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Our company is seeking a Project Leader Leader Manufacturing Intelligence located in Davenport, Iowa (or another U.S.-based GRP manufacturing location) to enable manufacturing process improvements by designing and deploying leading edge software across the Global Rolled Products & Extrusions (GRP&E) business unit.   These tools leverage the Microsoft BI toolset to integrate process historians and several databases that deliver user actionable visualizations to our internal customers.  If you are a qualified candidate looking to join an amazing team, we encourage you to apply!


Strong base salary plus variable compensation bonus structure

Generous Health Benefits beginning day 1; medical, life, dental and vision plans

401(k); 100% Match up to 6% of earnings, Plus a Retirement contribution (3%)

Competitive annual vacation accrual

10 annual paid holidays


Position Profile:  The Project Leader Manufacturing Intelligence will support Manufacturing and Business Intelligence strategy that is being rolled out across all locations using Microsoft BI technologies. This is an internal techno-functional consulting role that works with business process owners across manufacturing and commercial departments to support existing current business processes while identifying opportunities for improvements that enable added business value in a cost-effective manner. This role supports critical smart manufacturing initiatives that will drive continuous improvement and business value.

Essential Functions: This position includes both creation of strategic vision, and tactical management including execution, examples include but are not limited to:

    Analyze, develop, enhance, and support the integration and data consolidation to enable business processes that may span multiple computing environments.
    Develop an in-depth understanding of the business process integration needs for assigned locations and has a good general understanding of the business.
    Takes initiative to identify and implement system and/or process improvements to support business objectives.
    Use a combination of leading-edge information technologies along with existing legacy tools to develop and deliver solutions to meet business needs.
    Operate at an expert level in one or more areas of IT technologies and recommends and develops standards in these technologies.  Acts as a mentor to teach others of these technologies.
    Is viewed as a leader and change agent within both IT and customer community.
    Provide expertise and support for ongoing operations of existing systems, including problem resolution, and instituting preventative measures.
    Interact with systems and BU business process owners during the deployment of Manufacturing applications projects.
    Effectively utilize project methodology and tools to deliver solutions and communicate status.
    Operate within and influences IS standards and conventions and promotes adherence within the IS organization.
    Pursue continuous learning consistent with changes in technology and uses this to recommend and influence IS direction with these technologies.

Essential Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

    Systems and Technology — Ability to demonstrate knowledge of the practical application of systems and technology. This includes knowledge of systems architecture, hardware, operations, and life cycle.
    Technology Proficiency — MS Office Suite 
    Communication and Interpersonal Skills – Job requires partnership with all levels of the organization from shop-floor personnel to plant management.  
    Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
    Stress Tolerance — Job requires dealing calmly and effectively in high stress situations, including conflict resolution.
    Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times. 
    Time Management — Managing one's own time.  This position requires self-motivation with autonomous work ethic.
    Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong and manage any resulting conflict.
    Works as part of a geographically dispersed team (e.g. local, global) using a variety of technologies.  Acknowledges & accommodates, where appropriate, any variance in time zones and native language. 
    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Basic Qualifications:

    Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
    Minimum 5 years of experience with software development life cycle methodologies
    Minimum 4 years of experience with Microsoft BI tools (or related experience)
    Minimum 3 years of SQL Programming (Oracle PL/SQL, MS SQL-Server, SQL, T‐SQL)
    Minimum 3 years of database design experience
    Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.


Preferred Qualifications:

    Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mathematics from an accredited institution.
    Technical proficiency in any of the following areas is desired:  Procedural Programming, Microsoft Visual Basic, Microsoft SharePoint Foundation, SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS), SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), Microsoft Power BI, Microsoft Power Apps.
    Application experience with Microsoft SQL Server Applications, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Team Foundation Server, Oracle or SAP ERP applications, Rockwell Historian or OSIsoft PI
    Strong communication skills, self-starter, strong learning orientation, collaborative personality
    Technical experience in Web Development in Java, .NET, SharePoint Designer, JBOSS
    Manufacturing functional experience working on quality, order management, planning & scheduling, shipping, or operations management information systems projects.
     3+ years experience in leading IT projects
     A fast learner who quickly masters new applications, tools and processes
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In establishing a network, we are able to forge genuine relationships with talent and gain valuable insight that allows us to understand what motivates them. This data allows us to give strategic advice to our partners as they go through the process of managing their human capital.

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