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Manager Information Technology

IGUS Inc. - On-Site Rumford, RI

Our client, IGUS Inc., one of the world’s leading plastics manufacturers, is a global company founded in Germany with close to 5,000 employees and 35 offices worldwide. The US HQ and production facility are in Rumford, RI. The company is world renowned for its industrial cable management and cable carrier systems, cables and cable assemblies, bearings, linear technology, and many more products for in vehicle applications. Those are produced in a highly customized, customer centric and hence cellular and flexible production environment. The highly successful and rapidly growing US Organization, with currently about 500 employees, is now looking for an IT MANAGER to head up the IT department in RI as well as supporting the smaller subsidiaries in Mexico and Canada. This position is located at the US HQ in Rumford, RI. The details about the company and products can be found here: https://www.igus.com/

 

Position 

In this position, reporting to the CEO of igus USA, you will be leading a self-sufficient IT team of 5 direct reports consisting of development and network/systems engineers, an IT Coordinator, an application coordinator, and the Help Desk support. Aside from managing your team, your main hands-on responsibility will evolve around the ERP implementation (to cloud-based Infor) and the modernization of the IT Infrastructure.

You will be a good fit for this role if you bring an IT related degree, extensive experience in ERP project management, hard- and software infrastructure responsibilities, as well as managerial skills paired with a hands-on attitude. Experience in an international manufacturing setting and experience in Agile Scrum methodology would be a big added advantage.

This position is within in a highly collaborative environment and requires a hands-on personality as well as superior communication skills.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES 

  • Management of the largely self-sufficient IT Team
  • Project Management and leadership for ERP transition projects to web based INFOR
  • Management and administration of the IT Software and Hardware infrastructure
  • Provide IT Support to smaller size Mexican and Canadian subsidiaries
  • Interact with global IT on companywide projects
  • Improvements and ownership of the IT business processes at igus Inc.
  • Preparation and realization of local IT project rollouts
  • Plans, organizes, directs, controls and evaluates the operations of information systems
  • Meets with managers to discuss system requirements, specifications, costs and timelines
  • Follow all relevant policies and procedures (5S, Safety, ARC policies, especially IT-policies)
  • Hires and manage information systems personnel and contractors to design, develop, implement, operate and administer computer and telecommunications software, networks and information systems
  • Controls the computer systems budgets and expenditures

 

  

EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS 

  • Degree in Computer Science or IT related technical field
  • 5+ years in experience in IT project/process management capacity
  • 3+ years managerial responsibilities
  • Knowledge of business processes within a manufacturing environment, ideally on an international level, as well as in the areas of Finance, Controlling, Logistics, Purchasing, Production, Plant Maintenance, Quality and Sales & Distribution.
  • Knowledge of maintaining and managing ERP-Systems, INFOR solutions knowledge a major plus
  • Strong project management background. Experience in Agile Scrum methodology is a distinct advantage
  • Experience with complex system environments and interfaces
  • Experience analyzing and validating the adherence to IT related policies and requirements
  • Strong leadership, communication, and motivational skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work with employees and vendors at all levels
  • Experience in international manufacturing company is a distinct advantage
  • Flexibility for occasional domestic and international travel
  • Willingness to relocate if daily commute is not an option

 

INFRASTRUCTURE

Hardware

  • Dell workstations (300)
  • Laptops (350)
  • Dell Hyper-V host servers (5)
  • Windows Servers (VM) (50)
  • Cisco switches (US and Canada)
  • Cisco Wi-Fi WAPS
  • Datto backup system (28 TB local + Cloud)
  • Sophos HA Firewalls (U.S.)
  • Fortinet router/firewall (Canada)
  • Barracuda web filter appliance
  • Various specific appliances
  • HP printers
  • Kodak scanners
  • Zebra label printers

 

Software

  • Windows Server 2008, 2012
  • 64-bit Windows 10; some legacy 32-bit Windows 7 workstations for legacy software
  • Salesforce (CRM) Hosted in Germany
  • Microsoft 365 Hosted in Germany
  • Foxpro, Online Order, WFT (Home grown legacy software to be replaced by new ERP)
  • Mas200 (Legacy accounting system; to be replaced by ERP)
  • Unity (call center telephony software)
  • Web-Ex (VOIP telephony software)
  • Clippership (shipping)
  • DBA
  • SQL
  • Chrome
  • Sophos VPN
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