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IT Application Architect - Manufacturing Apps

  • Sector: ICT
  • Location: Saudi Arabia
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 20/01/2016
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The Company:
Our client is a Multinational Chemical company which will construct, own and operate a world-scale integrated chemicals complex in Saudi Arabia. Once completed, the complex will represent the largest petrochemical facility ever built in a single phase. Our client will establish a world-scale manufacturing footprint that delivers a full range of value-added, performance products destined for the emerging markets of Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Africa.

The Role:
To maintain and support safe and reliable Manufacturing Operation Management (MOM) System configuration in order to ensure optimized functioning of MOM applications to minimize downtime and maximize efficiency.

• Provide support and deliver high quality execution of MOM as well its integration with other systems (e.g. SAP, DCS, etc.)
• Work directly with internal customers to ensure recommendations for design and best practices are incorporated into the projects by collecting, transferring and implementing data collected into the manufacturing systems.
• Manage user, functional, and design requirements and documentation processes.
• Work with cross functional team including Process Automation, Engineering, Manufacturing, and BSD for optimization of MOM to meet business integration requirements.
• Responsible for technical deliverables on going for MOM applications as well as the accuracy and completeness of real time MOM data.
• Proactively report on progress against schedule and budget.
• Ensure reliable, optimized plant operation by successfully managing and implementing MOM related changes, utilizing, Large and Small Project Work Processes, approved functional tools and MOC process.
• Utilize and maintain existing or develop plant performance indicators to monitor effectiveness of plant operation.
• Provide MOM training to users as required for them to utilize MOM applications for proper and optimized plant operations.
• Coordinate maintenance and resolve unplanned infrastructure issues with IT personnel to ensure proper functioning of MOM applications
• Translate IT Strategy into specific initiatives and actions for a division or team and act on those initiatives to implement the IT Strategy.
• Maintain deep expertise in the technology, software, and methodologies associated with the division.
• Ensure stable, ongoing configuration, break/fix support and maintenance for all supported systems and services.
• Ensure that transitioned and developed services meet Operational and Service Level Requirements, and are measurable and monitored.
• Manage all staff within the Division in performing their delegated tasks.
• Provide input on the department’s annual budget requirements. As assigned, manage division or program/project budgets and financial reporting.
•With company Procurement, the IT Business Office, and the Law Department, establish relationships with external service providers to agree on terms and conditions that best protect the interest of company for software licensing and maintenance agreement.
• Perform any job-related activities as requested by the immediate supervisor/ manager.
• Manage and oversee the day-to-day work performed by junior analysts, as assigned
• Ensure all tasks and activities are performed in accordance with company policies and procedures.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems (MIS), Engineering or any related field.
• Proficiency in programming, analysis, and/or service management practices.
• Experience of analysing and breaking down problems and information using structured frameworks and methodologies
• Highly developed analytical thinking abilities and client facing communication skills
• Experience in analysis, software architecture, software design, and/or process design with an emphasis on Manufacturing applications
• Deep technical expertise and a good understanding of relevant Chemical business processes and systems
• High commitment to meet business needs as well as Service and Operational Level requirements
• Experience of working with multiple third party vendors
• Proven leadership and management skills
• Experienced in IT application development and/or support

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
• Communication
• Analytical thinking
• Quality of work
• Timeliness
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