Brown-Forman Manager Enterprise Applications and Development (Remote Work Location) in Chicago, Illinois
Why does this job exist?
Manages the day-to-day operations of the corporate-wide SAP software infrastructure and database administration responsibilities. Provides direct supervision of a team of software engineers and developers with a broad set of skills and experience.
Responsible for leading SAP infrastructure operations, system administration, upgrade, maintenance, and system uptime. Manage SAP development resources. Develop and oversee implementation of documented processes for system operations, support, management, administration activities. Supports annual planning for projects, expense budgets, and capital plans.
What You Can Expect:
Manages Hires, supervises, and motivates a technically-skilled staff through coaching, training, and development in order to achieve maximum productivity and effective operations.
Oversees project management activities to ensure objectives are achieved while meeting quality, scheduling, budget, and IT standards requirements.
Provides leadership in the identification and resolution of all issues, and evaluates the effectiveness of issue resolution practices and procedures.
Working in conjunction with the IT and process management, provides accurate project timelines and cost estimates for the analysis, construction, testing and implementation phases of technology projects.
Plays a leadership role promoting improved inter-departmental communications and relationships through effective project communications and practices.
Develops budgets, manpower requirements, and detail schedules to ensure department and IT goals are met.
Execution Manage the support of SAP installation, including system hardware, system software, application software and database environments.
Responsible for monitoring server hardware and performance.
Responsible for implementing hardware and systems software upgrading and/or replacing as needed.
Responsible for planning and managing the activities of SAP related development staff
Supports daily computer operations, trouble-shoots and resolves technical problems and failures including hardware, communications, printing, applications failure, etc.
Setup and technical support of 3rd party applications which support the SAP implementation, such as backup software, EDI interfacing, job scheduling software, archiving software, etc.
Acts as liaison to hardware and systems software vendors and other users of systems.
Is actively involved in software and/or functional user groups.
Manage and control software, application support and professional services maintenance renewal agreements and cost-containment.
Develop strong vendor and partner alliances and negotiate contracts regarding technical, financial, and legal terms.
We Are Looking For People Who:
Bachelor’s Degree in electrical engineering, mathematics, computer science or related field.
9 years of applicable experience.
5 years experience as a supervisor, team/project leader and/or manager.
Direct experience in an SAP R/3 or S/4HANA environment supporting the full area known as SAP Netweaver, which includes system configuration, operating system setup / support, database tuning, performance monitoring, OS- level scripting, technical programming, etc.
Working knowledge of disaster recovery concepts and practices.
In depth experience with database administration.
Strong communication (written & verbal), presentation and negotiation skills.
Ability to work in a high pressure environment, meet deadlines, and ability to simultaneously develop, deploy, and coordinate multiple projects.
Demonstrated ability to perform advanced financial analysis.
Ability to work a flexible schedule and travel up to 10% worldwide.
What Makes You Unique :
Masters Degree in electrical engineering, mathematics, computer science or related field.
Advanced training and experience in SAP ECC, Netweaver, BW, SCM and supporting technologies.
Building strategic relationships
Nothing Better in the Market
Total Rewards at Brown-Forman is designed to engage our people to ensure sustainable and profitable growth for generations to come. As a premium spirits company, we offer premium and equitable pay. We offer a range of premium benefits that reflect our company values and meet the needs of our diverse workforce. We are dedicated to creating a responsible drinking culture, providing a safe, inclusive, and engaging workplace, protecting the environment, and making a positive contribution to our communities.
Reports to: VP Director Global Enterprise Applications and PMO
Locations considered for this opening:
B-F Headquarters office in Louisville, KY
B-F Regional office in Atlanta, GA or Dallas, TX or Irvine, CA
Locations across the US for a remote work from home set-up
This position is posted with multiple locations, you only need to apply to one of the postings to be considered for all locations and/or the remote work option.
Brown-Forman Corporation is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. It is the policy of Brown-Forman Corporation to provide full and equal employment opportunities to all employees and potential employees without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability or any other legally protected status.
Business Area: Global Information Technology
Req ID: JR-00002128