Software, Functional Consultant

GK Recruitment Ltd
9th April 2021
Preston, United Kingdom
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The main purpose is to be involved in the customer project lifecycle from the initial inquiry/qualification process, through the demonstration and gap analyses, to the eventual final project delivery.

The Company, is the UK’s number one partner of a world-class ERP solution. Due to the rapid growth in business this year, the recruitment strategy is to now focus on local candidates, who have a Software user-functionality with a demonstration and/or training background. Who already have an understanding of the business processes, software, and how users use the functionality. We are seeking candidates who have the aptitude, and the right attitude, who can then be cross-trained onto their product and functionality. You will start as an Assistant and progress with regular 3 monthly reviews developing into a complete Functional Consultant

As the Software Functional Consultant, your responsibilities will include

  • Attend customer requirement gathering meetings, establish what the company does, their needs, and where they can use ERP functionality in their business functions.
  • Gather test Data from customers for test purposes
  • Assemble a presentation and software model that customers can assess and test
  • Follow-up 1 month later to discuss customers’ requirements and talk through the analyses required to progress through to agreed project and implementation.
  • Build a Project Initiation Document (PIG) and gain commitment and agreement
  • Conduct the Gap Analyses
  • Manage Software Development cycle: software development team code work: code review: testing: code review: QA testing: UAT
  • Manage the training delivery program either via a team or individually
  • Continuous management of the customer expectations within time constraints and budget

 Key Interfaces, internally and externally for the Software Functional Consultant are:

Director, Customer Stakeholder, Software Development, Quality Assurance

The experience, skills required from the Software Functional Consultant are:

  • Software Functionality knowledge and experience.
  • Software demonstrating and/or training
  • Customer-facing experience
  • A clear understanding of the business process
  • Able to drive to the customer site

Knowledge, Skills, Personality

Customer-facing, good communicator, analytical, report writing, organized

Here is what to expect:

Starting salary of approximately £25k to £35K based on ability, skills, and experience.

  • Salary reviews every 3 months in your 1st year
  • 35 hours, Monday to Friday 9-5
  • 25 days holiday + bank holiday
  • Pension scheme
  • Discretionary company bonus
  • Joining a team environment, inclusion, and involvement are encouraged
  • Career development: To join a successful business, and grow and develop your career
  • The ability to be a key player in an expanding and growing Industry

If you feel this might be a great opportunity, please get in touch now for a confidential chat with Gary Keay on 07894 806324.

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