ERP Developer & Functional Consultant Recruitment and Jobs in Ireland
The ERP section of our site includes a wide range of activities and roles. In short, Enterprise Resource Planning is all about helping a company manage and integrate its processes and systems. This includes ensuring smooth communication between departments, integrating technology systems, and a lot more. Because of the broad range of responsibilities ERP covers, there’s a broad range of roles on offer.
Archer Recruitment has roles for ERP Consultants, Developers, Functional Consultants, Business Analysts, and others that fall into this busy space. We recruit for opportunities to manage ERP systems such as SAP, Oracle, and Dynamics. We also recruit for people with Workday and other HR-specific applications. There will also be some CRM-specific systems on this page such as salesforce.com.
Some of them may be just right for you. If you’re interested in any of the below ERP roles, please apply with your CV to our expert IT recruiters.
What is an ERP Functional Consultant?
An ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) Functional Consultant is a professional who specialises in the implementation, configuration, and maintenance of ERP systems within an organisation. These systems are complex software applications that integrate various business functions, such as finance, human resources, supply chain management, and customer relationship management, into a unified platform.
The role of an ERP Functional Consultant primarily involves understanding the business processes of an organisation and aligning them with the capabilities of the selected ERP system. They act as a bridge between the technical team, who focus on the system’s infrastructure, and the end-users, who utilise the system in their daily operations.
In the early stages of an ERP project, a Functional Consultant works with stakeholders to gather requirements and define the scope of the implementation. They analyse and map the organisation’s business processes and identify how the ERP system can streamline these processes and improve efficiency.
Once the project is underway, the Functional Consultant plays a key role in configuring the ERP system to meet the organisation’s needs. This often involves setting up modules, defining user roles and permissions, and customising workflows and reports.
During the testing phase, the ERP Functional Consultant works closely with end-users to ensure the system operates as expected. They help to identify and fix any issues or gaps between the system’s functionality and the organisation’s requirements.
After the ERP system is implemented, the Functional Consultant may provide training to end users and create user manuals and other documentation. They often provide ongoing support, helping to resolve any issues that arise and making adjustments as the organisation’s needs change.
An ERP Functional Consultant needs a blend of business acumen and technical knowledge. They should understand the principles of business management, have a strong grasp of the specific ERP system they are working with and possess excellent problem-solving and communication skills.
What does the Career Journey for an ERP Developer & Functional Consultant look like?
Early in their careers, aspiring ERP Developers or Functional Consultants often start in technical roles, such as software development or database administration, where they learn about system design, programming languages, and database systems. This stage often involves getting hands-on experience with specific ERP systems like SAP, Oracle, or Microsoft Dynamics, and possibly earning certifications in these systems.
Next, a move into a role like ERP Analyst or Junior Consultant can provide a deeper understanding of how ERP systems are used to support business processes. In these roles, individuals often work closely with a specific module or function of the ERP system, helping to configure the system, troubleshoot issues, and train users.
As they gain more experience and deepen their understanding of both the technical aspects of the ERP system and the business processes it supports, individuals can move into ERP Developer or Functional Consultant roles. In these positions, they may work on customizing and extending the ERP system, designing and implementing new modules, or leading ERP implementation projects.
For further career progression, many ERP Developers or Functional Consultants move into senior or lead consultant roles, where they manage teams, oversee multiple projects, and make strategic decisions about the organisation’s use of ERP systems. They might also specialise in a specific area of ERP, such as finance or supply chain, or a specific ERP system.