IT Director, Supply Chain and Manufacturing Systems and Processes

Posted on Jan 18, 2019 by GEC Packaging Technologies

Not Specified, PR
Manufacturing
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time
At Graham Packaging, our people drive packaging innovation for some of the most influential consumer brands in the world. To work with big brands, you need to be on the cutting edge, constantly reinventing the future and always willing to change. Since our beginnings, this dynamic environment has forged a culture where you don't need to wonder where your next opportunity will come from -- the opportunities are all around you. All you have to do is take them. With a global footprint of 100+ facilities across 16 countries and a committed team 7,000 strong, Graham Packaging offers you the ability to learn, the ability to grow and the ability to make your mark in a company that rewards doers, innovators and collaborators. IT Director, Supply Chain and Manufacturing Systems and Processes * Lancaster, PA, USA Full-time Company Description At Graham Packaging, our people drive packaging innovation for some of the most influential consumer brands in the world. To work with big brands, you need to be on the cutting edge, constantly reinventing the future and always willing to change. Since our beginnings, this dynamic environment has forged a culture where you don't need to wonder where your next opportunity will come from -- the opportunities are all around you. All you have to do is take them. With a global footprint of 100+ facilities across 16 countries and a committed team 7,000 strong, Graham Packaging offers you the ability to learn, the ability to grow and the ability to make your mark in a company that rewards doers, innovators and collaborators. Join Graham Packaging today! Job Description Overview The Director, Supply-Chain and Manufacturing Systems and Processes is responsible for the enterprise application ecosystem, including related strategies, architectures, and operations elements. The incumbent ensures the IT solutions required to support the mission, goals, and operational needs of Graham Packaging are provided in a timely, accurate, creative, and cost-effective manner. Acting as the thought-leader with regard to business applications, the Director is accountable for building a scalable, responsive organization that continuously enhances the usability and efficacy of commercial applications, custom in-house applications, mobile applications, and cloud solutions, all delivered and supported in alignment with the global business strategy. Additionally, helps shape business demand by partnering with business resources to facilitate the creation of business cases and value plans and ensuring value optimization and communication across teams. In carrying out the functions and responsibilities of the position, s/he is responsible for the total application life cycle and the processes, policies, and procedures related to the same. The individual will direct the efforts of an application team, inclusive of internal staff, consulting partners, and onshore / offshore contractors and related partnerships. Excellent organizational, leadership, decision-making and communication skills are necessary to perform the functions as described. Incumbent must be adept at navigating the business, persuading, influencing and negotiating with others as necessary to effect change and providing strategic direction as described. Strong business and financial acumen with a sense of shareholder responsibility are essential. Qualifications Essential Duties and Responsibilities · Apply broad industry and enterprise knowledge, including an understanding of the organization's business strategies and processes, to sustain an application solution roadmap that supports the business' goals. · Collaborate and partner with business stakeholders. Act as an internal advisor and visionary on emerging technologies by recommending pursuits that yield profitable growth and / or provides competitive advantage. · Evaluate conceptual aspects of technical designs of applications, systems and solutions to ensure sound decisions and investments are made in accordance with application architecture governance policies and standards. · Provide leadership, vision and direction to the applications organization to ensure it will contribute to the company achieving its goals. Drive business case definition for key projects · Oversee program level planning. Ensure plans are created and updated in a timely manner, communicated to relevant stakeholders, assess risks, and manage deliverables. · Manage assigned staff through successful recruitment, performance management, development planning, and retention of a high performing team. Effectively delegate responsibilities to achieve group goals and align individuals to the best of their abilities, while ensuring optimal oversight and supervision to ensure goals are achieved and appropriate growth in technical, leadership and team membership skills. · Ensure the compatibility and interoperability of all enterprise systems. · Drive digital initiatives and address enterprise risk in legacy applications components including related cyber risk. · Ensure continuous delivery of IT services by monitoring system performance, directing production application support and adhering to service level agreements with end users. · Partner with enterprise architecture and IT security on technical innovation plans to support the IT vision with the business teams. · Meet scheduled milestones to ensure project/program objectives are met in a timely manner. · Ensure adherence to company and department policies and standards. · Perform other duties as assigned or required. Core Proficiencies and Skills The Director, SUPPLY-CHAIN AND MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS AND PROCESSES is required to interact with managers, employees, vendors, and customers. Therefore, the following skills and proficiencies are also essential of the position: · Team player; demonstrates exemplary leadership and is able to build relationships, interface effectively with all levels of the organization. · Progressive thinker; able to analyze, think and influence strategically across teams. · Able to understand complex issues and clearly articulate complex ideas. · Change leader; able to champion change, influence, drive results in a complex organization and bring demonstrable value. · Experienced managing relationships across multiple cultures and geographies up to the highest levels of the organization. · Effective communication; able to convey facts and information both verbally and orally. · Ability to work independently and under pressure to meet objectives and deadlines while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary customer service. · Collaborative, customer-focused style; proactively contributes to group objectives, volunteers to help others. Education and Work Experience · Bachelor's degree in supply-chain, computer science, business administration, or other technical discipline or an equivalent combination of education and experience. · Strong knowledge and 8+ years of functional and technical experience with the SAP product suite and other enterprise application platforms serving a manufacturing / distribution environment. · Exposure to operating in a global IT function with matrix reporting relationships. · Leadership experience implementing world-class application solutions. · Demonstrated experience managing a complex portfolio of business applications. · Experienced in technical project management and / or leadership skills including the ability to plan, organize, and control activities. · Experience working in an offshore / on-shore environment. Willingness to travel up to 20%. Additional Information The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Graham Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, religion, creed, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. NOTICE TO RECRUITMENT AGENCIES: Graham Packaging is not accepting unsolicited resumes from agencies and/or search firms for any job postings on this site. Resumes submitted to any Graham Packaging employee by a third party agency and/or search firm without a valid written and signed search agreement, will become the sole property of Graham Packaging. No fee will be paid if a candidate is hired for a position as a result of an unsolicited agency or search firm referral. · Team player; demonstrates exemplary leadership and is able to build relationships, interface effectively with all levels of the organization. · Progressive thinker; able to analyze, think and influence strategically across teams. · Able to understand complex issues and clearly articulate complex ideas. · Change leader; able to champion change, influence, drive results in a complex organization and bring demonstrable value. · Experienced managing relationships across multiple cultures and geographies up to the highest levels of the organization. · Effective communication; able to convey facts and information both verbally and orally. · Ability to work independently and under pressure to meet objectives and deadlines while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary customer service. · Collaborative, customer-focused style; proactively contributes to group objectives, volunteers to help others. Education and Work Experience · Bachelor's degree in supply-chain, computer science, business administration, or other technical discipline or an equivalent combination of education and experience..... click apply for full job details

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