Core ERP Portfolio Manager

Bend, OR 97701

Posted: 03/20/2019 Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Engineering Job Number: 12491

One of the largest independent tire retailers in the US with 450 Locations founded in 1952 is looking for a Core ERP Portfolio Manager to represent  the Information & Digital Services department   and maintain a professional, effectual dialogue with stakeholders and business partners.

Solution Delivery, Maintenance & Support

  • Responsible for partnering with business stakeholders for activities including system design, analysis and development efforts to modify existing solutions and to implement new custom or commercial-off-the-shelf solutions (primarily cloud-based).

  • Provide functional, technical and operational leadership in primary areas including Procure-to-Pay (PTP), Order-to-Cash (OTC), Record-to-Report (RTR), Payroll, Human Capital Management (HCM), Recruiting, Time & Attendance, Performance Management, Reporting, etc. Contribute to and influence effort prioritization, team and individual assignments, support activities, etc.

  • Ensure the stable operation of the portfolio’ s business applications and system integrations including legacy solutions, component platforms and cloud based platforms.

  • Liaison with assigned business and technology partners to respond to requests for services

  • Maintain and establish enterprise-wide standardization and operational documentation for all enterprise and technical architecture components (corporate IT processes and systems)

  • Ensure controls compliance and standards are followed

  • Monitor, measure, and report the status of team members’ work

Team Management

  • Lead a team of direct and matrixed resources including business/system analysts, project managers, application specialists, report developers and integration engineers to deliver, maintain and support production ERP capabilities.

  • Create an environment that encourages and enables peak performance from team members by providing leadership, direction, coaching, motivation and guidance.

  • Build a successful team through the effective selection, hiring and training of new team members

  • Provide leadership, direction, coaching, motivation and guidance, goal setting, recognition, and development opportunities

  • Responsible for formal performance evaluation and career development of direct reports, including corrective action and termination as necessary

  • Set operational vision and direction for the team resources in alignment with strategic leadership direction

Strategic Management

  • Responsibility to partner with line of business departments to develop, influence and align the portfolio roadmap objectives with company-wide strategic goals.

  • In doing so, define, implement and monitor metrics and KPIs against objectives.

  • Develop associated plans and continuous improvement goals - directing team activities to accomplish goals.

  • Research new technologies and vendors to support the long term vision and growth 

  • Think creatively, recognize new business trends, and identify the most valuable opportunities, ideas, and improvements for the organization

Vendor Management

  • Establish and maintain vendor relationships and contracts (MSA’ s, SOW’ s, etc.) to support solutions including providers of software, infrastructure, professional services and managed services.

  • Work with contracted vendors to ensure contractual terms/objectives are met. Experience working with remote (onshore & offshore) teams.

  • Manage vendor performance to ensure that partners are providing support and solutions in accordance with mutually agreed upon outcomes that are beneficial to our business objectives.

Financial Management

  • Working with business partners, develop business cases, appropriation requests and annual operating plans & budgets.

  • Manage to financial plans ensuring adherence to financial objectives.

  • Manage project/portfolio budgets and scope, and conduct resource planning for risks that are proactively identified.

  • Review & approve purchase orders and invoices for processing.


  • Four-year college degree in a related field, preferably in Information Systems, Computer Science, Engineering, Finance, Accounting or equivalent business experience.  

  • A minimum 10 years IT experience - some  hands on specialized focus in ERP systems

  • A minimum of 5 years experience managing people and leading teams

  • Proven track record of hands-on individual contributor work in at least two of the core domains with working knowledge in the remaining domains (1-Accounting, 2-Finance, 3-Payroll, 4-Human Resources, 5-Performance Management, 6-Learning Management)

  • ERP functional and technical experience utilizing ERP systems, with special consideration for experience using SaaS ERP such as Netsuite, Workday, Kronos, Cornerstone, etc.

  • Integration middleware experience interconnecting ERP systems in support of key business processes that span applications. Experience or familiarity with contemporary integration platforms and techniques common of SaaS platforms.

  • Familiarity with data science and a demonstrated aptitude for fact-based decision making.

  • Familiarity with the ITIL framework for guiding application management activities.

  • Experience with system development methodologies, including Agile and DevOps

  • Ability to coordinate systems development activities to establish priorities, resolve technical problems, and maintain proper documentation

  • Ability to drive feasibility studies, time and cost estimates, and the development of new or revised applications

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