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Development Manager

Business Unit:  Discovery Bank
Function:  Banking
Date:  14-Jan-2022

SAP Development Manager


About Discovery 

Discovery’s core purpose is to make people healthier and to enhance and protect their lives. We seek out and invest in exceptional individuals who understand and support our core purpose, and whose own values align with ours. Our fast-paced and dynamic environment enables smart, self-driven people to be their best. As a global thought leader, Discovery is passionate about innovating and creating meaningful change within our society.

About Discovery Bank

Discovery Bank is a bank like no other – a shared-value bank, designed with our clients in mind. We’re all about sharing the value that clients create when they manage their money well, back with them through exceptional interest rates and rewards. Our Vitality Money programme measures how well clients manage their finances, informs them of what it means to be financially healthy, and empowers them with the knowledge to get enhanced rewards for managing their money well. If you’re adaptable, a problem-solver, always questioning the way things are done, passionate about doing what is right, and obsessed with providing a quality service experience, we have a job for you where you can be your best in an environment that’s safe and nurturing.


Job Purpose

The main purpose would be to assume responsibility as the SAP Development Manager and assist in the development and building of the SAP Core Banking Systems. This will involve being responsible for the overall detailed design of integrated solutions for Banking processes. Managing a team of specialist resources, specifically resourcing and scheduling in the SDLC processes. A particular focus for this role is the focus on the SAP Systems.


Areas of responsibility may include but not limited to

•    Ensuring all systems are monitored and work streams are scheduled in line with business priorities.
•    Continuously evaluate and make recommendations for improvements to processes and systems to increase systems availability and service.
•    Ensure continuity of production applications, through code fixes as identified by production incidents.
•    Ensuring Delivery of projects and SAP system upgrades.
•    Provide escalation and detailed reports on daily/weekly issues.
•    Ensure the bank's batch process and payment channels infrastructure operates effectively, in accordance with industry SLA's
•    Establish and maintain best practice application support management process. Develop and maintain robust systems continuity/disaster recovery processes — anticipate and plan for different scenarios.
•    Support peer teams with the analysis, evaluation, development, testing and implementation of Discovery Banks SAP banking applications.
•    Working with the PMO, develop project time lines and identify project tasks and procedures.

Education and Experience

Skills and Competencies:

•    Strong customer and quality focus, high motivated and working independent,
•    Proactive thinking, good sense of responsibility, flexibility, team player  
•    High ambition and focus on results and execution  
•    Excellent analytical skills
•    Open for new ideas and technologies, creative and willing to learn from others / other companies  
•    Strong positive energy & willingness to “roll your sleeves up and get things done” to support the growth of the business.
•    Strong communication & networking skills


Work Experience: 

•    5 years SAP knowledge in several areas such as: Consulting Services, Program Management, Operations, Change Management, Product Management, Delivery Management, Audit Management
•    Experience in Agile transformation
•    Proven track record leading global teams, stake holder management including C-Level executives.
•    Proven track record of Application Delivery Management, incl. operations and methodology optimization
•    Experiences in leading/supporting successfully programs of all sizes including change management


•    Matric
•    BSc Computer Sciences/ Information Systems or equivalent IT tertiary qualification
•    Experience in SAP Banking Services, SAP CRM, SAP FI, SAP FSCM, SAP Payment Engine, SAP XECM
•    3- 5 years working experience in SAP Core Banking Systems

The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply.

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