An electronic data interchange (EDI) manager oversees an EDI team, who is focused on the analysis, design, and development specifications for enhancements and extensions with EDI application interfaces. An EDI manager should be competent in managing a staff of programmer leads, training supervisors, and interdivisional coordinators. This team reviews and implements tasks as necessary to interface with both customers and vendors.
An EDI manager must often have prior supply chain experience with multiple vendors. He or she must be adept at reading, interpreting, and writing valid reports. Many of these managers must be on call 24/7. He or she must be able to lead and conduct conference calls with customers and vendors. These managers often must possess management experience and be an expert in event delegation. These managers generally oversee the creation of initiatives and drive EDI departmental initiatives to ensure project timelines, processes, quality, budgets, scope, and expectations are met.
Employers usually require EDI managers to have at least a bachelor’s degree in a related field. A significant amount of management experience is also usually required. The position generally requires partnering effectively with other members of management, so good communication and teamwork skills are necessary. These managers generally oversee the creation of initiatives and drive EDI departmental initiatives to ensure project timelines, processes, quality, budgets, scope, and expectations are met.
Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Manager Tasks
Coordinate file transfers between systems, business partners and customers.
Plan, direct and coordinate daily activities of a department/group/team.
Ensure proper handling and timely processing of electronic data files.
Hire, review, and fire non-management employees.
Manage, plan, and guide the daily activities of the electronic data interchange department.