ERP Consultant for software author - home based

Colchester, Essex
18 Jun 2017
18 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

This ERP Software Implementation Consultant role is to work for a company who are authors of their own specialist systems and provide affordable and flexible ERP solutions to wholesalers, manufacturers and distributors in the UK. Their software meets the needs of manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, packers and service companies across the food & beverage, electrical & electronic and consumer markets. Salary to £40k plus bonus, car allowance and private healthcare - the role is home based with travel to client sites.

The majority of clients are heavy on the distribution side with stock traceability as a key functionality, and the company mainly sells its product to food and drink manufacturers and distributors rather than traditional manufacturing companies.

They are split up into the following teams:




Project Management

Implementation & Consulting

Technical Development

Application Support

Their ERP product covers accounting & finance, stock control, warehousing, distribution, and manufacturing and it is also now available as a Cloud solution as well as on premise. The core product is developed in SQL Server and .Net.

The Implementation Consultant role covers:

  • Requirements gathering
  • Workshops
  • ERP Implementation
  • Specification for the developers
  • Report Writing using their report writing tool
  • User Training
  • Go-live
  • Project Management

Projects are anything from 10 to 100 days consulting and from 10 users up to 100 concurrent users. A typical week would be 3 days on client site, a day in the office and a day working from home and a typical deal here is £50,000, so £25,000 in software and licenses and £25,000 in consulting services.

As an ERP Consultant you will start on smaller projects that are 10 days' implementation & consultancy. You will do the workshops, the configuration and the set-up of the ERP software, not the technical installation though, that is another team. Then you will do the training and the go-live. Once you are familiar with the software you will move onto bigger projects that range up to 80 days.

You will be joining an established team of ERP Implementation Consultants who have a wealth of project experience. What is nice is that you will often work in the office for 1 - 2 days every week so you will get to know the other ERP Consultants and have a chance to improve your skills. You will also do some 2nd line support when you are in the office. You will be on site 2 - 3 days a week and will need to stay away one night each week on average.

Because they are a software author, you will be in the office with developers, marketing, sales people and all other departments so you will have the chance to get involved in the ongoing development of the ERP software functionality and how it can be improved.

You need to be able to demonstrate full life cycle ERP software implementation skills, you are happy working in a client facing role, and you are happy travelling to client sites 2 to 3 days a week. If you have any experience of distribution or manufacturing, then this will be an added bonus. Ideally you will live in the Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, London or Surrey areas.

This is a terrific opportunity for an ERP Consultant to join a leading UK software author that is well established (25 years) still growing, and has a fantastic client retention rate of almost 100%.

Contact Jake King or Carolyn MacLurg at Ambis Resourcing for further information or an informal discussion about this new role.