5. ERP Project Manager
$82,149 to $148,622, with a national average of $115,400.
Develop, plan and implement enterprise resource planning systems. Responsible for setting deadlines, assigning tasks and monitoring progress of implementations from conception to launch. Evaluate and recommend changes to current and future ERP systems to meet organizational needs. While SAP is certainly prominent, PMs also need plenty of experience with Oracle and Microsoft ERP implementations.
Killer Management Trait:
It's a big help to have long-established relationships with the ERP vendor and consultants who will be working on the implementation. Being able to discern the "A" team from the "B" team when it comes to picking implementation team members is key.