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Applications Development Manager

Location: Modesto, CA, US Los Angeles, CA, US Irvine, CA, US San Francisco, CA, US

Date: Jul 17, 2021

Company: E. & J. Gallo

Why Gallo?

With a global portfolio of over 100 unique wine and spirits brands, we are the largest family-owned winery in the world. Apply Today! Our Brands. Your Future.

As a Business Applications Lead for Marketing, you will manage the planning, optimization, and enhancement of the Marketing and Research & Development platforms within the Business Application portfolio. Provides strategy, roadmap, and project management. You will lead and execute dev/ops activities and provides operational support. You will also partner with customers across Gallo to manage the lifecycle of business requirements through to user acceptance, enabling the business to meet ongoing needs in product research, innovation, analytics, and insights.


What You Will Do


40% Planning, Strategy & Project Execution:

  • Contributes to the overall Business Application portfolio strategy and proposes roadmaps for the Marketing and Research & Development platforms.
  • Conducts research into technology to stay abreast of state-of-the-art opportunities to enable the innovation lifecycle.
  • Manages vendor relationships for key platforms as needed and stays abreast of vendor product roadmaps to identify technology opportunities.
  • Drives the project management lifecycle of initiatives to deliver and enhance applications, ensuring the most cost efficient and timely implementation of projects, and executing project initiation, planning, monitoring and control and closing of projects.
  • Manages and maintains project communication with leadership and customers, ensuring achievement of goals, objectives and timelines.
  • Maintains project plans for new projects and kanban boards for ongoing project enhancements.
  • Develops change management, risk management, and communication plans and tracks and manages project issues.
  • Maintains knowledge of business analysis tools, principals, practices and procedures and drives the identification of information and data related business requirements. Responsible for development of user requirements, use cases, business process maps, and design documents for use by project teams to implement new or enhanced functionality.
  • Analyzes solution options and develops recommendations for review by leadership and project teams.


50% Development, Quality Assurance, Training and ongoing Operations Support:

  • Leads and executes development and enhancement of applications, including forms and workflows, transaction management, and reporting.
  • Leads and executes creation of test cases, regression testing, and user acceptance.
  • Responsible for development and delivery of end user training.
  • Leads and executes ongoing support for business applications, including issue tracking and resolution, software upgrade support, and coordination and communication of the application deployment cycle.
  • Manages the creation and management of Super User communities for designated business applications.
  • Conducts analytical studies on existing applications to evaluate effectiveness.
  • Develops and conducts surveys with user communities and incorporates feedback in application roadmap planning.
  • Interfaces with Vendors and Corporate IT to ensure alignment on project priorities and deliverables.


10% Leadership responsibilities:

  • Develops, coaches and mentors peers, indirect and subordinate staff.
  • If accountable for the work of others, conducts performance evaluations; reviews and communicates salary adjustments; rewards employees or takes disciplinary action, as necessary; addresses complaints and resolves issues.


What You Will Need


  • Master’s Degree plus 4 years of business applications, computer systems or business systems analysis experience reflecting increasing levels of responsibility; OR Master’s Degree in Computer Science, MIS or Business Administration plus 3 years of business applications, computer systems, or business systems analysis experience reflecting increasing levels of responsibility; OR Bachelor’s Degree plus 7 years of business applications, computer systems or business systems analysis experience reflecting increasing levels of responsibility; OR Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, MIS or Business Administration plus 6 years of business applications, computer systems, or business systems analysis experience reflecting increasing levels of responsibility; OR High School diploma or State-issued equivalency certificate plus 10 years of business applications, computer systems, or business systems analysis experience reflecting increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Experience with project management of software engineering projects including full lifecycle from scoping to deployment and managing work products of staff or vendors.
  • Business system analysis and software engineering experience.
  • Experience providing operational support for business applications and interfacing with IT groups to manage the full lifecycle from Development, Test, and ACC environments.
  • Ability to clearly and effectively present ideas and communicate complex topics to technical and non-technical audiences.


What Will Set You Apart


  • Supervisory experience.
  • Business application analysis and application development, configuration, testing, and deployment experience.
  • Demonstrated portfolio and project management experience.
  • Experience administering, using, and supporting Software as a Service (SaaS) applications such as Workfront Project Management.
  • Experience with forms and workflow development.
  • Experience with enhancing, configuring, and supporting off the shelf applications such as Laboratory/Sensory Management and Content Management Systems.
  • Experience with configuration and administration of Integration Platform as a Service for real time integration of applications and data.
  • Experience with application development tools such as Javascript, SQL, HTML, and CSS.
  • Skilled in the use of MS Office tools, including Visio.
  • Demonstrated leadership and influencing skills in a multi-functional business environment; experience with influencing both peers and superiors and leading team members to a common solution.
  • Comprehensive knowledge in area of specialization (Marketing and Research and Development).
  • Team building, leadership, project management, and communication skills.


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Requisition ID: 82387 





Gallo is an Equal Employment opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, traits historically associated with race, including but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles (such as braids, locks, and twists), color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition as defined by applicable state law (including cancer and predisposing genetic characteristics in California), genetic information, marital status, familial status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual orientation (actual or perceived), transgender status, sex stereotyping, age, military or veteran status, domestic violence or sexual assault victim status, or any other basis protected by applicable law. 


We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Gallo is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process.
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