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Business Applications Manager - It - Somerset West

My client a leading and well know company based in Somerset west in the Western Cape requires a competent and experienced Business Applications Manager - IT to join their team.This position reports to the Executive Manager - IT.PURPOSE OF THE JOB: Business Application Managers IT is responsible for managing the software applications within a business. The Business Applications Manager collects the requirements of the assigned business units, ensuring translation of those needs into services and projects and oversees the delivery to meet these requirements in an operational environment. Devise a program of projects based on size, complexity and affordability to ensure the ongoing evolution of the ecosystems.KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS Customer Service and Advocacy Regularly communicate and meet with key business stakeholders, key users and business leads to identify requirements, weakness and opportunities relevant to the business solutions.Keeping stakeholders informed of progress and challenges in order to manage expectations Ensure business satisfaction and IT portfolio success by managing expectations and communicating accurate status across stakeholders Support process owners and other key stakeholders to understand and enhance the SAP system and how it can further enable and automate business processes and add value Portfolio ManagementPortfolio Management:Establish strategic direction for the business applications in consultation with stakeholdersDrive business application innovation and developmentProactively work with business, rest of IT and partners to understand the business demand pipeline and map the criticality, the urgency and the business readiness/feasibility of projects and re-prioritise and balance the project portfolioOversee the execution of business application related projects. Solution ArchitectureLeverage partner and subject matter experts to define and evolve a high-level current and future architecture and the roadmap to transform into the envisaged future architecture Business Requirements andChange Management Retain the BU demand / requirements management process for business applications from an IT organisational perspectiveWork with the business to clarify and refine business requirements and opportunities and coordinate work in the discovery and initial phases of an initiative to translate these into high-level specificationsEvaluate benefits and risks of proposed initiatives by conducting impact analysis and/or business cases to justify the proposed changesTrack and report value realization and list lessons learnt during and after project closure, leading Project Implementation ReviewsOversee the specification, development, testing and production cut-over of changesREQUIREMENTS:Bachelors degree in Information TechnologySAP ecosystem BD experience including ERP, PLM, MES architecture applications, and implementationsERP solution- and functional knowledge relevant to an engineering and manufacturing environment Firm understanding on the SAP technology platform product capabilities and architectureAt least 10 years experience in ERP and business applicationsExperience in business process improvement and digital business transformationExperience of managing relationships with internal business customersStrong communication, presentation, leadership skillsAbility to work under huge and consistent pressureTeam Player and must be able to function individually with minimal supervisionMature and highly professionalStrong commitment to meet deadlinesGood interpersonal skills and ability to think proactivelyWilling to work overtime when requiredCode 08 Drivers LicenseSA Citizens onlyMust be Criminal ClearMust reside in the Greater Cape Town area or be willing to relocate
Cape Town, WC, ZA