OMNOVA Solutions Inc.

Global IT Infrastructure Manager

4 weeks ago(11/22/2017 11:14 AM)
Job ID
Information Technology (IT)

Who is OMNOVA Solutions?

OMNOVA Solutions is a specialty chemicals and functional surfaces company, whose technologies enhance the performance of a wide variety of well-known products across the globe. We are proud to offer "The Science in Better Brands."

What are we looking for?

The IT infrastructure manager supports OMNOVA’s business operations by providing reliable, global IT infrastructure support to ensure sustainability and efficiency.

Your tasks and responsibilities...

  • As a member of the Global IT Leadership team, partners with the IT team, contractors and/or partner consulting firms to continuously deliver support ensure global network functionality and uptime
  • Responsible for long and short term infrastructure project planning for the regions
  • Analyzes and recommends alternatives for IT infrastructure architecture in order to ensure business sustainability; accountable for ensuring successful implementation for any architecture changes or upgrades
  • Solicits and explores requirements from internal IT team and technology leadership in order to recommend the most suitable IT infrastructure solutions
  • Translates functional requirements into technical specifications in order to ensure an effective development process
  • Leads development process by determining and managing resources and time-line in order to achieve project deliverables
  • Leads the execution of IT deployment plan in order to ensure deployment efforts are aligned with the agreed solution
  • Manages resource availability in order to continuously support the business
  • Establishes global key performance indicators and metrics to ensure infrastructure performance is met or exceeded
  • Evaluates overall IT infrastructure capacity in order to ensure optimum system performance
  • Identifies areas for improvement, develops improvement program and monitors the implementation to increase process efficiency
  • Prepares, monitors, and controls the annual department budget to ensure expenditure is in line with the annual operating plan

Who you are...

  • Bachelor's degree required in IT, Management Information Systems, Business Administration or related field
  • Eight or more years of professional experience in Global Network Management & Leadership
  • Three years of experience in planning and managing IT networks and infrastructure including budgeting, resource management, and delivery development 
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent project management, organization, and team collaboration skills
  • Excellent facilitation, collaboration, negotiation, and presentation skills
  • Ability to anticipate risks and identify appropriate solutions
  • Strong team leadership skills
  • Working knowledge of IT architecture and IT governance
  • Highly self-motivated, directed, and change oriented
  • Knowledge of new technologies to stay abreast of best practices and changes 


Preferred Qualifications

  • Project Management Professional Certification
  • Previous managerial experience in a Manufacturing/Chemicals organization


Work Requirements

  • Full time, Monday through Friday with accessibility to provide emergency support during off-hours as needed. Must be able to travel 10-20% of the time domestically or internationally as requested.


The science of better careers. Come formulate yours.

Bring your ingredients for success and together we’ll create a unique plan for your development and career growth. We recognize that without our talented employees and their passion and curiosity (which really are the backbone of our organization), we would not be where we are today. Click here to learn more about why you should join OMNOVA.


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