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Director Applications Development in Belmont, NC at Vallen

Date Posted: 3/12/2019

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Belmont, NC
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  • Experience:
    At least 5 year(s)
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Job Description



Vallen, headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, employs more than 3,000 associates. The company’s offerings include flexible supply chain solutions and services, and a broad assortment of maintenance, repair, operating, production, safety and electrical products, along with an array of safety services. 

Our suite of supply chain solutions embodies our specialized supply chain knowledge in product procurement, inventory management, product application, and process improvements. We currently provide solutions for over 600 global companies and institutions.



Hands-on IT leader responsible for managing the workload and staff of 25+ associates with development, delivery and support of the ERP and its supporting systems from conception to final delivery.  Position provides leadership across business functional teams to promote value of IT applications while empowering, coaching and motivating business and IT associates. 


  • Directs IT development teams in the areas of scheduling, technical direction, future planning and standard development practices
  • Directs IT application support teams in end-user support of applications
  • Operates cross functionally as well as manages projects simultaneously and assumes responsibility for the appropriate architecture and technical implementation
  • Collaborates directly with the business and IT Team to conceive and implement innovative and scalable solutions to satisfy various business challenges and objectives
  • Meets scheduled milestones to ensure project/program objectives are met in a timely manner
  • Leverages in-depth knowledge of the principles, theories, practices and techniques for managing all activities from design, development, implementation and transition to steady state
  • Develops bench strength within assigned team and develop successors
  • Acts as internal consultant to advocate, mentor and change agent for new implemented systems, applications, tools and technology
  • Performs all duties inherent in the role of a Vallen Manager as defined in the Vallen Manager’s manual including hiring, termination, review and development of associates
  • Fosters the Vallen culture in the department and throughout the company to ensure fulfillment of Vallen’s vision and unity of purpose
  • Participation in special projects


  • 5+ years of experience with ERP system, including significant modification design and development REQUIRED
  • Experience working with Infor SX.E preferred
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience managing associates is required
  • 5+ years of IT application delivery experience including managing teams in systems analysis, business analysis, systems architecture, and development.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Systems or other related field required, Master’s Degree a plus
  • Experience with Infor SX.e Storeroom companion module a plus
  • 5 years of experience in wholesale, distribution or retail industries is preferred
  • PMP certification or equivalent a plus
  • Ability to interface and build relationships with the user community is required
  • Ability to motivate and drive teams to successful delivery of projects and solutions required
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills required
  • Strong practical knowledge of traditional and agile SDLC methodologies required.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Project, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio.


401K Plan, Health Insurance (medical, dental, and vision), Paid Vacation, Paid Sick, Paid Personal, Paid Holidays, Flexible Spending Accounts (Health and Dependent Care), Employee Assistance Program, Tuition Reimbursement, Employee Discounts and a definitive career path.

EOE M/F/Disability/Veteran

Business Unit: Vallen