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Unlock Your NetSuite Potential: The Ultimate Guide to Building Your Dream Team

Unleashing the full potential of your NetSuite investment and implementation hinges on building a right team.

But assembling the right crew to maximise ROI and ensure a smooth, long-term implementation can be a complex feat. Delays, unqualified candidates, and spiralling costs can quickly sabotage your plan if your recruitment approach isn't up to the challenge.

NetSuite's rapid growth and vast customisation options have created a complex hiring environment that requires specific skillsets depending on use case. We aim to simplify that in this guide, equipping you with collective team insights into the NetSuite talent market, effective team structures, and the (sometimes overlooked) benefits of bringing in outside experts.

For deeper insights on the merits of collaborating with NetSuite staffing experts, explore our previous blog: 5 Reasons Why Recruitment Agencies Are the Best Option for Finding Top NetSuite Talent

Functional vs. Technical: Understanding the NetSuite Talent Landscape

There’s no one-size-fits-all here - NetSuite professionals solely come from three main backgrounds: directly from NetSuite, partner consultancies, and companies that have already implemented the system.

Many organisations believe they can get by with just having an administrator to handle their ecosystem, but this can spell trouble later down the line.

Understanding the product vision and how it affects key business stakeholders and how to take that vision into production is key here. A well-balanced NetSuite team should include both functional experts, who understand business processes and how they translate to NetSuite configurations, and technical experts who can handle customisations and integrations.

Having a subject-matter expert on your team can bridge the gap between the partner implementing the system and the customer receiving the NetSuite system. Previous experience working for or with partners or NetSuite means they’ll have a greater understanding the cost and time involved in an implementation, hopefully streamlining the process.

You’ll need someone who knows the 'what' of the business to get the most out of your investment. But you also need a technical teammate to handle the 'how' of making the system deliver. Finally, an administrator can then handle day-to-day maintenance once the system has been fully implemented.

Team Structure for Your Organisation's Size

So, how big should your team be? Well, that depends on your company's size.

One singular NetSuite SME may work for a company of up to 100 or so. However, many of our clients find success with a core team consisting of a NetSuite administrator/lead and a couple of functional consultants, and then partnering with external specialists for complex customisations and projects.  

Bigger companies usually need a more structured setup –a NetSuite System Manager, multiple consultants, developers, an admin, and extra support staff. Once your implementation is a success, consider keeping an in-house pro that understands your unique system setup.

Aligning NetSuite Products with Your Needs (and Hiring Accordingly)

Picking out exactly which NetSuite modules and add-ons you need is key to finding the perfect talent match. Different pros specialise in different areas, so knowing what you'll use the most makes your hiring decisions way easier.

Not all NetSuite teams are created equal. Let's consider your industry – target candidates with proven expertise in the modules most relevant to your organisation and bear in mind that different consultants, administrators, and other NetSuite specialists have varying experience within these product and service lines. Understanding your industry's unique needs is the first step to assembling the right mix of talent.

While there are similarities between the modules, even small differences can have a significant impact.

Here's a quick overview of common NetSuite modules that we hire talent for:

  • Administration
  • Commerce
  • CRM
  • Customisations
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resources
  • Professional Services
  • Retail
  • Supply Chain
  • WMS

The Salary Question

"How much is this team going to cost me?" Is a question we hear all the time. Salary depends on experience, certifications, location, industry, language skills. What modules you need experts in will also affect the price tag.

To give you a starting point, here's a table outlining average European NetSuite Admin salaries based on our recent placements.


1-2 years exp.

3-5 years exp.

+5 years exp.

United Kingdom (ex. London)









€30,000- €45,000




€30,000- €45,000



The Power of a Specialist Recruiter

When it comes to the full spectrum of NetSuite hiring challenges, experienced NetSuite recruiters can come into their own. A recruiter worth their salt will have their finger on the pulse of the market, being able to identify professionals with niche specialisations within specific modules or industries in rapid timeframes. An in-depth knowledge should ensure a strong match for your precise needs and ongoing support throughout the hiring process and beyond builds a seamless hiring experience and successful technical integrations.

Our NetSuite team has access to niche insights into the hiring market that many recruiters don’t, including skill trends and salary expectations for specific modules and specialisations such as manufacturing, Wholesale Distribution (WD), Advanced Financials, Advanced Revenue Management (ARM), Multibooks, SuiteScript, and more.

We understand the subtle distinctions between different NetSuite roles and modules, ensuring candidates have the exact experience and certifications needed for your specific NetSuite project.

Your NetSuite investment is a big deal. Make it count with the right hiring strategy - visit our dedicated page to learn about our capabilities, subscribe to our newsletter below for industry insights, and connect with Empiric on LinkedIn for more insights.

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