Director, IT Business Liaison, Business Technology Solutions - Corporate Applications (MTIS)

CBC/Radio-Canada - Montréal, QC (30+ days ago)

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Job Family Business Support
Primary Location Montreal

Position Language Requirement Bilingual (English / French)

Language Skill Level (Reading) C
Language Skill Level (Writing) B
Language Skill Level (Speaking) C

Status of Employment Permanent
Work schedule(s) Full-time

Behind the scenes, but ahead of the curve: help us develop the next-generation public broadcaster.

Created in 2015 to align, lighten and modernize infrastructure, the Media Technology and Infrastructure (MTIS) team is the backbone and the future forward arm of CBC/Radio-Canada. We are the people that make stuff work. We make connections between media content, systems, people and places. We are the space in between.

A place with purpose. CBC/Radio-Canada has always been a highly-regarded pioneer of media technology. Not just in Canada, but around the world. Today, we’re transforming ourselves from conventional radio and television broadcasters into a modern digital media company. Technology is the driving force. MTIS is the team making it happen.

The opportunity:
CBC/Radio-Canada is looking for a Director, IT Business Liaison, based in either Montreal, Ottawa or Toronto, who would draw on his Business Liaison experience, being responsible for implementing the strategic vision and product development in line with the business priorities of the sector for which he is responsible. Due to your knowledge of the business field related to institutional functions (human resources, finance, procurement, legal and communication), you will influence and contribute to the business strategy from a technological point of view. Your experience in people management and your leadership will be leveraged in managing a team of Senior Managers.

You will also be responsible for maintaining the cohesion and the relationship between the different business units in order to understand CBC/Radio-Canada’s strategic objectives with the goal to improve and optimize the various technological components. In addition, the liaison role will be to facilitate and improve the collaboration between the business units and different IT functions in order to attain the same goals.

Lastly, you will be responsible for implementing different governance committees.

What’s in it for you?

An opportunity to work with passionate and motivated individuals in order to bring value to the organization in a very agile environment and with innovative and emerging technologies in data management, cloud computing, complex system integration, while ensuring security and reliability. We live in a world where data is constantly changing, which must be available in realtime, so there are many opportunities in order to secure all of these attributes, avoiding duplication but above all ensuring the quality of information. The corporate applications portfolio includes being responsible for the systems solutions that make it possible, in particular, to support the following business functions (which could certainly evolve over time): paying journalists and all employees by including all human resources and talent management functions, issuing payments for all suppliers, managing corporation-wide finance, offering different portals used to support the internal communications team, manage all contracts, support different solutions of collaboration tools, and above all, thoroughly enjoy the work!

As our new Director, you will:
Suggest, recommend and participate in the development of strategic directions and initiatives, as part of preparation for the annual Business Plan. In support of these strategic directions, decide on the necessary objectives for the designated sector of activities, in the short, medium and long term.
Manage relationships with business partners in order to establish strategic and operational requirements as well as needs in terms of acquisition and development of solutions.
Establish modern strategies and technologies to optimize commercial value, as well as design a modernization and consolidation plan for products over a 3-year horizon.
Harmonize product acquisition and development strategy with operational objectives.
Establish the vision and strategy of the product portfolio in line with the department’s vision. Demonstrate creativity and innovation in solving complex problems taking into account organizational, business and operational impacts.
Promote the importance of product portfolio management to senior management and throughout the Corporation in order to ensure technological alignment between the different organizations.
Collaborate with key stakeholders to align business needs and the investment plan with business strategies so as to optimize commercial value, mitigate risks and achieve efficiency gains Corporation-wide.
Adopt best practices in product portfolio management as they concern maintenance and support processes.

What you bring:
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in IT management, and ten years of experience in people and product management, or any other combination of education and experience deemed pertinent may be considered.
Solid knowledge in the areas of finance and human resources.
Excellent knowledge of the financial solutions, SAP is an asset.
Excellent knowledge of HR solutions, Workday and Taleo is an asset.
Extensive knowledge and understanding of key sectors within information technology, both on the management side and business side.
In-depth knowledge of product portfolio management (strategy, technology, trends, etc) and its best practices.
Excellent ability to understand issues, a developed strategic sense, excellent interpersonal skills, a sense of leadership and a developed team spirit, a good capacity for synthesis and simplification, and a critical mind.
Ability to bring a new perspective to already existing solutions, to think “outside of the box”.
Excellent communication, both spoken and written.
Bilingualism (French and English).
Excellent ability to work in a team-based, client-centric environment .
Candidates may be subject to skills and knowledge testing.

To apply:
Think this job is meant for you but worried you don’t have it all? At CBC/Radio-Canada we know that not everyone takes the same path when it comes to building their skills. Hands-on experience, intelligence, innovation, a passion for learning and a team-focused approach can combine to form the best set of qualifications. If you feel you meet 70% of the requirements we are seeking and you are excited by the possibility of growing our company, take a chance and express your interest.

If this sounds interesting, please click on ''Apply online''. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

CBC/Radio-Canada is committed to being a leader in reflecting our country’s diversity. That’s because we can only create and tell the stories that connect Canadians, by having a workforce that mirrors the ever-changing makeup of our country. That’s why we, as an employer, value equal opportunity and nurture an inclusive workplace where our individual differences are not only recognized and valued, but also extend to and pervade all the services we provide as Canada’s public broadcaster. For more information, visit the Diversity and Inclusion section of our website. If you have accommodation needs at this stage of the recruitment process, please inform us as soon as possible by sending an e-mail to

You are invited to consult and familiarize yourself with our Code of Conduct, which can be found on our corporate website. All employees must adhere to the Code as a condition of employment. We also invite you to take a look at our policy on conflicts of interest. In the event that you become an employee, it will be important to inform us, as quickly as possible, of any situation that, because of your hiring, constitutes or could appear to constitute a conflict of interest.

Wherever in the wording of the job description either gender is used, it shall be understood to include all genders.

Job Posting Date Feb 14, 2020, 2:42:41 PM
Unposting Date Mar 7, 2020, 1:59:00 AM