Director Information Technology

Our client, a fully owned and operated Canadian success story for over 40 years is currently expanding in all aspects of their business!  A food manufacturer that has a legacy of excellence in innovation, quality and reliability!  Their employee’s are engaged, trusted and empowered to optimize the best practices for ultimate growth and success! In this newly created role you will be instrumental in defining the information technology strategy, architecture and governance model to get the most value from the systems, business intelligence and analytics tools and taking them to the next level! Our client believes that the company’s growth and development are reflective of their dynamic and enterprising employees.  They foster a culture of values that make them a workplace of choice.


Reporting to CFO your mandate will be to establish a new strategic direction and implement “Best in Class” processes in support of the company’s growth objectives.  You will provide a leadership role in the development of control processes aimed at improving the integrity over master data attributes in the ERP systems environment. As well as coaching and mentoring a team of IT professionals towards higher levels of performance and productivity.

Principle Responsibilities:

  • Development and ownership of an overall IT strategy which is aligned to corporate objectives
  • Conducting needs analysis, planning, and business review of enterprise systems in support of business operations to improve cost effectiveness, service quality and business development
  • Leading various stages of key projects and ensuring successful delivery of solutions through effective prioritization, issue management, and communication with stakeholders and the senior leadership team
  • Implementation of a BI reporting, planning and analytics strategy which is aligned to stakeholder needs
  • Development of enterprise-wide standards, policies and procedures to ensure compatibility and integration of all hardware and software platforms
  • Management of relationships with third-party service providers and ensuring adherence to service level agreements
  • Defining data classification and retention/archive strategies as well as coordinating strategies for data and security standards
  • Overseeing and managing a process to ensure effective maintenance over critical ERP master data attributes
  • Development and implementation of business continuity plans and risk management practices
  • Establishment of operating procedures and protocols to ensure effective delivery of IT support to end users

Candidate Experience and Competencies: 

Seeing positive, influential strategically – minded hands-on leaders.  The successful candidate will have the following offerings:

  • University degree in Business Administration, Finance or Computer Science
  • Minimum 8 years’ experience as an IT professional
  • 5+ years’ management and supervisory experience
  • Prior experience with an ERP implementation, specifically JDE Enterprise One
  • Prior experience and success with implementing BI/reporting/planning tools
  • Understanding of Consumer Packaged Goods Sales/Manufacturing business model
  • A proven track record of developing service and support strategies and improving customer service
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate, direct and coordinate project activities, ensuring customer satisfaction with support and project delivery
  • Ability to inspire and create positive action and drive for change within the teams, as well as with information technology suppliers and internal and external customers
  • Experience developing Standards of Best Practices
  • Ability to work cross-functionally across the organization
  • Strong ability to understand inter-related processes and the connections via systems and business processes
  • Excellent influencing, communication and listening skills, effective at overcoming resistance to change
  • Strong team leadership and managerial skills

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