ERP Applications Analyst

Fairfield, CT 06825

Employment Type: Direct Hire Area of Specialty: ERP Job Number: 7130

The ERP Applications Analyst’ s role is to assist in the design, delivery, maintenance, and improvement of our enterprise ERP system and related in-house and cloud-based software applications. This includes programming and support of ERP modules, building data integrations, and troubleshooting issues in all supported applications. The role also involves the support and training of end users in the organization on the effective and efficient use of application software to meet business objectives.


Strategy & Planning
  • Work closely with user departments to understand business processes
  • Work closely with all users in the area of cross training and support
  • Evaluate and review documented resolutions and establish best practice standards for future documentation and standards


Operational Support
  • Field incoming problem tickets from end users to resolve application and software issues within servers, databases, and other mission-critical systems
  • Prioritize, schedule, and administer all instances where enhancements and defect resolution are required
  • Record, track, and document the problem-solving process, including all successful and unsuccessful decisions made, and actions taken, through to final resolution
  • Identify and learn appropriate software applications used and supported by the organization
  • Communicate application problems and issues to key stakeholders, including management, development teams, end users, and unit leaders
  • Test fixes and perform post-resolution follow-ups to ensure problems have been adequately resolved
  • Maintain and enhance performance of all new and existing software and applications across the organization
  • Coordinate with department heads to assess departmental application training needs and objectives
  • Participate in the design, development, and delivery of software applications training programs and individual classes
  • Post software updates, drivers, knowledge bases, and frequently asked questions and resources to assist in problem resolution
  • Perform preventative maintenance, including the installation of service packs, patches, hot fixes, anti-virus software, and so on
  • Work with and cross train in-house resources
  • Work with internal project teams to develop procedures and improvements


Position Requirements

The ERP Applications Analyst will administratively report to the Director of Information Technology. For Projects and Project Management, the ERP Applications Analyst will report to a Senior ERP Applications Analyst who will assign daily tasks and ensure conformance to programming and documentation standards. The Director of Information Technology and Senior ERP Applications Analyst will work together to plan workload for the ERP Applications Analyst. Performance reviews will be authored by Senior ERP Applications Analyst with input from the Director of Information Technology.

Formal Education & Certification
  • College degree in the field of computer science, information systems, and/or 5 – 10 years equivalent work experience in the Information Technology field

Knowledge & Experience
  • Broad knowledge of programming languages and techniques
    • Experience with RPG and Microsoft SQL Server is helpful
  • Hands-on knowledge of and experience with enterprise applications
    • Experience with IBMi helpful
  • Experience with troubleshooting principles, methodologies, and issue resolution techniques
  • Experience with application integration (both internal and 3rd party cloud) utilizing ETL tools and event driven workflows
  • Ablility to develop and interpret technical documentation for IT knowledge base, training, and end user procedures
  • Knowledge of trends in technology relating to software applications
  • Experience with building and maintaining databases for query and problem tracking
  • The ability to work with various levels of users including executive and management level
  • Understanding of ERP systems and standard business processes in a manufacturing environment
  • Strong project management skills and understanding of project management principles

Personal Attributes
  • Highly self-motivated and directed
  • Ability to absorb new ideas and concepts quickly
  • Good analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Ability to conduct research into software development and delivery concepts, as well as technical application issues
  • Ability to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language
  • Very strong customer service orientation
  • Excellent written, oral, interpersonal, and presentational skills
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment


Tricia Sentinella
Recruiting Director, Information Technology

Tricia started working with The Connors Group in 2001, and focuses on recruiting for ERP positions. With an energy that's contagious, her relentless spirit has forged great relationships with clients, candidates, and colleagues. Tricia believes that clients value recruiters who can identify and deliver qualified candidates to them and add value to the process of on-boarding talent. Those who are truly matched to the organization are the type of employees they’ll be able to retain for a long time! Candidates value good communication, honesty, and the perception that their professional expertise is validated. Tricia tries to give each individual specialized attention to not only make them feel important, but to really understand their unique value proposition in what they do for their career. She always gives feedback – whether good or bad. Constant feedback helps to build strong rapport and establishes trust!

Once, Tricia had a candidate who was down and out because of the direction his life was going due to circumstances outside of his control. He wasn’t working, which impacted his confidence and hindered his ability to find new work. Because she recognized his potential, Tricia came up with a marketing plan and introduced him to companies he had not even considered. She was able to secure him an interview, and he not only landed at the company – he stayed there for 10 years and earned himself two promotions! Another time, she had a candidate who was out of work for two years. After spending a considerable amount of time introducing him to companies, he ended up landing a job with her help, which saved him from losing his home. At the end of the day, it’s really all about fit and finding that right opportunity. Tricia saw it through because she truly cared about seeing his success!

Her goal is to be the number one recruiter for finding the right talent to support ERP packages. Tricia wants to be positioned as someone who listens and truly understands the job market- a capable counsel for job seekers looking for new opportunity. Outside of the office, she loves hiking, especially in Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor, Maine. Tricia also enjoys reading and loves to cook (she's a pescatarian). Would also love to be on the show Survivor one day!

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