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Process Automation Technology Leader

Company: Perfect Fit Placement
Location: Hopewell
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Are you a dynamic, passionate leader who leverages technology to deliver business outcomes? Through one of our Foundations of Excellence, Technology Enabled Continuous Improvement, we are building and executing digital transformation through our Industry 4.0 vision. We need your help to lead us on this journey! Join a growing, contemporary Process Automation/IT team in this senior role with significant exposure and opportunity to grow strategically with the organization.Our client, a manufacturer of plastics and chemicals distributed worldwide, needs a Process Automation expert to join their team in the Richmond, VA area to assist their 3 manufacturing plants in dramatic upgrades to their production technology while still providing best in class Cyber protection.You will lead programs across the organization, setting strategic direction for process automation across our three manufacturing sites, strengthening operational capability. We are our customers' trusted partner for Advantaged Chemistries by caring, innovating, and advancing together. We value diversity and support inclusivity.What you'll be doing:Strategy Development and Execution: Create and articulate inspiring vision for process automation. Seek and analyze data from a variety of sources, especially external, to develop strategy and support decisionsLead Large Scale Technology Change Initiatives: Identify and define appropriate technology change programs to advance operational capability and deliver business outcomes (productivity yield, quality improvement, cost reduction, etc.) Create realistic goals and implementation plans; execute with robust change managementAdvance Cyber Protections: Assess and ensure the process control network has a strong cybersecurity posture as new threats emergeLeading and Coaching: Manage, coach, and develop direct reports, assessing current and future capabilities; coach individuals across organization to leverage plant automation technology for delivery of business outcomesFacilitate Internal and External Collaboration: Promote teamwork, alignment, and transparency, building strong stakeholder relationships. Align on strategic outcomes and influence stakeholder decisions that enable achievement of automation strategy. Collaborate with industry process automation experts to improve strategic insights. Recommend / pursue collaboration; provide appropriate technical guidance to ensure the successEnsure Optimal Performance: Proactively oversee 24x7 operations. Troubleshoot issues with an eye toward root cause analysis, avoiding repeat failuresBusiness and technical acumen: Leverage process aptitude to understand operations and align automation technology to enable key outcomes. Develop and execute automation design that contributes to short and long-term improvement of operational processes.What you'll bring to the table:Bachelor of Science degree in an Engineering or Technology discipline.Minimum 7 years progressive experience in design / operation / management of process automation systems / teams in manufacturing setting, preferably Schneider or Honeywell control systems. Familiarity with other automation technologies -Uniformance, OSI PI, AspenTech preferredDemonstrated success driving enterprise-wide programs and creating business value - productivity yield, quality improvement, cost reduction, etc.Experience developing and executing process automation strategiesWhat will enable your success:Ability to define strategic initiatives and oversee the development of long-term plans; outcome orientation to break down long-term plan and lead executable programsInspires, motivates, and empowers direct and indirect reports to accomplish strategic goalsAbility to enable business, culture, and technology change in a dynamic operating environment; adjusts thinking and behavior resiliently and uses experience to fuel growthDynamic, curious learner with desire to understand new perspectives and opportunities, to explore new ways to solve problemsCapable of partnering across the organization to define and breakdown opportunities, identify logical solutions, and facilitate change; ability to anticipate and mitigate issuesKnowledge of trends and developments in process automation technology; aware of innovations and new approaches within and outside domainStrong analytical, presentation, and interpersonal skills including active listeningRobust diplomatic skills and ability to help senior business leaders see value, opportunities, and risks beyond their own area of expertiseAttentive to detail but able to see the big picture; strong business acumenSome travel is required (10%)

Keywords: Perfect Fit Placement, Richmond , Process Automation Technology Leader, IT / Software / Systems , Hopewell, Virginia

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