Appvion, Inc.

  • IT Enterprise Systems Manager

    Location US-WI-Appleton
    Job ID
  • Expected Results

    • Manage Enterprise Systems IT team and ensure projects including upgrades, replacements and maintenance adhere to standards and meet delivery criteria
    • Plan, coordinate, and manage all activities related to the design, development, implementation and maintenance/support of systems
    • Develop and maintain a framework for the effective and efficient use of IT systems and resources (IT Business Partner role)
    • Apply proven communication skills, problem-solving skills, and best practices to guide the IT team on issues related to the design, development, and deployment of mission-critical information and systems including JD Edwards ERP

    Supporting Activities

    • Ensure that projects meet business requirements and goals, fulfill end-user requirements, or identify and resolve systems issues
    • Review and evaluate existing system effectiveness and efficiency and develop strategies for improving and leveraging these systems more efficiently
    • Collaborate with analysts, developers, and end users, insuring proper testing of system changes takes place
    • Develop plans to keep IT systems updated to meet current and planned organizational needs
    • Coordinate with DRP functions to insure recoverability of critical data
    • Prepare and manage capital and expense budgets for applicable systems/infrastructure within span of control
    • Identify and capture opportunities for improvement in processes, providing strategic and tactical thinking as well as financial and operational analysis to business owners and project team members
    • Utilize best practices to set standards for operational performance metrics
    • Demonstrate leadership and guidance to personnel serving as a mentor and role model
    • Recruit, interview and hire staff as required
    • Conduct development and performance reviews
    • Lead daily continuous improvement thinking and work habits among team members

    Required Prior Accomplishments - Experience - Skills

    • Bachelor’s Degree preferred, 6+ years management experience
    • Knowledge of supply chain, finance and manufacturing functions 
    • Strong technical skills and knowledge of computer systems
    • Strong knowledge of JD Edwards and related systems preferred
    • Excellent problem management skills
    • Excellent verbal, written and presentation communication skills
    • Strong project management skills
    • Good interpersonal skills, must be comfortable working with/managing team members in person and remotely
    • Ability to lead and motivate others; flexible management style to supervise teams with diverse and varied backgrounds and knowledge


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