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Tenneco Automotive Operating Co. Senior IT Manager in Grass Lake, Michigan

Job DescriptionTenneco is one of the world's leading designers, manufacturers and marketers serving the light vehicle, commercial truck, off-highway, industrial and aftermarket industries. Our portfolio consists of Clean Air, Powertrain, Aftermarket, and Ride Performance products and technology solutions. With our product portfolio, dedication to quality, global reach, entrepreneurial setting and competitive strength, we're at a great place to build a lasting career.We are looking for a Senior IT Manager to be part of our North America Clean Air business group. In this role, you will leverage best practices and promote continuous improvement of methods and tools used within our Information Technology function. There will be intensive collaboration with the North America Clean Air staff and their teams to identify, scope, and prioritize application delivery projects, enhancements, and support requirements. In addition, you will be responsible for budgets and cost reduction initiatives for the North America applications team.Our recruiting team is ready to act immediately. You'll first hear from someone in Talent Acquisition to schedule a phone screen, and then the next step will be a personal interview with our Hiring Manager. We pride ourselves on moving through the process quickly, and you can be sure of transparency and prompt communication.ESSENTIAL DUTIESulliCoaches and develops a team that becomes self-managed; with a strong team spirit, which holds each other accountable for high standards./liliUnderstands HR processes like objectives setting, Individual Development Planning, and Performance Evaluation./liliCreates a learning organization. Ensures training plans are developed. Develops the right skill mix from both a soft skill and technology skill mix perspective./liliDrives broadening the skill sets of analysts (e.g. develop skills in multiple SAP modules) and aligning them to our key business processes (e.g. Purchase to Payment, Order to Cash, Planning to Production, etc.)./liliEnsures team develops communication skills to ensure inter-team and intra-team communication./liliManages vendor relationship for using 3rd party resources or service providers to bridge capacity- or skill-gaps when staffing projects./liliEnsures proper communication and coordination with leaders of other IT groups./liliWorks with the North America Clean Air management team to understand the project portfolio and assists in managing expectations and resolving priority issues./liliSurfaces and proactively resolves priority conflicts between projects initiated by different business, application and infrastructure groups./liliWorks with project managers and scrum masters to ensure projects are properly staffed./liliEnsures projects meet the business requirements but continue to fit corporate IT architecture and strategy./liliDrives the spirit of 'continuous' improvement in factory tools, methods and standards./liliEnsures support activities meet SLAs and SLOs established with the business. Actively monitors team's performance against these targets including any 3rd party support team./liliPerforms other duties as assigned./li/ulRequired SkillsulliDemonstrated management and leadership skills plus strong coaching and people development skills./liliUnderstands HR processes like objective setting, employee development, and performance evaluation./liliStrong in vendor management, consulting and negotiating skills./liliAbility to direct efforts of others in remote locations in different time