ERP Implementation Manager

Executive Highland Park, Illinois


Are you obsessed with customer focus and meeting the end user’s needs? Do you feel stifled by bureaucracy? Have an entrepreneurial drive? Do you refuse to let obstacles get in the way of achieving results?

At Autocar Parts, we fight for the driver’s needs. We are disrupting the industry by putting the driver’s needs first. Every truck we make is custom-engineered, and custom-made, specifically for that customer—no mass production here.  Because we engineer trucks differently, we deliver trucks faster than the competition, and they WORK. The truck has more up-time, is more comfortable for the driver, and is safer—40% fewer crashes with injury than the industry average.* For the life of the truck, we have around the clock support.

It takes a special kind of person to be a part of this business in transformation. We are privately owned and expect our team members to act with an owner mindset: Relentless about creating value for the end user. Dogged about finding efficiencies and eliminating waste. Standing arm and arm with the rest of the team until the job is done—and ready to do it again the next day, with a smile.

It is not easy do things differently in this industry. But we do it—because we are passionate about improving the lives of the drivers that use our trucks.

Your Mission:
The ERP Implementation Manager, is responsible for developing and implementing the enterprise-wide resource planning business strategy while partnering with internal and external stakeholders to ensure stable and secure business solutions align with Company’s architecture standards and practices. You will: Develop and oversees the implementation of long- and short-term strategic plan for ABAS that aligns with our strategic priorities, business requirements/needs and resource planning (significantly limited customization requirements). Provide business guidance, strategy development, and project management for all ABAS Implementation activities including developing best practices, processes and policies, identifying relevant supporting tools and technologies, implementing program governance, and leading the underlying innovation. Establish and maintain productive relationships with our functional leaders to ensure alignment of efforts with business needs, systems, and our IT Department. Ensure IT function delivers consistent and cost-effective programs, upgrades and management services (limiting customization to enhance this process). Partner with IT and the Project Management Office to establish goals, service levels objectives and continuous improvement initiatives related to implementation (and upgrades as necessary/version release) Manage project to ensure that specifications are met and adhere to the business policies and practices that the company has endorsed. Build and maintain vendor relationships and manage the purchase of hardware and software. Adapts functional business requirements and processes to technical solutions based upon comprehensive enterprise application solution sets. Enterprise resource planning and management processes, including but not limited to: knowledge management, investment analysis, data warehousing, e-commerce, return on investment analysis, human resource analysis, material management and logistics, supply chain management, procurement, ordering, manufacturing, decision support, and information dissemination. Ensues that the business goals are in line with the technological goals.

Where will you work? This role is located in the Chicagoland reporting into GVW/Autocar Part’s Companies in Highland Park IL.

What do we offer in benefits? We offer an attractive compensation and benefits package, to include base salary, variable pay, and benefits such as medical/dental/vision options, 401K plan, etc.