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Job Overview

  • Salary Offer Market Related
  • Experience Level Manager
  • Total Years Experience 5-10


A large audit, tax and advisory firm offering a wide array of services to clients within the public and private sectors is seeking an Enterprise Application Manager who will Lead the development of the enterprise application strategy and roadmap and ensure the teams integration with the overall IT and enterprise strategic plans through coordination with the CIO and other IT and business leaders

Minimum Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, management information systems, or related field
  • Equivalent combination of education and work experience is required
  • Industry standard certificates such as TOGAF 9 Certification and or ArchiMate 3 Certification preferred
  • Minimum eight years of enterprise architect experience, preferably from a professional services firm
  • Experience in Oracle E-Business Suite
  • Experience in Oracle Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
  • Experience in Microsoft Dynamics CRM
  • Experience in data warehousing methodologies and database management
  • Experience in data visualizations through Microsoft Power BI
  • Demonstrable experience of full lifecycle implementations for small to medium sized projects
  • Knowledge, understanding of goals and the interdependencies of functional departments and groups and the ability to lead large-scale complex IT projects in addressing overall business needs
  • Knowledge and ability to direct staff in integrating information technology services with the work requirements and deliverables of the unit
  • Knowledge of informational technology disciplines such as system design, development, implementation, software applications, interfaces, production
  • Knowledge of new technologies and staying abreast of updates and changes
  • Experience of leading on own initiative and working effectively with a team
  • Experience of working with a diverse range of individuals and organisational units
  • Demonstrated skill in developing automated business systems
  • Knowledge of cost modelling principles
  • Experience preparing workflow analyses
  • Knowledge of user support principles and practices

Key Job Outputs:

Duties & Requirements

  • Take responsibility for key decisions and deliverables within the integration domain and specifically oversee the effective solution of the platform with the internal and external development partners
  • Take responsibility for managing the operational support, maintenance and development activities for KPMG business applications
  • Handle the managerial responsibilities with in-depth hands-on technical expertise
  • Manage appropriate staffing, staff management, performance management and continuous service improvement
  • Promote enterprise architect strategies within information technology services, the functions and member firms
  • Provide insights into the organization’s current state architectures, especially in supporting future state architectures developed within business strategy workshops and needs of the lines of business
  • Own and drive the vision for business functionality delivery through the integration of services rather than monolithic applications and the capabilities within the team to provide an effective integration services and processes
  • Act as a voice of authority for the integration domain and the promotion of systems and application practices allowing for effective integration
  • Provide leadership, vision and direction to the enterprise applications organization to foster a business-oriented culture to ensure alignment and contribution to the company and functional goals and objectives
  • Provide leadership, direction and daily oversight to the enterprise IT applications teams including staffing, budgeting, user support and other relevant management and administrative functions
  • Develop and control the annual operating and capital expenditure budget for the team to ensure it is consistent with the strategic objectives and aligned to the plan
  • Pursue and build relationships across business and technical teams to better understand the utilization and prioritization of capabilities
  • Develop various formal and informal artifacts to communicate the vision, roadmap, architectural decisions, patterns, adopted reference standards
  • Drive consistency in architecture patterns and building blocks
  • Enable readiness to adopt standards, principles and models
  • Help support architectural governance and enable consistent adoption of standards, principles and models
  • Assess user needs to provide support and proactive service, including analysis of opportunities in order to take advantage of available tools
  • Act as a focal point for communicating related system problems within the department and collaborate with other teams and vendors on changes, fixes, and updates
  • Manage the release process for applications which includes effective department wide and end user communication
  • Identify opportunities for improvement
  • Negotiate resolution of conflicting requirements across the business and departments
  • Set and measure performance objectives and provide regular one-on-one feedback to all members of the team
  • Hire and evaluate the performance of direct reports and provides ongoing coaching and staff development
  • Address individual staff performance problems as needed
  • Manage delivery and SLAs by guiding incident resolution, problem management, maintenance and enhancement tickets raised by the end users for assigned applications
  • Develop relevant metrics, measures and publish the performance of the services provided and enable continuous improvement activities in collaboration with peer groups
  • Work closely with the ITS leadership team in identifying, evaluating, selecting and implement specific information technologies that support the business plans and ITS strategy
  • Ensure that the department adheres to policies and procedures that are compliant with industry and regulatory policies
  • Prepare analysis and proposals for other infrastructure departments when necessary
  • Serve as an internal consultant to other IT management staff and operations community as needed
  • Develop and maintain an effective support structure
  • Provide ongoing troubleshooting, support and maintenance of applications


Core Competencies:

  • Excellent communications, written and verbal skills and aids in training and presenting
  • Confidence in dealing with staff, managers, and partners across the firm
  • Consulting or client facing experience advantages
  • Operations, quality assurance and systems management
  • Excellent written, oral, instructional, presentation and interpersonal skills focused on motivation and positive attitude
  • Highly self-motivated, directed and change oriented
  • Ability to handle confrontation with appropriate grace, professionalism, cordiality, firmness and manage/ resolve disputes appropriately
  • Ability to communicate concepts in elegant, concise, eloquent form to management and to cross-functional departments or teams verbally, in writing, and through pictures or diagrams when appropriate
  • Ability to effectively prioritise and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment is crucial
  • Self-starter with initiative, ability to foster innovation and a problem-solving approach
  • Ability to build collaborative relationship with good interpersonal skills and the ability to relate well to colleagues with differing levels of expertise and skills while championing inclusion and diversity
  • Able to maintain a friendly, professional manner when liaising with clients, even in challenging situations
  • The ability to work well under pressure and to perform to deadlines
  • Sound decision making ability with the ability to consult where needed
  • Focus on continuous improvement within the ITS function while advancing an ethical environment
  • High level of attention to detail and a desire to drive quality


Salary:   Market related

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