Company Name: KIK Custom Products
Job Industry: Warehousing
Job Type: Full time
WorkPlace Type: remote
Location: Carol Stream, Illinois, United States
Required Candidates: 1
Job Description:

We Create Products and Brands That People Trust to Clean, Sanitize, and Protect Their Homes, Pools, and Cars.

When you join KIK Consumer Products, you’re joining a team that cares about the work we do and also about each other. We bring exceptional brands and products to consumers that help them protect the health and wellness of their families, the cleanliness of their homes and pools, and the life of their automobiles. We are committed to building a culture of performance driven by accountability, empowerment, collaboration, and agility that enables timely fact-based decision-making and exceptional execution with unwavering ethics. As one of North America’s largest independent manufacturers of consumer products, KIK helps a large portfolio of brands and retailers bring their products to life.

Your Role at KIK

The ERP Solutions Architect reports to the Chief Information Officer and brings with them a strong background in Warehouse Management Systems (WMS). You are a hands-on professional with significant functional and technical expertise in warehouse management system (WMS) implementation projects, a deep understanding of SAP & Oracle ERP systems, distribution processes, transportation logistics, & supply chain management. This position is remote with the expectation you are able to travel to our Lawrenceville, GA and Rosemont, IL office.

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Business Collaboration: Collaborate closely with business unit leaders and stakeholders to understand their specific requirements and tailor ERP solutions to meet their needs.
  • ERP Solution Architecture: Apply supply chain knowledge to optimize distribution processes, transportation logistics, demand forecasting, inventory management, and overall supply chain operations within the context of ERP solutions and WMS.
  • WMS Project Management: Work closely with business stakeholders to understand their unique warehouse operations, including receiving, picking, packing, and shipping processes. Translate these requirements into a comprehensive WMS strategy recommendation, budget & project plan.
  • WMS Integration : Oversee the seamless integration of ERP systems with WMS platforms, ensuring optimal performance, data synchronization, and efficient warehouse operations.
  • User Support: Provide ongoing support to end-users and resolve any issues related to the WMS. Offer training and guidance as needed to ensure proficient system use.
  • Performance Monitoring: Continuously monitor the performance of the WMS, identify bottlenecks, and proactively address issues to maintain system efficiency.
  • Data Analytics: Leverage data analytics to analyze warehouse operations, identify trends, and make data-driven recommendations for process improvements.
  • Security: Ensure the security and integrity of WMS data by implementing robust security measures, access controls, and disaster recovery plans.
  • Documentation Management: Maintain comprehensive documentation for the WMS, including system configurations, customizations, and standard operating procedures.
  • Vendor Management: Collaborate with ERP vendors, WMS providers, and third-party consultants to ensure successful project delivery, resolve issues, and manage vendor relationships.
  • User Training: Develop training materials and provide hands-on training to end-users, ensuring a smooth transition to new ERP solutions and WMS.
  • Change Management: Implement change management strategies to facilitate the adoption of new ERP solutions and ensure minimal disruption to daily operations.
  • Quality Assurance: Develop and execute test plans, ensuring system functionality, data accuracy, and efficiency. Address and resolve any issues that arise during testing.
  • Continuous Improvement: Identify opportunities for continuous improvement in distribution and transportation processes, WMS integration, and ERP systems. Propose enhancements accordingly.
  • Compliance: Ensure that ERP solutions and integrated WMS platforms comply with regulatory requirements, industry standards, and security protocols

What You’ll Bring

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Information Technology, or a related field preferred.
  • A minimum of 10 years of relevant experience.
  • ERP and WMS Expertise: Minimum of 7 years of experience in architecting, designing, and implementing ERP solutions, with a strong focus on Warehouse Management Systems (WMS).
  • Supply Chain and Distribution Knowledge: In-depth understanding of supply chain and distribution operations, including receiving, picking, packing, and shipping processes.
  • Project Leadership: Proven track record in leading complex WMS implementation projects, from requirements gathering to go-live, with a demonstrated ability to manage teams and budgets.
  • Technical Proficiency: Strong technical background with expertise in relevant ERP and WMS technologies, databases, and integration methodologies.
  • Vendor Management: Experience in vendor evaluation, selection, and contract negotiation for software solutions.
  • Change Management: Knowledge of change management principles and experience in guiding organizations through significant process transitions.
  • Data Integration: Proficiency in integrating WMS with other systems, such as ERP, CRM, and e-commerce platforms, using APIs, middleware, or ETL tools.
  • Mobile Technology: Familiarity with mobile technologies and their integration with the WMS, including handheld devices and barcode scanning solutions.
  • RFID Technology: Understanding of Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) technology and its application in warehouse operations.
  • Automation and Robotics: Knowledge of warehouse automation solutions, such as conveyor systems, automated guided vehicles (AGVs), and robotics, and their integration with the WMS.
  • Inventory Management: Strong expertise in inventory management practices, including cycle counting, stock replenishment, and inventory optimization.
  • Multi-Site Operations: Experience with managing WMS for multi-site or multi-location warehouses, including handling complex distribution networks.
  • Cloud Computing: Understanding of cloud-based WMS solutions and their deployment options, such as SaaS (Software as a Service).
  • Must be willing to travel at a minimum of 25%.

What You Will Get

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.

We understand compensation is an important factor as you consider the next step in your career. At KIK, we are committed to equitable pay for all our employees. This position has a base salary range of $150,000 – 160,000 plus an annual incentive bonus or commission target. The actual salary may vary based upon several factors including, but not limited to, relevant skills/experience, time in the role, business line, and geographic/office location.

About KIK

We create the products and brands that people trust to clean, sanitize, and protect their homes, pools, and cars. We are one of North America’s largest independent consumer product manufacturers with 20 North American manufacturing facilities. We also operate globally in Europe, Asia, UK, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. We are known by our portfolio of over 40 brands including Spic and Span® and Comet® cleaning products, Clorox® Pool&Spa™ (under license), BioGuard®, and Natural Chemistry® pool chemicals, and Prestone® and Holts® automotive performance chemicals. We are also the #1 producer in North America for store-brand (“private label”) bleach and a leading private label provider of laundry detergent and additives, dishwashing products, general purpose cleaning and other home care products.

Our global team of over 2,500 employees drive our capabilities in product development, product formulation, strategic sourcing, manufacturing, packaging design, brand marketing, project management, quality assurance, compliance, distribution, and logistics.

Our organization is constantly evolving and is driven by a set of “One KIK” values – a dedication to following through on commitments in a customer-focused, profit-motivated way; while never compromising on safety, ethics, or integrity.

KIK is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. KIK does not discriminate against qualified applicants or employees on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, status in uniformed services, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, genetic information or any other status protected by law.

KIK is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with protected disabilities to the extent required by applicable laws. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, or to perform the essential functions of the job, please contact Human Resources immediately.

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