Manager SAP Development

Full Time

Al Futtaim Private Company LLC

Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim Group today is one of the most diversified and progressive, privately held regional businesses headquartered in Dubai, United A”rab Emirates. Structured into five operating divisions; automotive, financial services, real estate, retail and healthcare; employing more than 35,000 employees across more than 20 countries in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, Al-Futtaim Group partners with over 200 of the world's most admired and innovative brands. Al-Futtaim Group’s entrepreneurship and relentless customer focus enables the organisation to continue to grow and expand; responding to the changing needs of our customers within the societies in which we operate.

Job Role:
The Manager – SAP Development needs to understand and implement the best practices in a SAP environment by designing appropriate solutions supporting the customer’s business needs as part of the overall SAP program. Within their process area, the Manager – SAP Development will be responsible for the global solution which includes responsibility for the method and processes used to translate requirements into a coherent solution considering balancing both the integration needs and technical architecture. The role also warrants leadership and organizational skills to manage the client, ability to translate their requirements, guide internal/external teams to derive the solution, drive the implementation and facilitate successful delivery. The role will be a key in providing support to the team that is tasked with building and testing the end solution. Implementing appropriate processes to drive high quality and sustainable solutions will be critical.

Job Responsibility:
Provide technical support to end users; diagnose and resolve application-related issues, identify root causes, as well as institute corrective actions and preventive measures
Carry out detailed impact assessments for proposed change requests, proposing alternative cost-effective solutions where appropriate and ensure Change Controls are developed, tested & released according to an agreed schedule and ensure all high business impact changes are escalated as appropriate
Expected to be involved both in support activities and a number of development activities and exhibits the ability to understand ABAP and interface with the functional Teams for the development of solutions.
Be the representative of Enterprise IT ABAP team in collaborating with the business to gather requirements, address issues and market new ideas and understand, document and translate business requirements to team members
Drive solutions for new and on-going changes requested by the business as well as manage the delivery of solutions using vendors or internally
Solution design and gap analysis and able to evaluate new functionality; recommending and implementing them. Developing and documenting the detailed solution design
Responsible for leading the design and development of solutions, develop technical specifications for solutions . Ability to build integration solutions involving SAP and non-SAP systems
Ensure that product upgrades, enhancements, and future roll out projects meet business requirements and goals, fulfil end user requirements
Operating in a program context, including liaising with the SAP functional and development teams and working with people and organizations from different regions/cultures.
Provide an expert level of skills & knowledge in the evaluation, development, testing and delivery of SAP ABAP solutions. Collaborate with the business in identifying integration requirements and create corresponding technical specifications
Develop solutions using defined development standards, procedures, and design specifications, develop test scripts, perform unit testing, and contribute to integration testing of development objects

Required Skills to be successful:
Very strong communication skills and change management mindset
Ability to manage own schedule and adjust priorities and structure time in a fast-paced environment.
Significant experience in leading & managing SAP Development projects

What equips you for the role:
Must have led a team and extensively worked in managing SAP development projects
Resource scheduling experience is preferred.
Minimum 7 years of experience in SAP development – ABAP experience