HarperCollins Publishers

  • Sr. Manager - JDE Functional Analysis

    Job Locations US-PA-Moosic | US-NJ-Monmouth Junction
  • Overview

    HarperCollins Publishers continues to expand the use of JD Edwards to support business operations globally. The role of Sr. Manager - JDE Functional Analysis will provide business and technical expertise in delivering key integration projects aligning local systems to standard global solutions. This person will manage a team of functional analysts that define, document, and implement solutions and integrations that support strategic objectives.


    • Accountable for communication with executive stakeholders, team members and project managers on status, progress or risks or blockers (issues that will prevent deployment of solutions)
    • Collaboration with team members to understand project objectives, business requirements, priorities, and deliverables. Manage internal and external vendor resources as needed to ensure successful planning and execution of deliverables
    • Critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details, abstract up from low-level information to a general understanding, and distinguish user requests from the underlying true needs
    • Support team in delivering the following artifacts as needed:
      • As-Is / To-Be processes
      • Business requirements document / Use cases
      • Functional design documents
      • Data mapping / Interface designs
      • Test scenarios
    • Work independently with users and proactively escalate issues
    • Successfully engage in multiple initiatives simultaneously
    • Liaise between the business units, technology teams and support teams
    • Manage day to day interactions with business/IT stakeholders relating to project deliverables, productions issues, and on-going improvements
    • Maintain Effective functional/technical documentation within the functional group
    • Focus on continuous improvement initiatives to better serve the business


    • 10-15 years related experience
    • Proven ability to work independently to deliver results
    • Leading and working on large systems integration projects highly desirable
    • Experience working on large enterprise programs
    • Strong analytical and product management skills required, including a thorough understanding of how to interpret customer business needs and translate them into application and operational requirements
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group, executives, managers, and subject matter experts
    • Ability to work with the business to identify and prioritize projects, drive delivery, and support the ongoing operation of tools and processes
    • Strong multi-tasking skills, ability to rapidly adjust to priorities
    • Team player with proven ability to work in a dynamic and evolving work environment
    • Experience with managing a virtual team with team members in multiple geographic regions and time zones
    • Prior consulting experience with top tier consulting group and experience with media companies preferred
    • Some experience in implementing ERP platforms, JDE financial management integration experience preferred
    • Familiarity with financial and accounting terms and accounting business processes preferred
    • Ability to attain maximum level of quality assurance in all stages of a project/development life cycle
    • Goal oriented
    • Excellent negotiating skills
    • PMO Certification a plus
    • MBA a plus
    • Additional certifications in finance, distribution, etc., a plus


    • Candidate must have/be able to obtain a valid passport and be able to travel within Europe and to United States
    • Periodically, travel may be required for longer than one week at a time
    • Multiple languages, a plus



    About the Company:


    HarperCollins Publishers is the second largest consumer book publisher in the world, with operations in 18 countries. With nearly two hundred years of history and more than 120 branded imprints around the world, HarperCollins publishes approximately 10,000 new books every year in 17 languages, and has a print and digital catalogue of more than 200,000 titles. Writing across dozens of genres, HarperCollins authors include winners of the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Newbery and Caldecott Medals and the Man Booker Prize. HarperCollins, headquartered in New York, is a subsidiary of News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV) and can be visited online at corporate.HC.com.

    HarperCollins Publishers is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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