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Senior Manager Enterprise Applications Development at Kaman Distribution

Senior Manager Enterprise Applications Development

Kaman Distribution Bloomfield, CT Full-Time
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The Senior Manager, Enterprise Applications Development is responsible for managing and leading all activities of the eCommerce application support team.  Needs to work closely with the eCommerce business team who ultimately sets the overall strategy and direction of the company’s web sites for B2B and B2C purposes.

The Senior Manager, Enterprise Applications Development is also responsible for developing and deploying processes related to business partner integrations across the enterprise.  Meets scheduled milestones to ensure project objectives are delivered in a timely manner.  Actively participates in systems maintenance and upgrades of existing enterprise applications.  Manages service desk ticketing system to ensure system change requests and/or reported issues are resolved in a timely manner.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ability to handle multiple projects in a fast paced environment while maintaining superior customer service focus
  • Utilize the service desk system in order to effectively manage IT requests
  • Ability to manage large complex projects on time and on budget
  • Analyze current web applications’ effectiveness and develop strategies for improvement
  • Promote software solutions from the development to the production environment
  • Prepare detailed test plans and expected results documentation in order to properly test systems prior to releasing to production including critical system integrations
  • Lead and inspire the eCommerce and application team to engage with the business and identify new functionality, develop compelling business cases, prioritize projects and develop plans that maximize return on investment for the company
  • Partner with business leaders to create robust solution roadmaps that are integrated with architecture and operations
  • Identify emerging technology trends, especially in the area of eCommerce, SaaS and cloud computing, and ensure the company is leveraging them when appropriate to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and drive value 
  • Ensure that all application development initiatives are well managed and delivered to meet expectations on functionality, timeliness, and cost
  • Monitor software development policies and controls to ensure data accuracy, security, and legal and regulatory compliance
  • Implement and champion a robust professional development program, and continuously upskill team members to keep them current.
  • Evaluate the performance of team members and provide high-impact coaching that enables them to achieve individual, departmental and enterprise goals.
  • Evaluate new applications, systems software, products, and/or enhancements to existing applications throughout the enterprise
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders in the testing of new software or modified applications
  • Develop and lead a collaborative and Agile software development approach that improves velocity while maintaining a strong focus on both quality and scalability  
  • Drive the cultural changes necessary to enable a continuous improvement mentality
  • Flexible and willing to work on various applications, solutions and projects
  • Ability to adjust work schedules due to project demands or unplanned system issues
  • Expert understanding of WebMethods capabilities to support the company’s electronic data integrations, such as EDI, with trading partners
  • Expert understanding of OracleCommerce (ATG) web development platform capabilities to support the company’s web storefront initiatives


Required skills:

  • Strong customer service focus
  • Solid leadership skills
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Project, Visio and Office
  • General understanding of technological trends and developments in the areas of software development, software integration, cloud services and application support
  • The ability to communicate complex concepts and risks to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • The ability to understand business needs, propose solutions, gain concurrence and influence change
  • The ability to drive execution of aggressive goals through effective project management, prioritization and follow through
  • Ability to work effectively in a professional manner with technology staff, business stakeholders, end users, management and others outside the organization
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Utilizes Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) concepts and other IT best practices
  • Excellent process and project management skills
  • Fundamental understanding of web-based systems programming and development
  • Solid analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and adherence to the following core values: integrity, respect, innovation and drive
  • Ability to work in a team-based environment
  • Experience in leading cross-functional project teams
  • Ability to effectively manage staff
  • Strong persuasion and negotiation skills including conflict resolution
  • Experience with standard application development methodologies


  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology or related field

Our comprehensive compensation package and benefit program includes:

  • Your choice of medical insurance providers and plans, Dental insurance, and Flexible spending accounts
  • Company matching 401(k) with a great vesting schedule
  • Paid Vacation, Sick time, and Company Holidays
  • 100% tax free tuition reimbursement

Kaman Distribution Group is comprised of three business platforms: Kaman Automation, Kaman Fluid Power, and Kaman Industrial Technologies. We offer more than four million items including bearings, mechanical power transmission, electrical and automation, material handling, motion control, fluid power and MRO supplies to customers in virtually every industry. Additionally, we provide engineering, design and support for automation, electrical, linear, hydraulic and pneumatic systems as well as belting and rubber fabrication, customized mechanical services, hose assemblies, repair, fluid analysis and motor management. Offering products and solutions from more than 250 locations, our people are the foundation of our success. We recognize that our ability to sustain our competitive advantage rests among our talent.  #KDG


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