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Cummins Inc. IT Director Global Manufacturing, Quality and HSE in Columbus, Indiana

IT Director Global Manufacturing, Quality and HSE


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.

Cummins Inc. is seeking an IT Director of Global Manufacturing, Quality, Health, Safety and Environment to act as a key business partner to define and execute strategies and programs enabling excellence in manufacturing quality and HSE.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to influence stakeholders throughout the organization, will have in depth experience in business change initiatives having a significant technology component, and will be an innovative self-starter who is able to translate business needs into attainable plans. This individual will be able to understand the complexities of the organization, processes, information, and technologies then build future-state models to best realize the organization strategy. This individual will be able to act autonomously and actively bring forward ideas and recommendations to further the success of company and the Manufacturing function and for CMI, as an enterprise.

The IT Director – Global Manufacturing, Quality, Health Safety and Environment works with all business technology stakeholders, leadership and subject matter experts to build a holistic, technology agnostic view of the organization's strategy, business processes and information assets. The candidate takes this knowledge and ensures that the Business and IT strategies remain in alignment. The IT Director – Global Manufacturing role is to link the business mission, strategy, and processes of the organization to its IT strategy, and ensure how the current and future needs of an organization will be met in an efficient, sustainable, agile, and adaptable manner.

Your impact will happen in these and other ways:

  • Collaboratively drives innovation with stakeholders to enable business capabilities with the right information technology

  • Ensures IT and Supply Chain transformations are supported and successful.

  • Generates ideas and solutions to enhance business processes by being an active business partner to stakeholders and leaders

  • Well versed in a broad range of technologies and current industry technology trends

  • Ability to translate technology discussions into business terms and articulate impacts as business scenarios

  • Promotes shared understanding of technical direction, business goals, and practical decisions to achieve the goals

  • Prioritize IT resources and manage constraints to maximize the delivery of business value

  • Pro-actively works to control the impact of IT spend on the organization

  • Must understand and be willing to traverse the sometimes-complicated organization and political dynamics of a corporation and its business units

  • Effectively teams with other IT and business leaders to ensure realization of both business & IT strategies


Coach and Develop - Accurately assesses strengths and development needs of employees; gives timely specific feedback and helpful coaching; provides challenging assignments and opportunities for development

Communication(Written and Verbal) - Effectively expresses messages and ideas in a clear, organized and relevant manner for a variety of audiences.

Foster Open Communication - Creates a work environment in which timely and relevant information flows smoothly between self and others; encourages the open expression of ideas and opinions.

Global Perspective - Understands the companies role in global markets. Seeks to understand issues, trends and perspectives of various cultures and countries that are relevant to the company.

Manage Execution - Assigns responsibilities; delegates to and empowers others; removes obstacles; allows for and contributes needed resources; coordinates work efforts when necessary; monitors progress

Motivate Others - Encourages and empowers others to achieve; establishes challenging performance standards; creates enthusiasm, a feeling of investment, and a desire to excel

Set the Aim - have a clear line of sight to and positive impact on the strategy; ensures execution plans are aligned with Cummins vision/mission/values, strategic principles and goal trees.

Think Strategically - Recognizes significant long-term opportunities for success and accompanying risks; considers a broad range of factors and alternatives and their implications for stakeholders; develops effective, profitable approaches aligned with Cummins' vision/mission/values and strategic principles.

Education and Experience

  • Participate as a key member of senior level IT Management and Functional Executive leadership team

  • Responsible for a significant area within IT from a scope perspective

  • Provide input to development of IT Strategic

  • Responsible for team financial management including AOP, budget management, and forecasting

  • Responsible for People Management including work plan development, performance management, and people development

  • Responsible for team building and development including organization structure, recruiting, global team management

  • Compile and present Management Reports on team performance including metrics, deliverable status, etc.

  • Communicate status to senior management – IT and business

  • Accountable for Six Sigma training, usage and goal attainment for the team

  • Ensure team adherence to all IT processes, policies, and procedures including IT Security

  • Responsible for IT Controls compliance for the team

  • Engagement with customers in their respective function or business area

  • Governance/Leadership for all program/projects executed or supported by their teams

  • 15 years of Leadership and Manufacturing experience

  • Significant level of relevant work experience, including managerial and budgetary experience

  • Six Sigma Certification preferred

  • College, university, or equivalent degree in Information Technology, Business or a relative subject required

Compensation and Benefits

Base annual salary commensurate with experience plus annual variable compensation. 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.

Ready to think beyond your desk? Apply for this opportunity to start your career with Cummins today at


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

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Feb 26, 2020, 2:27:36 PM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 200000B9