EDI Project Manager/Lead Architect
Alcon - Fort Worth, TX

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EDI Project Manager/Lead Architect- Given general supervisory direction, incumbent will identify, define, and recommend EDI technologies to meet long-range Global IT goals; work as lead consultant providing technical leadership and project management for the EDI group focused on organizational and enterprise wide objectives; and serve as consultant to senior Global IT management to guide the use of emerging and current technology, as well as long range strategy and budget planning. Growth in technical leadership skills and a demonstrated capacity for more people management as well as in-depth technical consultative responsibilities are required to progress.
Software application usage including but not limited to Sterling B2B Integrator, Sterling Control Center, Sterling File Gateway, Sterling Secure Proxy, Connect Direct, PGP and MQSeries.
Knowledge of XML, X12,EDIFACT and Tradacoms EDI Standards.
Knowledge of ERP Application systems (SAP iDocs, JD Edwards).
Strong interpersonal skills that promote cooperation and teamwork.
Strong analytical skills to evaluate complex requirements and respond with quality technical specifications and solutions, while adhering to Alcon I.T. System Development Lifecycle.
Must have knowledge of project management tools and methodologies.
Strong business, interpersonal and communications skills to articulate I.T. issues and work with end-users and various levels of management.
Strong time management skills to accommodate work on multiple, concurrent projects and proficient completion of administrative tasks.
PC Applications (including, but not limited to Microsoft Office, Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Project, Visio)
Strong and diverse technical skills across multiple platforms and operation environments (including, but not limited to AS400 and Windows).
Ability to train and direct less experienced staff and consultants.
Lead Project Management coordination of all size projects to deliver business solutions. Define and manage task lists and schedules for assigned projects. Direct other IT resources on projects or tasks and where necessary, perform high level tasks. Keep stakeholders informed of project status. Manage administrative items efficiently and effectively. Analyze complex business problems and opportunities then respond with high quality designs, specifications and solutions. Responsible for end-user satisfaction with requested deliverable(s). Provide unique technical assistance to IT specialist performing complex analysis, programming and system management tasks. Define strategic architectural vision including placement and interaction of multiple interrelated components considering Hardware and Software environments. Ensure functional code is placed into production, tested, documented, maintained and monitored. Lead product quality and performance tests that thoroughly exercise the functionality of the product including scenarios with a low level of probability of occurrence. Provide 3rd level support and warranty support for services performed on behalf of client organizations/business functions. Lead off-hours system outage recovery and disaster recovery. Inform stakeholders of business impacting events. Provide on-call assistance with production issues before, during and after working hours. Keep senior management informed of technical trends and developments that may affect current or near term budgets. Provide advanced technical recommendations that support business objectives and financial gain, and avoid financial loss. Provide consultation and recommendations to senior I.T. Management in the context of long range strategy and budget planning for new and emerging technologies. Adhere to company quality system documents, SOPs, and other IGM compliance requirements.

Minimum requirements
Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration or equivalent technical field OR equivalent technical training

MS INSY/Computer Science/Math or MBA preferred

12+years related experience depending on qualifications

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Alcon, the second largest division of Novartis, is the global leader in eye care. Our mission is to provide innovative products that enhance...