities which may have a major impact on the others' areas of


• 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 &


§ Receive materials &


§ Verify & transfer


§ Store goods

§ Record payable

§ Pay vendor

YourCharacteristics & 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


· 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


· 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

YourExperience & Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in ComputerScience or related field; MBA preferred

  • 10+ years of experience leadinglarge-scale, Oracle EBS or Cloud environments

  • 10+ years of IT-relatedexperience within Source to Pay domain

  • 5+ years of demonstratedSource to Pay business design experience

  • Advanced knowledge andimplementation experience with Oracle/SAP ERP

  • 10+ years of progressive andrelevant leadership experience

  • Successful design and delivery of atleast 1”end to end” enterprise-wide Business Process Transformationprojects

Job GroupInformation Technology