Applications Manager Recruitment at Aspen

Posted on :

21 Jan, 2014

Category :

General Jobs in South Africa, Healthcare Jobs in South Africa



Applications are invited for the above-indicated vacancy that exists in the IT Department. The incumbent will report directly to the IT Manager; SA Commercial.

Objective: To supervise and coordinate the analysis, evaluation, development, testing and implementation of computer software applications. Oversee the analysis of user needs and make recommendation of software applications.




Design and develop cost effective solutions that meet functional, technical, and performance requirements

Map business requirements to technology capability

Ensure project deliverables for completeness, quality, and compliance with established project standards

Identify gaps and omissions in the end-to-end solutions

Responding timeously to customer queries and providing feedback

Maintain current knowledge of all relevant technological developments and seek opportunities to deploy new technologies

Identify, clarify, and resolve system development and maintenance activity issues and risks, escalating them as needed

Plan, direct, coordinate and review the work plan for applications development staff. Assign work activities, projects and programs. Review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures. Meet with staff to identify and resolve problems

Have a good understanding of the solution technology components and how they are used together

Analyze business systems to determine effectiveness. Identify inadequacies, inefficiencies and problems and recommend solutions. Develop system specifications. Recommend application software development


IT Projects

Review proposed systems software for compliance with applicable quality assurance standards before acquisition or implementation.

Document and communicate the status of progress against plans, taking corrective action as necessary

IT Audit Participation

Participation at Woodmead in applications audit activities during internal and external audits



Planning, Time management, Problem solving, Analytical, Analyzing trends, Service orientation, Decision making, Interpersonal, Communication, Customer focused, Creative, Integrity, Accuracy & attention to detail, Initiative, Logical thinking, Information seeking, Self development orientation, Dedication, Self confidence




  • Matric / Grade 12
  • B.Com or BSc Degree degree/diploma or equivalent
  • Project Management(PMBOK) or related
  • Extensive experience in the design & delivery of enterprise wide applications
  • Extensive experience in systems analysis and design
  • Extensive experience in application development
  • Extensive experience in the definition and specification of information requirements
  • Proven track record in technical leadership
  • Pharmaceutical Industry &/or FMCG knowledge
  • Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) knowledge and experience
  • Exposure of the Qlikview 3 to 4 years’ experience
  • Knowledge in COGNOS
  • Experience in Database Design &/or analysis service




Operational characteristics, services and activities of an information systems and analysis program

Principles and practices of application software installation and support

Proven track record in the definition and delivery of Information Delivery architectures

Principles and practices of project management and administration

Methods and techniques used in the installation, administration, monitoring, upgrading and problem resolution of central application software systems

Knowledge of retail and pharmaceutical business

Basic budgeting, contracting, purchasing practices, policies and procedures

Principles and procedures of quality assurance and security related to complex, large computer systems and applications
Preference will be given to previously disadvantaged groups. Suitably qualified applicants are invited to submit their CV’s on or before 21 January 2014, after having informed their direct line manager in writing(Internal applicants). Please note that if you have not heard from the HR department within 30 days of this advert closing, your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful.
Salary: Market Related

Type: Permanent

AA Position: Yes

Work Level: Middle Management

Branch: Gauteng – JHB North

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