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United Exports

Business Applications Manager

IT · Paarl, Western Cape
Department IT
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Business Applications Manager

Location: Western Cape/ Gauteng Area 

It’s not often you get the opportunity to join an established industry – one that is not only a disruptor but also a leader. It’s not often that you get the opportunity to be a part of a talented team that is building a global business and brand. We are a company that empowers our people so that we embody the attributes of an agile small company when we need to, yet also have the advantages of being a big company. 

United Exports is a completely integrated international fruit breeder, producer, and exporter with a particular focus on new blueberry varieties. Our leading blueberry brand, OZblu, is helping to grow the category and set new standards across the globe.

Making it Happen

The IT business applications manager is responsible for managing the operational support, maintenance and development activities for the business applications currently used across the business. The business applications manager will form part of the IT team and will focus primarily on providing end user support for ongoing projects as well as be involved in future project roll outs. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Daily systems checks and follow ups to ensure systems are running smoothly.
  • Assesses user needs to provide support and proactive service, including analysis of opportunities for improvement
  • Acts as a focal point for communicating related system problems within the department and collaborates with other teams and vendors on changes, fixes, and updates.
  • Planning, training and implementation of new and existing systems.
  • Creating efficiencies and improving processes.
  • Managing and implementing relevant change controls.
  • Documentation of existing and new business processes.
  • Analyzing existing processes and identifying opportunities for improvements.
  • Serves as an internal consultant to other IT management staff and operations community as needed. 

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Applicable Degree (Management, Information Systems).
  • Three (3) or more years of similar experience.
  • Knowledge and experience in project management process and systems
  • Experience in data visualization and working with tools such as Tableau or PowerBI will be advantageous.
  • Good understanding of data and database design principles.

 Skills:

  • Excellent computer literacy; MS Office (Word, Excel and Outlook).
  • Strong administration skills and attention to detail.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good relationship building and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong time management skills and deadline driven.
  • Strong  systems focus.

 About OZblu

Because not all blueberries are created equal!

OZblu blueberries – a leading producer of new blueberry varieties – prides itself on producing a range of blueberries that are bigger, sweeter, crunchier and juicer than the older traditional varieties, through a unique and sustainable breeding programme.

Since its first commercial planting in 2013, OZblu has made a significant investment in global blueberry production. Focusing on high-level, ethical, technical and sustainable production, while taking advantage of the different climates and rainfall seasons across the globe, OZblu is able to produce consistent, high-quality blueberry varieties year-round for our delighted consumers.

The healthy life is definitely one worth living, and OZblu blueberries will make staying healthy a breeze. For more information visit www.ozblu.com, or connect with OZblu on social media: Instagram and Facebook.

 About United Exports

Established by Roger Horak in 2003, United Exports is an international company specialising in the licensing and sub-licensing of leading fruit genetics.  As a vertically integrated business, the core business units are varietal breeding, fruit production, packing, and export/import services.

United Exports is best known for its global footprint of OZblu, the OZblu blueberry brand, and its innovative, sustainable and precision approach to producing these exciting varieties of blueberries.

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  • Location
    Paarl, Western Cape
  • Department
    IT
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced