10 Dec '20
Senior Manager: DevOps SPM & CPQ

SAP, Western Cape CPT - CBD

negotiable - Annually

Senior Manager Devops SPM and CPQ - permanent position - SA citizens only

The primary responsibility of the Senior CPQ & SPM DevOps Manager is to collaborate with Leadership, Product Development, Infrastructure Operations and Quality Assurance to ensure available, scalable and reliable business experiences in the daily management of the applications area in the business.

The role should drive increased capacity to innovate and expedite the value of the application for our business - this includes management of all design, build, release and support activities associated with the application portfolio. The role needs to take decisive management accountability and ownership of the DevOps portfolio of the entire application to manage the application outcomes for the businesses’ role must manage the teams responsible for all activities in the application environment. They are responsible to ensure the team deliver and execute in alignment with solid DevOps principles and practices. The role owns and runs and is accountable for the end to end run of the application environment and associated teams. The role is responsible to advice and plan the roadmap of the application for the business.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

    • Directs/controls broad functional area through departmental managers
    • Works with other senior managers to set strategic plans and objectives
    • Makes decisions on administrative and operational matters
    • Ensures operations meet objectives
    • Works on complex issues
    • Has in-depth knowledge of organisation
    • Participates in the development of programmes, projects, people etc.
    • Ensures schedules and budgets are met
    • Mistakes impact success of functional area, division or company operations
    • Interacts with and influences executives/senior leaders or major customers
    • Overall control of planning, staffing, budgeting, managing expense priorities
    • Recommends and implements changes to methods

Knowledge, Skills and Attributes:

    • Strong people management capability
    • Deep technical understanding of development and platform engineering
    • Customer centricity
    • Highly focused on outcomes
    • Highly Organized and planned individual
    • Self-starter and self-managed
    • Strategic ability to define technical direction in the portfolio of products including technical strategies and plans and execution plans
    • Strong stakeholder and relationship management
    • Excellent communication skills

Academic Qualifications and Certifications:

    • Typically requires extensive related experience with a Bachelor’s or equivalent degree; or extensive experience
    • Salesforce or Conga CPQ certified beneficial
    • Relevant certifications beneficial
    • Relevant DevOps certifications will be beneficial
    • Agile related certifications preferable

Required Experience:

    • Minimum of 10 – 12 years of technical team management experience including platform-based development teams
    • Substantial years of experience deploying software solutions to clients in an outsourced or similar IT environment.
    • Substantial experience working in a multi-team environment across multiple geographies.

What will make you a good fit for the role?

    • Manages activities of two or more units or departments
    • Exercises supervision in terms of costs, methods and staffing
    • May have managers below them
    • Sets operational objectives and plans and delegates work to subordinates
    • Senior management reviews objectives to determine success of operation
    • Involved in developing and executing policies that affect immediate operational area
    • Works on issues that need an in-depth knowledge of organisational objectives
    • Implements strategic policies when selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results
    • Sets and adheres to budgets, schedules, work plans and performance requirements.
    • Mistakes will cause critical delays in schedules and may impact overall business activities
    • Interacts with senior management / executives pertaining to functional areas and/or customers
    • Influences others to gain their acceptance without negatively impacting the relationship


Ad Visible Until: 24 January 2021
Ref: CPT000220/MV

Vacancy Type: Permanent