IT Applications Manager

Information Technology
Cape Town South-Western Cape
~ Cape Town North-Western Cape

Our client, a pharmaceutical manufacturing company committed to protecting lives, is seeking a motivated, detail-oriented IT Applications Manager to join their goal-driven team. If you hold a Bachelor’s degree in IT, Computer Science, or a related field, and are based in the Western Cape, this opportunity may be perfect for you.
Required Experience:
  • 7-10 Years Experience in IT managerial level
  • Proven experience 7-10 years in IT application management
  • Strong technical knowledge of application lifecycle management, including application selection, implementation, maintenance, and retirement.
  • Experience in managing complex application landscapes, including ERP systems, laboratory information management systems (LIMS), and quality management systems (QMS).
  • SAP experience, including SAP HANA and SAP S/4HANA.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Application Portfolio Management: Manage the company’s application portfolio, including the selection, implementation, maintenance, and retirement of applications
  • Align the application portfolio with business strategies and ensure optimal utilization of resources
  • Application Support and Maintenance: Oversee the support and maintenance activities for applications, including incident management, problem resolution, and user support
  • Collaborate with internal and external teams to ensure timely and effective issue resolution and service delivery
  • Application Enhancement and Upgrades
  • Collaborate with business stakeholders to identify requirements, prioritize enhancements, and ensure successful implementation and deployment
  • Vendor and Contract Management
  • Business Process Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance: Ensure compliance of applications with relevant regulatory requirements, such as FDA regulations, GxP guidelines, and data privacy regulations
  • Implement necessary controls and procedures to meet compliance standards.
  • Project Management: Lead application-related projects, including system implementations, integrations, and upgrades
  • Develop project plans, define milestones, allocate resources, and monitor progress to ensure projects are delivered on time and within budget
  • Change Management: Implement effective change management processes for application-related changes
  • Team Leadership and Development
  • Foster a collaborative and high-performance culture, promote professional development, and ensure effective utilization of resources
  • Identify opportunities for process optimization, automation, and innovation
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of applications