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HD Supply Senior Manager, Information Technology in Atlanta, Georgia

Company Overview

HD Supply (NASDAQ:HDS) ( www.hdsupply.com ) is one of the largest industrial distributors in North America. The company provides a broad range of products and value-add services to approximately 500,000 customers with leadership positions in maintenance, repair and operations and specialty construction sectors. Through approximately 260 locations across 36 states and six Canadian provinces, the company's approximately 11,000 associates provide localized, customer-driven services including jobsite delivery, will call or direct-ship options, diversified logistics and innovative solutions that contribute to its customers' success. With an active commitment to the communities in which we operate, HD Supply associates are part of a thriving organization that supports the virtues of wellness, diversity and inclusion – all of which are top priorities for the company. Equally as important is empowering our associates to grow professionally while providing competitive benefits and compensation. If you’re ready to find a rewarding career and achieve your full potential with a growing industry leader, HD Supply is ready for you!

Job Description & Qualifications

Job Summary

Manage a large team or a group of small teams that develop, implement and support new/existing software applications and hardware platforms. Work with user groups to ensure operational stability and that applications meet the practical needs of the company.

Major Tasks, Responsibilities and Key Accountabilities

  • Builds relationship with key user and operations groups to identify and resolve business issues.

  • Manages and provides technical and business direction that affects capacity planning, new applications, data security and LAN systems.

  • Manages and tracks the progress of multiple development projects to include administration, work plans, resource planning and control, status reports, and budgeting. Conduct regular project reviews.

  • Resolves information services problems by analyzing issues, discerning the most appropriate course of action, providing tactical direction and reallocating resources as necessary.

  • Conducts financial analyses to support strategic planning on system purchases, upgrades and reclamation. Negotiates favorable prices with vendors.

  • Communicates status of activities with the team, peers, management and end-users.

  • Selects, develops and motivates assigned staff.

Nature and Scope

  • Solutions require analysis and investigation.

  • Achieves planned results by decisions and actions based on professional methods, business principles, and practical experience. May recommend/make decisions regarding new programs/initiatives that have significant impact to the business and carry consequences in unsuccessful endeavors.

  • Manages a larger team or multiple small teams through direction of subordinate management and/or supervisory staff.

Work Environment

  • Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.

  • Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.

  • Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.

Education and Experience

  • Typically requires BS/BA in a related discipline. Generally 7+ years of experience in a related field. May require certification. Advanced degree may offset less experience in some disciplines.

Preferred Qualifications & Job Specific Details

Job Function:

The IT Manager, SAP BW, HANA, & Azure cloud Manager will be working as a part of a Center of Excellence (COE) team that supports the HD Supplies Enterprise platform.

The BI Manager leads the execution of Data and BI strategy. The Manager is involved in all phases of the analytic projects, from requirements gathering, data architecture, integration coordination and developing support artifacts.

Provide support with ongoing systems development and business intelligence activities within the assigned function(s). Define project plans to include schedule, cost estimates, work breakdown structures and resource plans, and lead the analysis of requirements through interactions with business users, subject matter experts and project team members.

The BI Manager leads BI IT resources for data gathering, data modeling and data reporting. The successful candidate architects the growing landscape of interconnected systems, builds efficient and well-maintained data flows, and ensures proper documentation and up to date systems. She/He partners with business partners to provide methods and/or technologies for the integration and dissemination of content and leads a core team of resources that support business systems process, change management and compliance processes, advanced reporting, data testing and validation, training, and documentation.

The BI Manager demonstrates senior-level leadership skills and experience in guiding the team to build a self-sustainable BI platform. She/He utilizes standard methodologies, defines and governs BI architecture standards, leads and supports development efforts, manages BI demand, evaluates resource capacity, prioritizes and leads the scoping efforts. The person in this position mentors’ other resources in maintainable development practices and code reviews and ensures accurate capitalization / expense activities of the project team and provides business insight across multiple domains.

To be successful in this role, you must have at least five years of Project Management, SAP BW, SAP Enterprise HANA and Azure Data Lake implementation experience in a global company. You must be an effective requirements analyst, project lead and analytics solution architect with a track record of successful BI application delivery. Potential candidate must have good understanding of dimensional modeling, ETL, and SAP HANA act as SME in the SAP BI analytics, and data visualization areas. This role will also work with users to find opportunities to maximize performance and minimize costs; lead projects without direct supervision; and oversee development and execution of implementation and deployment plans.


  • Provide operational support for SAP BW landscape.

  • Leading the organization towards Enterprise HANA and Azure cloud.

  • Assisting in building solutions, application development and project realization

  • Formulating key reporting and analytics requirements, designs and test plans

  • Building data models for reporting and visualization

  • Designing, developing and leading ETL processes

  • Identifying and activating SAP BI standard business content

  • Mentoring other SAP BW, HANA & Azure cloud resources

  • Assessing existing data warehouse processes and envisioning future improvements

  • Assessing the impact of new SAP releases on the current system landscape

  • Facilitates release scoping, design, build, test, change control, documentation and deployment activities with internal BI project and operations teams, business partners and compliance teams

  • Leads business user communication regarding release scope and deployment timelines

  • Ensures appropriate risk resolution and mitigation for BI platforms as issues are identified

  • Must have deep technical expertise in multiple SAP BI suite of products, especially BW, HANA, and visualization tools i.e. BOBJ, AO, Tableau.

  • Finds and implements strategic & innovative solutions

  • Actively researches and develops new knowledge and collaborates on solutions

  • Has leadership understanding and influence with business partners

  • Develops, designs and implements integrated solutions to resolve highly complex technical and business issues

  • Solicits ideas from others; recognizes contributions of others

  • Excellent ability to multi-task assigned duties or projects

  • Effectively communicates complex ideas in a clear and concise manner both verbally and in writing

  • Highly organized; able to organize and assimilate large quantities of complex information


B.S. degree or M.S. degree in Computer Science or 10 plus years of in-depth hands-on experience in EDW platform; or possess an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Critical Thinking: Develop, support and implement the data integration strategy for the central data foundation.

  • Communication: Leverage interpersonal communication skills to develop and manage cross functional relationships with internal business partners like sales, marketing, finance, and supply chain. Maintain a trusted business partner standard interacting with stakeholders and senior leadership.

  • Problem Solving: Architect business wide reporting and analysis solutions and develop new applications and dashboards in response to identified business needs. Provide ongoing support for data usage and analysis throughout the organization. Anticipate and proactively develop future requirements to build solutions geared towards future needs.

  • Continuous Improvement: Lead project implementation of selection solutions for the collection, compilation, and organization of datasets from multiple data sources. Analyze current systems and processes and recommend new and improved ways to manage data for better and faster decision making.

  • Work Standard: Establish and maintain process standards, policies, and procedures for a strong BI program at HD Supply.

  • Teamwork: Develop, train, and mentor team members to facilitate their career growth as well as drive excellence in their execution of business objectives.


  • 7-9 years experience focused intensely on data modeling, data analytics and reporting

  • 10+ years of Managemenet experience in supporting a complex SAP landscape with architecture, design and deployment experience of major release/project roll-out a must.

  • Ability to manage multi-faceted projects with complex deliverables and meet aggressive deadlines

  • Proficient experience architecting BI tools and framework needed

  • Experience in relational data bases (MS SQL, Teradata, Oracle, DB2) and good knowledge of SQL

  • Strong background in data architecture, data mining, and data cleansing

  • Knowledge of BI tools e.g. SAP HANA, Snowflake, SAP BW

  • Strong experience in visualization tools such as BO, Tableau

  • Experience or knowledge of Azure Cloud technology (Azure architecture, implementations, and migrations)

  • A history of establishing KPIs and targets and introducing best practices

  • Excellent communication skills with both technical and business resources.



Job Locations US-GA-Atlanta

Posted Date 2 weeks ago (2/13/2020 1:35 PM)

Job ID 2020-36736

Business Unit Corporate GSC

Functional Area Information Technology

Remote Position? No

Position Type Full-Time

Posting Location : Postal Code 30339

HD Supply is an Equal Opportunity Minority/Female/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veteran and Affirmative Action Employer. HD Supply considers for employment and hires qualified candidates without regard to age, race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, protected veteran or disability status or any factor prohibited by law.