Application Manager MES

Fulltime, Finance Functions

Houston, Texas, United States Apply Now Apply until: Open until further notice

Career Opportunity: Application Manager MES – North America Req. #5463 



About Nouryon:

Nouryon is a global specialty chemicals leader. Markets and consumers worldwide rely on our essential solutions to manufacture everyday products, such as personal care, cleaning goods, paints and coatings, agriculture and food, pharmaceuticals, and building products. The dedication of more than 8,000 employees with a shared commitment to our customers, business growth, safety, sustainability, and innovation has resulted in a consistently strong financial performance.


We operate in over 80 countries around the world and our portfolio of industry-leading brands includes Eka, Dissolvine, Trigonox, and Berol.  Please visit our website at:



Nouryon has an excellent opportunity for a Application Manager MES – North America in Houston, TX.




The purpose of the Application Manager MES position is to provide a challenging opportunity for an open minded and enthusiastic candidate with great Functional Application Management skills to support in the strategic change and further enhance and support core applications to the Nouryon (NR) Business! As a key member of the IM Services Functional Application support team, working together with the rest of the team on driving business continuity, IT professionalism and user / business satisfaction.




Primary Responsibilities

  • Monitoring overall performance of application, responsible for integrity of production environment
  • Maintaining the applications according to the SLA and in line with the regional business needs of involved Business Unit(s) and organization
  • Periodic standby for emergencies (24x7 availability schedule)
  • Operationalize priority setting as agreed with the business  
  • Functioning as a 1st escalation point for the 3rd party vendors and the user community on Application Maintenance related services
  • Signals deviations on policy, standard package matters & after approval, contributes to changes
  • Ensuring IM process compliance for area of responsibility
  • Takes care of proper and updated documentation of the application (technical - process – and end-user documentation)
  • Keep CMDB up to date for the business processes and applications in scope
  • Executes changes & enhancements: describe problem, information analysis, prepare solution, execute system change (self or by third party), unit test of the change, amend user documentation, implementation, after care
  • Conduct tests as defined in an integration test specification, recording details of any failures and carrying out fault diagnosis
  • Analyses and Supports Key-users training needs and creates /maintains training material
  • Periodically visit the customer (sites), to discuss tickets, wishes etc with key users, and  demonstrate visibility
  • Supporting project handover activities (hand over from deliverables and knowledge from a project to the Application Maintenance teams) for the area of responsibility
  • Support projects in execution of changes / enhancements
  • Participating in implementation improvements and optimization projects
  • Create and checking content of transports




Education and Experience

  • Professional with sufficient knowledge in own specialized field and has knowledge to adjust the package to Nouryon functional requirements and technical context built on an understanding of the theoretical concepts and principles and their context
  • Experience with relevant Business Application, Platform (MS SQL Server, GE Plant Applications, MS SSRS, GE Historian), infrastructures, relevant business processes
  • Familiar with standards like ITIL, ISA 95, T-SQL
  • Certification in system maintenance / configuration / customizing
  •  Experience in English (speaking and writing)




*All applicants offered positions by Nouryon, will be required to provide proof of their fully vaccinated COVID-19 status prior to beginning employment, subject to any exceptions made by Nouryon for religious or disability-related reasons*


*All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status*



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North America
United States
Finance Functions
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Information Management
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