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Lubrizol IT Manager - Manufacturing Execution Systems in Wickliffe, Ohio

IT Manager - Manufacturing Execution Systems

Lubrizol, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a market-driven global company that combines complex, specialty chemicals to optimize the quality, performance and value of customers’ products while reducing their environmental impact. Lubrizol produces and supplies technologies to customers in the global transportation, industrial and consumer markets. These technologies include lubricant additives for engine oils, driveline and other transportation-related fluids, industrial lubricants, and additives for gasoline and diesel fuel. In addition, Lubrizol makes ingredients and additives for home care and personal care products and pharmaceuticals, and specialty materials, including plastics technology and performance coatings in the form of resins and additives.

IS Manager, Manufacturing Execution Systems(MES)

Position Summary:

The Lubrizol Corporation is looking for an experienced and motivated Information Solutions(IS) manager to coach, grow, and partner with technically skilled software application developers and manufacturing end-user customers. You will help develop a community of senior software application developers by enabling and coaching them on best practices, solution selling, presentation and speaking skills, as well as how to create and present architectures of widely varying size and complexity. You will help drive creation of value-add applications and services to our organization that help generate revenue & growth across our global manufacturing footprint. We are seeking leaders that are vendor application agnostic who seek how to deliver solutions that deliver results to the business.

In this role, you will rationalize and set the appropriate framework and methodology for the practice, align it to the organization and measure its execution and adoption need. In this leadership role you should be technically capable and credible in shaping the partner and solutions-focused skills of your team. You will help your team work in a fast paced, collaborative customer focused development environment. You must enjoy learning and introducing innovative technology in order to help colleagues and customers embrace and adopt new technology. You will provide leadership by looking beyond the technology and consider how the usage of technology creates a value-add proposition for your customers. Your leadership will help influence how technology is viewed by our organization.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have Experience in the Following:

System Development Life Cycle (SDLC): Frameworks and Methods

  • Agile

  • Scrum

  • Extreme (XP)

  • Rational Unified Process (RUP)

  • Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF)

  • Model Driven (MDA, MDD)

  • Rapid Prototyping

  • Spiral, Waterfall

  • Top-Down, Bottom-up

Basic Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree – Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent

  • 10+ years of management of software application developers

  • 7+ years of experience in working knowledge of software frameworks and methodologies

  • Ability to collaborate well with others

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills

  • Fluent in English

Possessing Skills in Any of the Following is Considered a Plus:

  • Knowledge and experience of formal architectural frameworks such as TOGAF or the Gartner EA Framework

  • Agile project management methodologies

  • Experience in traditional Microsoft Development stack including .NET, SQL Server and IIS

  • Experience in Cloud technologies including Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud

  • Knowledge of open source technologies such as Linux, NodeJS, R and Python are all seen as beneficial

  • Experience developing big data solutions in manufacturing environments related to storage, network or analytics

  • Experience in ETL(Extraction, Transformation and Loading) and data integration of manufacturing platforms such as:

  • ERP(SAP)

  • Data historians(OSI PI)

  • Automation platforms(Emerson DeltaV, ABB, Allen-Bradley)

  • Microsoft Development Stack

  • Manufacturing Execution Systems(MES)

  • Experience in a manufacturing environment and knowledge of ISA-88 and ISA-95 standard data formats

  • Experience in working with Data Scientist in a manufacturing environment

  • Experience in application development of data visualization tools(Power BI, Tableau, etc.)

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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