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IDEX Manager, JDE Optimization in Northbrook, Illinois

If you’re looking for a special place to build or grow your career, you’ve found it. Whether you’re an experienced professional, a recent college graduate or somewhere in between, IDEX is a place where you can apply your existing skills and learn new ones in an environment where you can make an impact.

With interesting opportunities in engineering, marketing, sales, supply chain, operations, HR, finance, and more across more than 40 diverse businesses ( around the globe, chances are, we have something special for you.

Provide direction and oversite to the Corporate JDE Optimization Team. This is a management position, and the primary responsibility is to keep the Support team fully tasked-up and engaged on value-adding projects as requested by the IDEX JDE install base business units. This role will require daily interaction with IDEX Business Unit’s (from senior management to end user) to help drive system and process improvements. Work at the direction of the IDEX Director JDE Services to improve operational performance at IDEX business units through both continuous improvement and full adoption of the capabilities offered by JDE as a business system platform.


  • Prioritize and manage the day-to-day activities of the Optimization team support analysts

  • Partner with the IDEX Business Unit’s to identify, schedule and complete JDE process improvements at the respective Business Unit sites

  • Develop a forward-looking pipeline of install base opportunity projects

  • Champion the rollout of IDEX standard process to the JDE install base

  • Retrofit newly developed best practices to the older install base units

  • Drive new technology adoption at legacy install base sites (examples - move from Create! Forms to BI, move from RFSmart to internal JDE, adoption of Operational Reports, deployment of Orchestrator)

  • Project Management – manage the install base engagements as projects, with associated project management collateral (Gantt charts, resource schedules, critical milestones, issue tracking, etc.)

  • Provide and manage tier two support requests from the JDE install base, as logged through Zendesk

  • Provide regular updates, as defined by the JDE Director, on progress towards goals, current backlog, and resource efficiency

Required Skills:

  • Strong management skills. You will be managing a geographically diverse team, supporting multiple IDEX business units

  • Recent, relevant, hands-on experience as a JDE implementation consultant/systems analyst

  • Ability to multi-task. This role will require participation in multiple active projects, in multiple capacities

  • Cross functional JDE application knowledge (distribution/manufacturing/finance/other)

  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal


BS degree in Finance, Computer Science, or a related field (Finance, Engineering, Mathematics, etc.)

Prior Work Experience:

  • Management experience, preferably with a distributed team

  • Experience working with JDE applications as a functional consultant

  • Experience working with cross-functional teams and heavily matrixed organizations

Are you ready to join a different kind of company where our people, our culture, and our commitments are centered around providing trusted solutions that improve lives around the world?

IDEX is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. IDEX gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other consideration or protected category made unlawful by federal, state or local laws (Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled).

Business Unit: Corporate

Job Segment: Corporate