Regional IS Manager - Americas


Employment Type: Full-time

Location: Aurora, Ohio

This position is within the Mining And Metals Industry

Job Summary

Who is Pyrotek? Pyrotek is the most successful global industrial company you’ve never heard of (until now). Pyrotek is a global leader in high temperature materials and our products impact virtually everyone in the developed world. Our global team has worked for decades to deliver new technologies, advanced engineered systems and innovative materials to customers in industries all over the world. The last car, train and plane you rode in were all safer and more energy efficient because of Pyrotek. The beverage cans in your refrigerator are lighter, stronger and infinitely recyclable because of Pyrotek. Join our team and create, improve and innovate the everyday!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

As the Regional Information Systems Manager your day to day role will manage Systems/IS activities in assigned region to targets and levels determined by management.  Implement policies for IS department for the organization in the region. 

This is a hybrid role and position to be located within reasonable commuting distance to our Carlisle, PA facility (1st choice) or our Aurora, OH facility (2nd choice).  

We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor visas to maintain residency in the United States. 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities 

This is only a summary of our Essential Functions, for a full list, please see full job description attached to this posting.

  • Serve as Regional Information Services Manager for assigned region.  
    • Resolving end user questions and complaints in an effective and timely manner.
    • Approving new applications and hardware at the regional level.
    • Overseeing ERP in the region and ensuring smooth operation of ERP in the region.
    • Coordinating   financial   aspects of the IS Department, including purchasing, budgeting, and budget review.
    • Developing business case justifications and cost/benefit analyses for IS spending and initiatives and advises on priority between business need and IS constraints.
    • Implementing all IS policies and procedures, including those for architecture, security, disaster recovery, standards, purchasing, and service provision.
    • Negotiating and administering vendor, outsourcer, and consultant contracts and service agreements.
    • Approving and overseeing projects and project portfolio.
    • Establishing and maintaining regular written and in-person communications with the managers, department heads, and end users regarding pertinent IS activities in the region.
    • Reviewing initial potential security issues/breaches.
    • Serving as a member of assigned region’s Data Protection Team.
    • Overseeing region’s System Manager and System Team and ERP Manager/Team to ensure smooth operations.
    • Serve as IS Manufacturing Manager for assigned region:
      • Serving as a liaison with middle and upper Pyrotek management for requirements gathering in a manner that upholds Pyrotek’s values and reflects positively on IS.
      • Working with manufacturing teams to determine business requirements for Scada development projects and ensuring appropriate project documentation is used.
      • Working with manufacturing to develop a change management process that can tie to CapEx, Device Request and software requests.
      • Providing IS training to manufacturing teams, as required.
      • Working with RISMs on regional developments to ensure awareness of statis on all current projects.
  • Supervise, coach support, train and develop personnel in assigned area; resolve personnel issues, redirecting complex issues to management and HR in a timely manner; directly manage team members, including assigning and reviewing work, evaluating performance/compensation, developing plans for professional growth, resolving grievances, administering disciplinary action, interviewing employment candidates, and effectively recommending hires and terminations in a timely manner.

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Education/Experience  Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Information Systems or related field, plus a minimum of 10 years’ progressive experience in roles within Information Systems, preferably in a RISM role; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.   Significant experience with Windows operating system and supporting computer systems and users.  Supervisory and project management experience required.

Experience with ERP, business processes a plus.


  • Core People Skills. Ability to positively interact and work collaboratively with a diverse group of people at all levels of the organization and across the globe. 
  • Communication Skills. Ability to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, listen and obtain clarification, and respond well to questions.     Proficiency in writing clearly and concisely and editing work for spelling and grammar. 
  • Strategic Change Agent.  Courage to make and encourage others to make difficult decisions.  Ability to foster commitment to the shared mission and vision of Pyrotek and actively lead in development/execution of strategic goals and objectives related to assigned responsibility.
  • Leadership Skills.  Build a culture of tolerance, acceptance and civility by setting an example to team member.  Ability to coach and motivate team member in planning, strategic product management, decision-making, teamwork, and process improvement.  Ability to effectively manage team projects to completion according to schedule.  Ability to provide regular performance feedback and to write annual performance reviews.  Ability to develop team member skills and encourage growth, and to foster quality focus including improving product development processes and procedures.
  • Computer/Applications Skills. Proficient MS Office computer skills, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint and SharePoint. Proficient computer skills using a variety of software applications systems.  Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Products.  Ability to use Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio, SQL Server Reporting Service, TSQL and Visual Studio.
  • System Analysis/Analytical Skills.  Extensive working knowledge of PC and Servers.  Ability to use information/data and various metrics to develop an informed and factual business case.  Strong financial analytical capabilities for developing profitable product strategies. 
  • Project Management Skills.  Demonstrated knowledge of principals of project management, including creation of vision and mission, establishing goals or objectives, establishing project teams, applying comprehensive root cause analysis, implementing intervention, ensuring organizational alignment, and measuring progress and success.  Excellent planning and relationship building skills.  Ability to liaise with middle and upper Pyrotek management for scope negotiation in a manner that upholds Pyrotek’s values and reflects positively on IS.
  • Core Business Skills. Ability to exercise sound judgement and discretion in handling of proprietary and confidential information. Displays willingness to make decisions and work independently, without significant direction and to use resources effectively to “figure it out”. Strong critical thinking skills, judgment and keen attention to detail and accuracy. Ability to work collaboratively within a matrix environment.  Exceptional prioritization, time management and organizational skills. Highly organized and self-disciplined.
  • Travel. Ability to travel by land and air, both domestically and internationally up to 20%. Valid US Passport and Driver’s license or ability to obtain.

Physical/Sensory Requirements
The following physical activities described here are representative of those required by a team member to perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodation, if feasible, will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions of position.

While performing the duties of this job, the team member is regularly required to talk, hear, and see.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.  Must be able to sit for long periods-of-time, bend and reach, use stairs, lift up to 25 pounds occasionally and communicate effectively in English by telephone, in person and in writing. Effectively use a personal computer, office equipment and telephone.

Working Environment
While performing the essential responsibilities of this position, team member generally will work in an office environment. Travel may be required both domestic and international.

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The minimum and maximum salary range for this full-time position is $130k - $150k + benefits.     Relocation benefits may be available, if deemed applicable based on candidate location.  

Our salary ranges are determined by role, level and location.  Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including but not limited to job-related skills, experience, and relevant education and/or training.  Please note that the compensation details listed in this posted role reflect the base salary only and do not include bonus or benefits. 

Pyrotek benefits include:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision after 31 days
  • Paid Vacation & Sick Leave
  • 401(k) with generous match
  • Profit Sharing
  •  Supplemental Benefits

For a full summary of Pyrotek's benefit offerings, please click HERE

For a full position description, please click HERE.  

Pyrotek is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors.

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