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ABAP Development Lead

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Date: 24-Nov-2021

Location: Manchester, GB

Company: Premier Foods

A great British food company 

Premier Foods is one of Britain’s biggest listed food companies, employing over 4,000 colleagues at 15 manufacturing sites and offices up and down the country.

Many of our brands have been part of UK life for more than a century and you’ll find them in 94% of British households.

ABAP Development Lead (22.5 hours per week)

Based in Manchester



  • To provide expertise to develop high quality application solutions.
  • To ensure solution design and integrity.
  • To define and continually develop Premier’s development standards.
  • To provide on-going support for responsible application area.
  • The role should act in accordance to Premier’s Values / Behaviours.
  • To identify and implement techniques to improve productivity, increase efficiencies, mitigate risks, resolve issues and optimize cost savings and efficiencies for Premier.
  • To work with external parties as required to facilitate the development of applications solutions, ensuring Premier processes and standards are adhered to


What you'll be doing:

  • To provide expertise to develop high quality application solutions using full development life cycle.
  • Collaborate with other IT functions and define and continually develop strategies, standards and guidelines for Premier’s application environment.
  • Understand functional processes.  Work with functional specialists to ensure solution design and integrity.
  • Responsible for reviewing functional design specifications, converting into technical design specifications and developing program solutions. 
  • Responsible for providing estimates, planning and prioritising work.
  • Quality assure developments, ensuring best practices used.
  • Work with functional experts and business to complete all phases of testing (unit testing, integration testing and user acceptance testing).
  • Participate in the roll out of developed applications and help ensure the on time delivery of solution.
  • Develop and maintain documentation for responsible area.  Prepare and provide status updates of assigned project plans and schedules.
  • Offer new ideas and suggestions for improvement.


What we need from you:

  • In depth knowledge of ABAP programming language.
  • Proven track record in application development delivery in this field.
  • Need to have covered development of major SAP systems (ERP, CRM, SRM, APO) and modules (FICO, SD, MM, PP, HR, WM).
  • Deep technical experience and strong command of industry trends.
  • Must have strong customer service skills and highly developed communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent time management, communication, decision making, presentation and organisation skill
  • Ability to lead, coach and motivate diverse teams including management of 3rd party resources in remote locations.


What we offer in return:

  • Competitive salary
  • Car allowance
  • Bonus
  • Up to 7.5% pension
  • Private medical insurance
  • Life assurance
  • Wide range of online and in-house training
  • Access to an employee discount scheme, with access to hundreds of nationwide retailers


At Premier Foods we believe in inclusion, we seek individuality, and we trust in authenticity. Diversity is our strength, and everyone is welcome, we promise to foster an inclusive environment so everyone can thrive. We aim to ensure all existing or potential colleagues are given equal opportunities and are equally respected, valued and encouraged to bring their true authentic selves to work no matter who you are, what you look like, who you love or what you believe in.

Everyday inclusion is our approach to ensuring that the things we all do on a daily basis, including the way we behave and interact with each other, support the culture and values we are committed to.