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IT Manager - Job Opening ID: 571368

Saint-Gobain Research North America is looking for a high energy IT (Information Technology) Manager.


The ideal experienced candidate is organized, responsive, customer focused and action oriented. This new position within the organization reflects current and future focus on local digital and cybersecurity topics.


The candidate will interface with SGR North America Team managers and users, SGTS (Saint-Gobain Technology Services North American entity providing user desktop and infrastructure management), R&D CIO and Saint-Gobain Group IT as well as outside vendors to provide site support for the following:

  • SGR North America local IT infrastructure (strategy, networks and systems).
  • SGR North America local Cybersecurity.
  •  IT and Compliance audits (either as lead or participant).
  • Rollout of new digital tools (example Microsoft Office 365/Teams).
  • Local project management.
  • Local IT budget consolidation and follow up.
  • Manage relationship with IT entities of Saint-Gobain (SGTS, DSI Group) and R&D IT community.

In this role, the incumbent will have the following responsibilities:

  • Make sure IT properly addresses SGR North America business priorities.
  • Analyze main business processes and convert them into IT requirements.
  • Check the gaps (against business expectations and/or group policies).
  • Convert IT requirements into solutions by:
    • Using Group and regional standards (provided through Group IT – DSI Group and regional IT – Saint-Gobain Technology Services)/
    • Applying Group security guidelines.
    • Creating new solutions (work with Group and local IT teams to define additional solutions to fit with R&D requirement).
  • Beyond standard IT requirements, special focus on addressing R&D (testing, analysis, data science) and Industrial IT (IOT systems).
  • Make sure local practices do not hinder SGR North America cybersecurity.
  • As part of Group R&D IT community, contribute to R&D solutions improvements for the R&D community (8 main Research Centers in 5 countries).



  • BS with 7 years of experience MS/MBA with 5 years of experience with solid experience as an IT Manager or similar in a highly diverse environment.
  • Solid understanding of local infrastructures: PC, Laptops, servers, data storage and backup solutions.
  • Strong security background with understanding of local networks and firewall requirements.
  • Experience with R&D specific industrial equipment and systems (examples include LIMS, ELN, IOT, document management solutions).
  • Software development practices.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office tools.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office 365/Teams preferred.
  • Knowledge of Linux preferred.
  • Experience with vendor management preferred.





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