Business Solutions Lead Architect (Plm)

Lennox International Richardson , TX 75080

Posted 6 days ago

Company Overview

Lennox International (LII) is a leading global provider of innovative climate control solutions for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) markets.Beginning over a century ago, Lennox International has built a strong heritage of Innovation and Responsibility. Our position as an innovation leader continually inspires us to promote more efficient energy use and a healthier environment through our product operations. Our engaged and diverse workforce is committed to providing climate control solutions that provide the most value and comfort for our customers. We are proud to have instilled a shared sense of responsibility and commitment among our approximately 10,000 employees located throughout North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

Job Description

A Business Solutions Lead Architect is a leadership position that partners with key stakeholders in the organization to create leading edge, well-defined technology plans and solutions that are aligned to Lennox IT and Business Strategy. This role will focus on Engineering Design Applications, PLM, CAD, Integration between PLM and ERP, and various engineering simulation platforms that are either custom developed or packaged applications. A background in PLM systems such as PTC Windchill, Siemens Teamcenter, or Oracle AGILE is a must have. So also is experience in developing or supporting engineering applications such as CAD, FEA, CFD, configure to order systems, etc.

  • Contributes to technology roadmaps in collaboration with enterprise-wide stakeholders

  • Leads discussions with stakeholders to identify challenges, opportunities and gaps in the business process and helps build technology strategy to address them

  • Documents the "as-is" business process and uses business process reengineering techniques to identify and unclog process bottlenecks

  • Defines business use cases that support operational business initiatives

  • Experiments with new technologies/applications to meet business use cases

  • Conducts hands-on proof-of-concepts (POC) to meet the business use cases

  • Identifies and communicates risks (business, application, technical) associated with component or application implementation at the business level and enterprise level

  • Develops an understanding of market positioning, visioning and solution value add

  • Responsible for devising solutions, solution architecture descriptions, and subsequent monitoring and governance of their implementation

  • Translates business objectives and processes into a conceptual architecture that describes key functional and non-functional requirements

  • Works with Enterprise and Application Architects to ensure business process is considered during technical design

  • Accountable for quality of the solution through the SDLC process

  • Oversees development of solutions by onshore or offshore resources; provides technical coaching and mentorship of resources

  • Keeps stakeholders informed and manages expectations of projects

Qualifications

  • Requires a bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Project Planning, Business Case Development, Enterprise Architecture, Vendor Evaluation, Systems Integration

  • Wide-ranging experience and advanced knowledge in the following areas: Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Product Data Management (PDM), Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computer Aided Engineering (CAE), Bill of Material (BOM) Management

  • An implementation background in PDM/PLM platforms

  • Solidworks EPDM, Siemens Teamcenter, PTC Windchill is a must have
  • Experience in 3D modeling, CAD support, API keys and front end coding is desirable.

  • Programming: C++, Visual Basic, ASP.NET, or Java

  • Previous experience as an Applications Support Engineer, Mechanical Design Engineer, or PLM/CAD application administrator is desirable

  • Broad knowledge of and experience with a wide variety of application technologies, platforms, and tools including web-based systems, databases, middleware/integration technologies, security, and infrastructure.

  • Exploration of new technology and trends with particular emphasis on the engineering domain

  • Proven track record of building technical and business relationships with managers and directors

  • Proven track record of driving decisions collaboratively, resolving conflicts and ensuring follow through

  • Problem-solving mentality leveraging internal and external resources, where and when needed, to do what's right for the customer and for the organization

  • Recognizes and manages technical, organizational, and project risks; not shy about bringing issues to the forefront

  • Strong consulting, leading, and mentoring skills

  • Ability to lead projects from end-to-end, identifying and removing barriers

  • Business acumen to properly understand priorities, make decisions, take risks, and not fear failure

  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation communication skills

  • High level of motivation, self-starter, excellent at follow-up, team-player with ability to deliver within defined timelines, work under limited supervision and oversight

  • Domain experience

  • Heavy Manufacturing and Shop Floor Industry, Industrial Machinery, Discrete Manufacturing
  • 8-10 Years domain experience - consulting background and experience is desirable

  • Willing to travel periodically based on business need

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