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Director, IT Supply Chain

Job Locations US-NJ-Piscataway
Posted Date 2 months ago(12/13/2017 1:27 PM)
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The Director of IT, Manufacturing and Production will have leadership responsibilities and fiscal accountability within the overall IT department. He/She will serve as a part of the IT management team and provide guidance and advice within the department. This role will lead all IT Manufacturing related activities and initiatives and it will manage a diverse team of professionals that support facility related services within Lixil Water Technology Americas (includes US, Canada, Mexico, DR, LatAm and China office operations).


  • Partner with Business stake holders and Supply Chain facility leaders and assist them in meeting their goals and objectives
  • Implement new IT Transformation Strategy based on CIO and business leadership team’s guidance
  • Collaborating and working with other IT groups while providing key inputs and guidance for the overall management of IT
  • Standardize systems and platforms within all facilities in the Americas
  • Make recommendations in replacing and retiring legacy solutions and move quickly to implement those solutions
  • Bring facilities up to speed in regards to new technology
  • Collaborate with IT Infrastructure to implement SD-WAN and eliminate MPLS. Bring bandwidth to reasonable levels to support all locations
  • Enforce data security and integrity. Follow and assist in any J-Sox and other compliance related initiatives
  • Collaborate closely with the new User Support Services to deploy new machines, windows and backend support
  • Assist in implementing an LWTA wide single Helpdesk system that will help transform how Level 1 IT support is done today
  • Collaborate with business leaders to improve existing supply chain and other business processes
  • Program and project management of key projects as well as mentoring of other project managers
  • Ensuring compliance with security and regulatory requirements including J-Sox (Sarbanes Oxley)
  • Identify and recruit the right talent
  • Manage IT Manufacturing and Production cost center and deliver technology and services based on budget (mission)
  • Ensure issues are resolved within defined SLAs
  • Establish SLAs and KPIs aligned to business objectives
  • Accountable for quality of services and solutions delivered
  • Manage vendor relationships and renegotiate contracts to reduce cost
  • Ability and willingness to handle many big team initiatives simultaneously
  • Contribute to all IT Change Management Efforts
  • Maintain appropriate operational information assurance posture for programs
  • Developing effective, efficient, and rigorous processes and methodologies which include monitoring and reporting
  • Provide leadership, guidance and motivation to the IT Manufacturing and Production team
  • Assemble the best team possible to deliver results and high productivity
  • Recruiting, hiring, mentoring and developing of the team


  • A minimum of 15 years of experience in IT Management with increasing responsibilities
  • Demonstrated organization and team building skills
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Business or Computer Science; or equivalent,
  • 10 Years’ experience in discipline Project Management methodologies
  • Excellent problem solving, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to multitask across multiple concurrent projects
  • Ability to work effectively with internal or international teams and external vendors in a collaborative environment
  • Ability to travel up to 35%


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