Kalmar offers the widest range of cargo handling solutions and services to ports, terminals, distribution centers and to heavy industry. Kalmar is the industry forerunner in terminal automation and in energy efficient container handling, with one in four container movements around the globe being handled by a Kalmar solution. Through its extensive product portfolio, global service network and ability to enable a seamless integration of different terminal processes, Kalmar improves the efficiency of every move. www.kalmarglobal.com
Kalmar is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's sales totaled EUR 3.2 billion in 2013 and it employs approximately 11,000 people. Cargotec's class B shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki under symbol CGCBV. www.cargotec.com
ERP Business Analyst / Systems Expert
Kalmar Solutions LLC. the leading global supplier of container & load handling equipment and services, is seeking an ERP Business Analyst / Systems Expert.
Based in the Ottawa, Kansas USA region, this position is the natural linkage between the daily local business together with system development and the Global footprint and business process development. The active knowledge transfer between our different units is done via a constant exchange and sharing of acquired experience and different business requirements.
Via an active participation in Global ERP LN initiatives the ERP Business Analyst / Systems Expert brings back global knowledge to the local environment and vice versa. This requires an understanding from local management that these initiatives are for the good of all making prioritization a double task. The Global management also needs to plan these initiatives together with local management to minimize any negative impact on local business a global participation in projects/programs/development tasks could have.
Local role responsibilities
The ERP Business Analyst / Systems Expert is responsible for the daily local work with our MAU business systems within the global and/or local ERP landscape. Via the acquired skill set and a strong Key User organization the ERP Business Analyst / Systems Expert makes sure there is high user knowledge, high system accessibility and a good usability via thought through processes that support the business.
In order to meet business requirements the ERP Business Analyst / Systems Expert needs to:
ØConstantly build, train and assure that the local Key User organization in the MAU has a high knowledge in ERP-system and its interfaced IT-landscape, in order to make sure we have an adequate first-line-support, thus minimizing our vulnerability.
ØPlan, Maintain and Enhance daily usage of our ERP landscape across all functional areas; from Logistics to Finance, from Scanner to Reporting.
ØCoordinate local reporting requirements in line with ERP-system possibilities and according to needed/required KPI’s.
ØActively make sure issues in and around the ERP landscape is managed via our ticketing system and thus making sure that these issues are resolved in a timely manner.
ØLead changes and drive internal and external resources to deliver results in a cost effective manner.
Global role responsibilities
The ERP Business Analyst / Systems Expert has a joint responsibility to deploy, implement and manage the Global footprint for all MAU’s.
In order to carry out the global responsibility, the ERP Business Analyst / Systems Expert needs to:
ØContinuously participate in team meetings to ensure understanding of the global footprint.
ØParticipate in global project teams to increase knowledge transfer.
ØParticipate in Global Business Report coordination meetings and corporate initiatives relevant to our ERP’s.
ØBuild and maintain relationships with System vendors that support our business locally and globally.
ØWhen/if need occurs to develop, train or exchange knowledge and to enhance the Global footprint to other MAU’s both willing and allowed to by local managers to participate in those projects or exchange programs.
General responsibilities and capacities
In the role as ERP Business Analyst / Systems Expert it is crucial to participate in global projects like implementations and roll outs but also as participating experts in development tasks and general business and process improvements.
The ERP Business Analyst / Systems Expert should:
ØHave a broad understanding of/and supporting the Global IT architecture as defined by Cargotec.
ØConduct an advisory role to both local and global management.
ØRecommend and deploy technology solutions with the consideration of their cost effectiveness and business relevance.
ØBe the ambassador for increased usage of the ERP-system, locally and globally, and always try to find solutions within current environment.
ØTogether with the Global ERP LN team make sure we prioritize resources in a correct way, by that not jeopardizing the daily business and current on-going projects.
ØParticipate and actively contribute in the Business Demand meetings and be proactive in sharing business needs with other units.
ØMake sure demands are aligned, understood and agreed along all our MAU’s, before implementing different solutions and customizations in the ERP landscape.
ØMinimum 4 years experience with ERP, such as SAP comparable.Baan LN6 ERP knowledge is highly desirable.
ØBusiness Administration, System Administration or equivalent education in finance and/or logistics
ØHands on experience in Manufacturing Logistics/ Warehouse Management/Sales are of high value.
ØKnowledge of EDI/ODM/SOA(Open Architecture)
ØAnalysis and documentation skills.
ØNeed to understand business needs and able convert them into system solutions in written specifications
ØHigh ability to build and cooperate in a Global team environment
ØLanguage skills: English
ØManagerial skills in leading Process work, and getting personnel to follow target/goals.
Kalmar offers a competitive compensation and benefit package, including 401(k), Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance plans, paid vacation and 9 paid holidays.
For further information please contact Lori Pheigaru 1-785-229-1147.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.