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Vantage Specialty Chemicals Developer in United States

Vantage is a fast-growing, leading global supplier of naturally derived specialty ingredients and formulations that cater to the evolving needs of consumer and industrial markets. Through our chemistries, our customer focus and our vertically integrated farming, manufacturing, and formulation facilities around the world, we are Enabling Tomorrow’s Solutions Today.

With more than 1,000 employees, $1+ billion in sales and a footprint in 13 countries around the world, Vantage is driven by an intense focus on our customers, providing a broad portfolio of customized solutions, formulations and ingredients that are tailored to meet their specific needs.

Vantage is structured in two divisions: Consumer Solutions is focused on market segments where we have the right product portfolio and technical capabilities to win. Our Beauty & Personal Care and Food business units aim to be the customer’s partner of choice in delivering solutions, formulations and ingredients that best meet their needs. Performance Solutions encapsulates our Performance Materials and Oleo business units and is focused on select industrial applications where we offer differentiated solutions built on our foundational oleo chemistry.

Under the leadership of Steve Doktycz, a 27-year chemical industry and strategic development veteran, its tenured leadership team represents decades of industry experience coupled with entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for natural chemistries. Vantage is headquartered in the United States (Deerfield, IL, a Chicago suburb).

Since its inception in 2008, Vantage’s continued growth has been realized through a combination of focused commercial efforts, significant capital investment into our manufacturing assets, strategic entry into geographic markets and niche acquisitions to develop our leading portfolio of natural-based specialty ingredients.

Vantage™ is backed by H.I.G., a leading global alternative investment firm with $43 billion of equity capital under management with a focus on the small and midcap segments of the market, with a minority investment by The Jordan Company.

For more information: www.vantagegrp.com

I. Objective:

The Systems Analyst/Developer position requires strong business skills and would be responsible for reviewing, analyzing and modifying systems including coding, testing, debugging and installing to support application systems.

The incumbent will consult with users to identify current operating procedures and to clarify program objectives.

The incumbent will also be responsible for writing documentation to describe custom configuration of applications and operating procedures to liaison with 3rd party application development consultants.

The position requires at least 2 years of experience in the field or in a related area. You must have a working knowledge of relational databases, object oriented programming, web and client-server concepts and be able to rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.

II. Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Provide functional expertise to identify, evaluate and resolve applications issues.

  2. Identify opportunities that can improve efficiency of business processes.

  3. Troubleshoot technical issues and identify modifications needed in existing applications to meet changing user requirements.

  4. Analyze data contained in the corporate database and identify data integrity issues with existing and proposed systems and implement solutions.

  5. Provides assistance and guidance to business users in the effective use of applications and information technology.

  6. Assist in the business process redesign and documentation as needed for new and existing technology.

  7. Provide programming for in-house IT projects.

  8. Provide SQL administration in live and test environments.

  9. Write technical procedures and documentation for the applications including operations, user guide, etc.

  10. Produce technical documentation for new and existing applications.

  11. Verify database and data integrity.

  12. Participate in weekly meetings with the IT global team to discuss progress and issues to be resolved.

  13. Serve as a liaison and facilitator between all business units to assist in addressing and resolving IT software issues.

  14. Provide help desk support when necessary.

  15. Identify opportunities that can improve efficiency of business processes.

  16. Investigate and resolve application functionality related issues and provide first level support and troubleshooting of our ERP and CRM systems

  17. Assist in troubleshooting software application issues.

  18. Assist in managing 3rd party application development.

  19. Assist in the creation of the system design and functional specifications for all new development projects. Serve as a liaison and facilitator between all business units to assist in addressing and resolving IT software issues.

III. Qualifications:

  1. Minimum of three to five (3-5) years of experience in Systems Analyst or Developer role supporting enterprise software systems.

  2. Minimum of three to five (3-5) years demonstrated experience supporting an organization, preferably in the manufacturing or distribution industry.

  3. Fundamental knowledge of all aspects of windows computing; LAN/WAN technologies, protocols and diagnostic tools; network topologies; network operating systems; communications; databases, graphics, word processing and general office productivity tools.

  4. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  5. Experience in implementing and maintaining Relational Databases.

  6. Experience with writing and understanding T-SQL queries.

  7. This person will work directly with cross-functional teams and must have strong interpersonal skills.

  8. Working knowledge of relational databases.

  9. Any experience with ERP, CRM, LIMS, CMS would be considered a plus.

  10. Background in several of the following C#, Java Script, JSon, PHP, HTML, SSIS, BI and Crystal Reports.

  11. Good working knowledge skills with Microsoft Office Products, Microsoft Visio and Microsoft Project.

Here you will be totally involved from day one. We look for good qualifications, but, even more, for personal strengths such as commitment, team spirit, and the courage to take new paths toward innovative solutions. Vantage™ is a company on the move – one which you can help to shape.

One of the leading providers of natural based specialty ingredients focused on personal care, food, consumer, and industrial markets. Vantage™ is a true global player, represented in several worldwide markets. You will be working as part of a team and getting to know the cultural diversity of our world.

Employees at Vantage™ experience openness toward new ideas and a high degree of personal responsibility. We are convinced that exceptionally motivated employees, who enjoy their work and have goals and visions, will produce outstanding results.