POS Applications Manager

Company Name:
TAD PGS, INC. is currently seeking a POS Applications Manager for one of our clients in Lynchburg, VA.


This person supervises and maintains the organization's repository of software applications and data through a best practices approach to the appropriate staffing and management of a technical team. The Point of Sale Applications Manager is also responsible for planning and coordinating the processes required for the provision of user applications and systems necessary for business operations, with specific focus on the needs of national operating centers or "field" offices. This individual will apply proven communication, project management and problem-solving skills to guide and assist business partners and system users on issues related to the design, development, and deployment of mission-critical information and software systems.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Primary duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
Provide strategic, forward-looking vision when designing solutions to maintain flexibility, quality exception management and future integration opportunities.
Manage a team of system specialists; Update job descriptions for personnel, supervise and evaluate technology staff, supervise interns, etc.
Design, develop and maintain internal applications and reports used by the company.
Review business and technical specifications to make sure they meet the company's requirements and IT standards.
Review business requirements for multi-functional projects, offering solutions to business needs and identifying operational inefficiencies, conflicting business practices and avoiding integration issues by suggesting alternative solutions.
Provide functional support for all corporate applications and databases, with specific emphasis on managing and maintaining the company's Point of Sale platform and associated interfaces and reports.
Provide technology policy guidance to junior staff members.
Collaborate with vendors, IT associates, and functional departments as necessary on assigned projects.
Work with business stakeholders and subject matter experts to identify and define development projects in support of the point of sale platform.
Ensure development objectives and project deliverables are accomplished on time.
Plan and manage development projects to include project planning, timeline and cost estimation and tracking.
Make recommendations to management team with regard to prioritizing projects, advising on how projects fit into corporate enterprise architecture.
Maintain and foster technology vendor relationships, as appropriate in the support and management of systems.
Ensure corporate technology standards and methodologies are documented and followed.
Perform systems analysis, write functional and detailed design specifications, and oversee work performed by software development vendors, acceptance testing, and implementation.
Able to work varying shifts, including occasional weekends and holidays or extended workdays to support business or specific project needs.
Communicate with the management team, keeping stakeholders and colleagues informed on project status, risks, issues.
Execute other duties, as assigned.
Outstanding problem solving and organizational skills.
Must be able to oversee the design, implementation, administration, upgrade and maintenance of the point of sale application and associated databases.
Demonstrated project management expertise with the ability to successfully manage all phases of large scale projects; Able to prioritize multiple projects and allocate resources for successful completion.
Experience as a people leader and supervising manager, experienced in performance management, development and coaching.
Familiarity with data warehousing concepts and artifacts required, including conceptual and logical data models, data flow diagrams, and/or ETL programs/applications.
Self-motivated; able to inspire a team, work well independently as well as with others.
Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, able to communicate across all levels of the organization.
Ability to "think big picture" regarding the integration of systems.
Ability to translate the organizations business requirements into technological solutions.
SQL Database & SQL Reporting Services experience.
Awareness and understanding of emerging technologies.
Knowledge of High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) options for MSSQL Server.
Must possess a highly developed sense of customer service and interpersonal skills including high integrity, respect for all individuals (customers, vendors, and employees), solid communication skills, strong critical and analytical thinking skills, and appreciation of diversity (thought, ethnic, gender, etc.).
Must be a strong team player and possess an understanding of profit and loss capability, sales and marketing functions.
Education And/Or Experience:
Bachelor's Degree.
Seven (7) or more years of progressive experience in information services developing, implementing, operating, maintaining, relational database management systems, data warehousing, web development technologies and applications; preferred experience managing a Point of Sale system within retail, multi-unit environment.
Three (3) or more years of experience managing Data/Systems Integration with ETL Processes.
Three (3) or more years of management or supervisory experience are required.
Significant relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience may also be accepted in lieu of specific required elements.
Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.
The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, 100 pounds with help and/or assistance.
Work Environment:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in an office environment where moderate levels of noise, dust and activity can be expected. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate

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