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Information Technology Manager

Company: Pure Prairie Farms Inc.
Location: Charles City
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

Pure Prairie Farms is currently seeking a talented Information Technology Manager for our Charles City, IA location.

Pure Prairie Farms is a chicken producer offering a variety of premium quality chicken. We focus on animal welfare and our chickens never have antibiotics, are air chilled with no artificial ingredients or preservatives. Our management team consists of highly experienced poultry industry leaders that bring both bench strength and a wealth of experience to our organization.

We empower our people and drive outstanding performance at every level. You will be supported by passionate teammates along the way, and our collaborative spirit drives our success.

The Information Technology Manager leads the implementation and support of technology solutions for Pure Prairie Farm's manufacturing operations and warehousing. This leader will manage the information technology across the plant ensuring optimal production capability is available through the automated equipment, processes and technology-based systems in place. This individual should be highly competent with hardware and software to be successful in this hands-on role. The IT Manager will be the point person to troubleshoot and provide solutions to keep the plant technology operational. They will also be a strong advocate of continuous improvement, industry-recognized best practices, and standardization across the organization provide high-quality technology solutions in support of daily production and ongoing continuous improvement initiatives for our plant and warehouse.

The IT Manager is responsible for managing both direct and indirect reporting relationships, including the relationship with our external vendor that provides basic helpdesk and network support services.

*Core Responsibilities: *

- Ensure plant technology is operational, provide troubleshooting and solutions as necessary.

- Translate business needs into IT requirements for Manufacturing and Engineering projects, Plant cost-saving initiatives, onboarding of new acquisitions to Pure Prairie Farms systems, requests for new technology and network-connected equipment, system enhancements and upgrades.

- Ensure alignment across stakeholders on decisions, priorities and relevant project information regarding business unit requests, projects and initiatives.

- Drives technology and business process innovation for our plants and warehouses to enable front line competitive position and manages a portfolio of services to address business needs within our plants.

- Leads reviews of current business processes to determine where automation/improvements will drive efficiency.

- Recommends innovative uses of existing software functionality to reduce manual effort and maximize the return on our investment in technology.

- Leads the team which serves as the primary liaison between Manufacturing and IT

- Establish a consistent process for the development of detailed implementation and contingency plans and provide user and management training before, during, and after system deployments.

- Partner with Maintenance and Security teams to prepare site infrastructure as needed to accommodate new equipment, systems and processes.

- Develop and sustain effective Plant Systems management and staffing plans to deliver on objectives.

- Assist in the on-site deployment and training.

- Work with key stakeholders to classify manufacturing applications and integration points to guide security, support and business continuity priority.

- Develop and maintain a working knowledge of new technology and bring innovation ideas forward

- Keep accurate inventories of systems and IT equipment, and update our knowledge base of problem resolutions

- Assists the Applications, Maintenance, IT Security & Vendor Management organizations to drive continuous improvement in internal and third-party support relationships.

- Manages and reduces risk.

- Assists in the prioritization of IT requests, ensuring team is working on the highest priority.

*Qualifications: *

- Bachelor's Degree and 4+ years of relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, required.

- 2+ years of experience in team development/management.

- Manufacturing systems experience required.

- Effective critical thinking, decision making and problem-solving skills.

- Self-directed with effective analytical and problem-solving skills

- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams.

- Must demonstrate the ability to work effectively at all levels across the organization.

- Excellent organizational skills required.

- Ability to be respectful, approachable, and team-oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.

*Pure Prairie Farms team members enjoy highly competitive pay and benefits including: *

- Health, dental, & vision insurance

- Life Insurance

- 401K with company match

- Generous paid time off

- Paid holidays

- Paid sick time

*Pure Prairie Farms is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer*

We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $85,000.00 - $115,000.00 per year

Benefits:
* 401(k) matching
* Dental insurance
* Health insurance
* Life insurance
* Paid time off
* Vision insurance
Schedule:
* Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:
* Charles City, IA 50616: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: One location%58047475%

Keywords: Pure Prairie Farms Inc., Rochester , Information Technology Manager, Executive , Charles City, Minnesota

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