IT Manager - SAP Sales and Distribution (Remote)

Lakeshore Learning Materials Remote
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December 1, 2022
Lakeshore Learning Materials
Long Beach, California
Company Description

At Lakeshore, we create innovative learning materials and world-class guest experiences for teachers, parents and children. Since 1954, we ve grown into a global community with a thriving e-commerce business, multiple catalogs, 60+ retail stores, a peerless national sales force, plus international offices that support our preeminent supply chain division. But today we re working better, smarter and faster than ever and setting our sights even higher. We re building an infrastructure designed for scalability, embracing data-driven decision-making and using technology to improve efficiency and ensure the best tools for the best work. Most importantly, we continue to invest in a diverse team of inquisitive top talent who fuel each other s passions and curiosity, take risks, try new things and believe that every new day brings opportunities for growth.

Job Description

In a time of unprecedented expansion, we are seeking a Manager to lead our Sales and Distribution workstream while we implement new enterprise resource planning (ERP) tools. The position s chief responsibility is the design and implementation of SAP S/4 HANA capabilities that support the Sales and Distribution workstream, including order management, business partner, material master, pricing, ATP, delivery processing, billing and customer order related reporting. The role will also leverage and apply leading-practice business knowledge and proficiency for Sales and Distribution, in addition to coordinating internal IT associates and implementation partners in design, deployment and support of ERP. The ideal candidate should have excellent SAP configuration skills, as well as strong leadership and writing skills to effectively communicate findings and recommendations to the senior management team. And we re here to help you succeed Lakeshore recently earned its Great Place to Work� Certification and is proud to put its associates first.

A Day On The Job Looks Like This
  • Understanding existing business processes, mapping out process flows and identifying areas for improvement
  • Validating approach for system changes and ensuring that proper testing and documentation is completed prior to migration
  • Managing SAP-standard API & EDI integrations with other internal and external applications, such as those dedicated to customer relationships
  • Transforming business requirements into functional and technical specifications, conducting unit and integration tests, deploying tools, training users and maintaining systems
  • Providing support with standardizing, cleansing, mapping, translating and migrating data from legacy ERP to SAP S/4 HANA
  • Training IT and business team members on the SAP system, configuration and reporting

Got the skills and experience? Here s what we re looking for:
  • Four-year degree or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of eight years of progressive SAP experience with at least one year focused on SAP S/4 HANA, including at least three full life cycle SAP ERP implementations in the Sales and Distribution area
  • Experience developing and driving implementation of SAP standards and best practices
  • Excellent SAP configuration skills
Additional Information

And here s our end of the bargain!
  • Competitive compensation based on skills and experience, plus a bonus plan
  • Excellent medical/dental and vision coverage EPO, PPO and HSA
  • 401(k) retirement plan with company contribution (because you will retire someday)
  • Flexible benefits choose what you like, ignore the rest
  • On-site preschool for our employees children
  • On-site employee gym for all levels/fitness needs
  • Generous employee discount on products that make you smarter
  • Casual dress and we really mean it
At Lakeshore, we know our diversity makes us stronger, and when everyone feels included and valued, we all win. We strive to embrace our differences and create an intentionally diverse and inclusive community that is representative of the teachers, families and children we serve.

We know we couldn t do the extraordinary things we re doing without the people on our team. Thanks to the passion and enthusiasm of this spectacular group, Lakeshore is more than a great place to work it s a great experience to be part of. Day in and day out, we give everything we ve got to create products that instill a sense of wonder and foster a true love of learning. To help maintain this high bar for success, we re constantly on the lookout for people to join us. So if you re a down-to-earth professional who shares our desire for making a difference, we d love to hear from you.

To learn more about Lakeshore, visit

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

People are selected to become members of the Lakeshore family based on skill, merit and mind-boggling talent not based on race, color, creed, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, marital status, domestic partnership status, military status, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, alienage, AIDS or AIDS-related complex status, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, status as a victim of domestic violence, physical or mental disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. If things aren t equal, we all lose.

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