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SAP Application Development Manager

How this role will make an impact:

This is an exciting and dynamic opportunity to employ your strong SAP leadership experience to manage and direct our SAP Application Development Team. You will provide guidance on the design, architecture and delivery of new and existing SAP solutions by leading by example and providing hands-on assistance. You will align IT strategy and applications with overall SAP COE objectives.

Your goals and responsibilities will include:

  • Responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the SAP development team by planning, coordinating and supervising all activities related to the maintenance, design, development, and implementation of SAP and peripheral integrated system solutions
  • Lead team members in solution design and development providing technical guidance and mentoring to team, evaluating and directing enhancements, resolution of complex issues and applying best practices to SAP solution and service delivery
  • Contribute to strategic decision making around the SAP technology roadmap
  • Responsible for partnering with business, cross functional, integration teams and IT stakeholders to lead technical delivery aspects of the project life cycle – scoping, budgeting, resource estimating and assignment, requirements gathering, design, development, testing and deployment
  • Provide leadership and direction for selecting solutions (buy vs build) across a wide range of centralized and distributed environments across the PetSmart technical landscape
  • Responsible for creating, maintaining and ensuring adoption of SAP development standards, SOPs and operational documentation of the application
  • Coach and develop team staff ensuring IT-business partner alignment and creation of business value from SAP COE-enabled investments
  • Manage development landscape of all SAP applications including maintenance, production support and projects
  • Work with IT Stakeholders to gather requirements and conduct proof of concept exercises for emerging technologies and solutions and application to PetSmart Business Case scenarios
  • Responsible for managing all RICEFW Development objects across multiple and concurrent projects ensuring consistency with IT strategic goals and priorities
  • Provide hands on development and technical assistance as required
  • Ensure knowledge of SAP implemented business areas across development team members, build and manage cross-training and SAP learning plans

What you’ll bring to the table:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering or relevant technical field preferred
  • 10+ years SAP Development or relevant technical role
  • Technical Knowledge in SAP ECC, BW, GRC, HCM, Enterprise Portal and Solution Manager
  • Experience managing team of employees, contractors and offshore resources across Production Support and Project activities
  • Experience in full cycle SAP Implementations
  • Effective SAP code review, code optimization and program performance analysis experience
  • Demonstrate a high level of quality, speed, reliability and efficiency while being able to work independently
  • Strong leadership and project management skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in HANA, CAR, SLT, Enterprise Portal and Fiori development a plus

About our IT team:

We’re growing at a faster pace than we ever have before, investing heavily in cutting-edge technology and, more importantly, our people.Our PetSmart IT team isn’t just its own department, they are valued business partners to every area of our company. At every level, our IT associates are empowered to come up with innovative ideas that have strategic impacts to the business. You’ll take pride in the work that you do and the “why” behind it all—for the love of pets.

Click here to meet Mike Goodwin, PetSmart’s CIO

Why you’ll love it here:

Our home office offers outstanding amenities in a fun and rewarding workplace including:

  • Pet friendly environment, bring your pets to work!
  • A work-life balance and family events such as movie nights, art events and holiday festivals
  • “Top Dog” gym with equipment, fitness classes, massage therapists and personal trainers
  • “Sit & Stay” Café serving fresh breakfast and lunch options
  • Starbucks cart—productivity at its finest!
  • “Lil’ Paws” learning center and onsite childcare facility
  • Volunteer events with PetSmart Charities

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