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Avient Corporation (formerly PolyOne Corporation), with 2020 revenues of $3.8 billion, provides specialized and sustainable material solutions that transform customer challenges into opportunities, bringing new products to life for a better world. Examples include:

  • Barrier technologies that preserve the shelf-life and quality of food, beverages, medicine and other perishable goods through high-performance materials that require less plastic
  • Light-weighting solutions that replace heavier traditional materials like metal, glass and wood, which can improve fuel efficiency in all modes of transportation
  • Breakthrough technologies that minimize wastewater and improve the recyclability of materials and packaging across a spectrum of end uses

Avient employs approximately 9,100 associates and is certified ACC Responsible Care® and a founding member of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste.  For more information, visit www.avient.com.



At Avient, we strive for a culture of trust and engagement. Our associates are leading company initiatives such as Lead by Women, HYPE and Pride to advance diversity in professional and personal development. We also provide our associates with robust development programs such as Avient Academy, Lean Six Sigma, and various leadership workshops to allow for career growth in a variety of ways. With workplace flexibility, health and wellness programs, casual dress days, and paid time off for community service, we are committed to building upon our positive momentum.

At Avient, we believe diversity of ideas and backgrounds gives us the creativity to be successful in a rapidly changing world.  In support of this, we stress equality of opportunity for all qualified individuals in accordance with applicable laws. Decisions on hiring, promotion, development, compensation or advancement are based solely on a person’s qualifications, abilities, experience and performance.


Job Summary

Avient is seeking an experienced systems engineer with at least three years of experience managing a large scale Azure Cloud / O365 environment and related technologies. This role provides an opportunity for a motivated individual to work on IT related projects in a professional, global environment with exposure to a broad spectrum of technologies managed by Avient’s Enterprise Infrastructure Team, as well as supporting our business partners. This individual will play a critical role on the Enterprise Infrastructure Team, particularly around Microsoft O365 tenant management, system design and implementation, technical and user documentation, automation & scripting, and leading medium to large scale projects within the IT organization.


Essential Functions

  • Assist with the planning, design, and global implementation of new technologies
  • Responsible for the operations and maintenance of systems that fall under the Enterprise Infrastructure Team
  • Recognizes and identifies areas where existing policies can be improved upon or require change, and where new ones need to be developed
  • Stays up to speed on existing and emerging technologies, and is continuously seeking out areas of improvement
  • Partners with global IT team to assist with system design and implementation, troubleshooting, and project management
  • Responsible for management & enhancement of global Azure Cloud / O365 environment
  • Must partner closely with Enterprise Security Team to ensure systems are protected, and vulnerabilities are remediated
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Education and General Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or related field
  • 5+ years of experience in managing large scale IT Infrastructure environments


Technical Skills and Experience

  • 3+ years’ managing Azure Cloud / O365 resources, licensing, securities, and identity
  • System design and configuration
  • Scripting
  • Technical Support
  • Windows Operating Systems
  • Identity Management
  • Active Directory
  • Azure Active Directory
  • SharePoint Online
  • OneDrive
  • VMware
  • Veeam
  • Microsoft Exchange / Exchange Online
  • PowerShell
  • SolarWinds
  • Service Now
  • AWS / Google Cloud (optional)


Behavioral Skills and Experience

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills, and ability to interact and knowledge share with individuals across the global IT organization.
  • Ability to work as part of a team with excellent collaboration skills across other functions and with business partners globally.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. 
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, projects and priorities under pressure, including time management skills, organizational skills, and taking accountability for tasks and issues.
  • Strong trouble-shooting, process improvement/automation and problem-solving skills.
  • Quick thinking, initiative taking, thirst for learning and unafraid to be out of comfort zone.
  • Desire to learn and develop within the field of IT



Each position at Avient focuses on eight Core Competencies as a Leader of Self.  Additionally, management positions focus on Leadership Competencies as a Leader of Others and/or a Leader of the Business.  These competencies are designed to drive behavior that will ultimately help our associates excel at their current roles, while supporting individual and career development.


Physical Demands

The characteristics listed below are representative of the physical and environmental demands required by an individual to successfully perform the essential duties of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

  • Requires standing and sitting for prolonged periods of time, talking and listening.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to a normal office environment and may occasionally perform these duties in a manufacturing environment.  The noise level may range from low to moderate to loud depending on the environment.


Travel and Availability

This position may require occasional travel for up to one week at a time.  This position requires 24x7 availability and during certain periods may require longer hours, including weekends and holidays.


Avient Corporation is a drug free workplace.  Avient is an equal opportunity employer. We maintain a policy of non-discrimination in providing equal employment to all qualified employees and candidates regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, protected veteran’s status, or other legally protected classification in accordance with applicable federal, state and local law. #LI-KF1

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