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Business Systems Developer

Farrow & Ball
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27 Jul 2021

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Farrow & Ball - Business Systems Developer, Wimborne, Dorset

Farrow & Ball are a luxury British lifestyle brand that prides itself in creating richly pigmented paint and handcrafted wallpaper using only the finest quality ingredients and an eco-friendly water base. The unique Farrow & Ball look transforms modern and traditional homes, large and small, inside, and out, around the world.

Following a year of continued growth, our IT Department are expanding. We have an opportunity for an experienced Business Systems Developer to join our team in Dorset on a full-time, permanent basis. Some flexibility on location will be given however regular presence on site will be required.

If you are an experienced Developer/Junior technical ERP / IFS Developer looking for that next step in your career, we can offer you continued personal development within varied and challenging role.

As the Business Systems Developer, you will work within a small in-house business systems (ERP, CRM, EPOS & BI) development and support team to drive continual improvement in Farrow & Ball's global operations by specifying, developing, and testing key improvements to processes and systems.

You will influence the Farrow & Ball strategy on creating seamless digitally connected information systems, removing barriers to effective, timely decision making.

Key Responsibilities of Business Systems Developer:
  • Carrying out developments to agreed success criteria aligned with the business need
  • Following AGILE sprint methodology under the steering of the Business & Information Systems Manager
  • Representing Business Systems in project meetings and take on ownership of tasks
  • Conducting research from which you will develop prototypes and proof of concepts
  • Looking for opportunities to use business systems across other functions in the business
  • Using algorithms to solve problems business wide
  • Acting as a reporting analyst as and when required

Your Key Attributes:
  • Ability to identify with, and demonstrate affinity with F&B's core values (Courageous, Excellence Honesty, Team, Original, and Passionate)
  • Analytical, lateral, and inquiring thinking style
  • Leading from the front in a hands-on, practical manner
  • Ability to align with and contribute to a small, focussed team quickly
  • Task orientated, able to work to fixed deadlines and SLAs
  • Logically minded, likes to use data and evidence to support findings
  • Excellent communication and empathy skills
  • Strong service ethos
  • Comfortable working independently and under pressure from time to time

Your experience and competencies:
  • Experience of using an Enterprise class ERP solution (IFS, SAP, Oracle or Dynamics) in a busy manufacturing or retail environment, IFS would be a distinct advantage.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Oracle PL\SQL and Basic knowledge of MS T-SQL
  • Full understanding of the use of REST and SOAP APIs
  • Able to manipulate data in Excel, using intermediate formulae skills
  • Minimum of 2 years professional experience of using PL/SQL in a production environment
  • To have worked with an IT service environment, meeting and exceeding SLAs desirable
  • Experience with IFS Apps 9 (or higher), Cognos Express (BI and TM1/PA) or CRM systems would be a distinct advantage
  • Agile experience is desirable though not essential

What you can expect from us
  • A competitive salary, reviewed annually based on individual performance
  • 24 days' annual leave which increases with length of service (plus bank holidays)
  • Group Pension Scheme, matched by F&B
  • Generous staff discount on F&B products
  • Access to Perkbox, our retail discounts platform
  • Employee Assistance Programme with 24/7 support
  • Employee Share Plan
  • Company Sick Pay
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity pay
  • Life Assurance
  • Refer a Friend scheme
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Season Ticket Loans for travel
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Free onsite parking at our head office

Farrow & Ball are an equal opportunities employer
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