Enterprise Systems Applications Manager

Recruiter
Pladis Global
Location
Liverpool
Salary
plus competitive benefits inclduing car cash allowance
Posted
07 Oct 2016
Closes
27 Oct 2016
Sector
IT
Contract Type
Permanent
pladis has an exciting opportunity for an Enterprise Systems Applications Manager to join the IS team in Liverpool of approximately 50-60 people. Your role will essentially be to manage the ERP and Business Systems landscape for pladis as part of our transformation program. The Technical Support Services Team maintains the applications landscape that is critical for the deployment of all pladis Enterprise class systems such as SAP, JDE, Manugistics, Shop floor online, time and attendance systems and EDI. These key systems are used by UK, NE and offshore users. The team is responsible for providing amongst other things:- Sap Basis and JDE CNC expertise. The design of the Application landscapes. Providing DBA expertise and support. The group provides support for services for up to 3000 users in UK and offshore. The team works as part of the IS function which ensures delivery of key systems to the Business. pladis is a global biscuit and confectionery company with operations in 120 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Americas. With annual revenues of US$5.2 billion, pladis has 36 factories in 13 countries and employs 26,000.The company is owned by Yildiz Holding, the largest food company in CEEMEA, and combines three centuries of baking and confectionery expertise by bringing together its iconic Godiva, McVitie’s and Ulker brands. Key Responsibilities The Enterprise Systems Applications Manager will : · Work as part of the wider pladis IS team to deliver services to pladis companies world wide. · Develop a strategy for corporate computing services including Sap and Oracle Enterprise systems. · Define, document and review all aspects of service delivery within the infrastructure, covering monitoring, backup & recovery and third party support. · Maintain the Enterprise Applications environments in terms of patches, upgrades, new installs. Define all processes required to ensure professional delivery of I.T services. · Working with DR Manager, develop ongoing DR strategy to continually improve recovery times. Ensure team preparation and successful testing. · Ensure the team delivers service level agreements. · Develop and recommend advancements in the areas of the technologies we are responsible for. · Provide technical recommendations to application developments teams and ASMs. (application Service Manager) · Provide man management including appraisal and objectives setting for a technical team of direct reports. Produce training plans to ensure development of required skills for team members. · Define and carry out benchmark exercises to ensure appropriate design and performance of services. Essential Experience, Skills and Qualifications · In depth understanding of Enterprise Applications such as Sap, Oracle EBS, Oracle JDE. · Good Leadership skills. · Being able to assess I.T changes and what implications they might have on the Business. · Supervising I.T staff. (4 direct reports currently) · Develop environments that will improve the UB compute environment. · Sap and/or Oracle Certification. · Previous experience already in this environment. Desirable Criteria · Managerial Skills. · Excellent analytical and problem solving skills. · Proven track record with a previous employer. · University Degree or similar qualification Required attributes · Good team player mentality. · Collaborate easily amongst different teams. Company Overview Yildiz Holding, CEEMEA’s largest food company, has brought together its core biscuit, chocolate, and confectionery businesses Godiva Chocolatier, United Biscuits, Ulker and DeMet’s Candy Company, to form a new global company, “pladis”. The new entity unites internationally recognised brands Godiva, a leading premium chocolate brand worldwide, McVitie’s, a leading biscuit brand with a heritage in the UK and Europe, and Ulker, the leading biscuits and confectionery brand in Turkey and Middle East; a love mark in its category. Together they form a $US5.2 billion business, positioning pladis as a global leader in the category. pladis is a global biscuit and confectionery company with operations in 120 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Americas. With annual revenues of US$5.2 billion, pladis has 36 factories in 13 countries and employs 26,000.The company is owned by Yildiz Holding, the largest food company in CEEMEA, and combines three centuries of baking and confectionery expertise by bringing together its iconic Godiva, McVitie’s and Ulker brands. With a commitment to “promise happiness to the world with every bite”, the company delights consumers with products in sweet and savory biscuits, wafer, cake, chocolate, gum and candy categories. How to Apply To apply, click on “Apply Online”. All candidate applications are reviewed in accordance with the criteria outlined for the job role. This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/66820262

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