ERP Project Manager

Guide a team through the creation of data-management systems for clients.
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Salary Range
$91,000 – $146,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do ERP Project Managers do?

ERP Project Managers control a team of ERP Analysts as they set-up a computer system to manage and track a business’s data. As an ERP Project Manager, you’re a natural born leader who takes charge to find out what your client wants and how your team can give it to them.

ERP stands for Enterprise Resource Planning and simply means taking all the vast data a company deals with and putting it into one easy-to-use system. Imagine if your Mailman delivered all your letters in separate trucks instead of at one time. It could take days to get the letter you needed and you’d have to keep track of each letter individually. As an ERP Project Manager, you and your team turn several small, separate computer systems into one large computer system – much like a single large mail truck delivering all your letters at once – to ensure the data floating around the virtual world can be viewed and compared all at the same time.

To accomplish this, you first discuss with the business what they need done, and plan out the best system for the job. Next you assign each task to a team member and monitor their progress. On a day-to-day basis you answer questions, check each team member’s work, and report progress to the client. When all is said and done, you’ll have a flawless system that everyone in the business understands how to operate.


Should I be an ERP Project Manager?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Computer Project Manager, Database Development and Administration Project Manager See More

    How to become an ERP Project Manager

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