ENVIRONMENT:Ensure that applications are maintained and remain fit for purpose and the optimal delivery of quality systems as the next Applications Specialist II sought by a growing Retail Group. You will administer applications and provide technical expertise / documentation in development lifecycle and execution of Store Inventory Management Systems. You will require a 3-year IT tertiary qualification with at least 5 years relevant experience. You must have SQL skills, Project Management, Risk Assessment and Management experience, knowledge of IT Retail Systems and relevant deep application content knowledge and technical and architectural knowledge with a solid understanding of ITIL [URL Removed] input into ITS strategy and relevant systems strategy

  • Collaborate with the IT Manager and ensure input into the one-year operating plan and projects priority plan in line with ITS strategy and relevant business requirements.
  • Provide input into systems related Risk Management Strategies and risk mitigation.

Deliver quality systems solutions that meet the business –

  • Provide input and guidance to the IT Manager and the Application teams to ensure identification and delivery of system solutions.

Keep up to date with best practice and the latest developments

  • Proactively update ITS and the business where relevant.
  • Proactively identify and recommend opportunities for delivering new and improving existing solutions to meet the business requirements.

Ensure that solutions adhere to WW architectural, technical standards and principles

  • Provide application teams with architectural and technical thought leadership.
  • Collaborate with Business, Systems Analysts, Developers, Project Leads, and IT team to ensuring solutions are viable and consistent.
  • Assist with system checks and quality assurance.


  • 3-Year IT tertiary qualification.
  • 5 – 10 Years relevant experience.
  • Strong documentation skills and a detail orientated acumen.
  • Experience working in an agile environment with peers and business counterparts.
  • Knowledge of IT Retail Systems.
  • Relevant deep application content knowledge.
  • Relevant technical and architectural knowledge.
  • Project Management skills.
  • Relevant business knowledge.
  • Solid experience and understanding of SQL.
  • Risk Assessment and Management.
  • Ability to perform Standby.
  • Solid understanding of ITIL Principles.


  • Effective coaching and mentoring skills of junior team members.
  • Strong leadership & collaborating skills.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.

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