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Business Systems Manager

Monterey Mushrooms, Inc.
Watsonville, CA 95076
JOB TITLE:                        Business Systems Manager     

BUSINESS UNIT:               IT/IS Department

LOCATION:                        Corporate- Watsonville, CA            

REPORTS TO:                    IS/IT Director

WORK SCHEDULE:           Generally M-F 8am to 5pm

TRAVEL TIME %:               Up to 25% of the time as needed for project launch/training and support

TYPE OF POSITION:         Full-Time

FLSA STATUS:                   Salary Exempt


 Assess business system requirements for business, financial, and operational functions within MMI, Inc. Develop strategic plans for optimizing business system capabilities to meet the needs of all functional groups. Plan, budget, and implement business system improvements through the enhancement of existing systems and the implementation of new systems as required. Establish priorities for addressing business system requirements within defined budget and time constraints. Lead the management, support, and optimization of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems. Manage internal and external technical support resources as required to achieve committed development and support service levels


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty in a satisfactory manner. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability required for this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to ensure individuals with disabilities are able to perform the work functions.


  • Help define best practices, methodologies, and standards for the business application development team and its technology use.

  • Participate in end user application requirement definition and functional specification reviews to ensure business system requirements are well defined.

  • Plan, design, develop, and deploy new applications and enhancements to existing applications in order to meet company requirements.

  • Perform cost-benefit and return on investment analyses for proposed business system acquisitions and modifications to aid management in making investment decisions.

  • Conduct research on software products to justify recommendations and to support purchasing or outsourcing efforts.

  • Create and execute test plans for new systems and system modifications.

  • Work with staff and employees to support the development of reporting needs.

  • Document standards, policies, processes, and user guides.

  • Collaborate with the Training Group to define employee user training requirements and provide content for training classes.

  • Work with the administrative team to assist with the development and maintenance of application security needs.

  • Assist in relationships with application suppliers to ensure optimal support and responsiveness.

  • Ensure compliance with relevant business, financial, and regulatory requirements.

  • Participate in disaster recovery planning and backup processes.

  • Remains on the forefront of emerging industry practices and technologies by means of newsletters networking, seminars, groups, or conferences to help drive product improvement initiatives.



Direct Reports: Direct and Indirect responsibility for IS Team Members and project consultants

  • Responsible for interviewing, selecting and training direct reports.

  • Is responsible for reviewing performance and administers corrective action.

  • Plans the work schedules, assigns duties, tracks absenteeism and reviews work to ensure quality standards.

  • Responsible for monitoring work for legal or regulatory compliance.

  • Observes and practices safety and housekeeping procedures at all times.


  • Planning and Organizing Engages in short and long-term planning, sets priorities to optimize time usage, adheres to schedules and plans.

  • Creativity and Innovation Initiates conceptual ideas with practical applications, develops creative strategies and opportunities, creative thinking and problem solving, promotes a creative climate.

  • Judgment and Decision Making Solves problems, considers relevant alternatives before making decisions, displays intuitive judgment, shows timeliness and conviction in making recommendations and decisions.

  • Teamwork and Relationship-Building Skills Assists team members in accomplishing their objectives by helping things go right, establishes effective working relationships, and promotes team efforts.

  • Adaptability and Change Management Skills Ability to change to fit changed circumstances. Has the skill to multi-   task and juggle competing priorities.

  • Develops Subordinates or Self Helps subordinates learn and grow, maintains current knowledge in the field.

  • Communication and Cooperation Effectively communicates upward, downward and laterally. Prevents unproductive responses, improves the effectiveness of communications and interactions with others.

  • Accountability and Productivity Holds themselves accountable to team members, accepts responsibility for their own decisions, sustains peak performance and solves problems that impede productivity.



  • Experience with IBM iSeries (AS/400) and RPG.

  • Expert knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems. Experience with JDE 9.1 best.

  • In-depth understanding of manufacturing, supply chain, and financial methodologies and processes.

  • Business process mapping and re-engineering experience.

  • Three + years in business systems development, project management and support experience.

  • Two year of supervising, developing and evaluating subordinates.

  • Working knowledge of standard reporting tools.

  • Ambitious self-starter with strong multi-tasking skills.

  • Willingness to work as needed in support of system maintenance, system deployments, and resolution of production issues.

  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment with multiple project assignments and has the ability to multitask and effectively manage competing priorities.

  • Ability to travel to other sites as needed.


  • Understanding of lean manufacturing principles a plus.

  • Knowledge of Hyperion a plus.

  • Statistical and data mining skills a plus

  • Seven+ years in business systems development, project management and support experience.

  • Five years of year of supervising, developing and evaluating subordinates.


  • Bacherlos Degree in Business Administration or Computer Science

For full details, including physical demands, request the full job description.


  • Administrative / Clerical
  • Engineering
  • Hospitality
  • Manufacturing / Production

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