IT Functional Lead (SCM – Purchasing)

Job ID 18-00324

Industry Computer/IT

Job Type Permanent

Location Morristown, NJ


The IT Functional Lead is responsible for the continuity of enterprise applications and the related business processes from a functional perspective.   This person should have a detailed-level understanding of the applications/modules, the integration between these modules and key processes within the modules.
Primary responsibilities include the detailed knowledge of enterprise business systems and business processes as to provide guidance and leadership in the development and functional use of these systems.  This person will play an integral part of the business by working closely with business areas, IT Strategic Business Solutions and the IT technical team in both development and support of the systems.  The understanding of the end-to-end business process is essential.  

  • Participate in the improvement of business processes.  In particular the Procure-to-Pay process with emphasis on procurement, from work orders to purchase orders, supplier management, electronic catalogs and strategic sourcing.
  • Serve as liaison between business and technical aspects of projects.
  • Plan project stages and assess business implications for each stage. Monitor progress to assure deadlines and standards are met.
  • Work on IT Enterprise Application related projects including upgrades, enhancements and integrations.
  • Accountable for requirements gathering, creating functional specifications, application configuration, conduct system testing, assisting users to create user acceptance test (UAT) test scripts and support UAT.
  • Provide guidance and hands-on functional assistance to the technical team members to provide the best solution and meet task/project deadlines.
  • Support enterprise applications maintaining, investigating and resolving production issues.


Position Requirements:

  •  8+ years of direct Procurement implementation / support / upgrade experience is required.
  • A complete in-depth understanding of the procurement/supply chain process.  Operations and construction project management a plus.
  • Experience facilitating design, setup, and configuration of Purchasing and other supply chain modules is required.
  • Ability to lead workshops, including the gathering/documenting of requirements and use-cases and recommendation of envisioned processes is required.
  • Assist business to define reporting needs, design reports and maintain in-house knowledge base, as well as manage change control.
  • Ability to assess functional and technical gaps in designs is required.
  • Experience with training and supporting end users with the IT enterprise applications are required.
  • Experience in supporting enterprise applications maintaining, investigating and resolving production issues for SCM (Supply Chain Management).
  •  Preferred knowledge a plus in:
  • PeopleSoft 9.2 – Supply Chain Management modules (Procurement).
  • Automated testing tools – PeopleSoft Testing Framework (PTF).