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What is an ERP Manager?

ERP Managers, also known as Enterprise Resource Planning Managers, are responsible for the integration and maintenance of ERP applications or software within a company. They often lead a team of ERP Specialists who design and implement business solutions via ERP systems.


What should be included in an ERP Manager job description?

A typical ERP Manager job description should include, but is not limited to:

  • Consulting with business units to determine ERP requirements
  • Performing diagnostic tests and resolving issues
  • Installing and integrating ERP software/apps
  • Providing training and support for end-users
  • Writing scripts
  • Designing user-friendly interfaces and functionalities
  • Preparing technical and training manuals

What skills and qualifications should an ERP Manager have?

While a tertiary education in software development, IT, or computer science is recommended, it is not a strict requirement. Instead, ERP Managers should be able to demonstrate experience working within ERP, project management, or business administration, as well as in-depth knowledge of relevant programming languages.

Other technical skills should include:

  • Knowledge of Cloud Computing and SaaS
  • Project management
  • Budgeting and forecasting

Some companies work with specific ERP applications -- like Oracle or SAP -- and may request experience or certifications from these companies.

Soft skills should include:

  • Communication
  • Problem solving
  • Analytical thinking
  • Collaboration/teamwork
  • Organisation
  • Leadership/mentoring
  • Business acumen

How much does an ERP Manager earn?

$100,000 - $150,000

An ERP Manager salary is determined typically by the number of years of experience, soft and technical skills, and the scale of responsibilities in the organisation. To find out what an ERP Manager is earning this year, download our complimentary Robert Half Salary Guide.

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