Sr. Product Configurator Specialist

  • Des Plaines, IL, USA
  • Sep 01, 2017

Job Description

Imagine being surrounded by intelligent, driven, and passionate innovators all working toward the same goal to create groundbreaking solutions that leave our world in a better place than we found it. Emerson is a global technology and engineering company providing innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and residential markets. Our Emerson Automation Solutions business helps process, hybrid, and discrete manufacturers maximize production, protect personnel and the environment while optimizing their energy and operating costs. Our Emerson Commercial and Residential Solutions business helps ensure human comfort and health, protect food quality and safety, advance energy efficiency, and create sustainable infrastructure. A dynamic environment is what you'll discover at Emerson, a Fortune 500 company with $14.5 billion in sales and 155 manufacturing locations worldwide. Together, we're changing the world, and we have all the resources to help you achieve your professional goals. Whether you're an established professional looking for a career change, an undergraduate student exploring options, or recently received your MBA degree, you'll find a variety of opportunities at Emerson. Join our team and start your journey today.Job Description
The Sr. Product Configurator Specialist will serve as an integral part of the product management team. This high visibility role requires an individual to develop and manage the product configurator tool for LED lighting and other products. They will also be responsible for maintaining the online tool, developing processes and management reporting.

Job Responsibilities
Knowledge Acquisition: extract, gather, and accumulate product knowledge from the many scattered sources across the organization (people, processes, documents, computer data)
Knowledge Structuring and Documentation: formally structure the acquired knowledge using engineering documentation, tables, matrices, etc. so that it is in a clear and concise format that can be effectively evaluated, validated and developed into its logic for developing and maintaining the product model
Analysis and Validation: analyze and validate the documented information in the context of the entire organization, recognizing patterns and repetition
Identify the different entities and types of business rules/user interface table rules required to format the information into the structure required by the ERP system, re-using previously defined knowledge and adhering to previously established standards and vocabularies wherever possible
Generate, update and maintain the definitions and rules into the product configurator
Develop the user interface from the model structure to give end users access to customer requirements gathering & product selection for appropriate and valid configurations
Prototype, Test, Evaluate and Review: ensure that the systems consistently, accurately and efficiently achieves the expected results to guide users to appropriate and valid configurations.
Support the Technical Services, Customer Service and Order Entry functions as it relates to researching inquiries on product applications and service parts
Prepare monthly reports requested by supervisor and/or management
Responds and solves BOMs, routings, costing and/or model issues in a thorough and expedient manner, ensuring our customer needs and expectations are met
Work in close conjunction with the IT team to meet deadlines & customer expectations

Basic Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree in Business, Engineering or related field
Must have experience working in a Windows environment and have a high level of skill with Microsoft Office and Sharepoint applications
Must be open to new concepts, ideas and embrace continuous change and demonstrate the ability to self-teach
Self-motivated with ability to establish priorities and effectively manage time to complete multiple tasks within specified timeframes
Strong communication and presentation skills
Strong analytical ability, detailed orientated, and logical
Ability to travel up to 5%
Based in Rosemont Office

Preferred Qualifications
Previous product configurator experience, especially Oracle CPQ
Strong collaboration skills: Excellent people skills to interact with staff, colleagues and cross-functional teams, customers and third parties.
Strong project management skills

Work Authorization

No calls or agencies please. Emerson will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States. This is not a position for which sponsorship will be provided. Individuals with temporary visas such as E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J, or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Emerson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.

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