Senior JD Edwards Functional Business Specialist

1 day ago
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Information Technology


MFA Oil Company is a growing, farmer-owned energy supply cooperative with a long record of success. Founded in 1929, we have grown to become one of the country’s leading propane, refined fuel and lubricant suppliers and we are looking for people with the right blend of experience and knowledge to join our team.

As a Business Specialist you will be responsible for understanding current business practices and work collaboratively with users to provide support to our business partners.  Using functional knowledge, you will engage with technical peers to solve complex business problems, by means of a systematic and discipline approach.  This position employs business process knowledge, analysis, design, testing and collaboration with technical peers to accomplish assignments.

We offer competitive compensation plans, profit sharing and affordable benefit options. If you want to work for a company that invests in employee development and offers opportunities for advancement, join the MFA Oil team today!

MFA Oil Company is an Equal Opportunity/Drug-Free Employer.


  • Function as the ERP systems manager and promoter by representing software functionality and applications that support key finance and supply chain areas.
  • When operational or performance problems do occur, function in the lead coordination and communicator role in resolution by pursuing a root-cause and continuous improvement approach.
  • Provide functional and business process experience during JD Edwards E1 upgrade and implementation projects.
  • Lead the development of training and documentation of end-users via training and procedure groups.
  • Be responsible for planning, leading and actively participating in design and configuration when systems and applications customizations are required.
  • Understand JD Edwards E1 Financial and/or Distribution Applications process flows and functionality and plan detail test cases and scripts to conduct conference room pilots, system integration and user acceptance testing.
  • Ensure alignment between the business and the IT department and ensure that IT remains adaptive and responsive to the needs of the company and its customers by maintaining strong relationships between IT and its users.
  • Ensure high customer satisfaction with the use of JD Edwards E1
  • Maintain current awareness of technological and related business trends.
  • Perform review and resolution of support requests.
  • Gather, analyze, and summarize data for management review.
  • Serves as a project leader or individual contributor, as required, to analyze business processes, systems, policies, and practices.
  • Participate in requirements gathering, design, configuration, testing and hyper-care for ERP enhancements and/or new technology solutions.
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge appropriate for the applications and technology services required by the business.
  • Follow posted work schedule, and adhere to proper clocking procedures to accurately reflect hours worked.
  • Maintain timely and professional communication with management, employees, vendors and customers. Keep supervisor informed of any problems and/or any issues that need attention.
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

  • A Bachelor of Science or Arts degree or equivalent work experience. Preferred emphasis in accounting, finance, management, information systems, business or related field.
  • 4-6 years of functional experience with JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, Financial and/or Distribution applications.
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group; executives, managers, subject matter experts, business users, and outside vendors.
  • Organizational and project management skills.
  • Experience and ability to design and implement technology-enabled business solutions and ability to build/recruit a high-talent team.
  • Excellent relationship building, communication and presentation skills with the ability to present and translate IT information to internal staff and management in relevant business terms.
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills, used to build consensus around proposed solutions across multiple functions.
  • This position may require occasional travel.
  • Ability to speak, read, write, and understand the English language to communicate with customers, coworkers, and supervisors.

Preferred Skills

  • Experience in communicating effectively on a departmental and cross-departmental basis.
  • Ability to work and keep on schedule with minimal supervision.
  • High attention to detail and excellent analytical skills
  • Ability to compile effective and concise visual reports in charts, graphs, and table format
  • Ability to grasp new concepts quickly
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment is essential
  • Able to perform detail work with accuracy
  • Ability to work well with others and at a fast pace.
  • Ability to set priorities and goals and develop plans for achieving them.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects within the constraints of deadlines, while maintaining exceptional attention to details and communication of projects to supervisor and upper management.


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