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CF Industries Holdings, Inc

Director, Applications Development

CF Industries Holdings, Inc - Deerfield, IL


CF Industries is a global leader in transforming natural gas into nitrogen. The chemical processes we use ensure we have the nitrogen we need to support life on earth - from fertilizer that feeds the crops that feed the world to products that remove harmful emissions from industrial activities. Through our nine world-class manufacturing complexes and best-in-class distribution system, we serve agricultural and industrial customers. We invite you to be a part of our nearly 3,000 employees making a difference every day. Department: AG0508 Applications DevelopmentFunction: Information TechnologyJob Summary:The Director, Application Development is responsible for planning and directing the Application and Plant Information Technology activities of the organization. The Application areas include SAP, Vendor application packages, proprietary developed software and legacy systems. The incumbent is responsible for providing vision and direction enabling IT to achieve strategic technology and business objectives. This position provides a leadership role in the day-to-day operations of the Information Technology Department and is viewed as the internal information technology subject matter expert.Job Description:Strategic Planning1.Participates in overall business planning, bringing a current knowledge and future vision of technology as related to the Company's business initiatives2.Determines long-term corporate-wide information needs and develops an appropriate IT strategy3.In conjunction with appropriate business management, develops and maintains professional communications with customers and vendors to enhance business relationships and information systems integration4.Develops and maintains the information systems strategic architecture for software, software development tools and systems integration.5.Acts as the IT subject matter expert with senior business leaders in determining overall informManages liaison between IT and other functions in the company6.Manages liaison between IT and other functions in the companyInformation Systems Development, Implementation & Support7.Directs and coordinates the information technology planning and implementation, including all phases of system design, programming, installation and operations8.Directs the support of existing systems, ensures that operational problems are solved in a timely fashion and that the application software, telecommunications and hardware performance levels meet or exceed the users’ business requirements9.Maintains application and network availability as defined by user service level agreementsInformation Technology Governance10.Conducts feasibility studies, time and cost estimates for the establishment and implementation of new systems or programs and prepares progress reports on the status of projects to coordinate activities and ensures project deadlines are met within budget11.Oversees and drives the development of application life cycle tracking tools, checklists, and other programs so that IT assets including people are managed effectively and efficiently12.Ensures core IT project management practices are followed to include: project management per systems development lifecycle (SDLC), portfolio management prioritization, enterprise architecture and quality assurance processesControl13.Sets policies and procedures, technical standards, methods, and priorities14.Maintains logical and physical security of all computer resources15.Responsible for backup and disaster recovery capability for applications to ensure business continuity and consistency with other business recovery plans16.Ensures integrity of corporate data, proprietary information and related intellectual property through information security and access managementOrganization, Administration and Personnel Management17.Assess, develops, retains, and recruits IT talent that will support the ongoing needs of the business18.Directs and assigns personnel; devises and evaluates the staff's work; and prepares performance evaluations19.Organizes and coordinates IT educational programs for corporate management and staff20.Negotiates and maintains business relationships with all appropriate vendors and consultants21.Reviews and negotiates software license agreements and contracts with vendors22.Prepares and monitors application and plant departmental budgets to ensure cost effective use of all resources23.Reports to senior management on information technology plans, projects, performance and related mattersInternal Controls:Establishes and implements processes and procedures to meet departmental internal controls requirements.  Ensures that established processes/procedures are followed as designed.  Works with Internal Controls Department to identify deficiencies in existing processes/procedures, 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.Successful Incumbents Will Have:1.Degree in Information Technology - MBA preferred2.10 years of information technology management experience with previous roles as a software developer or technical systems integrator3.Experience in large scale ERP systems to include implementation and production support4.Proven strategic planning, personnel management and project management skills5.Excellent communication and managerial abilities in dealing with upper management, users, staff, peers and vendors. Ability to relate technical matters to non-technical users and business matters to technical staff 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.  Employees in the US can learn more about their rights by viewing the federal \EEO is the Law\ poster (PDF) and the Pay Transparency Policy Statement can be found on this link: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/PayTransparencyNondiscrimination.html.If you need any assistance seeking a job opportunity at CF Industries, or if you need reasonable accommodation with the application process, please call 847-405-2400 or contact us at [Click Here to Email Your Resumé].JOIN OUR TALENT NETWORK

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Director, Applications Development CF Industries Holdings, Inc - Deerfield, IL, United States

   

Location: Deerfield, IL

Company Profile:
CF Industries, a global leader in nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing and distribution, owns and operates world-scale nitrogen complexes and serves agricultural and industrial customers through its best-in-class distribution system. Founded in 1946 as a fertilizer brokerage operation by a group of regional agricultural cooperatives, CF Industries grew by expanding its distribution capabilities and diversifying into fertilizer manufacturing. Through 2002, the company operated as a typical supply cooperative. However, in 2003, in response to changing market conditions, it adopted a new business model that established financial performance, rather than the traditional cooperative charge of providing an assured supply of product to its owners, as its principal objective.