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Director, Business Applications

Job Req ID:  9153

Nashville, TN, US, 37203

Date:  Mar 10, 2023

As a leader in high-performance building solutions, Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LP Building Solutions, NYSE: LPX) manufactures engineered wood building products that meet the demands of builders, remodelers and homeowners worldwide. LP’s extensive offerings include innovative and dependable building products and accessories, such as siding solutions (LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding, LP® SmartSide® ExpertFinish® Trim & Siding, LP BuilderSeries® Lap Siding, and LP® Outdoor Building Solutions®), LP Structural Solutions (LP® TechShield® Radiant Barrier, LP WeatherLogic® Air & Water Barrier, LP Legacy® Premium Sub-Flooring, and LP® FlameBlock® Fire-Rated Sheathing, LP NovaCore™ Thermal Insulated Sheathing, and more), LP® TopNotch® Sub-Flooring, and oriented strand board (OSB). In addition to product solutions, LP provides industry-leading customer service and warranties. Since its founding in 1972, LP has been Building a Better Worldby helping customers construct beautiful, durable homes while our shareholders build lasting value. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, LP operates 25 plants across the U.S., Canada, Chile, and Brazil. For more information, visit

LP’s values-driven, positive culture creates an environment where talented and hardworking people thrive in a safe, ethical, fun, challenging and rewarding place to work.  For more than 40 years, we’ve developed careers and provided advancement opportunities in the building products industry.

Job Purpose

Direct and oversee the strategic and operational aspects of LP’s Business Applications supporting the SAP and Edge Applications Groups to plan, design, implement, and maintain the Company’s IT Applications and Architecture.

We’d love to meet you if... 
… you’re energized by big challenges and creating a plan to meet the challenge 
… you enjoy working with others to deliver great work 
… you’re innovative and looking for a values-driven, positive culture and environment

In this position you will have the opportunity to:

  • Direct and oversee the overall IT Applications function (including SAP and Edge Applications) through software & service selection, application support, enhancements, and solution development
  • Work with CIO and business leaders to develop & execute corporate IT vision and strategy to support business objectives
  • Support the CIO in representing IT programs and issues at the business and company leadership levels
  • Direct and oversee activities of the SAP and Edge Applications Teams and their interactions with businesses or functions
  • Optimize business processes through the use of information systems and provide an effective end-to-end support model including oversight of external support service providers
  • Direct and align resources across application teams to ensure appropriate resource allocation & seamless business support
  • Establish IT policies, programs and applications
  • Direct and implement processes and governance for all Application Support activity
  • Direct teams of technical, professional, and management staff in the successful fulfillment of IT service delivery commitments
  • Develop and manage Business Applications budget including capital budget ($8-12 million annual operating budget)
  • Develop and recommend capital expenditures to support IT business needs and objectives
  • Some travel required

What do I need to be successful?

  • 10 plus years of demonstrated Information Technology related management experience
  • Or any combination of experience and training that demonstrates the ability to perform the key responsibilities of this position
  • Demonstrated knowledge of effective management methods
  • Experience in managing internally and externally hosted corporate IT applications
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging technology, technology directions and strategic application to business needs
  • Knowledge of budgeting and strategic planning processes
  • Effective leadership, interpersonal, organizational and management skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to explain technology solutions in business terms


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field. Master’s degree preferred.

Work Environment

  • This position will work at home and in our Nashville office on a hybrid schedule
  • Must be within a commutable distance to Nashville or willing to relocate to the greater Nashville area


LP offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits and programs including health and welfare benefits, 401(k) program, career mobility, tuition reimbursement, volunteer opportunities, profit sharing and more.

Nearest Major Market: Nashville

Job Segment: Computer Science, Strategic Planning, Developer, Manager, SAP, Technology, Strategy, Management