IT Manager at Magna International

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Job Number: 41196
Group: Magna Exteriors
Division: AIM Systems - Warren
Job Type: Permanent/Regular
Location: WARREN

Group Description
The Magna Exteriors portfolio of products includes access systems such as liftgates, exterior trim, modular systems, front-end modules including fascia, active aerodynamic systems and other lightweight structural components for automotive, commercial truck and other industrial markets.
Recognized globally as an innovator in all aspects of vehicle exteriors, Magna provides everything needed, from materials development and design through manufacturing and assembly, to help automakers create sleek, state-of-the-art vehicles across the world.

Role Summary
Manage and coordinates all the activities with the IT Department to ensure the efficient operation of the company's network, client services, databases and equipment he/she is responsible for, with the main focus on supporting the end user. The IT Manager will also work closely with the IT Staff and decision makers in other departments in order to identify, recommend, develop, implement, and support cost-effective technology solutions for all aspects of the organization.

Key Responsibilities • Responsible for the evaluation, sourcing and implementation of all software including MRP, MES, EDI and change management systems; as well as all hardware and network requirements.• Develop custom applications to improve the data collection process and increase information availability.• Consult on production automation purchases including robotics, automation and operator interfaces. Specify the interfaces between the Magna network and these items.• Develop, install, and practice all contingency plans for the IT Systems that support the production environment.• Manage hardware and software providers, as well as, IT consultants to ensure Magna obtains the proper IT Solutions.• Lead the team in continuous improvement of supplier cost through identification of most significant cost opportunities and tracking follow-up action plans to correctly initiate new supplier integration.• Determine all IT requirements including staffing requirements.• Oversee all reports, documentation, KPI's, related to network and IT system operations.• Develop a business plan and budget as part of the global IT Operations Business Plan and Budget• Manage the deployment, monitoring, maintenance, development, upgrade, and support of IT systems, including networks, data centers, servers, PCs, operating systems, and associated hardware in his area of responsibility.• Analyze existing operations and make recommendations for the improvement and growth of the network infrastructure and IT systems.• Responsible for maintaining positive employee relations including fostering an open communications climate, effective resolution of employee concerns, and consistent application of company policy according the Magna's Employee Charter.• Manage the budget for his/her area of responsibility• Responsible for managing all IT contractors. This includes all contractors for installation, programming, software, etc.• Support the Company health and safety objectives and directives to provide a safe and healthful workplace for all employees.• Other duties, as assigned.

Key Qualifications/Requirements
To 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 with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Additional Information
Education/Special Knowledge:• Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Information Technology; or equivalent combination of education and experience
Experience:• Minimum 5 years of experience in an Information Technology environment• Minimum 2 years of supervisory experience required• Demonstrated oral and written communication skills, as well as, strong organization skills• Stong computer skills• Understanding of manufacturing, assembly, sequencing and equipment principles

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.• May be required to stand and/or sit in excess of 6 hours• May be required to lift, push and/or pull 40 pounds• Average mobility to move around a manufacturing environment• Able to conduct normal amount of work at a computer• May require travel

05--Information Technology F--Permanent/Regular
More Information on Magna International
Magna International operates in the Automotive industry. The company is located in Novi, MI and Troy, MI. Magna International was founded in 1957. It has 29806 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 18 open jobs at Magna International, click here.
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