12 Feb

Project Manager: Chicago [$140,000 plus bonus]

Our client is looking for experienced Project Manager which oversee Client facing cross-functional teams responsible for delivering defined project outcomes on time and within quality specifications. The Project Manager plans, organizes, monitors and oversees multiple work streams for a project; work streams can be business and/or technology related.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Defines and create the project scope and project plan for project and drives the overall project progress and quality of the delivery.
  • Collaborates with project team members to develop a detailed project schedule that is aggressive, yet realistic, and sets the project up for success.
  • Ensures requirements have been captured and are translated into a solid and actionable project plan.
  • Creates all necessary project documentation, maintains and manages the work efforts in line with the documented plans.
  • Develops and nurture relationships with a multitude of individuals you work with that is based on trust and can withstand the inevitable ups and downs of a project.
  • Drives the day-to-day coordination of the project efforts while adhering to standards and sponsor expectations to manage the timeline, scope and requirements to meet the project expectations.
  • Ensures proper Service Level Agreements and Compliance requirements are being met by the project being delivered.
  • Leads project teams with varying numbers of stakeholders.
  • Manages the relationship with project stakeholders, keeping all informed of progress and issues in order to manage expectations.
  • Monitors projects progress on an ongoing basis through regular stakeholder meetings, status reporting and issues and risk tracking and mitigation to keep project on course.
  • Manages financial aspects of project budget, burn rate and financial health.
  • Escalates any significant issues to appropriate management team and key stakeholders as needed.
  • Organizes work into manageable and logical groups (work breakdown structure) and determines an effective approach to complete the work.
  • Identifies conflicts and seeks assistance in resolution to ensure team works well together to meet goals.
  • Mentors other project managers and team members on project management best practices.

What You’ll Bring

Creating unmatched experiences, for both clients and employees, is what we do. You should revel in doing the unexpected and extraordinary for others.

In addition, we are interested in getting to know you better if you have the following background and skills:

  • 6 to 8 years of related work experience with a minimum of 6 years in a formal project management role following a standard methodology or process
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills with audiences of all levels
  • Must be action oriented
  • Ability to utilize project management tools and techniques to create solid project artifacts
  • Demonstrated experience in utilizing several different solution delivery frameworks to deliver projects (ie Waterfall, RAD, Agile, DevOps, LEAN); keen understanding of how project management disciplines weave throughout
  • Managed a diverse portfolio of projects in your career – large and small ($50K – $1M+), across multiple domains (ie business process, applications, infrastructure, risk/compliance, etc.), for different business capability areas (ie sales, finance, operations, product development, etc.) in different industries (ie professional services, retail, manufacturing, technology, healthcare, etc.).
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite of tools, specifically PowerPoint and Microsoft Project as well as other PPM tools (eg, Clarity etc.)
  • Ability to create and maintain appropriate project documentation with clarity and quality
  • Ability to plan and facilitate meetings with key stakeholders
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Detail-oriented, able to multi-task and prioritize
  • Self-starter with strong initiative
  • Ability to lead in ambiguous and high-pressure situations
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12 Feb

iSeries Project Leader: Oak Brook: $120,000

Job Description: iSeries Project Leader – AS400 – RPG ILE – Free Format – Web Services

The Project Leader is responsible for all stages and types of IT projects and initiatives from proposal and requirements definition to project planning and implementation along with project cost and budget management. This position will proactively interface between internal and external customers and the technical/programming staff to ensure effective definition and the delivery of business applications. This position reports to the Director of Development.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Design, development and delivery of quality business applications is the key object for this role.
  • Lead design and review sessions with development team, business partners management
  • Review and assess vendor solutions and proposals
  • Manage multiple, parallel projects using formal project management methodologies
  • Maintain project controls that accurately reflect completed work against project plans, schedules and budgets, and ensure user/management involvement at appropriate milestones
  • Manage application design through the various life cycle stages from business need through design and delivery
  • Manage project priorities, scope, budgets, timelines and expectations
  • Develop project documentation and training materials where applicable
  • Provide technical support and assistance as necessary
  • Enforce best practices and implement policies and procedures for compliance and to ensure company wide consistent standards
  • Provide management with regular communication on the progress of projects and other initiatives
  • Responsible for recommending staffing plans and skill sets on a per project basis
  • Coordinate intradepartmental projects and resources

Experience/Qualifications Include;

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • 10 years of iSeries experience as well as RPG ILE, Free Format, CLP, Web Services, REST, SOAP, HTML, XML, PHP, JSON, Message Brokering
  • 8+ years demonstrated project leadership experience from a technical perspective
  • Results-oriented professional who is a self starter with excellent verbal and written communication skills and strong management skills
  • Demonstrated success of establishing, managing and maintaining effective working relationships at the management level, internal and external to an organization
  • Strong leadership, teaching and mentoring skills
  • Critical thinking, strong analytical skills and problem solving ability
  • Ability to handle a variety of tasks effectively and efficiently
  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects and requests
  • Must be a team player
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12 Feb

iSeries Senior Programmer Analyst (AS/400 – RPG – ILE): Oak Brook, IL

The iSeries Senior Developer is responsible for the technical stages of IT projects and initiatives from proposal and requirements definition to project planning and implementation. This position will proactively interface with internal customers and the technical/programming staff to ensure effective definition and the delivery of business applications. This position requires the ability to manage all aspects of small to medium size projects from start to finish.

Responsibilities Include:

-Ability to develop solutions in RPG ILE, Free Format, and CLP

-Design, develop and deliver quality technical solutions for business needs

-Work closely with Director of IT, Application Development Managers, Project Managers and other IT associates to develop solutions

-Participate in design sessions and review sessions with technical and business teams with an enterprise focus on solutions

-Recommends and implements technical solutions for approved projects

-Identifies new applicable technologies and solutions

-Create estimates and manage against project designs and budgets

-Provides technical support and troubleshooting as needed

-Develop technical documentation to support development activities

-Provide management with regular communication on the progress of projects and other initiatives

Experience/Qualifications Include:

Education:

Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or Information Systems or a related field or equivalent experience

Work Experience:

7+ years working in an iSeries environment

7+ years programming & working in RPG ILE, Free

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12 Feb

Senior Shop Floor Business Analyst: JDEdwards – RF Smart [Chicago – $120,000]

Senior Shop Floor Business Analyst w/ RF Smart:  [Salary to $120,000]

Provide primary support and implementation for RF Smart Bar Coding and Data Collection solution in a JDE E1 shop across companies various facilities. In addition, provide equipment maintenance and trouble shooting. Experience with integrating solution hardware with the software while working collaboratively with various business areas such as the warehouse, manufacturing, and IT. Work with internal as well as external sources, such as vendor, to resolve issues with the RF Solution.   Additional essential functions include, but are not limited to:

  • Implementing and supporting the RF Smart Data Bar Coding and Data Collection Solution for facilities.
  • Maintaining and providing support for RF Solution and hardware such as Honeywell scanners and Zebra printers.
  • Assist in developing standardization within the RF Smart solution across all facilities to allow for ease of support and growth.
  • Prepare design, testing, and training documentation for the software and hardware.
  • Communicate specifications and change requests to development team
  • Occasional travel will be required.

Qualifications

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, or significant compliable experience.
  • 2+ Years’ Experience with RF Smart Software
  • 2+ Years’ Experience with JDE E1
  • Familiarity with the various barcode formats such as; UPC, EAN, Code 128, QR code, PDF, Code 39, 2d, etc.
  • All associates must embrace and foster an environment that supports our core values of Integrity, Respect, Excellence, Teamwork and Accountability.
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25 May

Senior Developer EnterpriseOne (JDE/Oracle) Software – Tinley Park, IL [$125,000]

Senior Developer JDEdward’s EnterpriseOne (E1):  [Salary to $125,000]

The position will serve as a senior resource to provide both development and technical support on the JD Edwards Enterprise One platform. This position will be a part of the team working with business users to design system solutions to meet current and future business requirements. A strong communicator with excellent technical skills who can accomplish software requirements by developing / maintaining applications and databases at a high technical level. Additional essential functions include, but are not limited to:

  • Participate in the development and post implementation support of JD Edwards (JDE) Enterprise One enhancement projects.
  • Perform modifications to existing JDE objects, new report/interface development using JDE Development Toolset (Object Management Workbench).
  • Provide technical analysis and problem resolution to support requests received from system users located in disparate company locations.
  • Translate business requirements into effective technical solutions by presenting development options based on best practices.
  • Produce user documentation for applications developed.
  • Help develop and maintain robust test environments and procedures.
  • Provide technical support and mentoring for the JDE Enterprise One tools to other IT staff.
  • Qualifications

 

  • BS / BA in Computer Science, Business or related field of study highly desired.
  • A minimum of five years experience in JDE programming and IT Applications Development.
  • Experience with JD Edwards ERP 8.0 or later development, object oriented programming.
  • Knowledge of the Enterprise One Tool set required.
  • Familiarity with the development life cycle and its implementation.
  • Extensive experience in developer unit testing.
  • Excellent hands on knowledge on Event Rules and Business Functions.
  • Must have the ability to work well the others in a dynamic team environment.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience with distributed application development in client/server environment highly desired.
  • Knowledge of JDE Enterprise One functional modules in Sales Order Management, Inventory, Warehousing.
  • Knowledge of JDE Enterprise One functional module in Distribution & Manufacturing highly desired.
  • Experience with creating and maintaining interfaces between JDE and other 3rd party software.
  • Experience with warehouse data collection software such as RF Smart highly desired.
  • Experience with DRM, HFM and /or Essbase preferred.
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25 May

Senior Business Analyst (JDE/Oracle) Software – Tinley Park, IL [$125,000]

Senior Business Analyst w/ JDEdward’s EnterpriseOne (E1):  [Salary to $125,000]

The candidate will be involved with designing, configuring and implementing the order entry, warehousing, and AR modules of JD Edwards. Key activities will be designing, configuring, writing specifications and testing new implementations.  The candidate will also work as liaison between the users and the technical team performing functional support in a customer service environment. The candidate will need to understand business requirements and how they relate to functionality in the JDE ERP application as well as interoperability between JDE and other applications. Attention to detail and good documentation skills are critical to this effort. Additional essential functions include, but are not limited to:

  • Strong business knowledge of the J.D. Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.1 (“JDE ERP”) package with specific focus on the Order Entry, Pricing, and AR functionality.
  • At least 5 to 8 years of experience implementing enterprise IT applications, defining and mapping business processes, and understanding integration between various applications.
  • Provide technical analysis and problem resolution to support requests received from system users located in disparate company locations.
  • Translate business requirements into effective technical solutions by presenting options based on best practices.
  • Produce user documentation for applications developed.
  • Provide application support and training for JDE software.
  • Provide technical support and mentoring for the JDE Enterprise One package to other IT staff.
  • Good communication and documentation skills. Experience working with all levels of staff to define business and technical requirements as well as to perform application support
  • Participate in the planning and execution of system implementations and upgrades

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

  •  Qualifications

 

 

  • BS / BA in Computer Science, Business or related field of study.
  • MBA highly desired.
  • A minimum of five years experience in JDE Order Entry & Advanced Pricing applications support.
  • Experience supporting a customer service organization.
  • Provide application support and training for JDE software.
  • Participate in the planning and execution of system implementations and upgrades.
  • Experience with distributed application development in a client/server environment is desired.
  • Knowledge of E1 functional modules in Order Entry, Advanced Pricing, and AR.
  • Project management experience.
  • Must be familiar with the development life cycle and its implementation.
  • Must have the ability to work well the others in a dynamic team environment.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
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25 May

RF Smart Senior Business Analyst – Chicago, IL [to $12,000]

Senior Business Analyst w/ RF Smart:  [Salary to $125,000]

Provide primary support and implementation for RF Smart Bar Coding and Data Collection solution in a JDE E1 shop across companies various facilities. In addition, provide equipment maintenance and trouble shooting. Experience with integrating solution hardware with the software while working collaboratively with various business areas such as the warehouse, manufacturing, and IT. Work with internal as well as external sources, such as vendor, to resolve issues with the RF Solution.   Additional essential functions include, but are not limited to:

  • Implementing and supporting the RF Smart Data Bar Coding and Data Collection Solution for facilities.
  • Maintaining and providing support for RF Solution and hardware such as Honeywell scanners and Zebra printers.
  • Assist in developing standardization within the RF Smart solution across all facilities to allow for ease of support and growth.
  • Prepare design, testing, and training documentation for the software and hardware.
  • Communicate specifications and change requests to development team
  • Occasional travel will be required.

Qualifications

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, or significant compliable experience.
  • 2+ Years’ Experience with RF Smart Software
  • 2+ Years’ Experience with JDE E1
  • Familiarity with the various barcode formats such as; UPC, EAN, Code 128, QR code, PDF, Code 39, 2d, etc.
  • All associates must embrace and foster an environment that supports our core values of Integrity, Respect, Excellence, Teamwork and Accountability.
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25 May

Senior CNC Administrator – Tinley Park, IL [to $120,000]

Must have 5 to 7 years of experience requirement(s) for this Senior CNC Administrator position:

  • Familiarity with Oracle database (JDE), Microsoft SQL Server and DB2 (AS400)..
  • Strong knowledge of the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Technical Foundation tools and CNC functionality.
  • JD Edwards 9.1 upgrade experience a plus (and 9.2 a huge bonus).
  • Excellent technical knowledge, aptitude, and experience in the areas of server administration, networks, Workstations, JDE application software and troubleshooting/problem-solving techniques.
  • Responsible for maintenance, support and deployment of JDE EnterpriseOne.
  • Perform day-to-day support, administration and problem resolution of the applications. Also responsible for the daily maintenance, patch updates, and testing.
  • OMW setup, administration and project promotions.
  • Apply ESUs, ASUs, Updates and Service Pack upgrades.
  • JDE Administration of security, print, batch queues, ang and monitoring via Server Manager.
  • Create and manage environments, pathcodes, and instances.
  • Risk mitigation and monitor and manage application system performance and availability.
  • Provide complete and timely support for end users.
  • Keep current and up-to-date with application architecture, ESU and service pack releases, functionality, and other CNC components.
  • Recommend new best practices.
  • Rapid & courteous support.
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10 Oct

BPCS/LX Systems Analyst: (North Suburbs of Chicago / $75,000

Conducts business requirements reviews and independently formulates logical statements of business requirements. May participate in joint application development sessions. Analyzes and revises existing system logic difficulties. May make suggestions for problem solutions or software enhancements. Partners with business process experts to learn and understand problems with software.

 

Responsible for the maintenance of installed infrastructure technologies as well as the installation and configuration of these technologies within specific area. Develops design and functional specifications, produces deliverables related to specific projects and assists in post implementation support and system enhancements. Additionally, this position may play an integral role in more complex system integration testing and evaluation within specific technology area of responsibility.

 

·         Implementation and post implementation support

·         Primary support for BPCS/ERP LX system

·         Document new or changing requirement

·         Work with employees to understand and improve processes

·         Provide end user training

·         Support the Electronic Commerce Environment

·         Setting up trading partners within BPCS/ERP LX

·         Understand and support the structure of how transactions from other systems integrate with BPCS.  (Inventory / Labor / etc.)

·         System Testing

·         Test BPCS/ERP LX functions

·         Test integrations with other system

·         Test our modifications and software we develop

·         Understand the files and relationships

·         Test version and modification upgrades

·         Work with vendor support desks

·         Systems Documentation

·         Update the documentation in ePak with our processes

·         Keep the documentation current

·         Support user access of data

·         Develop / Support reports in IDF

·         Develop / Support integrations with Excel

 

Job Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in a related field and/or 3 to 5 years of relevant experience

Experience with BPCS / ERP LX required

Experience with IBM AS/400 – iSeries platform preferred

Understanding of Supply Chain

Understanding of Manufacturing

Understanding of the Financial Integration

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28 Sep

JDE E1 Senior Business Systems Analyst (to $120,000 – Schaumburg)

The Senior Business Systems Analyst will be assisting in implementing and integrating JDE E1 into our newly acquired companies. They will be supporting various functional teams and help them implement new systems, research new project management packages and provide gap analysis between JDE and other operationally focused systems. They will also assist internal users. One key responsibility of this position will be to bridge the gap with our Project Management team leaders and develop a roadmap for determining integration with existing tools to determine how we can best serve distributing information to our project decision makers.

Responsibilities

  • Able to lead the project management track during project implementations.
  • Employ change management methods to assess needs, objectives, functions, features, and input and output requirements for issues or projects related to departmental and company objectives.
  • Consults with personnel of all business units involved with a project or issue, to gather information about current operational procedures.
  • Analyzes, defines, and documents requirements for data, workflow, logical processes, hardware and operating system environment, interfaces with other systems, internal and external checks and controls, and outputs.
  • Analyze user requirements, procedures, and problems to automate or improve existing systems and review computer system capabilities, workflow, and scheduling limitations. May analyze or recommend commercially available software.
  • Writes and maintains technical specifications, assists with preparation of workflow charts and diagrams to specify in detail operations to be performed by the equipment, computer programs, and personnel.
  • Analyzes and estimates feasibility, costs, time, and compatibility with hardware and other programs.
  • Writes and maintains documentation to describe program development, logic, coding, testing, changes, and corrections.
  • Writes documentation or reviews existing documentation that describes installation and operating procedures.
  • Provides technical assistance by responding to inquiries from others regarding errors, problems, or questions.
  • Trains end users or technical staff.
  • Monitors performance of systems and processes after implementation.
  • Employee is expected to perform other duties as directed.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Configure E1 software to match business requirements.
  • JD Edwards E1 experience is preferred
  • Candidate must have knowledge of IBM iSeries tools and techniques, JDE ERP systems, Microsoft Office, IBM Query, SQL, DB2, excellent verbal and written communication skills and a thorough knowledge of computer system terms and functions.
  • Ability to define problem, collect data, establish facts, and draw solid conclusions. Successful candidate will have proven ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables simultaneously.
  • Candidate should have proven ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • 5 – 7 years as JDE E1 8.11 or greater job cost/revenue recognition experience in construction industry.
  • Candidate must have demonstrable proficiency in understanding revenue computation methods.
  • Deep understanding of the JDE E1 contract and service billing modules, project costing and advanced job forecasting modules.
  • Understanding of multicurrency time accounting process.
  • Ability and skills to develop job costing reports using Oracle tools such as One View Reporting, or JDE Tools such as Hubble or ReportsNow is required.
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