Cummins Inc. PLM Application Specialist - Senior in Columbus, Indiana

PLM Application Specialist - Senior

Description

Cummins is a place big enough to coach and develop a global workforce and create the world’s leading clean, engine technology. We’re also small enough for you to find your fit and personal passion with a team of dependable, innovative thinkers who are developing their careers within a diverse, inclusive, empowering environment.

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Our Engine Business Unit delivers reliable, durable, high performing products to our global partners. Working in an innovative space, you’ll develop high tech solutions that will fuel your advanced career skill set and empower you to own your career. Our integrated businesses demand the talents and creativity of individuals with a wide range of skills and experience.

This is an exciting opportunity in either Columbus, Indiana or Shoreview, MN for a PLM Application Specialist - Senior

Your impact will happen in these and other ways:

  • Provides comprehensive application functionality, configuration and support expertise for application software solutions; works with business analysts, architects, technical experts and software vendors on the solution requirements, design, configuration, functionality gap resolution, implementation, support, maintenance and enhancement of the applications.

  • Analyzes and evaluates application functionality and provides recommendations to increase utilization of standard application functionality to improve business processes and capabilities

  • Determines and documents optimum application setup and configuration to meet functional requirements and specifications; configures and verifies application setup and configuration

  • Develops expertise in emerging application and solution trends and functionality; provides functional recommendations for assigned applications and systems.

  • Conducts analysis of potential application solutions, identifies and recommends solutions to address functionality gaps in the application.

  • Develops and maintains strong relationships with relevant vendors; works with vendors to improve application functionality and resolve functionality issues

  • Partners with process owners, business analysts, systems analysts and architects to gather, document and review functional, architecture and technical requirements and define application functional designs.

  • Serves as subject matter expert and point of contact on content, processes, procedures and functionality associated with assigned applications for projects and application support (as needed).

  • Creates and manages functional specifications for a given project from which programs and configurations will be applied to create the program, application, or complete solution

Qualifications

  • System Prototyping and Simulation - Able to conduct an early sample, model, or pre-release of a product built to test a concept or process or to act as a thing to be replicated or learned from.

  • Requirement Analysis - The ability to understand requirements and trace them back to business goals/objectives. The ability to identify the relationships and interdependencies between requirements. The ability to prioritize requirements based on their relative value, risk, difficulty of implementation, urgency, likelihood of success, regulatory compliance, or other factors.

  • System Development Methodologies - Able to apply industry defined development techniques to create or modify IT solutions.

  • Solution Assessment & Validation - The ability to understand and assess proposed solutions in order to determine how closely they meet requirements and if they will deliver the desired business outcomes. The ability to understand the organization, and its readiness, to determine what is necessary to transition to the solution.

  • Systems Analysis - Ability to apply a technique that composes or decomposes a system into its component pieces for the purpose of the studying how well those component parts that were designed (or purchased) and configured to work and interact holistically to accomplish their purpose.Organizational Awareness - Understands and works in line with the organization’s mission, operations, structure, and goals; understands informal structures and processes of the organization; understands organization-level implications of his or her day-to-day decisions.

  • Relationship Management - Creates relationships with new acquaintances quickly and confidently; works to build trust and partner with stakeholders; successfully manages both internal and external relationships (e.g., vendor relationships); is comfortable in a challenger role that, at times, requires building constructive tension in interactions

Alternate location – Shoreview, MN, US

Skills and Experience Required:

  • Work on the Product Capability transformation for the Engine Business Unit (EBU), and help align processes related to Product Configuration, Items and BOM Management to Windchill PLM and allied applications.

  • Work with the business to define and document success criteria for the Engine Business Unit (EBU) product definition transformation.

  • Elicit, analyze and document functional and non-functional business requirements.

Additional Skills

  • Essential to be able to facilitate working sessions with a diverse group of individuals for different project needs e.g. to gather requirements or to demonstrate software function.

  • In-depth working knowledge of Engine Business Unit (EBU) processes related to Product Configuration, Items and BOM Management is preferred.

  • Familiarity with EBU Standards and Specifications that drive Product Configuration, Item/BOM and Change Process would be an advantage.

Additional Experience

  • 5 years of relevant work experience.

  • Experience leading workshops, driving issue resolution and acting as an agent for change.

  • Hands on experience working with EBU Product / Change applications such as EAF, CPIF, Dropbox, etc. would be an advantage.

  • Experience working in a packaged PLM solutions like Windchill, Envoia, etc. is highly desirable.

  • Familiarity with CMII principles is preferable.

Education, Licenses, Certifications

College, university, or equivalent degree in Information Technology, Business or a related subject required.

Compensation and Benefits

Base hourly rate commensurate with experience . Additional benefits vary between locations and include options such as our 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan, Cash Balance Pension Plan, Medical/Dental/Life Insurance, Health Savings Account, Domestic Partners Coverage and a full complement of personal and professional benefits.

Cummins and E-verify

At Cummins, we are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity in the workplace. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, color, disability, national origin, age, religion, union affiliation, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship, gender identity and/or expression, or other status protected by law. Cummins validates right to work using E-Verify. Cummins will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

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Job SYSTEMS/INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Primary Location United States-Indiana-Columbus-US, IN, Columbus, Sears Building

Job Type Experienced - Professional / Office

Recruitment Job Type Professional - Experienced

Job Posting May 17, 2017, 9:47:51 AM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 170002A5