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Manufacturing IT Business Partner- Director/Senior Director
Ref No.: 17-00311
Location: San Jose, California
Start Date: 10/11/2017
About this Role:
The IT Business Partner will:
  • Develop and maintain executive level relationships with high tech data storage Manufacturing stakeholders.
  • Gain a deep understanding of the stakeholder's business objectives and challenges, while sharing perspectives on progressive business ideas and emerging technologies to drive and deliver transformational change.
  • Build credibility and serve as a trusted technology adviser to Manufacturing stakeholders and consult with business leaders to identify strategic technology needs and provide guidance based on market trends.
  • Serve as a liaison between IT and the Business, providing the highest level of customer satisfaction and partnership, ensuring that IT services are delivered as committed.
  • Ensure compliance with corporate technology, information security, audit, and governance processes and standards.
  • Collaborate with Business Owners of various Manufacturing teams to analyze problems/opportunities, identify and present ROI of Information Technology.
  • Ensure that programs, initiatives and projects are delivered on time and within budget. Manage risks appropriately and plan proactive mitigation.
  • Work with program/project management and systems development to define, propose, and implement new IT capabilities.
Required Skills/Experience:
  • 15+ years of progressive experience delivering and managing MES/MRP, Supply Chain and/or Demand Forecast/Planning Manufacturing solutions.
  • Ability to comprehend how technology and Manufacturing intersect, and present compelling value propositions that have clear benefits to Manufacturing stakeholders.
  • Strong and sustaining knowledge of emerging trends in Manufacturing technology (e.g., Cloud, Analytics, Mobility, Digitization, etc.), with ability to apply these to define opportunities for Manufacturing to deliver new capabilities and efficiencies.
  • Experience with ERP, MRP, MES, Agile capability, Work Order Management, Work in Process Tracking, Quality Management, Inventory and Partner Number Management, Configuration to Order, Warranty Support, and Reporting/BI capabilities.
  • Analytical expertise with experience in calculating return on investment for IT.
  • Familiarity with ITIL (esp. Change Management, Service Management, Problem Management). Master's degree a plus.
  • Prior experience in a Chief of Staff role a plus.
  • Excellent portfolio, program and project management skills.
  • Collaborative leadership skills, ability to achieve results via cross-functional teams and manage complex problem resolutions.
  • Exceptional written and verbal/presentation skills, including the ability to effectively communicate in both highly technical and non-technical environments. Effective listening skills, and demonstrated ability to develop effective proposals and roadmaps.
  • High level of accountability and follow-through, strong results-orientation.