Vertex inc is currently looking for a Sr. Solutions Manager in the Consulting practice to plan, direct, and coordinate activities of designated project to ensure that goals or objectives of project are accomplished within prescribed time frame and funding parameters by performing duties personally or through subordinate supervisors.
Essential Job Functions & Responsibilities:
Manages and oversee’s all aspects of the installation and implementation of Vertex products with Financial Systems, primarily Oracle. This would include requirements gathering, development of solution design specific to the customer’s needs, as well as configuration, testing, training, transition to production, and post go-live support.
Identifies and investigates client issues and circumstances, and provides recommendations, alternatives, risks and benefits.
Serves as the product functionality "translator" for clients and as primary liaison between the Vertex Solution Team and the client.
Works collaboratively and builds relationships with client tax and IT staff.
Identifies additional areas of need at each client and responds with a Vertex proposal as necessary
Reviews project proposal or plan to determine time frame, funding limitations, procedures for accomplishing project, staffing requirements, and allotment of available resources to various phases of project.
Establishes work plan and staffing for each phase of project, and arranges for recruitment or assignment of project personnel.
Confers with project staff to outline work plan, provide technical advice, resolve problems, and to assign duties, responsibilities, and scope of authority.
Directs and coordinates activities of project personnel to ensure project progresses on schedule and within prescribed budget.
Reviews status reports prepared by project personnel and modifies schedules or plans as required.
Prepares project reports for management, client, or others.
Coordinates project activities with activities of government regulatory or other governmental agencies.
Manages installation and implementation of Vertex products with Financial systems, primarily Oracle. Analyzes and configures plans for the system to help clients realize their ultimate vision. Acts as point of escalation to ensure client satisfaction.
Identifies and investigates client issues and circumstances and provides recommendations, alternatives, risks and benefits.
Develops and successfully implements best practice solution methodology.
Achieves overall services and individual consultant quotas.
Collaborates with the Practice Director and Leader to determine software and solution offerings to maximize revenue within a business channel.
Executes a strategy that differentiates Vertex offerings from those of competitors, yet remains flexible enough to allow engagements to be fulfilled by multiple service providers when necessary.
Exercises sound judgment to manage the day-to-day client relationship and expectations.
Exercises independence and judgment in the completion of familiar tasks and seeks guidance when needed.
Builds stable working relationships within the work group as well as with internal and/or external customers.
Other functions may be assigned and management retains the right to add or change the duties at any time.
We encourage individuals possessing all of the following minimum qualifications to apply immediately:
Bachelors Degree in Business, Computer Science, or related discipline, or equivalent work experience.
Masters Degree in Taxation and/or CPA equivalent experience
ERP, Tax/Tax Technology or Tax Professional Certifications and/ or Credentials strongly preferred.
At least 4 years of systems integration experience.
At least 10 years of enterprise software application experience with at least 5 years of leader responsibility in a consulting services/technology role.
This individual must have a minimum of 9 years experience in implementation and project management of Sales/Use tax software in Oracle applications. Minimum of 4 years in-depth tax application experience working with Oracle applications (Oracle 11i, R12, and Oracle ERP (Cloud)) andVertex products, and other relevant application development tools strongly preferred.
Experience with Oracle applications and tax integrations a plus.
Experience providing solutions for multiple tax types especially sales tax and income tax required.
Specialized Knowledge & Skills:
Excellent communication (verbal, written, presentation)
Excellent interpersonal skill.
Strong relationship building, problem solving, decision making, project management, and conflict resolution skills.
Strong time management skill.
Familiarity with XML and/or Java a plus.
A thorough knowledge of Vertex’s history, products and service offering.
Working knowledge of Transaction Tax integrations to Oracle applications is a requirement.
Professional appearance and presentation required.
Strong knowledge of MS Word, MS-Project and Visio required
Vertex is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
While performing the duties of this job, the work environment may require an individual to be able to sit or be stationary at a computer and use computers for extended periods of time, move freely around the building and occasionally travel long distances.
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Vertex is the only tax technology provider that has consistently maintained an unwavering commitment to corporate tax professionals for over 40 years.
In 1978, Ray Westphal started Vertex Inc., providing paper-based National Sales Tax manuals that included all general jurisdiction, products rules/rates and regulations. His wife, Antoinette Westphal, joined as our first employee and by the early 1990s, the company was offering an expanded collection of solutions for managing transaction tax. Their three children, Amanda, Stevie and Jeff, joined the business in the 90s and Jeff served as CEO from 2001 until 2016. All three still serve on our board of directors.
Fast forward to the complex business environment of today, where our end-to-end cloud solutions help companies grow with confidence through proven tax technology that simplifies the complex. The biggest brands in the world and main street stores alike trust us to manage their tax compliance. We are:
the market leader in transaction tax with a 60% share of the U.S. marketplace for enterprise transaction tax processing solutions.
the go-to tax technology provider for companies with the highest number of sales transac...tions.
currently tracking tax rates and rules for over 17,000 taxing jurisdictions across the globe.
tracking and maintaining over 700,000 unique taxability rules across business tax types.
quickly becoming the cloud solution of choice for small and midsize businesses and large enterprises alike.