How to Become an ERP Project Manager

Step 1: Understand the job description and responsibilities of an ERP Project Manager

What does an ERP Project Manager do?

AN ERP Project Manager develops, plans, and implements the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. Determines scope of the project. Being an ERP Project Manager sets deadlines, assigns responsibilities and monitors progress for the ERP system. Evaluates and recommends changes to current and future ERP system requirements to meet organizational needs. Additionally, ERP Project Manager leads the implementation of new organizational processes aligned with ERP configuration. Requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to top management. The ERP Project Manager manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. True first level manager. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Has full authority for personnel actions. Extensive knowledge of department processes. To be an ERP Project Manager typically requires 5 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor. 1 to 3 years supervisory experience may be required.

People's Opinions on ERP Project Manager responsibilities

An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) project manager belongs to the top management committee of a business.

01/08/2020: Augusta, GA

This involves doing work in information technology and using the ERP software for business profit.

12/27/2019: Oklahoma City, OK

The ERP project manager handles a project management team from multiple locations and with multiple deadlines.

12/20/2019: Corpus Christi, TX

Teaching the staff how to use the ERP software is important.

01/22/2020: Monterey, CA

Allocating the money for the ERP project, implementing the ERP project from start to end, and establishing clear communication lines between the project manager and the staff are crucial.

12/18/2019: Beaumont, TX
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Step 2: Learn best tips to become an ERP Project Manager

Best tips for those who want to become an ERP Project Manager

Here are some tips to become an ERP Project Manager.

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Hire project managers that know your ERP software.

12/14/2019: Charleston, SC

Have users select the ERP software.

02/07/2020: Nashua, NH

Ask for honest feedback As with most leadership skills, receiving honest feedback from peers, managers and members of your team is critical to becoming a better communicator.

02/02/2020: Eugene, OR

The Right Implementation Approach for an ERP Project.

02/24/2020: Vineland, NJ

Strong Project Management / Leadership from the Implementation Partner is a Must.

12/18/2019: Terre Haute, IN
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Step 3: View best colleges and universities for ERP Project Manager

Best colleges and universities for ERP Project Manager

  • Butler University
  • Carroll College
  • Cooper Union
  • High Point University
  • Princeton University
  • Providence College

Step 4: Think about whether is it worth to be an ERP Project Manager

Is being an ERP Project Manager Worth it?

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Due to growth and continuous improvement within the business an opportunity has arisen for an experienced ERP Project Manager to join our IT team on a fixed term 18-month contract.

12/13/2019: Youngstown, OH

The primary objective will be the delivery of the ERP upgrade project from Infor M3 to Infor CloudSuite.

02/13/2020: Lowell, MA

This will be a cross functional role working closely and collaboratively with all business departments, driving both the ERP upgrade project as well as the associated business transformation agenda.

01/09/2020: New Bedford, MA

Manage project scoping, gap workshops, design process and implementation workstreams.

02/28/2020: Santa Cruz, CA

Ability to manage multiple workstreams maintaining tight control on individual project plans along with high-level objectives.

12/06/2019: Topeka, KS
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Step 5: Prepare relevant skills for being an ERP Project Manager

What skills do you need to be an ERP Project Manager?

Due to the management level associted with this job, many skills are required to being successful and ensuring the success of your team.  It is necessary to be able to excel with: Emulation, Migration, Performance Engineering.  For management positions, some skills may come as a no brainer, for this role those would be: Application lifecycle management (ALM) Software, Bug Tracking Software, Integrated Development Environment (IDE) Software, Source Code Management Software, Programming Language.  As you can tell, it is no easy feat to be a manager, and the skills required reflect that.

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And, as evidenced above, the need for competent ERP project managers in growing.

01/28/2020: Providence, RI

Read on to learn about what ERP project managers are, what their job descriptions tend to look like, and what kind of skills they need.

02/09/2020: Danbury, CT

An ERP project manager provides leadership as businesses move through this cycle, coordinating maintenance and enhancement efforts to bolster the existing flow of business—largely through an understanding of the business’s resources, knowledge base, and best practices.

12/02/2019: Juneau, AK

Project managers hoping to enter the field must working knowledge of enterprise project management software and project portfolio management software.

01/26/2020: New Suffolk, NY

ERP project managers tend to work closely with the business’s leadership, including CIOs, CTOs, CEOs, and COOs, and serve as an expert resource on ERP projects.

01/27/2020: Denver, CO
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Step 6: View average salary for ERP Project Manager

How much does an ERP Project Manager make?

The average salary range for an ERP Project Manager is from $125,216 to $158,036. The salary will change depending on your location, job level, experience, education, and skills.

Salary range for an ERP Project Manager
$125,216 to $158,036

Step 7: Find relevant ERP Project Manager jobs, and apply.

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