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  • Job reference: RMS0137386

Associate Application Architect

  • Sector: ICT
  • Location: Saudi Arabia
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 26/08/2014
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The Company:
Sadara Chemical Company is an exciting joint venture between Saudi Aramco, one of the leading energy suppliers to the world, and The Dow Chemical Company a leading science and Technology Company of the world. Sardara will represent the largest petrochemical facility ever built in a single phase establishing a world-scale manufacturing footprint that delivers a full range of value-added performance products encompassing 26 manufacturing plants. The integrated complex based in Al Jubayl, Kingdom o

The Role:
To maintain and support a safe and reliable corporate systems configuration and interfaces in order to ensure optimized functioning of applications to minimize downtime and maximize efficiency.

• Provide support and deliver high quality execution of corporate applications such as SAP modules as well its integration with other systems (e.g. manufacturing systems, Engineering systems, etc.)
• Work directly with internal customers to ensure recommendations for design and best practices are incorporated into the projects by collecting, transferring and implementing data collected into the manufacturing systems.
• Manage user, Projects, functional, and design requirements and documentation processes.
• Work with cross functional teams including Finance, HR, Procurement, Market Sell, Supply Chain, Plant Maintenance, EH&S, Manufacturing and Engineering for optimization of corporate applications to meet business integration requirements.
• Responsible for maintaining technical deliverables for corporate applications
• Proactively report on progress against schedule and budget.
• Successfully manage and implement changes, utilizing large and small project work processes, approved functional tools and management of change process.
• Utilize and maintain existing or develop plant performance indicators to monitor effectiveness of plant operation.
• Provide SAP training to users as required for them to utilize SAP applications for proper and optimized business operations.
• Coordinate maintenance and resolve unplanned infrastructure issues with IT personnel to ensure proper functioning of applications
• Translate IT Strategy into specific initiatives and actions for a division or team and act on those initiatives to implement the IT Strategy.
• Maintain deep expertise in the technology, software, and methodologies associated with the division.
• Ensure stable, ongoing configuration, break/fix support and maintenance for all supported systems and services.
• Ensure that transitioned and developed services meet Operational and Service Level Requirements, and are measurable and monitored.
• Manage all staff within the Division in performing their delegated tasks.
• Manage SAP upgrade and Patch implementations.
• Search SAP AG Notes and implement relevant ones for resolving SAP issues or allowing use of functionality.
• Provide input on the department’s annual budget requirements. As assigned, manage division or program/project budgets and financial reporting.
• With Sadara Procurement, the IT Business Office, and the Law Department, establishes relationships with external service providers to agree on terms and conditions that best protect the interest of Sadara for software licensing and maintenance agreement.
• Ability to work on a team or lead team to resolve issues and be flexible to work long hours and weekend.
• Perform any job-related activities as requested by the immediate supervisor/ manager.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems (MIS), Engineering or any related field.
• Proficiency in programming, analysis, and/or service management practices.
• Experience of analysing and breaking down problems and information using structured frameworks and methodologies.
• Highly developed analytical thinking abilities and client facing communication skills.
• Expert SAP Application knowledge; Manufacturing or Chemical industry knowledge.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
• Communication
• Analytical thinking
• Quality of work
• Timeliness
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