IT Director, Architecture and Transformation

Date: Nov 18, 2023

Location: Wickliffe, OH, US, 44092

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

About Lubrizol  
The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is committed to enabling a sustainable future. Our unmatched science unlocks immense possibilities at the molecular level, driving sustainable and measurable results to help the world Move Cleaner, Create Smarter and Live Better. Our solutions are used by people every day, improving billions of lives around the world. 

We value diversity in professional backgrounds and life experiences. By enabling a consistent, unbiased, and transparent recruitment process, Lubrizol seeks to create a positive experience for candidates so we can get to know them at their best. We recognize unique work and life situations and offer flexibility, ensuring our employees feel engaged and fulfilled in every aspect of life. 

Role Accountability

We are seeking a dynamic and visionary IT Director of Architecture and Transformation to lead our organization's technology architecture and innovation functions. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of driving technological transformation, architecting scalable and future-proof solutions, and fostering a culture of innovation within the IT department. This role is pivotal in shaping the technological landscape of our organization and ensuring that we remain at the forefront of industry advancements.


Essential Job Functions


   - Define and maintain the overall architecture roadmap aligned with the organization's strategic goals.

   - Collaborate with cross-functional teams to design and implement robust, scalable, and adaptable technical solutions that meet current and future business requirements.

   - Ensure alignment of technology investments with long-term architecture goals and standards.

   - Oversee the evaluation of new technologies, tools, and platforms to identify opportunities for enhancing our technical ecosystem.

   - Design and architect validated interconnected systems for medical device segment.

 Innovation Leadership:

   - Foster a culture of innovation within the IT department, encouraging creative thinking and continuous improvement.

   - Lead the exploration of emerging technologies, trends, and industry best practices to identify opportunities for innovation and competitive advantage.

   - Establish processes for ideation, prototyping, and experimentation with new technologies and solutions.

   - Lead Automation, AI COE to create value through productivity

Strategic Planning:

   - Collaborate with IT leadership team to develop and refine the organization's technology strategy and ensure alignment with business objectives.

   - Provide guidance on the adoption of innovative technologies to enhance efficiency, productivity, and customer experience.

   - Contribute to the development of IT budgets, ensuring that resources are allocated effectively to support architecture and innovation initiatives.

Team Management:

   - Lead and mentor a team of architects, engineers, and technical experts, providing guidance, coaching, and professional development opportunities.

   - Foster a collaborative and inclusive team environment that encourages knowledge sharing and cross-functional collaboration.

Vendor and Partner Management:

   - Collaborate with external partners, vendors, and technology providers to assess potential solutions, negotiate contracts, and ensure successful implementation of technology initiatives.

Risk Management and Compliance:

   - Identify potential security and compliance risks related to architecture decisions and innovation efforts, and implement appropriate mitigation strategies.

 - Validation of manufacturing and quality systems for FDA regulated industry



- Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field (Master's degree preferred).

- Proven experience (10+ years) in a leadership role overseeing technology architecture, innovation, and strategic planning.

- In-depth knowledge of enterprise architecture frameworks, cloud technologies, software development methodologies, and emerging IT trends.

- Proven track record of implementing smart factory technologies including IIOT, Data, automation, MES and EQMS including validated system design experience.

- Strong track record of successfully leading and managing cross-functional technology teams.

- Excellent strategic thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.

- Exceptional communication and interpersonal abilities, with the capacity to engage and influence stakeholders at all levels.\



Why Lubrizol?

  • Competitive salary with performance-based bonus plans
  • 401K Match plus Age Weighted Defined Contribution Plan
  • Competitive medical, dental & vision offerings
  • Health Savings Account
  • Paid Holidays, Vacation, Parental Leave
  • Flexible work environment

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If you’re interested in the position, we encourage you to apply. Lubrizol is always looking for candidates who embody our cultural beliefs in everything they do. If you’re All In, Lead Decisively, Take Action, Think External, and can Be Courageous, Lubrizol could be the place for you. #LI-MS1

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