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CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

Reporting to the CFO the  Chief Technology Officer (CTO) will be a member of the executive team and provide leadership for the digital technology department for Canada. The CTO works with executive leaders to ensure coordination and execution in the effort to reach the organization’s goals. The CTO will set the company’s digital technology vision and define and implement an enterprise wide digital technology strategy that aligns with the business. The CTO will look out for threats and opportunities for the organization. In this role, the CTO will oversee the full breath of digital technology including; enterprise architecture, systems development and support, middleware, data centers, networks, application development, data management, data analytics and IT infrastructure.

CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Our client is one of the world’s most popular brands world wide.

HOW TO APPLY

For the Chief Technology Officer – Toronto role please send resumes to resumes@emtoronto.com. We thank all candidates who apply, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

JOB MANDATE

The CTO will partner with the executive team to develop and respond to technology driven business opportunities.  The CTO will advise on the budgeting and expenditure of digital technology funds while working with functional leaders, franchisees and technology driven partners to improve the business through both expansion and internal infrastructure.  The CTO will build capacity to manage complex technical projects and manage vendor relationships, mobilizing existing and ad hoc teams to undertake supporting projects and work plans. Project prioritization and associated capital budgets. Maintain an effective partnership with digital technology leadership with franchisees and suppliers. The CTO will build better technology connectivity, deeper business intelligence, provide technology solutions that and create a competitive edge. The CTO will define the operating and capital budgets for digital technology, approve purchases of technology equipment and software and minimize the risk for enterprise, including cyber risk by partnering with the global team. The CTO will run a digital technology shop, embracing best practices, tools and approaches; enterprise wide project management methodology, agile and waterfall development approaches to internal service level agreements. The CTO will oversee the technological infrastructure systems and drive competitive results for the company through digital technology. The CTO will have a clearly defined model setting the organization up for success.

DELIVERABLES

The CTO will;

  • Own the vision for Digital Technology
  • Create and Drive Business Value
  • Solve Complex Problems
  • Deliver Technical Services

IDEAL CANDIDATE

  • 15+ Years experience in a senior IT leadership role
  • Previous experience with QSR, Pharmaceutical, Consumer Package Goods Technology
  • MBA Preferred
  • Sound understanding of world-class processes and systems in a SKU environment
  • Solid foundation of knowledge and experience with “best in class” technology, practices and processes
  • Extensive experience management of PMO
  • Strong experience with ERP systems
  • Strong Strategic Leadership Skills
  • Technical Competency
  • Planning and Priority Setting
  • Works Well With Others
  • Business and Financial Acumen
  • Exceptional Project Management Experience
  • Influence
  • Persistence
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Social Intelligence
  • High EQ