ERP Specialist – Finance – North America

Piscataway, New Jersey, US

Colart is one of the largest art supply companies in the world, featuring world renounced brands such as Liquitex, Winsor & Newton, and Snazaroo, among others. Colart is a true global company, with operations and manufacturing across the world, including China and across Europe, including the headquarters in London, United Kingdom. The North American business for Colart is the largest market globally, encompassing approximately $88 Million in gross sales on an annual basis.

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This job is for our Piscataway, NJ office.

Purpose of Role:

To take the IT lead position for Finance systems (M3) within Colart Americas, Inc. The role will be the key point of consolidation for all Finance IT applications. It will support of existing systems and deliver improvements to the core finance systems within Colart Americas. The role is for an IT expert in Finance, but with experience in and supporting users in their finance processing. The role is based in Piscataway, and a great opportunity to work with users across our global business. The primary focus is the further deployment and improvements to the Colart Americas Infor M3 system. The role is not limited to just M3 and will be expected to be involved in the identification and specification of improvements to the M3 system, and systems outside of the M3 arena (for example BI reporting, consolidation systems, forecasting and budgeting systems).

This role will work with the Finance Team, IT team, Project Managers and other functional area ERP specialists (for supply chain, Operations and commercial). It is essential that the role creates and maintains excellent working relationships within the Finance user community and within the IT department.

Key Accountabilities:

Support:
• Work stream management, working with Finance, Internal and external IT resources.
• Business partnering for IT with the key users in Finance, to actively drive results.
• Assist with IT audits, advise on data security.
• Working alone and where necessary with support partners (such as Infor or LTTD) to deliver additional user support and key development services for our users.
• Deliver or organise systems training and advise Finance on best practice use of the deployed systems. This can include, preparation of training material, and delivering the sessions in small work groups or on a more individual basis.

Optimise Processes
• Work within and continue the evolution of the M3 governance structures to ensure, wherever possible, global alignment of change and improvement initiatives.
• Work with Super users, and or Systems Accountant to collaborate on improvement initiatives.

Project:
• Project management, working with Finance, Internal and external IT resources.
• Work with the Group Project team and Head of Applications to ensure that Project Management Framework is supported, adopted and adhered to, in order to minimise project risks and deliver anticipated benefits.
• Define team resource requirements to help deliver success in this role, through training, education and recruitment (permanent, contract or from support partner) as and when necessary. This will require making recommendations where assistance is required and justifying them to IT management and the business.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time or without notice.

KPIs

1. Full list of Projects which are well defined, prioritised and delivered to expected quality, timescales, approved budgets and constraints.
2. Close alignment between the GLT, senior stakeholders on the defined programmes of technical and business change initiatives, with regular reviews, and broad agreement to the delivery programmes. This is measured by having monthly steering committee and gaining that agreement.
3. Satisfactory reviews and feedback of the management and stakeholder community

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