EDI/Application Specialist

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  • Job Ref: EDI/Application Specialist - Chelmsford
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location: Chelmsford
  • Salary: Competitive


Reporting to the IT Manager and working closely with the IT Team and end users of in-house applications. The Application Specialist is responsible for specification and configuration of ERP system enhancements, and proactive identification of opportunities to use functionality to better support business processes. The role holder will work with management and end-users to support new and existing applications and reports.



  • Excellent understanding of EDI (EDIFACT/X12/XML, etc) 
  • Understanding of API
  • Good Understanding of Microsoft SQL and MySQL
  • SSRS
  • Experience using/deploying Altova Mapforce and Mapforce Server an advantage



  • Mapping data with external partners and our inhouse systems
  • Design, development and implementation EDI interfaces including testing and documentation
  • Provide development lead for EDI development projects supporting the business throughout 
  • Assistance during test phases of development supporting internal colleagues 
  • Follow company procedures to help create and maintain relevant documentation.
  • Integrate existing software products and work on ensuring incompatible platforms come together;
  • Create technical specifications and test plans;
  • Write operational and process flow documentation;
  • Maintain systems by monitoring and correcting software defects;
  • Work closely with employees and software vendors to ensure continuous development;
  • Consult colleagues concerning the maintenance and performance of software systems and with a view to writing or modifying current operating practices;
  • Investigate new technologies;
  • Continually update technical knowledge and skills by attending in-house and/or external courses, reading manuals and accessing new applications;
  • Provide day-to-day technical and functional assistance to end users;
  • Act as a resource for colleagues with less experience; and
  • Any other duties as required by management for the smooth and efficient operation of the department.



Support changes in the role necessary to take the department and business forward and work to achieve personal objectives set at appraisal and/or those set monthly or quarterly. 



Achieve agreed individual objectives; and understand and adhere to all internal policies and procedures relevant to the role.

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