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QAD / EDI Business Analyst – East Liberty, OH
Staff Accountant – Cuyahoga Heights, OH
IT Engineer / Progress DBA – Grand Haven, MI
Director Sales & Marketing – Farmington Hills, MI
Support Engineer – Farmington Hills, MI
Manufacturing Systems Analyst – Fremont, OH
Business Process Analyst – QAD – Sterling Heights, MI
QAD Systems Analyst – Eastern U.S.
QAD/Progress Remote Tech Support – Open
QAD Implementation Consultant – Open
ERP Systems Analyst – Auburn Hills, MI
QAD Programmer/IT Analyst – Plymouth, MI
QAD/IT Systems Administrator – Solon, OH
QAD/Progress Support – Downers Grove, IL
QAD EDI Coordinator – Cleveland, OH

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January 9, 2018

QAD / EDI Business Analyst

Available Date: Immediately
Location: East Liberty, OH

Scope and Purpose of Position:
Partner with other business units within the organization to ensure business needs are met. Provide QAD support for all MAI Companies (GLA, GSA, IA) and end-user support for QAD 2010SE.

Tasks of the Position

  • Support QAD 2010SE (All modules and Eagle Barcode).
  • Serve as primary contact for end-users in dealing with QAD/EDI support requests.
  • Work with partners and 3rd party providers of QAD/EDI support.
  • Manage QAD E-Commerce requests
  • Assist in gathering and developing process requirements and translate into program specifications.
  • Manage change requests by evaluating compatibility with existing systems and applications and recommending options for delivery.
  • Coordinate QAD/ERP project management, including internal and external customer management, as well as vendors.
  • Troubleshoot and coordinate efforts to resolve complex system issues.
  • Ability to develop and implement processes and design process manuals.
  • Must be able to work through business process transition, develop necessary documentation and train users where required in the
    area of QAD integration after system upgrades.
  • Provide support to applications rolled out to production.
  • Perform unit and integration tests and document the results.
  • Participate in continuously monitoring and improving systems.
  • Provide recommendations to Director for the development of processes, policies and procedures.
  • Assists with special projects, as required.
  • Safety apparel (PPE) and uniform mandatory.
  • Must be able to continuously lift 30 to 75 lbs. and occasionally carry a distance of 30 to 50 feet.
  • Work assigned shift to include overtime, up to and including production Saturdays, shutdown days and holidays as needed.
  • Participate & support activities within the Plant, to include 5S, Kaizen, Quick Hits, Six Sigma & other related continuous improvement events.
  • Provide after-hour support for Production associates as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Prior experience supporting enterprise applications and integrations.
  • Understanding of relational databases.
  • Experience with Linux administration is a plus.
  • Working knowledge of IBM’s Sterling Gentran EDI software is a plus
  • Manufacturing process knowledge support pertaining to an ERP system – Order Entry, Order Fulfillment and
    Purchase Orders through to fulfillment.
  • Operations experience in a production environment is a plus.
  • Working knowledge of modern databases.
  • Experience with Data Dashboard is a plus.
  • Ability to create basic training guides and manage deliverables to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Experience with reporting tools and data query functionality (SQL/CyberQuery) is a plus.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated aptitude for learning new technologies.
  • Broad knowledge of data processing systems, concepts, and methodologies.

Supervisory Responsibility
N/A

Qualification (Education / Training)
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from an accredited college or university and five years minimum experience implementing and/or supporting QAD in a Manufacturing and Distribution environment.

Qualified candidates please forward your resume to:  
Jean Hanna, Recruitment & Training Supervisor: jhanna@creativebi-llc.com

December 6, 2017

Staff Accountant

Available Date: Immediately
Location: Cuyahoga Heights, OH

The staff accountant prepares and processes assigned journal entries in a timely accurate manner throughout the month.  They have month end duties completing account reconciliations and identifying and resolving discrepancies or elevating items to proper channel for resolution. They ensure journal entries are completed and back up documentation is accurate. They assist with daily cash activities and resolution of accounts receivable and accounts payable issues. They participate in other accounting activities as needed to support the accounting/finance functions.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prepares daily/monthly journal entries
  • Performs account reconciliation
  • Prepares daily borrowing analysis and tracks daily cash activity
  • Reviews and resolves Accounts Receivable issues
  • Assists with monthly reporting and analysis
  • Maintains financial supporting documents
  • Reviews and resolves issues related to accounts payable processing
  • Prepare substantiation for audit
  • Reconcile assigned general ledger accounts and report discrepancies as needed
  • Other accounting projects as assigned

Will be required to apply principles of accounting to analyze financial information and prepare financial reports to support the finance department.  Additionally, this position will perform accounting and budgetary work and other financially related tasks as required by the Plant Controller.

MAJOR FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for monthly journal entries and account reconciliations. Improves procedures for timely and accurate processing of transactions.
  • Maintains all accounts payable and receivable records. Assists in the maintenance of department records and company archives and devises or improves procedures for the timely and accurate processing of such accounts.
  • Monitors and maintains records of accounts receivable, including cash receipts, claims, credits and overdue invoices and devises or improves procedures for the timely and accurate processing of such accounts.
  • Reviews and resolve problems related to processing accounts payable invoices, purchase orders, contracts, receipts, vendor statements, or payment discrepancies and documentation. Insures credit is received for outstanding memos, issuing stop-payments or purchase order amendments which include interfacing with internal personnel and consulting with external suppliers.
  • Schedules work to meet completion dates and month end cut off. Complete monthly closing journal(s) accruing for various expenses incurred but not billed.
  • Generates weekly, monthly and annual reports as well as ad hoc reporting.
  • Perform ad hoc research, cross-referencing and analytical projects for the finance & accounting team.
  • Assists with audits and special projects. Performs other accounting related duties as assigned by management.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • BA/BS degree in business, finance, or accounting, or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience preferably in manufacturing.
  • Knowledge of GAAP, including the ability to research and apply accounting standards.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and be a self-starter in a fast-paced environment with internal deadlines.
  • Capability to work and analyze projects independently as well as the ability when necessary to collaborate with others in a team environment.
  • Possess exceptional analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Including the ability to communicate with all levels of management in a professional manner.
  • Demonstrates experience with Microsoft Office, Excel and Word, ERP accounting systems (QAD preferred), and databases.
  • Valid drivers’ license is required.

Qualified candidates please forward your resume to:  
Pat Moennich, Plant Controller c/o Northern Stamping: pmoennich@northernstamping.com

November 29, 2017

IT Engineer / Progress DBA

Available Date: Immediately
Location: Grand Haven, MI

As the Database Administrator for GHSP, you will be responsible for Database Management and Maintenance, as well as:

  • Database Performance Tuning
  • Database Security
  • Promoting Process Improvements
  • Problem Solving
  • Presenting Technical Information
  • Operating Systems

Reporting directly to the Manager of Business & Information Systems, the ideal candidate for this role will have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, or equivalent combination of education and experience.    
  • Five (5) years of experience of Database administration required, automotive industry preferred, to include:
    • Progress/Openedge database administration & QAD Application on Linux RedHat.
    • Shell Scripting generation and trouble shooting
    • QAD ESS EDI support
    • QAD Reporting Framework design
    • MS SQL Design and Administration preferred

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Identifies database requirements by interviewing customers; analyzing department applications, programming, and operations; evaluating existing systems and designing proposed systems.
  • Recommends solutions by defining database physical structure and functional capabilities, database security, data back-up, and recovery specifications.
  • Installs revised or new systems by proposing specifications and flowcharts; recommending optimum access techniques; coordinating installation requirements.
  • Maintains database performance by calculating optimum values for database parameters; implementing new releases; completing maintenance requirements; evaluating computer operating systems and hardware products.
  • Prepares users by conducting training; providing information; resolving problems.
  • Provides information by answering questions and requests.
  • Supports database functions by designing and coding utilities.
  • Maintains quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the-art practices; participating in professional societies.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

Apply Now @ http://ghsp.hrmdirect.com/employment/view.php?req=656622&jbsrc=1018

November 22, 2017

Director of Sales & Marketing

Available Date: Immediately
Location: Farmington Hills, MI

LSPediA is a leading provider of software solutions and services that improve the pharmaceutical supply chain, protect against product counterfeit, and help businesses comply with FDA regulations. LSPediA’s solution RxChain is a cloud based supply chain solution with robust system functions for serial data management, serial data exchange, serialized warehouse management, and touch screen mobile technologies for FDA DSCSA serialization compliance and global serialization compliance.

Job Responsibilities:
This position requires the candidate to perform the following sales and marketing activities.

  1. Define and budget quarterly and annual marketing and sales plan.
  2. Execute the marketing sale plan with the sales and marketing team.
  3. Sell enterprise supply chain solutions to pharma manufacturers, wholesale distributors, and chain stores.
  4. Present sales preso in person and via web meeting.
  5. Advance and track sales following an internal sales ladder process to meet and exceed quota.
  6. Develop relationships and close accounts independently.
  7. Obtain and grow leads and qualified prospects.
  8. Manage sales tools and systems including SalesforceIQ, feedleader, and Mailchimp to drive and execute effective sales campaigns.
  9. Make/answer sales calls to meet and succeed customer expectations.
  10. Submit call for paper and present at industry trade shows.
  11. Write and publish datasheet, blog, and white papers.
  12. Present LSPediA with positive image, industry knowledge, and industry thought leadership.
  13. Assist and train new employees.
  14. Recommend improvement and creative ways to make LSPediA a better business.
  15. Develop and build up customer references, quotes, and marketing materials from your accounts.

Job Requirements:
This job has high visibility in the company and is best suited for people with ambition and drive to work for their success. The candidate must have the following qualifications.

  1. Experience in selling enterprise solutions
  2. Bachelor’s degree
  3. Excellent presentation skills in person, via web meetings, and excellent writing skills (previous publication a plus)
  4. International exposure and experience working in a multicultural environment
  5. Must have pharmaceutical experience
  6. Desire to lean, grow, and contribute
  7. Residency in the eastern time zone close to an international airport
  8. Able to travel 30% for sales meetings, onsite services, trade shows, and other business engagements

Compensation:
This job pays competitive salary, commission, and employee benefit. It also has excellent career growth trajectory for the qualified candidate.

  1. Competitive salary
  2. Performance bonus
  3. 3 weeks Paid Time Off
  4. 10 holidays
  5. Health and dental insurance

To apply, please:

  1. email your resume to hr@lspedia.com
  2. complete the job application form
  3. enclose the relevant certificates, publications, or new releases
November 22, 2017

Support Engineer

Available Date: Immediately
Location: Farmington Hills, MI

LSPediA is a leading provider of software solutions and services that improve the pharmaceutical supply chain, protect against product counterfeit, and help businesses comply with FDA regulations. LSPediA’s solution RxChain is a cloud based supply chain solution with robust system functions for serial data management, serial data exchange, serialized warehouse management, and touch screen mobile technologies for FDA DSCSA serialization compliance and global serialization compliance.

Job Description:
We’re seeking Level 1 Support Engineer to take on the important role of helping our customers use our software applications and answer their support calls on issues, errors, and questions. The level 1 Support Engineer is responsible for capturing customer call and customer process to duplicate the issue. If the issue can be duplicated, Support Engineer will create a ticket, document the call, triage the issue, and try to resolve the issue. Most tickets (80%) are related the how to use RxChain and can be resolved within the RxChain application. Examples of these tickets are:

  1. Reset password, add/remove users, provide training materials
  2. Reinstallation and update desktop icons and mobile app
  3. How to use RxChain administration application and mobile application
  4. Trouble shoot transaction or reprocess transactions
  5. Add new trading partners and new products
  6. Test new inbound transactions and outbound transactions

The 20% that can’t be resolved by the Support Engineer will be escalated to level 2 support. The level 1 Support Engineer is responsible for document (screen shots, process used, error message) the ticket, and transfer the ticket to the level 2 support, help duplicate the issue, and explain the expected outcome. The position serves as a primary face and voice to our customers, therefore it requires technical knowledge such as VPN, XML, User Authentication, mobile scanners, .net, EDI, as well as communication skills, and a customer service mindset.

Responsibilities:

  • Ability to work as a team and coordinate between Level 1 support staff, level 2 staff, and R&D staff
  • Support RxChain Application, barcode labeling, custom reports, and mobile scanning applications, including working with customers and internal users on required and requested changes and additions
  • Implement and maintain touchscreen applications system including updates to data files
  • Troubleshoot and resolve system and end-user problems as they arise in an expeditious manner to avoid and minimize adverse impact to the customer business operations
  • Analyze end user needs and requests and develop solutions that are consistent with LSPEDIA business and R&D strategy
  • Provide end-user training, update and maintain work instruction, reference materials, and user guides
  • Draft and review functional specification for software development task where required
  • Quality control and User Acceptance Testing
  • Provide B2B (similar to EDI) support meet customer and supplier requirements
  • Train new level support staff
  • Ensure high level of customer satisfaction
  • Improves system performance by identifying problems and recommending changes
  • Provides answers to customers by identifying problems, researching answers, and guiding customer through corrective steps
  • Following standard procedures for proper escalation of unresolved issues to the appropriate internal teams
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; maintaining personal networks
  • Communicate resolution times and resolutions clearly to customers and level 1 support in a timely fashion
  • Alert management and team members of at-risk accounts and critical product issues

Requirements:

  • This job is located in Farmington Hills, Michigan at normal business hours of 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday
  • 10% travel for customer meetings, trade shows, and other business engagements as needed
  • 3 plus years of experience in a software support organization in a technical support or development role
  • Experience with cloud hosting, VPN, Virtual Machine, Managed File Transfers (AS2, sFTP)
  • Experience with or ability to read, understand XML, resolve issues by reviewing XML data
  • Strong listening skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to thrive in a flexible, fast-paced environment
  • On call availability on off office hours
  • Makes customers and their needs a primary focus of one’s actions
  • Identifies and understands issues, problems, and opportunities; compares data from different sources to draw conclusions; uses effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; and takes action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences

Compensation:
This job pays competitive salary, commission, and employee benefit. It also has excellent career growth trajectory for the qualified candidate.

  1. Competitive salary
  2. $100/week on call stipend
  3. 5% raise after initial training and tests
  4. 3 weeks Paid Time Off
  5. 10 holidays
  6. Health, dental, vision, 401K

To apply, please:

  1. email your resume to hr@lspedia.com
  2. complete the job application form
  3. enclose the relevant certificates, publications, or new releases
November 16, 2017

Senior Manufacturing Systems Analyst

Available Date: Immediately
Location: Fremont, OH

ABC INOAC Exterior Systems, LLC, a leading automotive manufacturing facility in Fremont, Ohio, is searching for a qualified candidate to join our team in the role of Senior Manufacturing Systems Analyst.  Primary job function is to manage, support, and maintain QAD ERP and EDI business systems for ABC INOAC Exterior Systems U.S. based facilities in order to meet customer requirements and provide useful and effective tools for organization management and manufacturing operations.

Job Responsibilities include:

  • Support QAD ERP business system applications for Ohio and Tennessee based manufacturing locations
  • Provide EDI support and solutions in order to meet customer and supplier requirements
  • Maintain and support company manufacturing and accounting database to ensure business critical functions and transactions are handled efficiently and in a timely manner
  • Support and coordinate barcode labeling, custom forms, and product scanning applications, including working with customers and internal users on required and requested changes and additions
  • Implement and maintain touchscreen applications to interface with ERP system including updates to data files
  • Troubleshoot and resolve system and end-user problems as they arise in an expeditious manner to avoid and minimize adverse impact to the business operations
  • Analyze end user needs and requests and develop solutions that are consistent with business and IT strategy
  • Provide ongoing technical support to end users, including development and administration of end-user training, and preparation and maintaining of reference materials and user guides
  • Coordinate code changes to business system programs

Required Qualifications Skills and Knowledge:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or four year business degree with major in related area, or equivalent experience and education in related field of expertise
  • 3 – 5 years of experience supporting QAD ERP and EDI manufacturing systems, including Progress programming, systems analysis, and project management
  • Knowledge and experience with barcoding and form applications
  • Ability to work effectively with end-users, management, other team members, and customers to achieve desired business results

Qualified candidates please forward your resume to:  
Mark Dunn c/o ABC INOAC Exterior Systems: mdunn@inoacusa.com

August 4, 2017

Business Process Analyst – QAD

Available Date: Immediately
Location: Sterling Heights, MI

There are 2 positions available: QAD Manufacturing and QAD Finance

Position Summary:
The Business Process Analyst will be responsible for supporting Acument business process improvement initiatives and take a leadership role in assessing the company’s needs, setting priorities, defining project scope, and supporting detailed project plans, which include training and implementation. Works closely with the users in the manufacturing area to identify improvements by gathering information and defining system objectives.

Position Responsibilities Include But Are Not Limited To:

  • Perform Business Process Analyst Function for the ongoing QAD upgrade.
  • Support the Change Request Process.
  • Understand Software Development Life Cycle and perform the Business Process Analyst Role within that Process
  • Develop and maintain strong, positive working relationships with management, the end users, Systems Development staff and vendors.

Required Qualifications-Education/Experience:

  • Four or more years of experience using, supporting, and defining and implementing specifications/changes for QAD EE and QAD-WMS (MRPII or ERP systems/modules)-OR- Four or more years of experience using, supporting, and defining and implementing specifications/changes for QAD EE, QAD EE Financials, and QAD-WMS (MRPII or ERP systems/modules).
  • Functional experience should include interaction in working with areas such as Materials Management, Supply Chain, Engineering and Shipping, with an emphasis on Manufacturing-OR- Functional experience should include interaction in working with areas such as Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and GL Finance.
  • Bachelor degree (preferably including courses in statistics, mathematics, accounting, computer sciences) or equivalent experience.
  • Training in systems analysis, project management, user relations, software evaluation, written or oral communications, and information systems.

Travel Requirements:
Potential for extensive travel in 2018 during the QAD upgrade project, leveling out to 20-25% post implementation.

Qualified candidates please forward resume to:
Kimberly Wright c/o Acument Global Technologies:  kwright@acument.com

May 22, 2017

QAD Systems Analyst

Available Date: Immediately
Location: Boston/Providence, Charlotte, Atlanta, or East TN / Must be able to travel up to 75%
   
This is a full-time, permanent position with a global organization that is an industry leader. This organization offers significant growth and advancement opportunities, along with outstanding benefits and relocation assistance if necessary.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide project task coordination, functional expertise, and contributes to improvements and enhancements for all internal systems
  • Assist in development and implementation of system improvement plans
  • Plan and prepare system conversion work plans and timelines
  • Perform solutions implementations at all company facilities
  • Prepare system design documents as outlined in project work plans
  • Meet with system owners and end users to define business, financial, and operations requirements
  • Develop new reports, EDI specifications and configurations, and work through the testing phases of these changes
  • Collaborate with onsite technical consultants and service providers to complete the implementation of systems solutions

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field
  • 3+ years experience deploying and supporting the QAD ERP system
  • 5+ years experience with programming, analysis, and/or project management of manufacturing systems
  • Excellent knowledge of reporting software, spreadsheets, flowcharts, graphs, etc.
  • Significant experience interacting with all types of end users, including executives
  • Any additional experience as a Systems Analyst working with ERP systems
  • This role requires residence in the following locations: Boston/Providence, Charlotte, Atlanta, East TN and up to 75% travel

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a global leader in their industry and work with cutting edge technology, including the most recent cloud version of the QAD ERP system.

Benefits include:
Medical and dental insurance, employer-paid life insurance, voluntary vision insurance and other ancillary coverage options, 401(k) plan with company match, paid vacation and holidays.

Qualified candidates please forward resume to:
Alex Holcombe c/o TEK Systems:  aholcomb@teksystems.com

May 13, 2017

QAD/Progress Remote Tech Support

Available Date: Immediately
Location: Open

The MSERV full time resource will work with and supplement an existing Managed Services national support team in a Level 2 capacity.  The candidate can live anywhere in the US, working remotely.  Shifts will be Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST or as assigned for special projects.

Technical Requirements:
Ideal qualifications:  2-3+ years experience supporting QAD 2009SE or EE and newer and Progress 10.2B and newer in a Linux/Unix environment.            

Or …

  •         Progress DBA hands on experience, 3-5 + years or more
  •         Linux Administration (basic commands, functionality, troubleshooting)
  •         QAD ERP System/Software experience (ability to troubleshoot, maintain, tune, make changes)
  •         Progress Database experience
  •         Progress Application Server experience
  •         Tomcat Administration
  •         Networking experience, particularly in a Linux environment
  •         Experience with Virtualization, Backup, Disaster Recovery, Security, EDI a strong plus

Candidates must also be strong communicators, willing and able to talk by phone with clients, managers and colleagues.  An ability to tenaciously solve problems or issues and/or improve processes is required as is a strong ability to prioritize and create, revise and update documentation for procedures and/or system documentation.   Candidates must be able to work for any employer in the US, own current hardware/software to perform the support work or systems that will support remote installation of software and monitoring systems.

This is a remote position.  Candidates can live anywhere in the US with proper work authorization.  EOE.

Qualified candidates please forward resume to:
Laure Nielsen  laurien@strategic.com

May 8, 2017

QAD Implementation Consultant

Available Date: Immediately
Location: Open / Ability to travel 30-80%
   
Job Description:
QSTRAT is looking to grow our consulting practice and support our existing client base.  We are seeking a highly motivated Financial professional to join our team. The ideal candidate has implemented QAD EE Financials and is interested in taking on a consulting role to assist Clients to improve their business processes.

Our Implementation Consultants will:

  • Build a trusted advisor relationship with clients using QAD Enterprise Applications.
    o     Play a key role on the Project Team leading upgrades and new implementations of QAD EE Applications.
    o     Facilitate client team financial upgrade and implementation activities.
  • Implement new QAD EE installations and upgrades. Lead teams through planning and successful execution of the project plan. 
  • Perform business process improvement with clients. Advise and guide teams through issue analysis, options and resolution.
  • Support client projects for business process improvement and efficient use of QAD Enterprise Applications in support of business goals.
  • Work with users and stakeholders at all levels of an organization. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. 
  • Conduct training and testing activities. Drive tasks and identified issues to resolution.

Qualifications and Required Skills:

  • BS/BA/BBA (Accounting/Finance). MBA and/or CPA/CMA preferred.
  • 5-10 years of plant or corporate accounting experience.
  • QAD EE or SE Financials experience.
  • ERP project implementation team experience.
  • Strong analytical skills. Ability to work in a fast-paced, multifaceted, and cross-functional environment.
  • QAD certification a plus.

About QSTRAT
QSTRAT is a Software and Services company based in Troy, Michigan with over 15 years of experience in building and deploying technology solutions.  We are focused on Manufacturing and Distribution companies in the Automotive, Aerospace, Industrial, Medical Devices and High-Tech sectors.  QSTRAT has Customers around the globe. Our ERP Strategic Advisory Services are aligned with the goals of our Customers. We ensure that ERP projects are structured to achieve positive results and outcomes.  This approach is driven by the capabilities and experience of our consultants supported by our proven methodologies. QSTRAT is a dynamic virtual company with a passion for exceeding Customer expectations.  We offer excellent opportunities for personal growth and a culture based on work/life balance.

To apply for the position, please send your resume to:
Lynn Favero c/o QSTRAT at lynn.favero@qstrat.com

April 21, 2017

ERP Systems Analyst

Available Date: Immediately
Location: Auburn Hills, MI
  
Job Specifications:
Under the Supervisor of the corporate Director of Information Systems for Airboss, the successful candidate will be responsible for continuous deployment and improvement of ERP/CRM projects; design, standardized ERP/CRM process as well as overseeing the level 2/3 support for the difficult ERP issues

  • Implement and support QAD 2014se (ALL MODULES AND Eagle Barcode)
  • Business process analysis skills – (problem factoring, Agile, Kaizen, 5-S)
  • Business process mapping (Process flow diagrams, Swimlanes, etc) skills
  • Manufacturing process knowledge pertaining to an ERP system – Inventory control, warehousing, Job and Shop floor manufacturing concepts, Accounting flow and process knowledge
  • Accounting process knowledge support pertaining to an ERP system – Order Entry, Order fulfillment, Purchase Orders through to fulfillment, AP,AR,GL
  • Able to create basic training guides and manage deliverables to both technical and non-technical end-users
  • Prior good experience in supporting enterprise applications and integrations
  • Support end-user requests and work on small to medium-sized projects
  • Responsible for Tier-1 and 2 support requests
  • Must have project management experience
  • Past experience with reporting tools and data query functionality (SQL/Cyberquery)
  • Modern database working knowledge
  • Data dashboard skills
  • Sarbanes-Oxley compliance knowledge
  • ISO Knowledge
  • Relational database understanding

Job Qualifications: 

  • 2 year College minimum,4 year preferred in Computer Science or related degree
  • A minimum of 3 to 10 year’s experience is preferred
  • ERP systems experience with a Tier-1 or 2 package (Preferred QAD, Epicor, IFS)
  • Must possess sound analytical, problem-solving and documentation skills
  • Ability to take project ownership with management guidance, desire to grow and learn
  • Interface with users throughout the facility to help analyze / resolve process and application related problems or modifications required to meet business objectives.
  • Perform business analysis and solution design to meet needs of the Finance, Engineering, Operations, and Sales departments; includes creating metrics / reports, alerts, customized user interfaces, and contributing to hardware selection / deployment decisions.
  • Strong oral and written communications skills
  • Excellent customer relations skills
  • Able to work independently or in a team environment well
  • Working knowledge of MS-Office suite
  • Willing to travel up to 25%

Qualified candidates please forward resume to:
Nadine Kruse c/o Airboss of America  nkruse@airbossofamerica.com

April 6, 2017

QAD Programmer/IT Analyst

Available Date: Immediately
Location: Plymouth, MI

  • Responsible for the implementation of Company policies and procedures within a functional area of expertise
  • Responsible for programming and related technical analysis
  • Tasks involve the application of specialized functional knowledge in routine and non-routine
  • situations under supervision of management
  • Decisions have significant impact on analyzing and implementing Company policy
  • May design, encode, test and debug programs or user defined modifications
  • Reads manuals, periodicals, and technical reports to learn ways to develop programs or systems that meet user requirements
  • Analyzes, evaluates and modifies existing or proposed systems and related devices
  • May assist programmer/analysts on more complex projects
  • May direct and coordinate work of others to write, test, and modify computer programs
  • May direct and coordinate work of others to write, test, and modify computer systems
  • Coordinates with other IS areas to resolve problems if necessary
  • Compiles and writes documentation of program development and subsequent revisions.
  • May train workers to use program
  • Recreates steps taken by user to locate source of problem and rewrites program to correct errors

Education:   

  • BA/BS required in related field

Experience:

  • Requires 5+ years
  • Automotive experience is beneficial

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • QAD, PROGRESS, EDI/E-Commerce knowledge required
  • Technical analysis and strong programming skills required
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; capable of explaining simple procedures in writing or verbally; good phone skills
  • Able to work well in a team environment
  • Good working knowledge of windows based applications and database applications
  • PHYSICAL DEMANDS – Standing and sitting in office and manufacturing environment, normal amounts of computer work, minor lifting of computer equipment
  • Previous experience in customer support, computer operations, system administration, or another related area
  • Motivated to advance in the profession

Qualified candidates please forward resume to:
Melissa Greenshields c/o IAC Group mgreenshields@iacgroup.com or FAX to: 248-455-4949

March 30, 2017

QAD/IT Systems Administrator

Available Date: Immediately
Location: Solon, OH

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics is one of seven businesses within the Innovative Materials Sector, which is spear-heading the advancement of innovation within the Group. Performance Plastics is a recognized leader in the advanced polymer technology market with access to state-of-the-art manufacturing and research & development facilities around the world. Through close partnerships with our business leaders, our team works to support the achievement of business goals while emphasizing the PPL values of accountability, trust, initiative, respect and helping. By joining the Innovative Materials Sector you are becoming a part of Life’s Material Difference.

Job Summary:
The IT Systems Administrator works with management to provide overall systems direction, and to predict and prevent problems in order to provide maximum system availability for the end user.  

  • Guidance or detailed instruction concerning the completion of reports and project work is minimal. 
  • Work independently and anticipate informational requirements, rather than react to management instructions or requests.
  • Support all aspects of our Global QAD ERP environment, including product and module installations, integrations of additional QAD modules and bolt-on applications, batch processing, and all other support issues.

Responsibilities:

  • Installations of QAD upgrades, patches and additional QAD modules
  • Installation and integration of bolt-on applications to QAD.
  • Support of complex batch processing and file movement functionality
  • Script development to enhance functionality, automation, and performance

Education, Skills, Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s level degree in Computer Science or related field; consideration may be given to those with 6 years experience in lieu of a formal degree.
  • 3+ years in comprehensive QAD environment
  • Demonstrated experience with all aspects of a multiple version QAD ERP environment, including installations, Batch Processing, Integrations, and Support; bolt-on packages Factivity, Eagle, Minisoft Eformz
  • Demonstrated experience with complex HP-UX Shell scripting
  • Communicate positions effectively and convey complex concepts in order to provide the best solutions for complicated challenges.  
  • Possess effective and timely troubleshooting skills and the ability to devise creative solutions to complex issues.  
  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time required. 
  • Ability to work on-call hours with availability on the weekends for key project milestones (upgrades, launches).

Please apply on our career site at: http://bit.ly/2nEokel

March 9, 2017

QAD/Progress Support

Available Date: Immediately
Location: Downers Grove, IL

Required skills:
•  QAD/Progress database experience (at least 6 years)
•  Progress coding
•  Creating scripts, patches, interfaces
•  Moving data between environments

Job responsibilities
•  Supporting QAD upgrade, data migration, and integration project
•  Develops, modifies and provides support for QAD/Progress code/programs to support QAD business applications
•  Assist in gathering and developing process requirements and translate into program specifications
•  Applying patches when necessary and helping to support interfaces across business units
•  Can take part in all coding and corrections and keeping upper management on task

Interested candidates please contact Evan Spreng: espreng@teksystems.com  

February 17, 2017

QAD EDI Coordinator

Available Date: Immediately
Location: Cleveland, OH

Required Skills:
QAD EE, QAD eCommerce Gateway
            Progress 4GL
            Unix scripting
            Windows

Experience:
At least 5 years implementing and/or supporting EDI using QAD eCommerce Gateway in a Manufacturing & Distribution environment.

Job Responsibilities:
o          Implement EDI solutions based on directive of Enterprise Application Architect
o          Delivery of software solutions, to agreed specifications, add value to products,
             services and the processes of the business
o          Participate in planning and constructing Business Application Systems
o          Write and test program code
o          Perform unit & integration tests and document the results
o          Work with Administrators to roll-out Application code/systems in Production environment
o          Apply quality control to ensure that necessary security mechanisms are built into applications
             and database designs
o          Ensure robustness of applications through adequate systems and acceptance testing
o          Perform iterative build of the system wherever agile methodology suits the best
o          Develop re-usable and re-use software components as much as possible
o          Apply innovative tools and techniques (eg. software engineering, automated code testing) for
             developing and testing application systems
o          Provide support to applications rolled out in production
o          Respond to user request for support
o          Participate in continuously monitoring and improving Application Systems 

Qualified candidates please email resume to:
Bruce Budinger c/o G&S Metal Products:  gsmetal@gsmetal.com

February 14, 2017

Purchasing Manager

Available Date: Immediately
Location: Clare, MI

JOB SUMMARY:
To manage the activities of the purchasing and inventory control departments and purchase supplies and materials at the optimal price and delivery cycle while maintaining lowest possible inventory levels.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Develops and implements purchasing and inventory control procedures and sequence of operations within department to optimize work flow.
  2. With buyers, reviews market, price, delivery conditions, and trends to determine present and future material availability. Directs purchasing programs accordingly.
  3. Sets dollar authorization limits for buying staff.
  4. Oversees disposal of surplus material or scrap products.
  5. Monitors purchase order claims and contracts for conformance to company policy.
  6. Reviews weekly inventory trends and discusses variations with appropriate staff member.
  7. Deals with supplier when serious variations arise in delivery, quality, price, or conditions of sale.
  8. Trains new staff members, and supervises and conducts performance appraisals of staff.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. May purchase large or complex items.
  2. May represent the department on company’s New Engineering Technology Committee.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. College graduate in business with major course work in purchasing and/or inventory control management.
  2. At least five years’ buying or purchasing experience in the metal converting business. Experience as a supervisor in that function desirable.
  3. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Professional ethics, tact, and courtesy in dealing with vendors.
  4. Willingness to travel to outlying plants in U.S. and around the world.

Qualified candidates please email resume to:
HR dept email hrdept@rogersgrp.com or FAX to: 989-386-0624