Global Head of IT Industrial Processes (MES)

Global Head of IT Industrial Processes (MES) – English Speaking – Berlin, Germany (50% Remote Working). Permanent Job. Start Date: Flexible – July 2022 onwards. Competitive Market Salary + bonus + benefits – End Client!

Our fantastic manufacturing / production customer is looking to hire an experienced Head of Industrial IT Process with good knowledge of MES (Manufacturing Execution Systems), SAP, and Chemical or Batch Production process to lead their global team.

They have between 5 and 7 production sites globally using MES with 3 more either implementing new MES currently or beginning shortly. They use a mixture of MES software, including DeltaV and SAP. The main target is
to drive a higher level of automation, productivity, and safety through innovative solutions.

The role involves:
* Responsible to manage Plan – Build – Run of central IT systems for chemical production processes (production planning, staging, production, quality control).
* Management of Manufacturing Execution Systems and all related systems globally
* Design and continuously develop the global architecture of IT systems for chemical production processes in light of latest innovations
* Management of global team and of global budget
* Ensure support and documentation of the relevant IT systems
* Ensure jointly with the global CISO the IT security of the industrial systems and networks
* Project management of IT projects, including steering of internal and external resources using either waterfall or agile methodologies
* Management of demand and requirements for chemical industrial processes globally
* Continuously identify improvement areas jointly with the operational business colleagues
* Prioritization of all activities jointly with operational business colleagues using Kanban boards
* Regular reporting of progress and status
* Ensure highest level of quality standards
* Act as a change agent to continuously strive for further digitalization and improvements regarding higher levels of automation, productivity, and safety.

Skills and Experience needed:
* Very good technical knowledge of the area for which you are responsible, including MES architecture and the production control system.
* Ability to work in a team, intercultural competence, organizational skills, careful and reliable work ethic,analytical thinking, flexibility, communication skills
* Willingness to travel on business in Germany and abroad
* Experience with SAP (and preferably DeltaV)

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