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Application Developer - Demand Planning/Supply Chain (Midlevel/W2 Only)

Byron Center, MI 49315 | Work from home flexibility

Posted: 08/11/2023 Job Type: Permanent/Direct Hire Industry: IT Job Number: 22956 Pay Rate: $ 90000.00 - $ 105000.00

Job Description

Our client distributes grocery products to independent and chain retailers in 50 states, their own corporate-owned retail stores throughout the Midwest, and fresh food processing and distribution. Through their military division, they are also a leading distributor of grocery products to U.S. military commissaries.
Our client is seeking an IT Supply Chain Application Developer - Procurement systems.
This is a Direct Hire position with our Client.
This role does have a solid base salary plus an annual bonus of $2k.
Relocation Assistance is available to Candidates open to moving to Grand Rapids, MI.
This firm utilizes a Hybrid On-site/Off-site work week at its Corporate HQ in Grand Rapids, MI.

This role is responsible to lead and/or participate in the research and fact-finding to modify or develop moderately complex company applications/information systems. Under limited supervision, modify, create, implement, and/or maintain application programs and projects as assigned. 

Here's what you'll do: 

  • Responsible for application programming of moderately complex systems within assigned functional areas/systems and may be responsible for the completion of a phase of a project. 
  • Design, code, test, debug and implement systems, functions, and related applications necessary to meet business needs, working under limited supervision.
  • Work with cross-functional IT areas to coordinate development projects.
  • May lead the research and fact-finding to modify, develop, implement, and maintain moderately complex company applications/information systems; develop detailed functional specifications, process documents, and/or workflow diagrams for application programming.
  • Assist with the development of project scope, objectives, and milestones to meet assigned project definitions and requirements.
  • Work with IT Project Managers, Business Analysts, and/or business users to provide detailed application/system information.
  • Troubleshoot program issues and interface with appropriate IT sub-departments and/or cross-functional business areas to create and provide detailed application/system information to resolve any issues.
  • Ensure timely documentation of new programs or changes to existing programs.
  • Maintain current knowledge of industry trends and best Information Technology practices; make recommendations to improve current programs and processes.
  • May provide guidance and/or training to lesser experienced Programmer Analysts. Participate in the on-call support rotation. 
  • Additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed. 

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in information technology. 
  • 5 years of job experience. 
  • Information Technology experience in applications systems analysis and programming.
  • Fully proficient in and applies Application Systems Analysis and Programming knowledge. 
  • Must have supply chain domain experience, especially in Demand Planning and Forecasting and Procurement functions.
  • Grocery industry experience is a plus.
  • Master Data Management experience is a plus.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to communicate IT programming in a non-technical manner.
  • Must have strong organizational, prioritization, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Must be detail oriented and have strong project/time management and research skills.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office, MS Project, and Visio.
  • Ability to interact with management.
  • Ability to travel up to 10% based on department and customer needs.
  • Strong experience with integrating applications and/or systems throughout the enterprise.
  • Proficient at intra- and inter-enterprise integration using IBM's Sterling B2B Integrator. 
  • Experience with the following systems is a plus; IBM's WebSphere (WAS and Portal), BMC's cross-platform scheduling software (Control M), and their incident management software (SDE).
  • Strong relational database, SQL, and JDBC skills required, with Oracle experience preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of and diagnostic capability in the connectivity behavior of the various communication protocols.
  • Strong working knowledge of data sensitivity and PCI compliance concepts and best practices. Proficient in keystore and certificate management.
  • Proficient in UNIX/AIX scripting and the use of command-line editors.
  • Broad experience in integrating 3rd party utilities within UNIX shell scripts at the API and command line level. 

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