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Senior SAP Development Manager

Cleveland, Ohio
Information Technology


Job Description

Join Eaton’s Information Technology IT team and help positively impact our business through leading technologies, exciting and challenging enterprise projects and new platforms.  We are currently seeking a Senior SAP Development Manager to join our Information Technology Application Development, Quality Assurance, and Support Center of Excellence (ADQSCOE) team.  This position will be based at any Eaton facility. No relocation is being offered for this position.  If the candidate resides within 50 miles of Beachwood, Ohio, the candidate must work at that site. If the candidate resides more than 50 miles away from Beachwood, Ohio, the candidate will work remote from another US Eaton Facility or an approved home office.
The Senior SAP Development Leader is responsible for managing a global team consisting of 40+ employees/managers and partner team members and that deliver development services for enterprise-wide SAP deployments and enhancements. Through the delivery of these services, the role shall interface globally with both IT and non-IT customers including their leadership teams, subject matter experts, internal/external architects, SAP and third party suppliers, and application consumers within and outside of Eaton. 
The Senior SAP Development Leader will manage relationships with partners that are delivering development services for SAP and ancillary systems. This includes a spectrum of responsibilities that range from day to day oversight of teams from the partners to establishing long term strategies to deliver best cost development focusing on customer and business needs. Information gathering, analysis, providing insights, and recommendation on improving development delivery on short, near, and long term basis will be key. 
Making what matters work at Eaton takes the passion of every employee around the world. We create an environment where creativity, invention and discovery become reality, each and every day. It’s where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential—and where you can help us reach ours.


In this role, the Senior SAP Development leader will be responsible for:

  • providing full-lifecycle software development expertise and services for the growing enterprise Eaton SAP instances as well as key ancillary systems such as PI, BW GTS, EHS, and PTS. 
  • application support through warranty periods and for the transition of newly developed or enhanced SAP components to the support organization.
  • playing a pivotal role in the strategy, architecture, design, transition plan, and ultimate deployment of S/4 HANA as Eaton’s enterprise SAP footprint.
  • driving the implementation and adoption of toolsets that will bring expedience and quality to the software development lifecycle.
  • owning SAP development standards ensuring that all other development and support personnel are aware of, and adhering to, the development and technical design standards required to implement any fix or enhancement in the enterprise SAP instance or ancillary systems.

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Required (Basic) Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum 15 years of experience in IT including previous work experience as a team lead, supervisor or manager.
  • No relocation offered.  If the candidate resides within 50 miles of Beachwood, Ohio, the candidate must work at that site. If the candidate resides more than 50 miles away from Beachwood, Ohio, the candidate will work remote from another US Eaton Facility or an approved home office.
  • Candidates must be authorized to work in the US on a continuous basis without company sponsorship
  • This position requires use of information or access to hardware which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.  
  • B.S. degree from an accredited institution in Computer Science, Engineering or related technical field.
  • Experience managing global services, software product and outsourcing supplier relationships
  • Experience working and managing offshore resources and multicultural teams
  • Experience developing and delivering supplier RFPs, evaluating responses, and selecting suppliers, and negotiating contracts
  • Experience budgeting and forecasting
  • Experience in SAP application and technologies including: ABAP Development, Forms Development (Adobe Forms, SAPScript, Smartforms), Data migration (LSMW, BDC), Business Warehouse, SAP Integration (PI, ALE, IDoc), SAP Userexits (BADI, enhancement spots), Web Development (ABAP Webdypro, BSP), Workflow
  • Exposure to SAP modules including MM, SD, PP, FICO, WM, Vistex, GTS, PLM, SRM, PTS, Netweaver Portal, and XI/PI
  • Exposure to SAP S/4 HANA
Position Success Criteria :
  • Must be capable of dealing with and communicating with many cultures around the globe because the SAP system is globally deployed.  Flexible working hours will be necessary at times in order to lead or collaborate with these global teams.
  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and deep political savvy
  • Must possess ability to effectively manage supplier relationships
  • Must have the ability to drive improvements across the Enterprise, requiring strong analytical, problem solving, and action-driven competencies
  • Ability to translate technical information and solutions into business terms and discuss with peers and senior managers
  • Requires good networking capability and a proven ability to work with senior executives
  • Must have knowledge of current technologies and be able to refresh this knowledge as new technologies become applicable
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and projects and deal with ambiguity
  • Experience in financial management and controls.

We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters. We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Information Technology

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: Corporate Sector

Job Level: Manager
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: Yes
Does this position offer relocation?: No
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 053014