Manufacturing Solution Architect - npaworldwide (Collegeville)

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: Information Technology

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A global chemical manufacturing company, located in the Radnor, PA area just west of Philadelphia, is looking for a Senior IT Solution Architect with good manufacturing experience. The Solution Architect is part of a team that manages applications to support the business users in the manufacturing area of the company.

The Solution Architect will do the following:

Works with the company IT Product Manager and Enterprise Architecture team to shape application roadmaps to drive overall simplification and objectives for the designation application domain.

Works with business process owners / experts to enhance the value delivered to the business through continuous improvement of business processes, focused upon better use of application solutions and associated data / information.

Maintains key architectural artefacts to document the overall application landscape, in order to maintain essential knowledge of the systems landscape.

Work as a key member of application project teams, to provide continuity of company solution, application landscape and data knowledge in order to strengthen the delivered solutions.

Gather technical requirements project teams and business stakeholders

Supports the process of selection of application vendors, solutions and associated implementation partners, helping to assess versus company requirements, including security and risk assessments as required.

Create high-level solution design documentation, including logical/physical and high/low level solution designs, in line with business strategies.

Manage solution risks and issues to resolution.

Gain solution design sign off from company IT and Business Stakeholders.

Carry out technical evaluation of suppliers.

Liaise with project management to formulate deployment plans and migration/upgrade strategies.

Provide technical governance and assurance during solution deployment.

Provide technical consultancy to departmental project managers and other internal colleagues.


This is a major global company and the project encompasses all operating entities globally that have IT users. The role holder will work with technical and business staff from end user to Director level and will operate within an IT support services environment, as well as liaising with stakeholders in multiple business functions and divisions.

Corporate IT consists of geographically dispersed teams and therefore all roles include working with remote and cross-cultural teams.

National/ international travel may be required in order to fulfil the requirements of the role.

Good standard of business English, written and verbal, will be required in order to facilitate global collaboration.

Candidates should be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and reside locally since no relocation assistance is available at this time.



Experience in Manufacturing domain.

An acknowledged applications expert in the manufacturing domain, with significant experience in shaping and progressing application strategy.

Experience of delivering and supporting application solutions for the business process defined as the scope for the role.

Functional experience as an end-user within one or more of the application domains in scope.

Be an experienced professional who has worked on delivery of changes and enhancements.

Candidates should be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and reside locally since no relocation assistance is available at this time.

Associated topics: application developer, backend, c, c#, develop, devops, expert, lead, matlab, programming

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