Zekelman Industries

  • IT Manager SAP ABAP

    Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Salaried Full-Time
    Information Technology
  • Job Description




    Do you want to work for a stable, growing organization that reaches back more than 130 years?  Our steel tube and pipe products have helped build landmarks and buildings in North America; Come build your career at Zekelman Industries!

    In the role of SAP Development Manager, you will be responsible for leading the ABAP development team located at our corporate headquarters in Chicago, IL.  Reporting to the Director of Applications, this person manages and provides SAP ERP technical services to all Zekelman business units. Overseeing the technical design, support and consulting with an emphasis on delivering value. Primary activities include design review, programming, test and implement solutions in two SAP ECC 6.0 and APO instances across multiple business units and functions. Contributes to ERP Strategic planning including evaluation, planning and preparation for SAP S/4 HANA and platform as a service (PaaS) offerings like SCP, SAP Cloud foundry, Neptune, Mendix, etc. Finally, this role includes creation and management of our internal quality assurance function.




    • Partners within the IT department to deliver projects and support initiatives. Manages and identifies the resources necessary for all phases of solution development, ensuring that scope, schedule, financial and quality targets are met.
    • Prioritizes work of direct reports and oversees the quality and appropriateness of the work performed.
    • Evaluates, proposes, devises and initiates improvement activities or solutions within IT and areas of responsibility.
    • Champions the evolution and evaluation of the SAP development processes to achieve continuous improvement and prepare for S/4 HANA migration.
    • Manages individuals and teams. Mentors, coaches and delegates responsibilities. Writes performance objectives, and monitors progress against agreed quality and performance criteria. Delivers performance reviews.
    • Establishes and manages automated testing function, recruits and manages internal resource to accomplish and grow automated test function goals and capabilities. 

    Required Qualifications:

    • At least 10 years’ experience as an ABAP programmer.
    • Extensive programming experience connecting SAP ECC to other data sources utilizing WebServices (Rest and SOAP) and designing in an Object Oriented method.
    • Expert in object oriented programming in SAP ECC.
    • Minimum 2 years experience managing direct reports.
    • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Information Systems, Engineering, or related field.
    • Legally eligible for employment in the United States without sponsorship.


    Zekelman Industries offers competitive compensation and excellent benefits, including low cost, high quality medical and dental benefits.  In addition, we have an amazing tuition assistance program, a bonus plan, a 401(k) plan with a generous company match, immediate vesting and much more.



    We are Zekelman Industries.


    We manufacture superior quality tubular and related products and provide outstanding service for our valued customers.


    We seek to continuously advance the skills and opportunities of our employees, utilizing the latest technology and management tools available to consistently increase profitability and the enterprise value of Zekelman Industries and of our customers.


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