JD Edwards E1 Application Manager in Orange County

JD Edwards E1 Application Manager

$125,000 – $150,000


Benefits: Full


As one of the top 10 largest public homebuilding companies by market capitalization in the United States, our client combines the resources, operational sophistication, and leadership of a national organization with the regional insights, community ties, and agility of local homebuilders.

Position Highlights

  • The JDE E1 Application Manager partners with executives, managers and subject matter experts to develop and implement new software solutions, system enhancements and end-user computing tools that improve operational effectiveness. 
  • Responsible for overseeing the portfolio of the Company’s JDE E1 application, including financials, Procurement, Job Cost, Home Building, construction, and warranty management. 
  • This leader will identify and deliver solutions that maximize business value from IT investments.
  • He/she is responsible for recruiting, developing, and leading a team of high performing technical resources to ensure that the Company has well managed IT capabilities.
  • The ideal candidate is a professional who can be hands on to solve issues and coach others through the problem-solving process.

Position Responsibilities

  • Identify software solutions that optimize Company business operations.
  • Manage a team of IT professionals plus large, cross-functional project teams.
  • Develop, document and institutionalize project management standards across the IT organization.
  • Partner with leaders to establish ownership of business applications and support for new initiatives.
  • Mobilize functional, IT and external resources for highly effective deployment of new applications and system enhancements.
  • Deliver projects and initiatives on scope, on schedule and on budget.
  • Negotiate license and support agreements with external vendors to minimize operating costs.
  • Acts as a technical and professional leader, providing guidance, direction and training to the project team members as necessary.
  • Partner with the infrastructure team and other IT team members to effectively address all hardware, database and software aspects of business solutions.
  • Develop and deploy highly effective training programs, including classroom training, desk reference materials and quick reference guides.
  • Partner with the infrastructure team to develop disaster recovery and business continuity plans for mission critical business applications. Regularly test disaster recovery and fail-over routines.
  • Analyze emerging technologies and proactively assess the company’s operating requirements to ensure that business applications meet all current and forecasted business needs.
  • Research, analyze and document alternatives to formulate compelling recommendations to senior management. Solutions will optimize the trade-offs between cost of ownership and service.
  • Recruit, develop, nurture and guide a team of high performing business analysts. Create conditions for staff members to learn and grow through their work.
  • Identify long and short-term opportunities to outsource functions that can be managed more effectively by third party experts vs. in-house resources.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Qualifications

  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience leading a large-scale software implementation projects and technology management, including leading teams of 10 or more people.
  • Bachelors required in Computer Science or another related major. Masters degree is a plus.
  • Hyphen construction scheduling, estimating and customer care solutions preferred.
  • Envision designer solutions, Microsoft Teams, Share Point, Asana workflows and administration is a plus.
  • PMP, ITIL or other relevant professional certification is a plus
  • Experience in deploying and managing enterprise applications across a number of disciplines, including financials, job cost, construction management, procurement, and Home Building.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and project management experience to include successful management of large-scale company-wide initiatives and implementations.
  • Hands-on experience with Business Intelligence and database reporting tools, including Reports Now, Tableau etc.
  • Home Building Construction industry experience is a strong plus.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills – a skilled business professional who communicates effectively with all levels of end-users and management.
  • Ability to quickly learn and adapt to new technologies.
  • Experience and demonstrated ability with sound business decision making practices.
  • Ability to work major projects and manage multiple priorities with minimum supervision is a must.
  • The following skills/experiences are plusses:
    • Implementation and management of applications
    • Working knowledge of development and integration standards and utilities
    • Agile development technologies and standards
    • Working knowledge of JDE E1 9.2 solution



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