The Weir Group PLC

  • 2018-18966

    Posted Date 5 months ago(7/2/2018 10:57 PM)
    Director of Information Systems
    Job Location
    US-TX-Fort Worth
    Shift Schedule
    NS / Exempt
    Manages Others
  • Company Profiles

    Weir has been in business since 1871 and our sustainability and success has been built on attracting, retaining, and developing exceptional people.


    As a global company, employing around 15,000 people in over 70 countries, we reflect the diversity of our customers in the diversity of our people and ensure everyone is given the opportunity to flourish regardless of their gender, race, beliefs or background.


    Weir is an inclusive and innovative organisation where you can be your authentic self. We continually develop our talent and diversity of thought to keep our business relevant, innovative and successful for the future.


    Enabling our people to unleash their full potential is central to ‘We are Weir’, our vision, mission, and strategic priorities. We aim to be the most admired engineering business in our markets and we'll achieve that ambition by being the employer of choice in our markets.


    We offer a wide range of career opportunities across a variety of technical and business roles in engineering, manufacturing and service locations worldwide.


    Business Need / Purpose of Role

    We are seeking a proactive and collaborative leader that will be focused on developing a long term strategy for Weir SAP ERP ecosystem to support all functions of the business including sales, marketing, supply chain & finance in alignment with overall strategy. The successful candidate will possess strong analytical, execution, communication and partnership skills. They will partner with the senior members of technology and our business partners to support the on-going needs of the business, while working in an SAP environment that can leverage and integrate with broader company wide technology initiatives.

    Objectives & Measurement - Key Responsibilities

    Including but not limited to:

    • Create technology roadmaps in collaboration with business leaders.
    • Analyzes complex business needs presented by the user community and/or clients and recommends technical solutions.
    • Scan the environment to understand current and emerging marketplace trends and advise on business impact.
    • Raise user’s sophistication and ability to leverage analytics to provide data-driven insights to frontline decision makers.
    • Involved in budget planning within assigned area of responsibility as well as coordinating with other IS Directors to identify the IS dependencies.
    • Ensures/participates in development of business cases, requirements, and documentation in support of proposed and approved business initiatives.
    • Provides IS Leadership Team insights to the needs and concerns of business partners.
    • Participates in regular scheduled meetings with administration as it relates to our systems and applications.
    • Run the information systems business of the organization, balancing supply and demand

    Job Knowledge / Education and Qualifications

    Education and/or Experience:

    The ideal candidate will be an experienced information systems executive who understands sophisticated business processes, management and operational systems found in complex global organizations in a manufacturing and services environment. Preference will be given to those with an understanding of heavy capital intensive and/or manufacturing industries with a mix of sales, field service, extensive SAP manufacturing and supply chain experience and top tier consulting experience (optional). The candidate must be a hands-on executive, in line with Weir’s culture of execution.

    The preferred candidate should come with experience of SAP or any similar ERP, including requirements analysis, business process design, system integration, and organizational change management. The candidate must be an expert in leveraging the implemented ERP and obtaining realtime big data and translating that into business language.

    International experience is desirable and a desire to work in a global context is required.  

    Education: Computer science Degree or equivalent and 5 plus years IT leadership management. 10+ Years’ experience of direct involvement in various roles in SAP ERP areas for a large, global company.




    Language Skills

    Excellent written and spoken English required. Experience working with an international company in an English speaking environment essential.


    Computer Skills

    Advanced technical knowledge required.


    Work Environment

    General office with potentially frequent domestic and international travel.

    Core Competencies

    Strategic Orientation: This role will have a forward thinking perspective with a well informed point of view on the changing role of information technology in supporting and enabling the business. S/He will have a strong grasp of business fundamentals and have the intellectual faculties and mind-set to create the bridge between technology strategy and business strategy. S/He will have the capacity to clearly communicate to non-technical audiences, such as peer executives, field personnel, key customers / stakeholders and vendors. The ideal candidate will possess the proven ability to translate complex technology issues into terms that inform decision makers for the broader leadership audience at Weir.

    Collaboration and Influencing: Given the business and functional interdependencies across the Weir organization that define success, the ideal candidate will have proven the ability to use the informal structure, dynamics and culture of an organization to get things done. This person will actively seek input in decision making and engage colleagues to make joint decisions for the benefit of the overall organization. The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator with strong influencing skills and the proven ability to challenge the status quo while maintaining a spirit of teamwork and camaraderie with superiors, peers and subordinates alike.

    Results Orientation: The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to drive a technology organization to high levels of performance as evidenced by a track record of consistent delivery and development of services and systems to support the business. S/He will set extremely high expectations of reliability / availability of IS infrastructure, responsiveness and engagement of IS staff, pace and urgency in implementing development programs and an intense awareness of the business benefits and cost-effectiveness of different technology solutions. S/He will tend to set stretch goals for performance and have excellent project management disciplines coupled with a personal inclination to drill into details and take corrective action early and decisively when projects are off track or people are not performing.

    Team Leadership: The candidate must have hands-on experience managing both direct and indirect reports to create a seamless team environment. The successful candidate will also have demonstrated the ability to manage process and projects. In addition, the candidate must have the ability to attract and develop new talent in the organization and develop a cohesive and high performance IS team in a lean operating environment. He or she should be focused on coaching and mentoring his or her senior leadership team and consistently bring in best-in-class performers to ensure continued growth and success of the business.


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