Senior Manager, Application Development

US-IL-Downers Grove



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HAVI is a privately held global company that innovates, optimizes and drives the supply chains and marketing promotions of many of the best known brands in the world. When you work at HAVI, you have a chance to make your mark – to be a part of work that drives value, brings a smile and keeps everyday life moving forward. Which means it’s not the size of our global footprint, but rather your personal fingerprint, that has the power to make a real difference for our customers… and to touch the lives of people both at home and around the world.


The Senior Manager, Application Development will oversee application development for the supply chain part of our business, enabling rapid product development, deployments, and maintenance. The Senior Manager in this role will develop and implement plans, policies, and procedures related to automated software deployment processes, establish measures to determine if organizational objectives--customer responsiveness, application performance, and deployment release schedules--are being met. Prioritize organizational needs and ensure effective communication between the development and operations teams. Additional responsibilities:

  • Lead, develop, and effectively communicate product vision, strategy, road-map, and product blue prints to different levels of stake-holders
  • Motivate and inspire direct reports and extended team to drive department vision, strategy, and objectives. Serve as mentor and coach
  • Collaborate with business and IT teams to identify and execute continuous improvement Manage department, application and operational financials
  • Build, grow, and manage relationships with external customers, vendors, internal business, and IT stakeholders
  • Define, manage, and communicate metrics, measurements, SLAs with customers and vendors
  • Research business and technology trends; develop plan and influence change within organizations to continually deliver business value
  • Actively stay informed of new and emerging technologies taking an outside-in perspective


Desired Skills & Experience

  • University Degree (or equivalent) in Information Technology or a relevant discipline
  • 7+ years’ experience in leading/managing large teams and solutions
  • 3+ years’ experience managing development teams with direct reports or dotted-line responsibilities.
  • Experience with Scrum methodology and Agile development practices
  • Industry experience in supply chain or logistics is a plus
  • Excellent time management, organization, decision-making, and presentation skills
  • Technical acumen to be “hands ons” in development, when needed, to ensure smooth execution
  • Iterative, agile software lifecycle, with strong ability to estimate/scope the design/development portion of projects with focus on quality and on-time delivery



Our total rewards philosophy integrates programs for compensation, benefits, recognition, learning and development, corporate culture, corporate citizenship and work-life balance. While individual program components may differ by country, some things remain constant:


   …our commitment to rewarding results

   …the opportunity to work with talented and driven individuals at every level of our company who respect each other, treat each other fairly and hold one another accountable for our customers’—and our company’s success


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