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IT Applications Manager

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Location: Columbus, OH, United States
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Req ID: R00933274

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IT Applications Manager

Full Time Perm

Shift: Hybrid – 2 days onsite 3 days remote

Location: Columbus, OH or Merrillville, IN

As part of NiSource IT Leadership team, Manager of IT Applications is accountable for Applications in the Finance, Supply Chain, Communications, and Legal Domains. The right candidate will provide leadership and day to day guidance to product and application support teams with the following desired outcomes:

  • Continuously improve application value delivery, uptime, and stakeholder satisfaction

  • Provide service ownership for assigned application domains.

  • Continuously implement / improve best practices based on ITIL.

  • Drive program delivery using NiSource PMO methodologies.

  • Align with organizational strategies and priorities, partner with peer groups and develop multiyear technology roadmap to bring new capabilities and consolidate legacy applications.

  • Relentless focus on the culture of safety, process compliance, accountability, and collaboration

Your responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage product teams (Center for enablement) that will focus on build, run and continuous improvement themes for the assigned domains using NiSource delivery methodologies.

  • Develop people and build diverse high-performing teams.

  • Engage with stakeholders, manage their expectation and satisfaction, develop technology roadmaps collaborating closely with peer groups. Develop and share holistic multiyear portfolio views of the domains owned.

  • Manage financials for assigned domains.

  • Foster Innovation by staying abreast of emerging technology trends and by assessing their potential operational uses/value at NiSource.

  • Participate in high level business case development, requirements elicitation and solution design.

  • Manage service provider SLAs and focus on system stability, resilience, security, and compliance.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience

  • 7+ years of experience in IT application technology management and/or equivalent plan/build/run

  • Prior experience with application development, program delivery, service provider mgmt., and distributed teams

  • Experience leading and developing a staff of technology professionals.

  • Understanding of multiple technology domains like PeopleSoft Finance (or SAP FICO), SAP Ariba and/or other finance, supply chain or other enterprise solutions that enable business functions.

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, relationships, schedules, and deadlines.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Regulated utility experience strongly preferred.

  • Technical certifications preferred.

  • PMP and/or Agile certifications preferred.

  • ITIL certification strongly preferred. Certification within 6 months of hire required.


The preceding description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required of the position.

Inclusion & Diversity 
Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others perspectives/convictions, engaging others opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.

Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.

Treat others with respect and consideration. Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.

Equal Employment Opportunity 
NiSource is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in each of its companies to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, disability, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any protected group status as defined by law. Each employee is expected to abide by this principle.

By applying, you may be considered for other job opportunities. 

Safety Statement
Promote a safe work environment by actively participating in all aspects of our employee safety program.  Report any unsafe conditions and take actions to prevent personal injuries.  Support our interdependent safety culture by ensuring the safety of your co-workers.  Stay focused on the task at hand and promote productivity through good work habits.

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