Friday, 5 July 2013

Finlays Business Systems Development Manager Job in Kenya

Business Systems Development Manager
 
The Organization
 
Finlays is a vertically integrated and geographically diversified agri-business that takes a leadership role in sustainability. 
The group has established itself as a reliable, responsible, innovative and sustainable producer with a deep knowledge and passion for its products.

Sustainability is pivotal to the group’s success and it lies at the heart of what Finlays does and stands for. 
Finlays is Kenya’s largest agricultural export group employing over 21,000 people and annually exporting over 300 million stems of flowers, 7 million kilos of vegetables, 26 million kilos of black tea and 3 million kilos of tea extract. 
The organization is geographically located in Nairobi, Naivasha, Kericho, Mt. Kenya and Mombasa and works with 1,200 vegetable out growers and 10,000 tea out growers.
 
The Job
 
We intend to recruit a Business Systems Development Manager to drive development of ERP systems and integration throughout the organisation. 
The Key purpose for this senior position, will be to liaise with relevant senior management across the business and to design and improve integration of business systems.
 
Key Responsibilities:
  • Manage all aspects of systems analysis, design, development, installation, maintenance and enhancement for mission-critical business systems.
  • Manage and lead a dedicated business systems development team.
  • Ensure schedules, cost and performance are balanced and technical standards, business and quality objectives are met.
  • Utilizes testing environments, and improve the delivery process of business systems through the use of a structured methodology.
  • Enforce all phases of the development life cycle with an emphasis on stakeholder’s engagement for all implementations.
  • Ensure compliance, operational risk controls in accordance with Finlays standards and policies.
  • Sustains business information requirements by defining, delivering, and supporting business systems; auditing application of business systems.
  • Meets operational objectives by studying business functions; gathering information; evaluating output requirements and formats.
  • Ability to asses, interpret, evaluate, and implement complex work requirements.
  • Ability to plan and implement change initiatives, and remain flexible to meet constantly changing and sometimes opposing demands.
  • Ability to convey information clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing to ensure that the intended audience understands the information and the message.
  • Maintains user confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.
  • Prepares KPI reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
  • Managing the day-to-day operational aspects of the Epicor ERPf project as per scope.
Academic and Professional Qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree in IT/IS/Computer Science/Business Studies from a reputable institution followed by a diploma in management; a masters degree would be advantageous
  • Technical knowledge in data analytics, business intelligence and data warehousing concepts;
  • Certification in project management
Experience and Background:
  • Good understanding of revenue models and double entry accounting
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills
  • Hands on experience in previous ERP or complex systems project implementation; experience in Epicor 905 will be advantageous
  • Self starter, result oriented, and able to maintain confidentiality and a high degree of honesty and integrity, and high level of service ethics
  • Technical understanding in areas of programming, database and system design, internet, intranet, thin client and client/server architectures
  • A Minimum of eight years experience with a reputable company at least 3 years in similar leadership role
Application Procedure:
 
Those who fulfill the above requirements should address their applications attaching a relevant certificates and testimonials to the undersigned giving a reliable telephone contact not later than 19th July 2013. 
Those who shall not have heard from us by 5th August 2013 should consider their applications unsuccessful.
 
Legal & Human Resources Director
Finlays Horticulture (Kenya) Limited
P.O. Box 10222-00400, 
Nairobi
 
Applications can also be emailed to: hrd.kenya@finlays.net

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