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Senior EDI Specialist

Location: 

Radnor, PA, US

Brand:  Synovos
Function:  Digital & Technology
Work Location:  Hybrid

Must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).

 

JOB SUMMARY:   

 

The Senior EDI Specialist will have experience with implementation and management of EDI and systems integration solutions to conduct automated, electronic communication with supply chain customers and suppliers. This is a very strategic and hands-on role, the selected candidate is to plan, coordinate, and supervise and execute all EDI related activities as well as completing assigned system integration tasks. He/she will be responsible for the integration of many electronic documents including Purchase Orders, Releases, Shipment Notices, Confirmations, Invoices, and other EDI documents. The Senior EDI Specialist will oversee the flow between Synovos and its customers, suppliers, and other business partners using OpenText BizManager.

 

The Senior EDI Specialist will work closely with the customer’s IT and business personnel, along with the Synovos business personnel to identify scope and execute activities necessary for EDI and Integration delivery.  This is a very hands-on and client facing role; the ideal candidate must have excellent communication and development experience with EDI and Systems Integration technologies.  

 

This candidate will play a critical role supporting and leading EDI initiatives, as part of the IT Integration team and support the planning and execution of long-term initiatives. Customer satisfaction is a key factor in driving success in the business. The Senior EDI Specialist will continue to help automate purchasing and inventory management related activities leveraging EDI with our suppliers and customers. The goal is to identify and successfully tackle on opportunities in building fully automated integrations with our suppliers and customers.

 

This role will also have great exposure to the latest cutting-edge technologies as it relates to integrating systems. In addition to working with a diverse customer and supplier industries and systems (ERP, CMMS, POUs, EAMS, CRM etc.). We are looking for someone motivated to learn and drive this key business domain area to the next level!

 

Essential Functions:

  • Develop and plan project scope and timeline for EDI and Systems Integration related projects
  • Serve as the primary resource for EDI related inquiries between business and EDI customers
  • Create and maintain EDI and systems integration maps between Synovos systems and its respective vendors and customers’ systems
  • Identify and expand EDI opportunities by collaborating with business and functional IT team
  • Onboarding and setting up new EDI customers, EDI trading partners and suppliers by defining communication preferences, EDI versions, document supported and timing options  
  • Design, develop and coordinate development, testing and go-live of new EDI maps with internal teams, customers, suppliers, and banks.
  • Work independently with vendors, trading partners, customers stakeholders and 3rd party consultants to configure, test, and install new transaction sets and address any support issues
  • Monitor and take corrective action for any EDI and systems integration related issues
  • Other duties as assigned

EDUCATION & SKILLS:         

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university/college
  • 10 + years Electronic Data Exchange (EDI)    
  • 5+ years Data mapping/ETL related experience
  • Understanding of various software development methodologies (Agile, Waterfall, etc.)
  • Ability to be independent, prioritize and organize workload with minimal oversight

 

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

           

  • Experience working with ANSI X12 and EDIFACT EDI 800 and 900 series documents such as 810, 846, 850, 855, 856, 888, 944, 947 etc.,
  • Prior experience leveraging integration-related technologies such as Web Services, XML/XSLT/XQuery, and SOA, preferably in a transaction intensive environment
  • Established data communication using AS2, VAN, FTP and similar technologies
  • Strong working knowledge of EDI translation and Systems Integration Platforms – Biz Manager, BEA Weblogic Integration, Mule/Active MQ environments, Biz Talk etc.
  • ERP software system experience such as Maximo, JD Edwards, SAP would be a huge plus
  • Able to multitask simultaneously on multiple projects
  • Good customer service orientation and effective communications skills
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and document systems requirements
  • Familiar with MRO Material Purchasing, Management and/or Supply Chain

                                              

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Occasional walking and standing (over 10-50%).
  • Frequent use of keyboard and mouse and repetitive or fine hand movements (over 50%).
  • Occasional climbing stairs (10-25%), may be more at certain sites.
  • Frequently sitting in front of a computer screen and using keyboard and mouse or fine hand movements (over 50%).
  • Frequently required to communicate via phone (over 50%).
  • Occasionally reaching, bending, stooping, and twisting to handle inventory (10-25%).
  • Occasionally working with arms above shoulder level and reaching as well as rising above floor level (10-25%).   

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