Need help deciphering job description

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  1. Pamela

    Pamela Supporting Actor

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    I was just contacted by a large entertainment company regarding a position they are looking to fill (they came across my resume online).

    I am trying to figure out just what the heck they are looking for. I am unfamiliar with some of the jargon they are using. Hopefully, some of you can translate this into every day English for me. The position is for a communications specialist, dealing with management of web sites and developing communication strategies and materials.

    1). Assists in the execution of change deliverables.

    2). Experience in an ERP implementation or other large-scale change initiative preferred. Must have excellent facilitation skills, with in-depth knowledge of communication tools, techniques, & standards, including large group/meeting design & intervention.
     
  2. SethH

    SethH Cinematographer

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    An ERP system is an Enterprise Resource Planning system which involves a very large, detailed database to centralize all of a companies data in one place to avoid redundancy and increase various capabilities.

    It's a process that can take years and is sometimes unsuccessful despite multi-million dollar investments. Anyway, if you had experience it that, you'd probably know about. On the other hand, if they contacted you, and if you're interested, then go for it.

    The second point sounds like a project management type position.
     
  3. Ted Lee

    Ted Lee Lead Actor

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    it definitely sounds like a project mgmt position of some sort. when i hear change deliverables, i usually think of some sort of service provisioning -- for example providing service and/or support for software or labor. my wife thinks it has to do with dynamic environments...but i'm not so sure about that part.

    never heard of erp, and i'm sure seth is right ... but if you're not sure ask them! as you know, acronyms run amuck in the IT world. for example, i admin software called "x" (obviously not what it's really called). but "x" is also commonly known as software used to provide network monitoring ... completely opposite of what this program does in my world.

    i don't think it will hurt your chances at all to ask them exactly what is involved. you can even phrase it like, "can you give me an example of what this job entails?" or "what types of responsibilities are involved with this position?"

    that way you still sound like you know what the heck you're talking about! [​IMG]
     
  4. Pamela

    Pamela Supporting Actor

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    Thanks for the info! I am reading up on ERP. Found a web site that explains it in detail, and in an understandable form. Change deliverables sounds ominous, though.

    I replied to the email and asked for clarification on a few points. BTW, I am a graphic designer, who has also become a writer and marketing guru (healthcare). I fall under the category of Marketing Communications.

    So far I have gleaned that they are implementing a new software solution for all subsidies (world wide) and need someone to to help communicate the changes to employees via print, Internet, and other viable strategies. The company is an entertainment biggy. It would be very cool to work for them. Not too mention that it's just a few miles down the road!

    P.S. Ted, now you have to explain what the hell a dynamic environment is!
     
  5. Jeff Ulmer

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    A dynamic environment is one that is not static.[​IMG]

    In other words, chaos!
     
  6. Ted Lee

    Ted Lee Lead Actor

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    [​IMG] jeff pretty much nailed it...

    seriously though, dynamic just means the place is always changing in one form or another...whether it be policy or personnel. in reality, just about any workplace is dynamic since (in theory anyway) they're always trying to improve, etc.

    this sounds like a rockin' job pamela...good luck! [​IMG]
     

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