IT Applications Manager

Job Locations US-IL-Elmhurst
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2/14/2018 5:40 PM)
Requisition ID
Information Technology


IT Applications Manager

Elmhurst, IL



The IT Applications Manager will be responsible for overseeing selection, implementation, enhancement and support of back-office as well as operations applications and software. This individual will engage with operations and functional stakeholders to proactively identify application and process improvement opportunities, gather requirements, evaluate business cases, assess and identify technical solutions, develop project documentation, manage project execution, etc.


  • Lead IT applications area – manage corporate as well as business applications
  • Oversee application / software management activities including code development, application assessment and selection, implementations, upgrades, integrations, etc.
  • Proactively identify business process optimization and application functionality improvements
  • Partner with operations and functional stakeholders to identify and/or evaluate business requirements, prepare business case, develop project charter, etc.
  • Engage with IT vendors and internal IT team to identify effort and cost for initiatives and prioritize development work
  • Oversee successful initiation, planning, design, execution, monitoring, controlling and closure of enhancement projects
  • Drive adoption of SDLC best practices
  • Develop and maintain relevant application management and code development standards and procedures
  • Manage production support and maintenance of applications
  • Manage relationships with application vendors and 3rd party software developers
  • Ensure PMO guidelines and protocols are followed appropriately
  • Assist IT team with project planning, score-carding, tracking, change management, communication and lesson learnt sessions
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience in Computer Science, Information Systems or related disciplines
  • 7+ years of work experience as Applications Manager or Applications Lead
  • 5+ years of experience leading projects in the Back-office (HR, Accounting, etc.),
  • Supply Chain or ERP applications space
  • 3+ years managing IT Programmers and/or Analysts
  • Experience with implementing Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) processes
  • Software development expertise in web and client/server environments using Java, .Net, C# and SQL is a plus
  • Knowledge of end to end business processes (Order to Cash, Procure to Pay, etc.) preferred
  • Experience managing large business process optimization / application functionality enhancement projects
  • Experience working with Waterfall and Agile methodologies
  • Proficiency in automated Project Management Tools such as Microsoft Project
  • Proven track record for successful delivery of projects and working cross- functionally with business and IT
  • Ability to influence and build relationships
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Must be flexible to travel within US and Canada, if needed


Competitive Advantage


  • Stable upwardly mobile employment with a growing company
  • Winning culture and excellent work environment
  • Comprehensive benefits including medical, 401(K), paid time off, and a lot more
  • Senior leadership with integrity who's eager to do new big things
  • Forward thinking company who is up to date with equipment and technology


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