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M.S. Walker Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Architect in Norwood, Massachusetts

Who we are: Founded in Boston in 1933, M.S. Walker is a 5th-generation, family-owned wine and spirits importer and distributor, a spirits bottler, and a national supplier. We serve On-Premise and Off-Premise establishments throughout the Northeast, with direct operations in Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey and Rhode Island and brokerage operations in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. We represent a budding portfolio of wine and spirits nationwide, including our own brands, and we strive to offer the most prestigious portfolio in the industry. M.S. Walker has built our foundation and future on our people – our employees are truly our greatest asset. Our company boasts a diverse pool of exceptionally special team members who each bring their unique skills and experience to the organization.

Are you looking for a dynamic career path and a company that promotes from within? Do you enjoy engaging with business and technology colleagues to drive innovation solutions? Are you interested in being a key building block on a growing technology team?

The Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Architect will support the CIO and key business stakeholders from sales, finance, and operations. The Architect will review current state and target state business workflow, architecting technology applications, data management, reporting, and infrastructure to standardize, simplify, and automate business workflow.

The Architect will work with the CIO to review current ERP capabilities and define the target state platform, including vendor requirements definition, selection, business case preparation, and business executive engagement for buy-in. As a key initiative in our digital transformation, the ERP Architect is a core member of the business and technology team.

In addition to MSW’s ERP architecture, the ERP Architect will be conversant and familiar with the overall MSW technical landscape and portfolio of strategic and tactical initiatives. In parallel to defining the ERP target state architecture, sales, operations, and finance platforms and tools will be undergoing enhancements, improvements, and transformation. The Architect will help define and apply technical standards in alignment with the CIO.

Escalated support issues require collaboration and support from the ERP Architect and their IT colleagues. As they gain familiarity with the MSW technology landscape, the ERP Architect will be able to provide Tier 3 administrative support and release management expertise.

Ideal candidates will have experience guiding ERP transformation efforts, implementing new solutions while migrating business units successfully and retiring legacy platforms. Experience in the Consumer and Packaged Goods (CPG) industry, guiding comparable efforts related to sales, operations, and finance are preferred. Experience with one or more vendor ERP solutions and systems integrators is preferred.

Our team members have a passion for business improvement and technology enabled transformation. We have a wide variety of projects and initiatives as part of a dynamic, growing organization. You’ll work inside a team environment, partnering with business stakeholders and IT leadership to help our organization continue to grow.

Skills:

  • Be a team-player with a Positive Attitude and a Desire to develop personally

  • Excellent technical, problem solving, and analytical skills

  • Exceptional organizational skills

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

  • Experience actively using and learning about consumer electronics

  • Explain complex technical issues to customers in a non-technical, simple to understand manner

  • Apply proven practices and technical frameworks to design, architect, build, and monitor ERP solutions.

  • Engage with business leadership in sales, finance, and operations, at the executive level, to support the CIO in defining the future state needs of the business.

  • Compare business requirements and needs to current state technical architecture. Conduct a gap – fit analysis to compare needs to vendor ERP solutions and complimentary platforms.

  • Incorporate people, process, technology, reporting, and security considerations in designing the technology architecture of the future with the CIO and technology team.

  • Coordinate with business and technology project managers to ensure implementation and adoption of the architecture, including standards.

  • Prioritize business and technology needs across stakeholders and competing priorities.

  • Work with the CIO to quantify technology Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and Return on Investment (ROI) for key platforms and technology capabilities, focusing on the ERP.

  • Work closely with the technology and business leadership to communicate progress, priorities, and escalate issues.

  • Collaborate and coordinate with IT team members to learn MSW platforms, supporting escalated incidents and systems administration.

  • Work with the CIO to recommend proven practices, standards, and vendor solutions. Enable and equip MSW IT resources by sharing knowledge from prior experiences.

Responsibilities:

  • Apply proven practices and technical frameworks to design, architect, build, and monitor ERP solutions.

  • Engage with business leadership in sales, finance, and operations, at the executive level, to support the CIO in defining the future state needs of the business.

  • Compare business requirements and needs to current state technical architecture. Conduct a gap – fit analysis to compare needs to vendor ERP solutions and complimentary platforms.

  • Incorporate people, process, technology, reporting, and security considerations in designing the technology architecture of the future with the CIO and technology team.

  • Coordinate with business and technology project managers to ensure implementation and adoption of the architecture, including standards.

  • Prioritize business and technology needs across stakeholders and competing priorities.

  • Work with the CIO to quantify technology Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and Return on Investment (ROI) for key platforms and technology capabilities, focusing on the ERP.

  • Work closely with the technology and business leadership to communicate progress, priorities, and escalate issues.

  • Collaborate and coordinate with IT team members to learn MSW platforms, supporting escalated incidents and systems administration.

  • Work with the CIO to recommend proven practices, standards, and vendor solutions. Enable and equip MSW IT resources by sharing knowledge from prior experiences.

Requirements

If you’re a good fit for the job, you’ll have:

  • 7+ years’ experience as an ERP Architect

  • Experience with multiple ERP implementations

  • Familiarity with engaging business executives to secure requirements and buy-in

  • Knowledge of leading ERP vendors and comparable systems integrator ecosystems

  • Experience in leading an ERP effort through selection, planning, delivery, and adoption as part of a business transformation

  • Experience with helping a CIO grow and enable a technology team

  • Experience in an escalated support role, primarily for ERPs

  • 4-year degree required

Physical effort and dexterity:

  • Ability to stand for long periods of time up to 100% of shift

  • Ability to lean over to focus on working at a computer station up to 100% of shift

Visual acuity, hearing, speaking:

  • There is potential for specific vision abilities that may be required by this job including close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception & ability to adjust focus.

  • Vocal communications is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word and/or to communicate with customers and/or users.

  • Hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels.

Environment and scheduling:

  • Nights and weekend work may be required. Flexible with scheduling changes.

  • Must keep a clean, dust free work environment.

  • Regularly requires working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.

  • Regularly requires working with others in a close proximity and sharing workspaces.

  • Exposure to various materials including cardboard, various metals and plastics.

  • Exposure to tools or material with sharp edges which may involve the risk of injury

Benefits

We offer a Comprehensive Benefits Plan that includes the following:

  • Competitive pay

  • Medical and Dental coverage through Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Vision coverage through VSP

  • 11 paid holidays annually

  • Paid sick days

  • Vacation time

  • 401K program through Fidelity Investments

  • Disability & Life Insurance packages

  • Career advancement opportunities

  • Discount fitness memberships

  • Work/Life resources

  • Tuition Reimbursement Program

  • Ongoing training to grow your skills

  • Subsidized cell phone plan

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