Director, Information Technology (IT) Procurement

iA Financial Group

  • Office: 2200 McGill College Avenue
  • Job category: Operational and Maintenance Services
  • The Director, IT Procurement will be responsible for developing the strategy and managing all the IT sector’s procurement activities, ensuring the promotion and application of frameworks, and providing leadership for the procurement process and the management of major supplier agreements with stakeholders. Their main objectives will be to maximize gains, efficiently manage risk and meet the expectations of the IT sector.

    • Steers the strategy of the sectors for which they are responsible and develops strategies for portfolio consolidation and optimization in order to maximize value for iA and partners
    • Provides leadership to partners, ensuring that the Directive is understood and applied, and that suppliers are adequately managed, especially for major agreements
    • Offers support tailored to the needs and expectations of each sector
    • Establishes good relationships with process stakeholders and partners, and stays up to date in order to maintain their knowledge of the sectors for which they are responsible (challenges, issues, priorities)

    Maintains an overview of current and upcoming projects and their problems, and, when required, escalates them at the right moment and to the correct level

    • Participates in certain suppliers’ strategic governance committees and supports the management of major sector agreements
    • Collaborates with colleagues to manage inter-team capacities, information exchange and best practice sharing
    • Identifies improvement and optimization needs in order to fuel the evolution of procurement and supplier management practices
    • Mobilizes their team and develops their resources’ skills according to industry best practices

    Desired profile:

    • 10 years of procurement experience in the Information Technology sector
    • Bachelor’s degree in administration or a related field
    • Drafting contractual service levels
    • Resolving complex problems
    • Producing results and achieving objectives
    • Management and personnel development
    • Recognized results- and client-oriented leadership
    • Excellent planning, organization and execution skills
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, ability to influence and network effectively with stakeholders
    • Proven leadership and governance skills in a context of large-scale transformation
    • Strategic presence and ease in interacting with senior internal and distributor executives
    • Experience and knowledge of the financial, banking and insurance sectors (a significant asset)

    Excellent command of French and English, both oral and written, due to frequent interactions with French and English speaking clients and internal partners across Canada

    Our employees are our best investment and we have much to offer them.

    Company Overview About

    iA Financial Group is the strength of a company with a human side, with its over 8,000 employees. Together, we have earned the trust of our more than four million clients and 50,000 advisors who have chosen us for their insurance, savings, and wealth management.

    With over $200 billion in assets and half a billion invested in technological innovation, we’re a key player in the financial services industry in Canada and the United States. The secret to our success? Investing in you, one person at a time. Because, for over 125 years, we have believed that it’s by supporting our employees and surrounding ourselves with the most reputable leaders in the industry, we will continue to innovate.

    At iA, we’re invested in you.

    Our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

    At iA Financial Group, we support and celebrate diversity. We strive to provide a workplace that is recognized as inclusive for all, regardless of ethnic origin, nationality, language, religious beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, family situation, or physical or mental disability.

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