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Applications Manager Full-time

at Kimray in Oklahoma (Published at 14-03-2019)

Desired Character Qualities: Attentiveness, Boldness, Decisiveness, Discretion, Flexibility, Loyalty, Truthfulness, Thoroughness

Job Summary: The Applications Manager is responsible for managing the planning, design, development, implementation and maintenance of all IT business software applications.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Works with IT management and Steering Committee to identify and complete strategic goals and projects
  • Manages and reports status of projects to IT and Executive management as well as project stakeholders
  • Identifies and recommends solutions to road blocks that impede I.T. project completion or availability
  • Manages the release process for applications end user communication
  • Assists with the preparation of budgets for IT systems and service-related interfaces and applications
  • Keeps abreast of new developments and forecasts future trends in the area of application integration in the manufacturing industry
  • Develops relevant metrics, measures and publishes the performance of the services provided and enables continuous improvement activities in collaborations with peer groups
  • Supports application team in resolving issues and developing software solutions
  • Manages and provides leadership to applications team members, providing accountability and motivation to meet departmental objectives
  • Measures team performance, against established targets, and identifies opportunities for improvement
  • Complies with all safety policies, practices, and procedures. Reports all unsafe activities to supervisor and/or a Health Safety and Environmental team member
  • Participates in proactive teams to achieve departmental and company goals
  • Provides leadership to others through example and sharing of knowledge/skill
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • 8+ years? experience in Management/Leadership roles in a related field and/or combination of education and leadership experience
  • Experience managing the full software development lifecycle required
  • Experience with ERP software such as Infor?s XA preferred
  • Excellent written, oral, instructional, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Strong knowledge of business application development in C#, .Net, SQL
  • Experience in a variety of data integration technologies, ELT, Flat files, XML, etc.
  • Must have advanced computer and technological skills, including programming multiple languages, relational databases, and operating systems
  • Must have analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions in written, oral or diagram form
  • Capable of effectively presenting information to internal and external groups
  • Possess good organizational and time management skills
  • Must have valid driver?s license and clean MVR
  • Must pass background check and drug screen

Core Competencies:

  • Decision Quality ? Makes good decisions (without considering how much time it takes) based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment; most of his/her solutions and suggestions turn out to be correct and accurate when judged over time; sought out by others for advice and solutions.
  • Time Management ? Uses his/her time effectively and efficiently; values time; concentrates his/her efforts on the more important priorities; get more done in less time than others; can attend to a broader range of activities.
  • Developing Direct Reports and Others ? Provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments; holds frequent development discussions; is aware of each person?s career goals; constructs compelling development plans and executes them; pushes people to accept developmental moves; will take on those who need help and further development; cooperates with the developmental system in the organization; is a people builder.
  • Conflict Management ? Steps up to conflicts, seeing them as opportunities; reads situations quickly; good at focused listening; can hammer out tough agreements and settle disputes equitably; can find common ground and get cooperation with minimum noise.
  • Written Communications ? Is able to write clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings and styles; can get messages across that have the desired effect.
  • Approachability ? Is easy to approach and talk to; spends the extra effort to put others at ease; can be warm, pleasant, and gracious; is sensitive to and patient with the interpersonal anxieties of others; builds rapport well; is a good listener; is an early knower, getting informal and incomplete information in time to do something about it.
  • Managing Vision and Purpose ? Communicates a compelling and inspired vision or sense of core purpose; talks beyond today; talks about possibilities; is optimistic; creates mileposts and symbols to rally support behind the vision; makes the vision sharable by everyone; can inspire and motivate entire units or organizations.
  • Integrity and Trust ? Is widely trusted; is seen as a direct, truthful individual; can present the unvarnished truth in an appropriate and helpful manner; keeps confidences; admits mistakes; does not misrepresent him/herself for personal gain.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Yes

Software Developer ERP Technical Developer Technical Writer Business Analyst


  • Bachelor?s Degree in Computer Science or Information Technology preferred

Work Environment:

  • Office Environment

Physical Requirements:

  • Repetitive use of hands
  • Lifting, pushing, and pulling up to 50 lbs.

We offer competitive salaries and offer excellent benefits to include Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k).

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