JDE Manufacturing and Distribution Analyst
Akorn 2

Lake Forest, Illinois

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The JDE Manufacturing and Distribution Functional Analyst is the functional subject matter expert for Akorn’s JD Edwards E1 9.x systems and associated applications in the USA and Europe. This position resides within the IT organization and reports to the JDE Delivery Manager. The position requires a detailed understanding of the features and functionality of the JD Edwards Manufacturing (Product Data Management, Shop Floor Management, Material Planning and Advance Planning) and Distribution modules (Sales Order Management, Procurement, Inventory Management, Warehouse, Advanced Pricing) and their integrations to other modules or applications. You will be responsible for supporting the JDE applications as well as leading business process improvements for various functional processes supported by JD Edwards.

This role has responsibility for projects, business as usual, and operational support. Responsible for applying Business Process acumen and the ability to translate business requirements into specifications, solution design, and configuration for Application and business capability areas. Projects will involve implementation of needed 9.1 changes and improvements while rolling out our new 9.2 instance over the next 2 years.


• Responsible for resolution of assigned support tickets for JDE distribution, manufacturing, master data, configuration support, data analytics and associated application issues (EDI integrations, RF Smart, serialization and production line master interfaces among others).

• Support the supply chain and manufacturing/quality business users.

• Works with stakeholders at all levels of business to gather, define and document business requirements for harmonization and modernization.

• Serve as the subject matter expert by understanding current system functionality and configuration while working to drive standardization.

• Gathering of requirements and documentation of business requirements. Translating those requirements into specification documents.

• Effectively communicate throughout the organization from end-users through senior level management.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


• Expert-level knowledge of JD Edwards’s applications functionality focused on Manufacturing and Distribution modules.

• Knowledge on JDE quality management module a plus.

• Advanced SQL querying or scripting knowledge a plus.

• Experience with BI Publisher, Orchestrator, UX1, OneView / Watchlists preferred.

• Microsoft Office proficiency required.

• Strong written and verbal communication skills.

• Customer-oriented attitude and experience.

• Must be results oriented and deadline focused, organized and exhibit problem-solving skills in a fast paced environment.

• Sound understanding of the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry and associated regulations and standards.

• Ability to present complex concepts clearly in easily understood not technical terms.

• Ability to work with users at all levels on a variety of technical initiatives and work in a cross-functional team.

• Able to multi-task with multiple projects and flexible timelines and expectations.

• Able to work independently in an efficient and detail-oriented manner.

• Ability to apply deductive reasoning and analytical thought to understand complicated issues.

• Ability to receive instructions and follow work rules and company policies, safety and security practices.


• Minimum 8 + years of JD Edwards hands-on Experience on implementation and support of distribution and manufacturing modules (at least 3).

• Completed at least 2 full implementations for JDE.

• Bachelor’s Degree required - Computer Science, MIS, Finance and Accounting, Business or equivalent.

• Experience in the healthcare, pharmaceutical and medical devices industry is preferred.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Company Overview
Who we are?

Aside from being a pharmaceutical industry leader with deep roots in the eye care community, Akorn has proven through the years, to be a company of clear vision. A vision of what it takes to continually develop and evolve in order sustain our mission, which is to improve patients’ lives through the quality, availability and affordability of our products. Along with developing and manufacturing branded and generic ophthalmics, Akorn manufactures injectable, oral liquid, optic, topical, inhalant, and animal health products. To learn more please visit our website atwww.Akorn.com

Why choose us?

Akorn employees are modern day superheroes! That might sound like an exaggeration; however, when you think of it, superheroes help those in need. That is exactly what we do here at Akorn. If you choose to work with us, you are not choosing to work an ordinary job. You are choosing to make an impact in this world. You are choosing to have a career with purpose. If you are seeking a rewarding opportunity where you can make a difference for others, then put on your cape and join the team!!

What do we offer?

  • Competitive pay
  • Growth and development opportunities
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • 3 weeks PTO + Personal Days
  • 9 company holidays
  • 401K match
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Benefit Options
  • 100% Paid Maternity Leave
  • Fast paced, family-oriented work environment
  • Wellness Program
  • Inclusive and diverse culture
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts

EEO Statement
Akorn, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and takes pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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