Dow Chemical MES (Manufacturing Execution Systems) Project Lead in Freeport, Texas

Technical Expertise and Support (TES) has an exciting opportunity for a* Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) Project Lead * located in Lake Jackson, Texas. The MES Project Lead is responsible for implementation of existing MET and new technology development of software and hardware solutions, as well as enhancements driven by lifecycle and application management. The MES Project Lead works under the guidance of the MES Global Improvement Leader. The Project Lead does not make technical decisions but will facilitate those decisions with subject matter and technical experts.

  • MES Project Lead Responsibilities: *

  • Use project management best practices for all project phases including structured deliverable-driven project planning, design and execution, documentation and testing.

  • Develop or enhance Most Effective Technology (MET) solution components to meet client requirements.

  • Execute projects following the existing project work process and methodology, and work in partnership with the IS organization, commercial product vendors, and the businesses.

  • Understand concept of earned value, and the work process deliverables that are required in each phase of the project. Apply cost performance index and schedule performance index.

  • Identify resource needs, secure resources, and maintain project data in the TES resource management database and the SAP Job/Recharge System (CATS)

  • Build and maintain the detailed project schedule, estimates, and timeline for all project resources.

  • Work in partnership with Dow Information Systems (I/S) and IBM organization for server and network hardware and systems.

  • Accountable for project cost and schedule and resolution of issues.

  • Maximize value of a given project by minimizing investment capital and operating cost and maximizing asset utilization and product quality.

  • Create value for businesses by applying Process Automation core capabilities to optimize existing processes / technologies.

  • Minimize project cycle time by efficient use of resources, effective communication and innovative approaches

  • Work across multiple businesses to reach consensus on priorities and value enablers.

  • Earn Customer satisfaction via effective implementation of the business objectives.

  • Serve as focal point for decisions with regard to project execution, project expectation management and communication.

  • Work with Program Portfolio Leader to identify work and to set and track budget.

  • Understand architecture and architectural impacts by working in partnership with Process Automation Expertise Area Leaders.

  • Requirements: *

  • Five (5) or more years of experience in project execution / management is required.

  • Three (3) or more years of experience in process automation/MES or vertical integration is required.

  • Experience with AspenTech Manufacturing Suite or OSI-PI is required.

  • Knowledge of ISA-95 standard is preferred.

  • PMP certification is required.

  • A minimum requirement for this U.S. based position is the ability to work legally in the United States. No visa sponsorship/support is available for this position, including for any type of U.S. permanent residency (green card) process.


  • Bachelor of Science is required in an Engineering discipline, Computer Science, or Management Information Systems.

  • Knowledge of Six Sigma methodologies is preferred.

Note: This position does off domestic relocation benefits

About DowDuPont

DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP) is a holding company comprised of The Dow Chemical Company and DuPont with the intent to form strong, independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty products sectors that will lead their respective industries through productive, science-based innovation to meet the needs of customers and help solve global challenges. For more information, please visit us at:

The positions represented by this job posting are aligned to one of the three divisions, Agriculture, Materials Science or Specialty Products, which are expected to separate from DowDuPont into stand-alone public companies in late 2018 or early 2019. Information on the division alignment will be provided during the recruitment process.

Dow Offers:

  • Competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits

  • An annual variable pay program that rewards team and individual performance while sharing success across the company

  • Employee stock ownership - and the commitment to long-term success that it brings

  • On-going learning opportunities within a diverse, inclusive and rewarding work environment

  • Career experiences that can span different Dow businesses and functions with opportunities for personal and professional growth

  • The chance to work within a global company and interact with colleagues from around the world

  • Opportunities that spark your imagination and ignite your passion to help others

  • Dow is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Dow is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at:, you may call us at 1 800-523-3945 and select Option 1, or send a facsimile request to 1 989-636-3674.


MES (Manufacturing Execution Systems) Project Lead



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