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ERP Lead Tester
Ref No.: 18-08076
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Program is a multi-year enterprise business service transformation initiative for the Enterprise Business Services (Finance, HR, Supply Chain, and IS) supporting the client, research and practice plans, replacing outdated business processes and enabling technology. The core Lawson ERP applications will be replaced with the Workday Cloud Suite (modules to include Core HR & Payroll, Finance, Grants Management, Inventory and Procurement) and the Coupa e-Procurement application will be implemented to enable savings captures. The outcome of the transformation will impact Finance, HR, Supply Chain and IS teams and processes, as well as their customers/end-users.

Role Description
The Testing Lead for the ERP Implementation project oversees the overall testing effort including testing strategy, methodology, test scenario development, and all coordination of test execution.
  • Ensure all testing activities are executed within the integrated implementation timeline
  • Develop and manage the implementation Test Strategy and Test Plans with guidance and direction.
  • Direct the activities of test resources on a day-to-day basis based on the project plan and required tasks
  • Ensure that the end-to-end and payroll parallel test plan requirements are communicated and accepted by impacted vendors and any third parties
  • Secure agreement from and coordinate with vendors and internal system owners on test environments, expectations and resources
  • Use delivered test scenarios and coordinate updating to a comprehensive set of test scenarios
  • Facilitate test execution
  • Manage daily test status reporting
  • Provide coaching and support for functional and technical teams in the development of test scenarios
  • Provide guidance on the standards for test scenarios
  • Sign off on all test plans and test reports
  • Identify, escalate and assist in resolving issues related to testing
  • Manage test exit criteria, reporting and signoffs for all testing cycles (Unit Testing, End to End Testing, UAT, payroll parallel testing)
  • Team with counterpart to document work stream status weekly in the PES
  • Provide status updates in the weekly project team status meeting
  • Evaluate automated testing tools and make a recommendation to the project team
Skills and Experience
  • Must have at least 3 year's experience in the role of testing lead on an ERP implementation
  • Must have a thorough understanding of testing methodologies and leading practices
  • Must have excellent communication, organization and project management skills
  • Ideally has experience with Workday testing