Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Program Manager

Phoenix, Arizona


You’re passionate about a zero-emissions future and want to build something special.  You want to own your space but work with talented, like-minded people on important projects.  The pace doesn’t scare you - it excites you.  Quality and integrity matter to you.

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We are on the lookout for an ERP Program Manager to lead the PMO function within the ERP team. As the ERP Program Manager, you will manage internal project management resources and external consultants/projects at the program level. You will enable roadmap execution by maintaining alignment between external consultants, internal ERP resources, and business stakeholders. By proactively identifying, escalating, and resolving project issues and risks, you will allow Nikola to continue making progress in our ERP implementation amid changing priorities, shifting schedules, and an aggressive business ramp plan.

You Will:

  • Organize and run steering committee meetings to provide management oversight and guidance to the project team
  • Monitor projects, ensuring the quality and completeness of each phase
  • Ensure communication of project updates including status, risks, issues, and escalations
  • Identify, communicate, and record impacts from any changes during the project
  • Ensure requirements gathering, business process design, system configuration and testing are all completed per internal and external requirements including general IT and application specific SOX controls
  • Support organizational change management by ensuring all project stakeholders are kept informed as to status, upcoming activities, and the overall ERP program roadmap
  • Ensure program/project budget and actuals, including external consultant hours/fees, are reconciled and approved timely

You Bring: 

  • Extensive experience in the use of Microsoft Project, Visio or other PMO tools and templates
  • Extensive implementation experience with ERP software in a consulting role or as a member of a client team
  • Direct experience with ERP implementations involving enterprise software integrations like PLM, MES, QLM, etc.
  • Ability to work with a diverse set of users from upper management to end users and communicate effectively across groups
  • Effective communication skills, written and oral, to all levels of the organization
  • Strong organizational skills
  • High Energy / Flexible / Adaptable / Dynamic / “can-do” attitude
  • High comfort and confidence level while giving presentations to a room of peers and/or stakeholders
  • Ability to influence and thrive within a rapidly changing / growing organization
  • Demonstrated knowledge of enterprise architecture concepts and practices
  • Knowledge of capabilities and limitations of ERP solutions
  • Experience managing contracted and/or consultant resources

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Microsoft ERP software
  • Experience with green-field ERP implementations
  • Experience managing through changing priorities, shifting milestones, and expanding scope
  • Experience with operational management of ERP systems
  • Functional expertise in one or more process domains: finance/accounting, distribution/supply chain (order-to-cash, procure-to-pay), manufacturing,
  • PMP or other certification

Candidates must have current U.S. work authorization. This position is not eligible for CPT or OPT.



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