IT Development Manager - Pharmacy Systems

Meijer Inc. | Grand Rapids, MI

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Posted Date 2/07/2020
Description The IT Development Manager - Pharmacy Systems is a servant leadership role in an agile environment, responsible for developing a high functioning team and coaching team members to support skills development and career growth. The IT Manager/RTE is responsible for planning and managing all projects and budgets within the IT Pharmacy area to deliver business value. IT Manager/RTE provides management and guidance for the Agile Release Train (ART) relating to utilization of Agile practices and how to best ensure successful execution of Program Objectives.


What You'll be Doing:

  • Facilitates the creation of a team environment and acts as a servant leader.
  • Responsible for team member staffing and selection.
  • Responsible for talent development, including active coaching to support team member’s technical and functional skills and career growth.
  • Develops and maintains a technology roadmap that supports business objectives.
  • Schedule and facilitate Pre- and Post- Program Increment (PI) planning, PI planning, and ART Sync meetings. Aggregate ART teams’ objectives into Program PI Objectives.
  • Manages relationships with business partners and external vendors.
  • Manages the execution and delivery of projects.
  • Assesses project viability and recommends strategies and tactics to satisfy customer needs. Contributes to the development of annual business application system plans.
  • Provide direction and support to project teams. Serve as process consultant and coach to Scrum teams in understanding Agile practices and processes, and how to be more effective, and ensure continuous improvement and learning.
  • Facilitates the removal of team blockers and impediments.
  • Develops project resourcing strategies, allocating budget, staff (on-site, off shore & vendor), tools and specialized support necessary for cost-effective implementation and successful customer rollout.
  • Provides direction to project teams and integrates activities with other IT functions to ensure successful implementation and support of project efforts.
  • Ensures that application systems are developed in a way that complies with security and architectural standards and established methodologies.
  • Monitors and reports to IT and user/customer management on the status of multiple, concurrent project efforts.
  • This job profile is not meant to be all inclusive of the responsibilities of this position; may perform other duties as assigned or required.

What You Bring with You (Qualifications):

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Business Information Systems, Engineering or related discipline or equivalent work experience and technical training is required.
  • Master’s degree or equivalent is preferred.
  • Pharmacy technology/industry knowledge and experience is preferred.
  • 10+ years of experience in business or systems development, including implementation and installation in an online environment.
  • 3+ years demonstrating leadership skills and possessing a track record of managing technical staff (cross-functional experience highly desirable).
  • Experience managing budgets and understanding impact of financial decisions to P&L.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of or experience with an enterprise Agile process, such as the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). This includes tools and techniques, including Kanban boards, user story writing, burndown techniques, and retrospective facilitation.
  • Conceptual knowledge of information technologies and methodologies
  • Experience performing the Scrum Master role for a minimum of one year for a software development team that was diligently applying Agile principles, practices, and theory.
  • Experience in the retail industry or in a production/service environment is preferred.
  • 3+ years of experience in which one or more of the following occurred:
  • Demonstrated ability to build and develop teams.
  • Demonstrated strong abilities in relationship management.
  • Exposure to a wide variety of software project management methodologies and frameworks with a deep understanding of agile development methodologies
  • Successfully developed and implemented applications in new computing architecture environments using new and emerging technologies.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multidiscipline, high-performance work teams and development groups.
  • Demonstrated competency in the execution of multiple projects, including managing resources across multiple projects to meet goals.
  • Developed efficient and effective solutions to diverse and complex business problems



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