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IDEX IT Director in Cedar Falls, Iowa

If you’re looking for a special place to build or grow your career, you’ve found it. Whether you’re an experienced professional, a recent college graduate or somewhere in between, IDEX is a place where you can apply your existing skills and learn new ones in an environment where you can make an impact.

With interesting opportunities in engineering, marketing, sales, supply chain, operations, HR, finance, and more across more than 40 diverse businesses (https://www.idexcorp.com/our-businesses/business-segments/) around the globe, chances are, we have something special for you.

Primary Function :

Develop and deploy comprehensive global IT strategy for Viking Pump, including all locations in the US, CN, UK and Ireland. Build a highly effective IT team to execute the global strategy across all locations, including career development and performance management for the team. The individual should ensure adoption and proper utilization of all configured capabilities of the business system and IDEX standards/best practices to improve overall business performance and results. The position should have a good perspective of current business, future needs, reporting and data collection requirements.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop an IT strategy to drive speed and IT improvements in the business, through fully utilizing the JDE system and all other hardware and software used by the organization.

  • Enhance the organization’s overall understanding of and use of the JDE system through process flow improvements, executed by the team.

  • Direct day-to-day management of IT staff and ensure the effective operation of IT systems with minimum downtime or impact on the operations of the business.

  • Develop IT tools for the organization to improve organizational efficiency and capabilities.

  • Maintain processes to identify, review and address cybersecurity events for review with Information Security Officer.

  • Maintain a process to review IT security vulnerabilities and develop action plans to remediate issues.

  • Remediate all other IT issues identified on the quarterly IKCQ (IDEX Key Control Questionnaire).

  • Responsible for goal setting and priority setting, performance evaluation, and day to day activities of the IT team.

  • Partner with the Digital Teams to understand and support the business initiatives.

  • Lead ongoing functional support for JDE and bolt on applications implemented at the sites.

  • Develop an annual budget for the IT department including all hardware and software needs.

  • Develop and manage the process to document /maintain business process flows.

  • Review support for application level automated controls and security access to meet SOX requirements.

  • Identify and diagnose problems affecting system integrity and data accuracy, conduct routine testing and analysis.

  • Serve as the primary application representative for the business units on IDEX cross company functional group calls.

  • Stay current with all application issues, software defects or shortcomings through Oracle Knowledge Garden web site and IDEX published materials.

  • Perform quarterly segregation of duties review (SEGROD), as required by IDEX.

  • Maintain high employee engagement through career development, recognition and high-level leadership.

Education and/or Experience Requirements:

  • B.S. or B.A. in Information Systems, Computer Science or other related field.

  • 5-10 years’ experience in a similar sized, multi-site operation, including manufacturing.

  • 2-3 years’ experience with JDE modules.

  • 5-7 years’ experience in a managerial role in an IT/applications environment.

  • Prior project management and ERP implementation experience preferred.

Travel Requirements: This position will travel to Viking Pump locations and other IDEX businesses estimated at 50%. There may be periods of higher or lower travel percentage.

Other Special Requirements

  • Goal oriented self-starter.

  • Strong leadership skill set.

  • Ability to initiate and drive positive change in an organization.

  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.

  • Ability to gather, analyze and present data.

  • Ability to supervise and direct employees on financial and system projects.

  • Ability to provide direction and establish priorities for direct reports as well as provide proper feedback and critical evaluations of personal and departmental performance.

  • Experienced trainer – to support end user training - both remote training and classroom instruction.

  • Experience with drafting Functional Requirements document for modifications/enhancements to business applications.

  • Certifications in project management, training, APICS or other professional skill development areas is helpful.

Computer Skills:

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products including, but not limited to, Word, Excel, and Outlook.

  • Working knowledge of all manufacturing, financial, distribution and related modules in the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne (E1) product Suite and subsequent releases (9.1, 9.2, etc).

  • Experience with process mapping and use of productivity applications such as Visio, Office tools, etc.

Work Environment Requirements:

  • Ability to move within office and manufacturing complex.

  • Perform general office functions.

  • Ability to communicate by speech and hearing via phone and in person.

  • Visual acuity needed for close detail work and computer use.

  • General manufacturing, warehouse and office environment.

Organizational Relationships:

  • Must have the ability to effectively communicate with customers, suppliers and all levels of corporate and company personnel.

  • Viking Pump General Manager, Senior Leadership Staff, Departmental Managers and Supervisors.

  • IDEX Executive Office, mainly the IDEX Information Technology Team.

Are you ready to join a different kind of company where our people, our culture, and our commitments are centered around providing trusted solutions that improve lives around the world?

IDEX is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. IDEX gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other consideration or protected category made unlawful by federal, state or local laws (Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled).

Business Unit: Viking Pump

Job Segment: FMT Fluid & Metering Technologies

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