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IT Applications Manager Transportation Systems

Company: SpartanNash
Location: Byron Center
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

At SpartanNash, we deliver the ingredients for a better life through customer-focused innovation. We do this for our supply chain customers and U.S. military commissaries, retail store guests and, most importantly, our Associates. In fact, we see a day when each will say, "I can't live without them."
Our SpartanNash family of Associates is 17,500 strong, ranging from bakery managers to order selectors; from IT developers to vice presidents of finance; from HR Business Partners to export specialists. Each of them plays an integral role in SpartanNash's People First culture, Operational Excellence and Insights that Drive Solutions. Ready to contribute to the success of our food solutions company? Apply now!
850 76th Street S.W. - Byron Center, Michigan 49315
Job Description:
This role is responsible for managing the applications development team within Supply Chain Transportation, it includes leading the full life-cycle planning, development, implementation, post-implementation and on-going operations of information systems and applications within Transportation Management Systems. Develops standards, policies, procedures, and practices to ensure systems, services and applications meet company needs, and maintains the documentation for department project specifications, project plans, timelines, etc.
Here's what you'll do:

  • Manage the application development activities to include analysis, design, and development of new systems or revisions to existing systems.
  • Plan and lead the full life-cycle planning, development, implementation, post-implementation and on-going operations of information systems and technology within assigned area.
  • Work with internal IT teams, external vendors, and cross-functional business partners, as necessary.
  • Oversee and/or participate in the requirements and cost/benefit analysis, project schedules, cost estimates, development, and testing for the implementation and/or maintenance of applications systems and programs, software products, features and/or components to meet business needs.
  • Provide technical and/or project management direction to determine feasibility and resource requirements of releases; coordination of work on projects with other departments; planning, scheduling, and monitoring of projects to ensure accurate and timely completion; and ensure timely issue resolution and communication/follow up to end users.
  • Ensure effective communication of application development projects, expectations, project schedules and budget to project team and stakeholders.
  • Manage the applications team production support response including change management, issue resolution, after-hours support, and disaster recovery.
  • Additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed. Here's what you'll need:
    • Bachelor's Degree (Required) in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
    • Eight years Information Technology applications and/or interface design, analysis, and development experience.
    • A minimum of three years' relevant experience in a similar supervisory/management position.
    • Demonstrated expertise in leading a team of IT professionals within Transportation Management applications including collaboration on business process design, application analysis, design, development, and production support.
    • Application management experience with Transportation solutions like McLeod, Ortec, OmniTRACS or similar.
    • Experience managing external vendor relationships and commitments.
    • Excellent written and verbal communications skills; excellent presentation skills with the ability to present technical information to both business (non-technical) and technical audiences.
    • Must be able to develop effective working relationships with associates at various levels of the organization and with external customers/vendors.
    • Excellent analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills.
    • Demonstrated project management and effective coaching, mentoring and leadership skills.
    • Ability to organize and prioritize workload, manage multiple concurrent projects, manage teams, and lead through influence and delegate assignments as business needs.
    • Ability to travel occasionally (up to 20%) as needed.
      As part of our People First culture, SpartanNash is proud to offer a robust and competitive Total Rewards benefits package .
      SpartanNash is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and veteran, that celebrates diversity and believes employing a diverse workforce is key to our success. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all individuals.
      We are not able to sponsor work visas for this position.

Keywords: SpartanNash, Grand Rapids , IT Applications Manager Transportation Systems, Professions , Byron Center, Michigan

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