Arconic Information Systems Manager in Waco, Texas


Information Systems Manager


Position Description

Arconic Fastening Systems (AFS) is seeking an Information Services (IS) Manager to serve as the strategic IS leader for the AFS Industrial Fastener division (approximately 800 employees), delivering technology solutions to support business process efficiencies on a global scale. This position is located in Waco, TX.

Arconic Fastening Systems (AFS) holds the number one global position in aerospace fastening systems, and we’re the North American leader in commercial transportation fasteners. Our high-tech, multi-material fastening systems are found nose to tail on aircraft and aero engines. Our products are also critical components of industrial gas turbines, automobiles, commercial transportation vehicles, and construction and industrial equipment. Headquartered in Torrance, CA; we employ over 6,000 people in 11 countries at 31 locations. AFS 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 achieve defined goals.

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

  • Collaborate with AFS 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.

  • AFS Industrial Fasteners Division project manager for strategic projects.

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

  • Work closely with AFS 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 AFS Industrial Fasteners IS strategy and project implementation across 10+ locations in 8 countries (approximately 800 employees).

  • 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 AFS Industrial Fasteners IS spend, including operating cost, chargebacks, and capital projects.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Lead global organization of 12+ employees (direct and matrix reports), 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 AFS/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.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution

  • Minimum 7 years of Information Technology or Information Services work experience

  • Minimum 1 year of supervisory experience

  • Minimum 6 months of ERP project 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.

Preferred Qualifications

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

  • IT experience in Manufacturing OR other industry with complex supply chain

  • Experience working with Baan ERP system

  • International experience

  • Project Management experience

  • Experience in a large complex organization

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Minimum Travel Required


Job Function

Information Technology/Information Systems

Business Unit Group

Engineered Products and Solutions

Business Unit

Arconic Fastening Systems

Job Type