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Plant IT Manager

Job in Deerfield - Lake County - IL Illinois - USA
Company: CF Industries
Full Time position
Listed on 2021-05-20
Job specializations:
  • IT/Tech
  • Management
Job Description & How to Apply Below

Job Description:

At CF Industries, our mission is to provide clean energy to feed and fuel the world sustainably. Our employees are focused on safe and reliable operations, environmental stewardship, and disciplined capital and corporate management. By joining CF, you will be part of a team that brings their varied experiences, wide-ranging knowledge and diverse talents together to deliver important work and you’ll be able to pursue complex, exciting opportunities that help you continue to grow and achieve your potential in different areas. You’ll take pride in working for a company that lives its values and where you can be yourself at work, as part of an authentic team that encourages you to share your views and opinions. Our nine manufacturing complexes in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, an unparalleled storage, transportation and distribution network in North America, and logistics capabilities enabling a global reach underpin our strategy to leverage our unique capabilities to accelerate the world’s transition to clean energy.


AG0509G Enterprise Support Center, Exempt


Job Summary:

The Plant IT Manager’s role is to ensure the streamlined operation of the IT Department in alignment with the business objectives of the Manufacturing organization. This individual will plan, coordinate and direct IT-related activities of the organization, as well as provide administrative direction and support for daily operational activities of the IT departments in each of the plants. The IT Manager will work closely with decision makers in other departments to identify, recommend, develop, implement, and support cost-effective technology solutions for all aspects of the organization. This person will insure compliance at all Plants with IT policies, procedures, and best practices. They will have and maintain a continual service improvement program responsible for maintaining and improving ongoing quality in IT services.

Job Description:


  • Remotely manage plant information technology functions in accordance with organizational policies and goals.
  • Ensure proper functioning of the plant information systems, minimize system downtime and make proactive upgrades as necessary.
  • Assist business operations in utilizing information systems to improve efficiency.
  • Establish processes to ensure that computer equipment, hardware, and software are updated to meet organizational needs.
  • Manage IT staffing, including recruitment, supervision, scheduling, development, evaluation, and disciplinary actions
  • Manage financial aspects of the IT Department, including purchasing, budgeting, and budget review
  • Implement and maintain enterprise-wide system tools and ensure scalability.
  • Prepare RFPs, bid proposals, contracts, scope of work reports, and other documentation for infrastructure projects and associated efforts.
  • Negotiate with vendors, outsourcers, and contractors to secure infrastructure-specific products and services.
  • Benchmark, analyze, report on, and make recommendations for the improvement and growth of the IT infrastructure and IT systems.
  • Develop Service Level Agreements (SLAs) to establish problem resolution expectations and timeframes. Measure and report on SLA attainment. Inititate programs to achieve target SLAs
  • On-call availability evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Practice asset management for IT hardware, software, and equipment.
  • Internal Controls

  • Establishes and implements processes and procedures to meet local plant and CF Corporate internal controls requirements. These include, but are not limited to: computer and system access, asset management and change control.
  • Ensures that policies/processes/procedures are followed as designed.
  • Works with senior leadership to identify deficiencies, the need for new ones, and the extent to which such processes/procedures are being followed.
  • Develops and implements corrective actions with regard to department internal controls as necessary.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or another related field.
  • 6 to 10 years of IT work experience. Minimum 5 years experience in a management position.
  • Prior experience supervising remotely located employees.
  • Strong background in IT Services with an emphasis on service desk management in a the manufacturing, chemicals or oil & gas industries.
  • Experience implementing IaaS and PaaS strategies
  • Experience with Microsoft Server and end-point management tools and processes
  • Familiarity with ITIL practices for IT service management.
  • Some experience in project management environment is an asset.
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Highly self motivated and directed. Keen attention to detail.
  • Proficiency with these IT Management and Governance processes:
  • Change management.
  • Configuration management.
  • Asset Management.
  • CF Industries is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.
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