Director, Information Technology – Scotia Investments Limited
BioMedica’s parent company, Scotia Investments Limited, is looking for a Director, Information Technology:
Incorporated in 1945 in Hantsport, Nova Scotia, Scotia Investments Limited is a Nova Scotia-based, family-owned private holding company that is invested in a diverse portfolio of companies in the manufacturing, energy and innovative health and environmental sectors. The Scotia Investments Family of Companies has approximately 1,200 employees and operations in six Provinces. Scotia Investment’s subsidiary operating companies include CKF, Crown Fibre Tube, Maritime Paper, Minas Energy, Scotia Recycling, and BioMedica Diagnostics.
Now, as the organization moves towards increased growth, KBRS has partnered with Scotia Investments in seeking a Director, Information Technology (IT).
Reporting to the President, and as a member of the senior leadership team, the Director, IT will oversee the development, implementation, and leadership of an innovative and integrated IT strategy and vision for Scotia Investments and its subsidiary companies. The Director, IT will be accountable for working with the organizational stakeholders to better define and deliver IT strategy and capabilities across Scotia Investments and its subsidiary companies. This includes support, infrastructure, security and technical services. The Director, IT is a key contributor to the Companies planning process and will be responsible for the effectiveness of IT operations and for technology and digital transformation. It is critical for the Director, IT to build strong and productive relationships with all the business leaders, acting as a true partner and making IT a business enabler. With a focus on business outcomes and superior customer service, they will ultimately ensure appropriate IT tools, infrastructure, systems, and processes are in place to mitigate risk and support the Companies operations and growth objectives. Working with the leadership team of Scotia Investments and its subsidiary companies, they will take the lead to refine, implement, and manage the IT strategy to support the successful implementation of the business strategy. The Director, IT will leverage their technical expertise to ensure the delivery of high-quality products and services to internal and external clients.
As the ideal candidate, you bring significant, progressive senior IT experience within a complex organization and have held a position of leadership for several years. An advanced degree in computer science, engineering and/or business (MBA) or a related field is preferred. Your IT background provides you with extensive and broad knowledge of technology environments, data processing, hardware platforms, enterprise software applications, and outsourced systems. You have an intrinsic understanding of how technology can be leveraged to execute strategy for a large company with diverse business lines, in multiple provinces. As the leader of IT, you can direct the design, planning, implementation, and maintenance of the infrastructure that supports the diverse companies and their operations and business applications. You have a demonstrated understanding of best practices in the fields of strategic technology planning execution and can advise the senior leadership team on the emerging technologies that are most relevant to the Companies goals and evolving needs. A previous leadership role within a significant IT transformation environment is essential. You are a leader with broad business acumen and a practical approach to problem solving. Moreover, your talent for fostering a culture of innovation, transparency and accountability in IT helps you to create the skills, attitudes and behaviours needed amongst the team to bring new strategies and initiatives. As an individual who is comfortable with both strategic thinking and tactical implementation, this role would be an ideal fit for you.
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