Chief Information Officer (CIO)
Marvin Engineering Co Inc - Inglewood, CA

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This rapidly growing defense manufacturer is looking for an experienced CIO with a background in aerospace defense. This position will lead a team of Marvin employees and third party contractors to oversee computer operations, systems development, implementation and maintenance to effectively serve the needs of the organization. The CIO must be passionate about leading change, demonstrate a sense of urgency and posses the leadership skills to work across organizations to resolve issues. The person in this role will have the opportunity to make a significant impact on the future of the company at this critical stage of growth as Marvin Engineering implements SAP’s ERP solution throughout its factory and builds its information infrastructure to grow the company.

Marvin is looking for a candidate who can manage tactical level IT support as well as strategic level development of the IT technology roadmap for Marvin Engineering. Position offers significant opportunity for advancement within the Marvin Group. RESPONSIBILITIES Lead the implementation of SAP’s ERP solution across core functions and build an IT application support department to meet SAP maintenance and customer data needs after implementation. Support the Enterprise Manage Marvin resources and third party service providers to ensure continuity of operations for all business systems and meet the growing needs of the organization.

Support supply chain and production operations through the implementation, maintenance and improvement of our ERP and database applications (SAP, BI Tools, and multiple external databases and reporting systems). Develop structured process for system change request, review, build, test implementation Manage IT dept Ensure IT resources are being used effectively to meet business needs within budget Develop applicationsystem support models and service level agreements to support enterprise level systems. Manage of service level agreements to ensure cost effective performance. Develop an applications monitoring program to proactively measure key capacity and performance metrics.

Implement strategies to improve incident response, problem management, and management reporting on the overall application portfolio. Performing periodic reviews alongside tracking metrics to ensure excellent customer service and implementation of best practices Establish IT procedures and methodologies. Set up manage disaster recovery plans. Drive ongoing improvement of IT Dept Lead effort to reduce cost of IT support while increasing the overall quality of the support.

Lead the team in reduction of incidents and problems of production applications. Focus on the quality, stability and performance, establish key measurements. BACKGROUND REQUIREMENTS Bachelor’s Degree in Information Science, Computer Science, or related discipline 15+ years of management, operations and best practices experience in IT. 5+ years of experience working in a discrete manufacturing environment, preferably in defense or aerospace.

Experience working in a manufacturing environment prior to IT experience a plus. 7+ years of experience working with SAP – ERP 5+ years of experience in managing the full life cycles for softwarehardware systems, products and solutions. Leadership of one or more SAP implementations at an AD company, including project planning through full implementation and setup of new IT organization. Candidate’s experiences should include executive alignment, software evaluation, project planning, solution design, software development, integration testing, change management, training, organizational design and definition of roles responsibilities.

Full understanding of IT architecture design and integration within an AD environment that includes SAP ERP (finance, manufacturing, supply chain, sales), Engineering PLM (design, product data management, process planning), and Manufacturing Execution (paperless shop floor). Solid understanding of SAP ECC Modules (FICO, MM, SD, PP,QM, PS) highly desired, knowledge of SAP BI tools a plus Management of business applications, telecommunicationsnetworks, disaster recovery, PC supporthelp desk, systems administration, and security functions. Management of IT organizations and budgets that balance business needs with IT costs. Ability to guide due diligence and build the business case for new asset purchases.

Experience developing and executing an IT technology roadmap a plus. Solid communication, facilitation and presentation skills are required Proficient in Microsoft Office SKILL REQUIREMENTS IT strategic planning bull SAP implementation across multiple divisions IT architecture – SAP, PLM, MES bull Applications management Complex project management bull Management of IT staff IT organizational design bull IT budget development IT Projects portfolio management bull Business process design Business case ROI analysis bull Software development IT infrastructure management bull IT security management Application maintenance support bull Vendor licenses and maintenance agreements EOEAAP MFVD SAP ERP, Aerospace & Defense