IFS is one of the top names in enterprise resource planning software, and its solutions are being adopted by a diverse range of companies worldwide. Such is its popularity and power, there’s an ongoing need for ERP business analysts who have expertise specifically using IFS solutions.
In general, the task can either be to identify needs within a company where ERP can help, or to analyse the data once departments have started using the solutions to find new efficiencies and profitability opportunities, although it’s often both. You might also be a consultant for the directors, to help them with their decision-making using an evidence-based approach from the ERP data you have at your disposal.
Overall, an IFS ERP analyst is there to help the company use this powerful software for its benefit, so the roles can be very different depending on the structures and sizes of the companies using it. That can be through choosing integrations, recommending new actions or overseeing the way data is gathered, measured and interpreted across an organisation.
The skills required
If a company is specifically asking for expertise in IFS software for their ERP analyst role, it’s likely that they are looking for someone with advanced aptitude in the solutions, not a generic EPR skillset. Sometimes, however, the specific solution will only be divulged to inform potential candidates of the system they will be working with, and more generalised ERP analytic experience will be sought.
Because a good deal of this job will be analysing and interpreting data, then preparing and reporting findings and opinions on the business’s performance and projections, you will need to be methodical and an excellent presenter of facts, statistics, recommendations and opinions.
IFS/ERP Analyst Jobs in Cleveland
Situated in the north-east of England, Cleveland is a region that has been long known for its industrial and manufacturing capabilities, and it offers a range of opportunities for those seeking IFS/ERP Analyst positions.
During the 18th century, ironwork was a major part of the local economy and the ironstone used for blast furnaces on the River Tees was procured from the Cleveland Hills.
These days, Cleveland is not an officially recognised region. In the mid-1990s, the county was broken up into four unitary authorities: Hartlepool, Stockton-on-Tees, Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland.
However, many people from the region still identify themselves as being from Cleveland and bodies like the Cleveland Police and Cleveland Fire Brigade carry the name today.
Much of the area is undergoing significant regeneration, and these days, the economy is mainly based in retail, technology and the service sector.
However, a few big-names in heavy industry still call the region home. For example, there's the Cleveland Bridge and Engineering Company, Teeside Steelworks and Dorman Long, which provided the steel for the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Tyne Bridge and the Auckland Harbour Bridge.
What's more, Teesport is the country's third largest port and handles around 56 million tonnes of cargo every year, with facilities including container quays and RORO ramps.
IFS ERP business analyst positions
If you’re at a company that’s looking for an ERP analyst for your IFS system, there’s a good chance Cast UK will be able to find you the perfect candidate – and we might even have them on our books already. Because we specialise in a narrow range of sectors and disciplines, we understand the roles and responsibilities demanded of recruits, and talented people know exactly who to turn to to find the roles for them. Call us on 0333 121 3345 – we might have the perfect person right now.
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