KIK Products E1 Business Systems Analyst - Sales and Distribution in Woodbridge, Ontario
As one of North America’s largest independent manufacturers of consumer packaged goods (“CPG”), KIK helps a large portfolio of brands and retailers bring their products to life. With leading positions in the multibillion household and personal care, over-the-counter, and pool additives categories, we maintain close relationships with over 70 global CPG customers and virtually every relevant major North American retailer. We have full-service capabilities covering end-to-end contract manufacturing, including project management, innovation and R&D, sourcing and procurement, blending and compounding, filling and packaging, supply chain and distribution, and quality control. Our manufacturing model is highly flexible and we consistently add value to our customers by leveraging our range of services and expertise.
KIK has over 5,000 employees and operates 19 manufacturing facilities strategically located throughout North America and over $1 billion in sales; KCP (operating as KIK Custom Products) is one of North America's largest custom manufacturers of both National Brand and Retailer Brand consumer products. KCP's product lines include Laundry, Household Cleaners, OTC Medicated, Pharmaceutical and Health & Beauty Care, all supported by KCP's in-house technical expertise and value-added services.
KIK Consumer Brands – Household Division
Our Household Division (“Household”) is the #1 player in North American private label bleach, and supplies private label cleaning programs to prominent American retailers. Although Household started as a small bleach plant in Concord, Ontario, we have since expanded to a network of 8 plants strategically located across the United States to efficiently manufacture a variety of cleaners for both hard and soft surfaces. . In addition to its private label portfolio, Household manufactures and markets Greased Lighting® and The Works® branded products.
KIK Consumer Brands – Pool Division
KIK’s Pool Additives Division (“Pool”) is a leading player in North America and key international markets with a broad brand and product portfolio spanning both the Mass and Specialty Retailer channels. We are well known for our Clorox® Pool&Spa™ products in the North American Mass channel, our BioGuard® brand in the North American, Australian and South Africa Specialty channel, and our Bayrol brand across Europe. Our multi-functional product formulations and innovative water testing innovations allow pool owners to safely and easily enjoy their backyard retreat.
The BSA – Sales and Distribution will be a key member of our expanding Information Systems Team, which is accountable for all system analyst activities for the KIK Consumer Brands (KCB) Division. This division is lead from the Vaughan offices and has locations throughout the world.
Description: The BSA – Sales and Distribution position is part of the KCB Division Information Systems team. The incumbent engages directly with business users, process owners and management alongside IT/IS team interfaces. This role is responsible for managing configuration, business process changes, functional specifications, testing, user manuals and training documentation and for providing business consultancy, change leadership and second level system support in the areas of Order Management and Sales and Distribution Planning and related modules focusing on Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and integrated applications.
This role is based in Vaughan, ON and will have global responsibilities for locations outside of Canada including US, Mexico and Europe with travel requirements of approximately 10%.
Business and Technical Skills
BSA’s provide consulting support within their functional area of expertise while actively seeking ways to apply system technology to business processes. This includes research and identification of enabling functionality based on customer requirements. Incumbents in this position are challenged to develop and maintain credibility and effective working relations with leadership, business users, process owners and fellow team members in a way that demonstrates an understanding of business problems, as well as IT/IS strategies, issues, and priorities.
Facilitate development of solutions that combine knowledge of particular business processes and issues, technological options, and process facilitation techniques.
Advise on options, risks, resource requirements, and impact on other business processes and system priorities.
Forge relationships with the business. Communicate well and clearly, taking the time to understand user feedback and incorporate into recommendations and requirements
Demonstrate leadership, flexibility and the ability to lead Power Users and effectively interface with various Sales and Distribution managers. Consistently achieving consensus is a key attribute of the successful BSA – Sales and Distribution
Bachelor's Degree in Information Management, Computer Science, or other business-related field.
3+ years of experience in a consumer packaged goods manufacturing environment.
7+ years of functional analyst experience in JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Sales Order Management, Procurement, Inventory Management and Shop Floor Management modules and processes in addition to basic knowledge across other modules
7+ years of experience in the process design, configuration, support and trouble-shooting of modules listed above
Experience defining, testing and trouble-shooting JDE Enterprise One to internal and external systems
Experience with integration and system transition of acquisitions involving non-JDE ERP systems
Organized and task oriented. Ability to work on multiple initiatives and projects concurrently ensuring that timelines are balanced with resource constraints and resulting deadlines are met
Previous experience in business process re-engineering or process improvement, involving broad based information systems and utilizing advanced tools and techniques to effect business change
Solid technical knowledge and ability to express complex technical concepts in terms that are understandable to the business
Ability to understand the business needs and convert into clear and detailed requirements and specifications
Strong analytical and conceptual skills
Strong oral and written communication skills, including technical writing and developing business presentations and power user training materials
Ability to solve problems spanning multiple environments in a business area
Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate with all management levels and end user levels
Demonstrated competency in project planning and delivery
Ability to thrive in a somewhat unstructured hands on environment that demands a consultative approach and solutions that span multiple inputs and competing requirements
A Career with KIK Offers:
KIK offers very competitive salary and comprehensive benefits including health, wellness, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance. You can plan for your future with KIK's retirement savings options including employer match. KIK also recognizes the importance of continuing education and offers Education Assistance to our employees to encourage continued personal development and growth.
Thank you for your interest and consideration of a position with KIK Custom Products.
KIK is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
Accommodation available upon request.