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Plant IT Systems Manager

Company: Smithfield Foods
Location: Cincinnati
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

Your OpportunityThe Manager, Plant IT Systems leads one of Smithfield's Plant Systems regional teams in implementing and supporting technology solutions for the Company's manufacturing operations and warehousing. This leader will be a strong advocate of continuous improvement, industry-recognized best practices, and standardization across the organization with a strong focus on leading and guiding the team to provide high-quality technology solutions in support of daily production and ongoing continuous improvement initiatives for our plants and warehouses.
The Manager, Plant IT Systems is responsible for managing a team of direct reports. It is critical this leader has a solid understanding of process manufacturing operations and must build trusted relationships with Plant Management, and fellow IT Leaders. Salary Range $94,000 - $138,050 Core Responsibilities
Leads a team which serves as the primary liaison between Manufacturing and IT.
Manages and guides the team in translating business needs into IT requirements for Manufacturing and Engineering projects, Plant cost-saving initiatives, onboarding of new acquisitions to Smithfield systems, requests for new technology and network-connected equipment, system enhancements and upgrades.
Drives technology and business process innovation for our plants and warehouses to enable front line competitive position and manages a portfolio of services to address business needs within our plants.
Leads reviews of current business processes to determine where automation/improvements will drive efficiency.
Recommends innovative uses of existing software functionality to reduce manual effort and maximizes the return on our investment in technology.
Provides user and management training before, during, and after system deployments.
Develops and sustain effective Plant Systems management and staffing plans to deliver on objectives.
Travels to implementation sites, when appropriate, to assist in the on-site deployment and training.
Works with key stakeholders to classify manufacturing applications and integration points to guide security, support, and business continuity priority.
Develops and maintain a working knowledge of new technology and bring innovation ideas forward
Keeps accurate inventories of systems and IT equipment, and update our knowledge base of problem resolutions
Assists the Applications, Infrastructure, IT Security & Vendor Management organizations to drive continuous improvement in internal and third-party support relationships.
Manages and reduces risk.
Assists in the prioritization of IT requests, ensuring team is working on the highest priority, highest return projects for the Smithfield organization.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned. QualificationsTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions .
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in IT, Computer Science, or a related STEM field and 5 years of relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, required.
Minimum of 2 years' experience in a position of leadership to include team development and management, required.
Manufacturing systems experience, required.
Experience leading teams that troubleshoot and maintain Industrial PCs, labelers, scales, or RF-scanning equipment required.
Experience with MES, SCADA, Industrial Automation, Quality Control, Labeling, or Compliance systems, required.
Effective critical thinking, decision making and problem-solving skills.
Self-directed with effective analytical and problem-solving skills
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams.
Must demonstrate the ability to work effectively at all levels across the organization.
Must be able to travel up to 30%, dependent on projects and plant support needs.
Excellent organizational skills required.
Ability to be respectful, approachable, and team-oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.
Work Environment
Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be loud when in the production area.
The plant environment will include wet or humid conditions (non-weather related), extreme cold and heat (non-weather related), working near moving mechanical parts, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, and chemicals.
Supervisory Responsibilities
Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
Perform the following: interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Lead in the coaching, development, and training of IT Plant Analyst team members.
Understands, demonstrates, and guides others to exhibit Smithfield's core competencies.
Creates career path maps for employees on the team.
Actively solicits continuous improvement feedback on efforts and employee relationships.
Fosters a diverse and respected team within the organization Career BenefitsTo learn more about Smithfield's benefits, visit Work at Smithfield Foods? We are committed to meeting our employees' needs, addressing their concerns and helping them enjoy rewarding careers with our company. PEOPLE MATTERWith more than 60,000 jobs globally, our employees drive our success. We strive to create a fair, ethical and rewarding work environment.GROWTH & DEVELOPMENTWorking at Smithfield isn't just a job - it's the foundation for a lifelong career with training designed to help you advance professionally.BENEFITSOur people matter. That's why we offer excellent, comprehensive benefits packages to our full-time employees.SUSTAINABILITY PLEDGESustainability is ingrained in our culture and guides how we operate. We believe in innovating for the future.About Smithfield Foods Headquartered in Smithfield, Va. since 1936, Smithfield Foods, Inc. is an American food company with agricultural roots and a global reach. With more than 60,000 jobs globally, we are dedicated to producing "Good food. Responsibly--" and serve as one of the world's leading vertically integrated protein companies. We have pioneered sustainability standards for more than two decades, including our industry-leading commitments to become carbon negative in U.S. company-owned operations and reduce GHG emissions 30 percent across our entire U.S. value chain by 2030. We believe in the power of protein to end food insecurity and have donated hundreds of millions of food servings to our communities. Smithfield boasts a portfolio of high-quality iconic brands, such as Smithfield -- , Eckrich -- and Nathan's Famous -- , among many others. For more information connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. EEO/AA Information Smithfield is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veterans status, status as a disabled individual or any other protected group status or non-job characteristic as directed by law.

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