Plant IT Systems Manager
Company: Smithfield Foods
Posted on: September 22, 2023
Your OpportunityThe Manager, Plant IT Systems leads one of
Smithfield's Plant Systems regional teams in implementing and
supporting technology solutions for the Company's manufacturing
operations and warehousing. This leader will be a strong advocate
of continuous improvement, industry-recognized best practices, and
standardization across the organization with a strong focus on
leading and guiding the team to provide high-quality technology
solutions in support of daily production and ongoing continuous
improvement initiatives for our plants and warehouses.
The Manager, Plant IT Systems is responsible for managing a team of
direct reports. It is critical this leader has a solid
understanding of process manufacturing operations and must build
trusted relationships with Plant Management, and fellow IT Leaders.
Salary Range $94,000 - $138,050 Core Responsibilities
Leads a team which serves as the primary liaison between
Manufacturing and IT.
Manages and guides the team in translating business needs into IT
requirements for Manufacturing and Engineering projects, Plant
cost-saving initiatives, onboarding of new acquisitions to
Smithfield systems, requests for new technology and
network-connected equipment, system enhancements and upgrades.
Drives technology and business process innovation for our plants
and warehouses to enable front line competitive position and
manages a portfolio of services to address business needs within
Leads reviews of current business processes to determine where
automation/improvements will drive efficiency.
Recommends innovative uses of existing software functionality to
reduce manual effort and maximizes the return on our investment in
Provides user and management training before, during, and after
Develops and sustain effective Plant Systems management and
staffing plans to deliver on objectives.
Travels to implementation sites, when appropriate, to assist in the
on-site deployment and training.
Works with key stakeholders to classify manufacturing applications
and integration points to guide security, support, and business
Develops and maintain a working knowledge of new technology and
bring innovation ideas forward
Keeps accurate inventories of systems and IT equipment, and update
our knowledge base of problem resolutions
Assists the Applications, Infrastructure, IT Security & Vendor
Management organizations to drive continuous improvement in
internal and third-party support relationships.
Manages and reduces risk.
Assists in the prioritization of IT requests, ensuring team is
working on the highest priority, highest return projects for the
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature
and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job.
They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all
responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so
classified. May perform other duties as assigned. QualificationsTo
perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed
below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals to perform the essential functions .
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or
university in IT, Computer Science, or a related STEM field and 5
years of relevant experience, or equivalent combination of
education and experience, required.
Minimum of 2 years' experience in a position of leadership to
include team development and management, required.
Manufacturing systems experience, required.
Experience leading teams that troubleshoot and maintain Industrial
PCs, labelers, scales, or RF-scanning equipment required.
Experience with MES, SCADA, Industrial Automation, Quality Control,
Labeling, or Compliance systems, required.
Effective critical thinking, decision making and problem-solving
Self-directed with effective analytical and problem-solving
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability
to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams.
Must demonstrate the ability to work effectively at all levels
across the organization.
Must be able to travel up to 30%, dependent on projects and plant
Excellent organizational skills required.
Ability to be respectful, approachable, and team-oriented while
building strong working relationships and a positive work
Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be
loud when in the production area.
The plant environment will include wet or humid conditions
(non-weather related), extreme cold and heat (non-weather related),
working near moving mechanical parts, exposure to fumes or airborne
particles, and chemicals.
Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the
organization's policies and applicable laws.
Perform the following: interviewing, hiring, and training
employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising
performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing
complaints and resolving problems.
Lead in the coaching, development, and training of IT Plant Analyst
Understands, demonstrates, and guides others to exhibit
Smithfield's core competencies.
Creates career path maps for employees on the team.
Actively solicits continuous improvement feedback on efforts and
Fosters a diverse and respected team within the organization Career
BenefitsTo learn more about Smithfield's benefits, visit
smithfieldfoods.com/careerbenefits.Why Work at Smithfield Foods? We
are committed to meeting our employees' needs, addressing their
concerns and helping them enjoy rewarding careers with our company.
PEOPLE MATTERWith more than 60,000 jobs globally, our employees
drive our success. We strive to create a fair, ethical and
rewarding work environment.GROWTH & DEVELOPMENTWorking at
Smithfield isn't just a job - it's the foundation for a lifelong
career with training designed to help you advance
professionally.BENEFITSOur people matter. That's why we offer
excellent, comprehensive benefits packages to our full-time
employees.SUSTAINABILITY PLEDGESustainability is ingrained in our
culture and guides how we operate. We believe in innovating for the
future.About Smithfield Foods Headquartered in Smithfield, Va.
since 1936, Smithfield Foods, Inc. is an American food company with
agricultural roots and a global reach. With more than 60,000 jobs
globally, we are dedicated to producing "Good food. Responsibly--"
and serve as one of the world's leading vertically integrated
protein companies. We have pioneered sustainability standards for
more than two decades, including our industry-leading commitments
to become carbon negative in U.S. company-owned operations and
reduce GHG emissions 30 percent across our entire U.S. value chain
by 2030. We believe in the power of protein to end food insecurity
and have donated hundreds of millions of food servings to our
communities. Smithfield boasts a portfolio of high-quality iconic
brands, such as Smithfield -- , Eckrich -- and Nathan's Famous -- ,
among many others. For more information connect with us on
Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. EEO/AA Information
Smithfield is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace
diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected
veterans status, status as a disabled individual or any other
protected group status or non-job characteristic as directed by
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