Id : 64485
Category : Information Technology
Location/City : AB – Edmonton
Region : Edmonton Area
Job Type : Permanent
Recruiter Name : Pamela Kassian

Please submit your resume, in Word format, directly to Pamela Kassian at pamela.kassian@executrade.com.

The Opportunity

Executrade has partnered with a largely established and respected client in the not for profit sector seeking a Director of Information Management and Technology.  This search is Canada wide and the role is based in Central Edmonton AB.

The successful leader will have a track record with a large organization foundation of driving innovative project management, steadily and proactively over dedicated timelines within complex environment. Your skillset needs to be among the very best as does your communication style and personality for establishing trust and relationships now and long term.

Our Client offers a culture that is top notch, collaborative and creative in nature. A rewarding team to join, offering incredible work life balance in a beautiful setting and supported by a highly competitive compensation and benefits structure. No doubt a role that has the potential to be career defining long run for the right leader.  If this profile fits your career path, goals, personality, experience, leadership and skillset, please reach out as we do look forward to hearing from you.

Key Responsibilities

Leadership and strategy:

  • Lead a diverse team of professionals in handling multiple large scope projects.
  • Oversee and document proper assessment, strategic planning and execution of multiple large project initiatives, reporting results and progress to the senior executive members in a timely manner.
  • Contribute to the annual business plan by assisting the senior leadership team to develop IT strategy and prioritize IT initiatives.
  • Build strong relationships with program leaders both internally to comprehensively understand their information, process and technology needs across functional business departments.
  • Research, innovate and collaborate to propose best practice options for technology initiatives.
  • Identify resources required for various initiatives both internal and external while scheduling implications in collaboration with program leaders.
  • Prepare and maintain an IT business plan that aligns with the organizations strategic and operational business plans and proactively report on status.

Resource Management:

  • Create and maintain multi-year resource plans to ensure the IT team has the people resources required to maintain core programs and deliver on projects.
  • Inspire, lead, manage and empower the IT team.
  • Support, mentor, coach and monitor career development in collaboration with team members.
  • Where possible build bench strength and resiliency by ensuring cross training occurs for all positions to encourage retention and further development.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with external vendors.

Business Continuity: Network and operating System and Systems Analysis

  • Oversee information security, integrity, and availability by ensuring the following:
    • Backup systems are in place and regularly tested
    • Required configuration documentation is in place
    • Accesses management procedures
    • Ensures IT policies are followed.
  • Monitor service desk effectiveness, taking ultimate responsibility for satisfactory issue resolution.
  • Review the hardware and software budgets prior to submission to the overall budget.
  • Lead IT policy development, review policy revisions and achieve policy approval.
  • Evaluate vendors, conduct contract negotiations and manage agreements on an ongoing basis.
  • Maintain and document overall systems architecture.
  • Provide a steady hand in direction regarding systems analysis and design, adhering to best practices.
  • Develop and administer systematic processes to analyze program areas on a cyclical basis and to receive and analyze ad hoc requests.
  • Document technical requirements to satisfy the college’s business requirements.

 

Project Planning and management

  • Take ownership of all IT projects and see them through to completion and end-user satisfaction via the following:
    • defining scope of projects, target points and tasks
    • developing detailed project plans
    • delegating project workload (internal)
    • developing requests for proposals (RFPs) and managing this process from cradle to grave and all measures in between
    • continually monitoring project progress to identify opportunities and risks, adapting project plans to ensure success
    • providing comprehensive and regular project reports to the senior leadership team
  • Administer quality assurance, ensuring code review and user-acceptance testing.

 

Business Intelligence and data analytics

  • Ensure that the college and specific stakeholders have access to data and reports that are secure, timely, accurate, and insightful.
  • Enable collection and management of information from one or more sources, and the interpretation and distribution of this business intelligence to one or more audiences.

 

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Degree in computer science or related field a must
  • Proven IT leadership skills with a track record for success within challenging project environment that require major overhaul, review assessment and improvements.
  • Hold at least five years’ experience in progressive leadership roles that include; cross functional working groups, senior executives, multiple vendors and stakeholder negotiations.
  • Project management expertise with numerous internal systems while managing various external vendors, support resources at the same time.
  • Has an excellent well-honed ability to apply and execute on the following project management methodologies and tools:
    • experience developing RFPs
    • evaluating proposals and business systems analysis including performing panoramic systems analysis,
    • developing mapping and executing business functions
    • supporting applications and configuration
    • an understanding and high-level experience with consolidating disparate data sources and distilling information for the intended purpose; and
    • management certification, project management professional designation, and formal leadership training are considered strong assets.
  • Am equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

 

Compensation and benefits

 

  • A comprehensive benefits package will be provided.

 

Please quote Job Reference #64485

Please submit your resume, in Word format, directly to Pamela Kassian at pamela.kassian@executrade.com.

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