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Functional Specialist, MES Support

Hydro Global Business Services (GBS) is an organizational area that operates as an internal service provider for the Hydro group. Its ultimate purpose is to deliver relevant IT, financial, and HR business services to all its business areas



The Functional Specialist is the solution expert of one or more functional areas/modules in MES.


Considered as the “go-to” person when detailed setup or solution design questions are to be addressed on a particular functional area.


He/she is accountable for the following tasks within the change control process

  • Creation of the Functional Design Documentation including

    • Detailed solution design

    • Test scenarios/scripts to validate the solution

Within the Operational Support process, a Functional Specialist is considered as 2nd level support.


Functional Specialist act as liaison with the live businesses to:

  • Proactively engage with solution proposals

  • Keep up networking within the respective functional area/module

  • Ensure leveraging best practices

Functional Specialist tightly collaborates with the Solution Architects to:

  • ensure global template consistency

  • the solution fits across locations

Functional Specialist supports multiple projects and BAU activities, so they have no dedicated resources for a single project.

He/she reviews and supports testing of the developer code for developments in conjunction with developers and liaises and resolves faults/questions identified by the business.


Area of responsibility:

Detailed planning & scheduling, manufacturing, quality, ERP/Process control integrations


Work Experience

  • Five years plus working with MES / ERP or variant in a hands-on environment (Juniors are also welcome) 

  • Experience in operational support of MES systems

  • Extensive experience with application configuration, including workflows

  • Experience defining business requirements, writing functional design documentation

  • Expert level understanding of MES / ERP systems (Hydra preferably) modules and underlying architecture design

  • Experience integrating MES/ERP with different business systems, as well as working with integration tools

  • Experience in SAP 4/Hana and/or Movex will be a plus.


Industry Experience

Full lifecycle MES/ ERP experience in a manufacturing environment with specific understanding of manufacturing, supply chain, shop floor, commercial and finance processes and operations



College or University (IT /Business Degree or Equivalent)


Functional Knowledge

Expert in-depth understanding of business functions. Specific knowledge of at least one of the following modules

  • Shopfloor & Manufacturing

  • Supply Chain & Planning

  • Quality

  • ERP/process control integrations


Technical Knowledge

Expert knowledge on any MES/ERP system

MOVEX knowledge is required 

Integration understanding



Strong spoken and written English



Posted on:  02-Nov-2021

Tewkesbury, GB, GL20 8SF

Department:  Legacy ERP & UK Apps
Business Area:  Global Business Services(HGBS)
Legal Entity:  Hydro Building Systems UK Limited
Job Type:  Permanent

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