Director, ERP

Who is Oatey?

Since 1916, Oatey has provided reliable, high-quality products for the residential and commercial plumbing industries. Our purpose is to deliver quality, build trust and improve lives.

The Oatey family of companies are Oatey, Cherne, Keeney, Quick Drain, Hercules, Dearborn, GF Thompson, William H. Harvey, Masters, Contact, Belanger, and Lansas.

Our brands are synonymous with quality, integrity, and trust in the plumbing industry.

What we're looking for...

Oatey, a global leader in manufacturing, is embarking on a transformative journey with the implementation of SAP S/4 HANA. We are seeking a visionary ERP Director to manage a best-in-class SAP solution and building/maintaining a team that supports the operations and evolution of the system in line with Oatey’s growth strategy.

The ERP Director will be responsible for overseeing the IT business analysts and supporting the SAP system across our global operations. This role requires a blend of technical expertise in SAP S/4 HANA and strong leadership skills to guide a team in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

The ERP Director will work with the other IT leaders to ensure planning, coordination, direction, and design of operation activities within the IT department, as well as providing direction and support for IT solutions that enhance business operations.

Expectations & Accountabilities...

  • Responsible for overall operation and maintenance of SAP S/4 HANA system; as well as ancillary business applications integrated to SAP.

  • Oversee all phases of future SAP projects, ensuring timely completion and alignment with business objectives.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams and senior management to ensure the ERP system aligns with company-wide growth goals.

  • Develop and implement a resourcing strategy that delivers the most cost effective and appropriate mix of internal and external resources, optimizing the respective solution delivery IT team to improve service, increase delivery and reduce costs.

  • Lead and mentor a team of IT business analysts, fostering a culture of continuous improvement and excellence.

  • Manage relationships with SAP and other technology vendors to optimize system performance and cost-effectiveness.

  • Identify and mitigate risks associated with the ERP system and its integration with other business processes.

What you'll need to be successful...

  • 10+ years of experience in IT.

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in SAP systems, with at least 5 years in a leadership role.

  • Leadership skills, with the ability to develop and communicate across the organization, inspire, and motivate staff, and maintain alignment with the business strategy.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage effectively with all levels of the organization.

  • Strong understanding of SAP functional and overall end to end processes and full SAP systems life cycle solution deployments experience.

  • Proven performance as an information technology leader in a complex, global organization, including demonstrated examples of management through influence and collaboration in complex, multi-site global environments.

  • Strong business acumen, including manufacturing industry- and domain-specific knowledge of the organization and its business units. Familiarity with industry trends and innovation.

  • Excellent analytical, strategic planning and execution skills that deliver high quality results.

  • Project management skills to manage project plan, resources (internal and external), timeline and successful go live; with prior SAP implementation and large-scale IT projects.

  • Experience with acquisitions, ideally across Europe, Asia and/or South America and bringing the business units onto the standard global SAP solution.

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in business administration, computer science or a related field, or equivalent relevant experience in lieu of degree.


At Oatey we are committed to help our Associates grow their career. Apply today and grow with Oatey!

Why Oatey?

  • At Oatey, our purpose has always been to deliver quality, build trust and improve lives.
  • We value Collaboration, Integrity, Respect, Courage, Leadership, and Excellence above all else.
  • We embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion - acknowledging, valuing, and leveraging the unique experiences and perspectives of our associates.
  • Our vision is to continue to grow as a market leader, to enrich the lives of our Associates, and to foster an inclusive environment in every regard.
  • Our purpose, mission, and vision are not possible without the right people, and we are committed to fostering an inclusive, engaging, and rewarding environment for our Associates.
  • Oatey has a total rewards philosophy which encompasses compensation, benefits, work-life effectiveness, recognition, performance management, tuition reimbursement, mental health wellness, and talent development.

Oatey Total Rewards

  • Unlimited time off for salaried Associates
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability income protection coverage at no cost to associates
  • Paid Maternity and Paid Parental Leave
  • Annual Cash Profit Sharing (discretionary)
  • Health Insurance for our associates’ averages $100 or less a month (single coverage)
  • Generous benefits including up to $2,880 company contribution to Health Savings Account
  • 401(k) with a 5% company match
  • Tuition reimbursement in an environment that encourages advancement
  • Associate well-being benefits including CALM App and robust EAP offering
  • Recognized for our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Oatey family of companies are an equal opportunity employer committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We recruit, employ, promote, and offer competitive pay for all jobs without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.