Applications Manager, Manufacturing

Subsidiary: Colas Inc.


Colas IS Support is the information technology arm of the North America business for Colas and is based in Denver, Colorado. Colas ISS strives to make Colas an industry leader through developing custom mobile applications and business intelligence tools, supporting core applications, maintaining our infrastructure, and much more. Through a partnership with the Colas Companies in the USA & Canada Colas IS Support helps empower our employees for success while also providing direct contact with users and other innovators across the organization. To learn more about Colas IS Support visit

Throughout our local Colas companies, we provide competitive pay, outstanding benefits, career advancement opportunities, professional education, and extensive training for every employee. We pride ourselves on upholding the highest standards of safety, environmental conservation, and ethical conduct as we strive to grow our infrastructure products and services through empowering and developing our people, fostering innovation, utilizing new technology, and maximizing vertical integration at all levels of the company’s value chain.

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Compensation Data

Salary Range: $142,470-$174,130

Job Summary

The Manager of Manufacturing software will manage a team of technical and functional Business Analysts supporting and developing software solutions for Manufacturing plants of Colas North America. The Manager’s focus will be leadership of the team toward quality and on time implementation of solutions, continued development of team, and compliance with the organization’s processes. The Manufacturing Manager will drive the team in understanding the customer need and the larger business objectives that a product or feature will fulfill, articulates what success looks like for a product, and rallies a team to turn that vision into a reality.

Main Responsibilities

  • Actively leads and manages a team of approximately 11 technical and functional Business Analysts
  • Mentors and motivates team members
  • Oversees solutions using various software including Command Alkon JWS Apex, Command Series and MobileSales, other Construction Materials Plants software and Safety application .
  • Establish and advance Product roadmap in collaboration with domain champion/product owner.
  • Mentors team in functional, technical design, implementation and support of the applications mentioned above
  • Oversees data gathering, design, development, validation, and deployment of software solutions, ensuring continuity, quality and on-time delivery
  • Monitors team’s project progress by tracking activity, resolving problems, recommending actions
  • Facilitates compliance with internal processes including systems development methodology, time collection, reporting
  • Performs administrative management and leadership duties along with hands-on analysis and technical work
  • Participates with Management Team in setting organization objectives, plans
  • Creatively supports manufacturing objectives by gathering information, reviewing vendor software in the market and recommending business software solutions
  • Review and approve specifications and design
  • Review and approve test coverage on projects and change requests
  • Ensure the transition to support phase is completed appropriately with proper documentation
  • Improves systems by studying current practices, designing improvements
  • Reports to the Director of Applications
  • Available for Travel up to 25% in US and Canada

Required Skills And Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree in Computer science or similar
  • 4 plus years of direct report management of 5 or more direct reports.
  • Ability to mentor, coach and develop support and business analysts.
  • Positive attitude and strong work ethic
  • Ability to multi-task and work to deadlines
  • Exceptional written, verbal & listening communication skills
  • Strong work and personal ethics

Desired Skills And Qualifications

  • Experience with any of the following or similar applications:
  • Command Alkon: Apex/JWS, Command Series, MobileSales
  • Experience in construction materials industry
  • Experience with Agile development methodologies and JIRA software.
  • Experience in the road construction industry
  • French speaking

Colas Inc. and its subsidiaries are an Equal Opportunity Employer. For details on the specifics of this commitment, please click here to view the EEO document.  If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to:

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Please contact Colas Inc. at 973-290-9082 or send an email to

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