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Title:  Senior Technology Specialist (Business Systems)

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Immediate Superior: Deliery /Manager
Location: Cape Town 
Function: Global Business Solutions
Sub Function: ICT
Type of Contract: Permanent
Reference Number: 104524 
 
Purpose
The Senior Technology Specialist (Business Systems) will be responsible for the specifications relevant for development, implementation, and maintenance of on premise and cloud solutions, ensuring their effective integration with other systems and alignment with the organization's strategic goals. This role will work closely with functional leaders, organizational units, and subject matter experts to identify, develop and deploy new business processes. Responsible for the execution of the day-to-day configuration, advanced support, maintenance and improvement of the relevant applications/modules.
 
Key Responsibilities 
  • Key capability is SAP Functional / Configuration experience in PP/PM/QM/WM/Logistics
  • Ensure solution enhancement and continuous improvement in area(s) of responsibility. 
  • Investigation, design and implementation of appropriate solutions and configuring according to organisation’s strategic goals.
  •  Analysis and understanding of existing customised application configuration and development.
  •  Integration investigation, configuration and specification to on Premise and Cloud Solutions.
  •  • Perform 3rd and 4th Line User Support where applicable.   
 
  • Production defect management and drive to solution
  • Complete regular internal system audits and prepare for upgrades
  • Knowledge of business operations are maintained in order to ensure solution development is in alignment with business objectives, best practise and global  standards
  • Assist Process & Solution Analysts to identify process improvement opportunities through the use of existing or future technologies.
  • Work closely with developers to develop appropriate application enhancements where applicable
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including process & solution analysts, project managers, developers, to define and deliver technical projects related to  relevant applications.
  • Ad hoc management of projects related to business systems, including defining project scope, timelines, and deliverables, and ensuring successful project  delivery.
  • Perform detail application configuration and documentation.
  • Prepare functional specifications for application development.
  • Quality assures application configuration and development.
  • Play key role in multiple concurrent projects.
  • Testing configured solutions and designs.
  • Handover to Support and Training teams. • Training of applicable area where advanced training required.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant policies, regulations, and industry standards in the development and implementation.
  • Conduct research and analysis on emerging technologies and industry trends to identify opportunities for innovation and improvement.
  • Intimate knowledge of relevant application Vendor Roadmaps
  • Assist with 3rd party vendor SLA management where relevant
 
Education and Experience
  • Relevant Bachelor's degree 
  • Relevant post matric qualification (e.g. Btech Finance, BComm, BSc, BEng, MSc, BCa, MCa)
  • Minimum of 7 years solid relevant Module/Application experience including:
  • Module Integration and non-SAP Integration essential
  • API and Apigee knowledge advantageous
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  •  Strong presence and ability to interact with all levels of users and management
  •  Mentors team/support members in technology and delivery of applications
  • Successful teamwork experience and demonstrated leadership abilities are required
  • Proven ability to transfer knowledge and stay aware of current trends and technical advancements in area(s) of expertise
  •  S/4 HANA experience advantageous or the ability to advise on future S/4 HANA functionality for applicable module(s) where SAP is assigned application.
  •  A strong track record of professional success
  •  SAP Certification advantageous
  •  Exposure to Agile/DevOps working environment advantageous
  •  Detailed configuration and development experience in relevant modules/applications.
  •  Ability to work under pressure.
  •  Strong data management abilities
  • Valid driver’s licence.
The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with disabilities to apply. Heineken Beverages (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd) is committed to an organisational culture that recognises, appreciates and values inclusion and diversity. You must be fully eligible to live and work in South Africa to apply.


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