Arconic Sr. Manager, Information Services - Global Industrial Division in Waco, Texas



Sr. Manager, Information Services - Global Industrial Division

Job Function:

Information Technology/Information Systems

Business Unit Group:

Engineered Products and Solutions

Position Description:

Arconic Fastening Systems and Rings (AFSR) is seeking a Sr. Manager, Information Services to be the strategic global IS leader for the AFSR Industrial Fastener division, delivering technology solutions to support business process efficiencies on a global scale. This position is located in Waco, TX.

Arconic Fastening Systems and Rings (AFSR) serves the global aerospace, automotive, and commercial transportation markets with the most specialized engineering, highest quality, and the greatest breadth and depth of fastening system solutions and seamless rolled rings in our industry. Headquartered in Torrance, CA; AFSR employs 7,900 people in 13 countries at 38 locations. AFSR is a business unit of Arconic (NYSE:ARNC).

Join Arconic and join a network of people who are passionate about industry-changing technology that advances the world. You’ll have the opportunity to work with leading global companies that operate in world-changing industries—such as aerospace, automotive, building and construction, defense and commercial transportation. It’s not just a job. It’s a career and a path to the future. You’ll be part of a diverse culture of learning, teaching and mentorship. Arconic is fully committed to developing people: providing employees with the resources, and learning and development opportunities they need to excel and build a career.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Strategic IS leader for the division, delivering technology solutions to support business process efficiencies on a global scale.

  • Partners with business and IT leaders to identify business and technology objectives, associated information technology requirements, associated value, and develops the implementation plans to achieved defined goals.

  • Owns and directs IS planning, strategy and budget management across 10+ global manufacturing, distribution, and office locations.

  • Collaborate with AFSR Industrial business process owners and key decision makers across Sales, Manufacturing, Engineering, Finance and other functions to delivery world class information technology services.

  • Manage Service Level Agreements (SLAs) with internal and external providers.

  • AFSR Industrial Fasteners project manager for strategic projects.

  • Coordinate IS service delivery between the AFSR IS Global staff, GBS (shared services) IS Regional Groups, Local IS Managers, and business operations – drive implementation of Arconic, EPS (Engineered Products & Solutions group), and AFSR Global and AFSR Industrial Fasteners standard tools.

  • Work closely with AFSR IS leadership to align IS strategy globally.

  • Accountable for ensuring that the necessary IS controls within the business unit are in place and meets or exceeds the Arconic’s compliance and internal control requirements.

Major Activities:

  • Guide AFSR Industrial Fasteners IS strategy and project implementation across 10+ locations in 8 countries.

  • Provide operational leadership for the delivery of strategic initiatives, including ERP upgrades, adoption of cloud technology, CRM solutions, and project management for on time / on budget / on scope delivery,

  • Manage annual AFSR Industrial Fasteners IS spend, including operating cost, chargebacks, and capital projects.

  • Own the AFSR Industrial Fasteners IS capital planning process; guide and approve all AFSR Industrial Fasteners IS-related capital expenditures.

  • Advocate and implement the Alcoa Corporate IS strategy as established by the CIO Lead Team

  • Leverage the use of the Manufacturing Infrastructure Organization (MIO) and other central services across AFSR Industrial Fasteners locations.

  • Recommend and implement common systems solutions covering all locations and functions, drive AFSR standard systems against Arconic, AFSR, and AFSR Industrial Fasteners standards.

  • Drive the implementation of common processes across AFSR locations, particularly in ERP, EDI, Reporting and Quality systems.

  • Drive ERP systems consolidation onto AFSR Industrial Fasteners common platforms (ERPLN);

  • Lead the IS function during inorganic growth/acquisition opportunities; manage strategic integration projects to implement standard Arconic and AFSR infrastructure, financial and customer reporting, software tools, and compliance processes.

  • Lead global organization of 12+ employees, dedicated central resources, and contractors. Ensure the growth and development of the global IS staff through continuous learning, development, succession planning, and exposure to diverse AFSR/Arconic operations and projects.

  • Provide input to evolving factory automation strategies; ensure IS participation in building and securing shop floor networks, process control systems, and manufacturing execution systems.


  • Ability to manage simultaneous projects across multiple sites and disciplines with competing priorities and diverse business models.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills.

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Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prefer the Bachelor’s Degree is in Information Systems, Computer Science, IS, or Business, from an accredited institution.

  • IT experience in Manufacturing is strongly preferred

  • Experience working with Baan ERP system

  • International experience

  • Project Management experience

  • Experience in a large global matrix organization

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Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution

  • Minimum 7 years of Information Technology work experience

  • Minimum 3 years of supervisory management experience

  • ERP system deployment experience

  • Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

  • This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status. ITAR defines U.S. person as an U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

Business Unit:

Arconic Fastening Systems and Rings

Job Type: