Senior Director - Innovation and Technology

Location: Brampton, Ontario
Date Posted: 14-07-2017

Are you a leader who is driving technology strategy and innovation in your organizations! This role is for you. Individual responsible for the role would
  • Leads the development and management of technology that is aligned with and enables the business strategy
  • Influences and works closely with other technology and business stakeholders across enterprise applications, infrastructure, and business enablement
  • Drives the innovation agenda for Technology and serves as a champion for innovation across the Enterprise
  • Work with Business Engagement team in the management/maintenance of the five year technology roadmap for each business unit
  • Unlock strategic opportunities across Technology’s network of partners
  • Evaluate new strategic investments for fit, feasibility, and financial impact
  • Coordinate development of strategies with other organizations in Technology function; identify opportunities for synergy
  • Influence, motivate, and develop technology talent across the organization
  • Lead development of an IT Operating Model, outline the strategic aims of the organization, and define various components of the IT function (including roles, processes, controls and tools)
  • Incorporate outcomes from investments in innovation to expand and enhance the Technology roadmap
  • Bring discipline and rigor to existing processes (e.g., “Build-Start-Stop”)
  • Champion innovation within the organization, and within the industry. Demonstrate that Client is a leader in innovation.
  • Sense new technologies and trends and how they impact the enterprise
  • Lead intake of new / disruptive technologies into the organization Translate trends and implications into meaningful content and delivery as part of internal and external education sessions
  • Lead technical IP strategy/landscaping for key initiatives and business interests
  • Liase with IT partner ecosystem to curate technology solutions to business challenges
Skills and Experience:
  • Developing and monitoring delivery of efficient and effective solutions to diverse and complex business problems.
  • Conceptual knowledge of disruptive computing architectures and the implementation of Artificial Intelligence/Cogntitive/Machine Learning, Internet of Things “IoT”, Big Data Analytics, Mobility, & Cyber Security is a plus
  • In-depth experience with process redesign methods (such as business process re-engineering, Six Sigma or total quality management), tools (such as Proforma, IDS Scheer, Computas, Telelogic or Mega) and Design Thinking.
  • Knowledgeable in all aspects of designing and constructing business processes, functions and organizational structures.
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills; ability to create original concepts and theories for a variety of projects.
  • Demonstrated strong negotiation wins when partnering with business leads.
Bachelor's degree in information systems or equivalent and extensive related experience; M.B.A. preferred.
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