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Application Developer

Bingham Farms, MI

Bachelor’s Degree

Information Technology

Minimum 1 Year in Office Environment

Full Time, Salaried

Application Developer

This is not your typical IT job – we need an Application Developer! Must love technology, data, end users, writing killer code, and solving real business problems!


At Central Home Brands we are continually seeking new and innovative methods to enhance the resiliency, flexibility, and capacity of our IT systems. By, delivering first-class technical solutions and support we ensure that our product development, engineering, supply chain, and manufacturing teams succeed and maintain our competitive edge.

You will be part of a team that takes pride in working with our business partners to deliver world class solutions and in providing a competitive edge for every aspect of Central Home Brands’ operation.  In this role, we are responsible for the full development life cycle and have the great advantage of seeing our ideas and implementations have direct impact on the company and its bottom line.


So, if you have a strong technical background and enjoy tackling new and interesting problems we would love to talk to you! Please note that we are only looking for candidates interested in the “long haul”. The Central Home Brands IT department is an ideal fit for an individual seeking to create a positive business impact and contribute to company growth.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Work with cross-functional teams to model business requirements and drive functional and process improvements within the SAP Enterprise System, SAP Supply Chain Management system, Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), and other integrated manufacturing and customer relationship systems.
  • Participate in the full system development life cycle from requirements gathering through technical design and development, to implementation and user support.
  • Analyze business requirements for customer compliance, business processing, productivity enhancement, and analytic report tools.  Design feasible technical solutions within budget and meeting time constraints.
  • Design and develop application programs using SAP ABAP programming language, SQL server, and other programming tools.
  • Within the SAP ERP application development environment, employ tools such as data dictionary, dialog programming, open SQL, interactive reporting, modular programming constructs including object oriented development, BADI, BAPI, Debugger, system performance analyzer, and forms development tools such as Adobe Interactive Forms and Smartforms.
  • Create and maintain business process documentation, technical documentation, and user guides.
  • Provide business user support for all aspects of the global SAP implementation including Sales and Distribution, Retail EDI, Manufacturing Planning and Execution, Replenishment, Inventory Control, Finance, and Product Costing.


Must Have – Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Science, Computer Engineering or another related discipline.
  • Minimum 1 year of experience as a business analyst or software developer working with SAP.
  • Experience working with SQL/RDBMS, data modeling, and data management.
  • Understanding of and experience with standard software quality assurance and testing processes and methodologies.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.
  • Ability to work independently and proactively within tight, concurrent deadlines with accuracy.


Preferred – Skills

  • Technical experience working with and/or supporting EDI.
  • Experience as a business analyst in a fashion or soft goods industry – very helpful.
  • Familiarity with business data concepts such as bill of material, routing, etc.
  • A desire to learn about and manage the full stack of software and hardware for a system.


About Us

At Central Garden & Pet (NASDAQ: CENT and CENTA), we believe home is at the center of our lives, and our employees are driven by our purpose to nurture happy and healthy homes. Our company is made up of thousands of people across North America, with an emerging footprint across the U.K., Mexico, China, and Canada – all dedicated to helping gardens bloom bigger, pets live healthier, and communities grow stronger. We are united by our mission to lead the future of the garden and pet industries…one blade of grass and one wagging tail at a time.


We look forward to what our future holds and invite you to see if our home is right for you! Visit our website at to learn more. ​​​​​​


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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