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AK Steel Corporation

IT Applications Manager

AK Steel Corporation

IT Applications Manager


United States

IT Applications Manager

at AK Steel

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IT Applications Manager

AK Steel is seeking an IT Applications Manager to be responsible and accountable for planning, coordinating, and overseeing projects and tasks within multiple legacy applications in the areas of manufacturing and supply chain. This person would lead a staff of IT professionals responsible to support and enhance current systems as well as develop new applications. They would need to be familiar with agile methodologies and how to incorporate them within their teams and business areas. This hands-on position will report to our Corporate IT Applications Manager and be part of applications management group.

Responsibilities & Required Skills:

Able to quickly grasp both technology and business concepts in an ever changing environment.

Design, develop, implement and coordinate systems, policies and procedures.

Act in alignment with user needs and system functionality to contribute to organizational needs.

Identify problematic areas and implement strategic solutions in a timely manner.

Manage by training and coaching team members, communicating job expectations and appraising their performance.

Involvement in managing outsourced and off shore resources while optimizing throughput and quality results.

Use current knowledge of business and technology to recommend systems and process improvements.

Works directly with stakeholders, process specialists, and users to elicit and surface the unarticulated need.

Experience in gathering requirements using interviews, document analysis, scenarios, business analysis, and task and workflow analysis.

Understanding and experience in Agile Methodologies and common practices especially with scrums and sprints.

Knowledge and understanding of mainframe, VMS and web based systems and architecture.

Ability to build relationships with team members, peers, leaders, and key individuals.

Display personal characteristics such as self-motivation, dependability, confidence, trust, and flexibility.

Demonstrate collaboration skills to foster effective working relationships with the team and customers.

Contribute to the strategy and architecture of IT and applications.

Success with effecting business transformation and culture change.

Excellent communication skills – both verbal and written.


Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Business (MIS) or related discipline.

10 years of experience in Information Technology within a manufacturing organization.

5 years of experience in IT management/team lead.

2 years of experience in project management and common methodologies.

2 years in practicing agile techniques.

Why Apply?

Excellent compensation and benefits.

Challenging work.

Tuition reimbursement.

AK Steel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, military or protected veteran status. The following links provide information regarding your Equal Employment Opportunity rights and protections: EEO is the Law & EEO is the Law Supplement. AK Steel is committed to a safe and drug-free workplace, and requires all prospective employees to undergo a post-offer drug and alcohol screen before starting employment with AK Steel.


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West Chester

Job Type:

Information Technology


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About Us

At AK Steel, great people, innovation and a commitment to continuous improvement help drive our overall success. Our employees represent a diverse range of personal backgrounds and professional skill sets, which help us consistently, deliver world-class quality and service to our customers. As a leader in flat-rolled steel manufacturing we employ men and women who are driven to succeed, passionate about their work, dedicated to being part of a team, results oriented and relentless in the pursuit of continuous improvement.

AK Steel offers career opportunities across a number of areas, including, among others:

Operations and Maintenance


Finance and Accounting

Quality Systems

Human Resource Management

Occupational Safety and Health


Government and Public Relations


Law and Environmental Affairs

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Company Profile:
Headquartered in West Chester, Ohio (Greater Cincinnati), AK Steel is a world leader in the production of flat-rolled carbon, stainless and electrical steel products, primarily for automotive, infrastructure and manufacturing, construction and electrical power generation and distribution markets. The company operates seven steel plants and two tube manufacturing plants across four states: Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and Pennsylvania. James L. Wainscott is AK Steel’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. He was named AK Steel President and CEO in October of 2003 and Chairman of the Board in January of 2006.