Corporate Application Senior System Analyst

Michael Page

Saudi Arabia

Ref: HP350-5903

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Responsible for the complete life cycle of new/modified IT systems, from analyzing existing processes and gathering requirements to implementing systems, testing and providing training.

Responsible for managing the lifecycle of all problems. Identifying the root cause of a problem, preventing Incidents from happening, and minimizing the impact of Incidents that cannot be prevented.

Client Details

Leading Pharmaceutical Retail organisation rapidly expanding in the MENA region


IT Application Projects:

* Lead the team in implementing systems, analysis, design, development, delivery, support and communication of the in-house or standard IT Application projects.
* Lead the consulting efforts with users/business analysts and other functional teams to gather and interpret their documented requirements for various IT Application projects.

Assigned Business Department:

* Train the key/power users in the assigned business departments on the usage of the retail applications to achieve the best utilization of the system and to meet the business needs.
* Examine and analyze the current processes of the business departments and optimize them through the automation and removing of the non-adding value steps.
* Participate and manage the retail application projects through the communication of the business requirements with the vendors, following-up on the tasks' status with the vendors and the assigned business departments.
* Provide enhancements to existing applications. Define systems requirements, priorities, and viable alternatives. Coordinates conversions and upgrades to vendor systems.
* Ensure the implementation of the project plan and schedule to ensure the proper and on time implementation of the projects.
* Performs a variety of complex programming tasks, such as designing, documenting, and coding program logic
* Review solution design documents and conduct User Acceptance Test (UAT) sessions to satisfy the business requirements.
* Provide Applications Support and Ensure smooth operations of the retail systems through the daily checks and system reports and proper monitoring. Manage migrations, upgrades and patches to ensure systems stability and reliability.
* Assist in developing end user documentation and departmental policies and procedures that impact the use of application systems
* Liaise with concerned parties to build, test, release, and deploy changes

Information Services:

* Participate in the planning and testing of the Contingency and Disaster Recovery activities to maintain service levels and ensure the continuous operation of the information services.

Security & Backups:

* Define security, backup and recovery procedures for each system implemented.
* Work with Internal/ External auditors to ensure the quality, security and integrity of the application systems.
* Perform Risk Assessment for Application systems and escalate to Section Head with mitigation plan.


* Collaborate with the other functions of the IT division to ensure the integration of the system different modules.

Job Offer

* Attractive salary and overall package
* Opportunity to join a household name organisation
* Fast growing team


* Experience in the management of Oracle Fusion HCM after implementation
* Experience in Business Analytics
* Strong support experience in a similar corporate retail function

About the Company

Michael Page is one of the world's leading professional recruitment consultancies, specializing in the placement of candidates in permanent, contract, temporary and interim positions with clients around the world.

The Group has operations in the UK, Continental Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas. In the Middle East we focus on the areas of:

Finance & Accounting Banking & Financial Services Procurement Property & Construction Engineering & Supply Chain Oil & Gas Technical and Engineering Human Resources Sales Marketing Technology Secretarial Executive Search Legal

The Group operates through 161 offices in 33 countries and employs over 5,000 employees worldwide.

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System Analyst salaries in Saudi Arabia

Average monthly compensation
SAR 11,500

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