Director of IT

Halifax, NS

Venor is proud to partner with The Armour Group Limited in their search for a Director of IT. The Armour Group Limited is one of the leading real estate, hospitality, development and construction companies in Atlantic Canada. With its dedicated team of professionals, The Armour Group Limited continues a proud history of creating a sense of place in Nova Scotia – carefully designing, developing, constructing and operating some of our region’s most iconic buildings and businesses. With more than 50 years of history locally, this family-owned firm remains committed to a principled approach to development, ensuring that our work is environmentally sustainable and integrated into the communities we serve. If you share our values and would like to work with skilled professionals, Armour is presently seeking a Director of IT to oversee their technology & infrastructure, including hardware, software, network, and security systems. 

The Director of IT will manage a team of IT professionals and work closely with other departments to ensure that technology is being used effectively to meet business needs. You’ll play a key role in IT leadership, leading our IT steering committee, and the continued success and improvement of The Armour Group Limited’s IT Operations while upholding their values of collaboration, integrity, accountability, and responsible leadership.

What you’ll be doing

Strategic Planning:

  • Participate in strategic planning as a member of the senior leadership team, contributing to the development of strategies and methodologies to integrate and optimize the organization’s strategy, roadmap, and tactics.

Team and Resource Management:

  • Oversee resources, staffing, and the IT budget.
  • Develop and enhance a best-in-class team, ensuring accountability for aggregate performance.
  • Provide leadership and mentorship to the IT team, including conducting regular performance reviews and feedback.

Security and Integrity:

  • Ensure the security and integrity of all technology systems, including data protection and network security.
  • Review and improve disaster recovery plans and risk mitigation planning. 

Collaboration and Relationship Building:

  • Collaborate and build relationships with Operations, the Executive Team and other internal stakeholders to ensure alignment, understand gaps, and propose strategic improvements.

Systems Management:

  • Oversee the installation, maintenance, and upgrade of hardware and software systems, including servers, workstations, and peripherals.
  • Manage vendor relationships and negotiate contracts for hardware, software, and services. 
  • Understanding of the network set up and support for remote locations.

Policy Development and Compliance:

  • Develop and implement policies and procedures for IT operations.
  • Ensure compliance with industry standards and regulations.

Innovation and Continuous Improvement:

  • Collaborate with other departments to identify and implement technology solutions that improve business processes and enhance the customer experience.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest technology trends and innovations, evaluate their potential impact on the organization, and make recommendations to the business.

What we are looking for

  • 10+ years of experience in IT, with at least 5 years in a leadership role, preferably in a large IT environment with multiple locations and complex technology systems
  • Strong technical knowledge of hardware (cloud and on-prem), software, network infrastructure, and security systems
  • Experience managing a team of IT professionals and collaborating with other departments
  • Experience in Hospitality is an asset
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to explain technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, related field, or equivalent experience/education

We embrace a culture of belonging in the workplace. No matter who you are, where you’re from, how you think, what you believe in, or who you love, we welcome your application. We all come from different backgrounds and different walks of life, bringing in unique perspectives and experiences. We encourage applications from 2SLGBTQ+, Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC), women, newcomers to Canada, and people with disabilities. If you require any accommodation in the application and interview process, please let us know (including different materials or otherwise).

To learn more about this opportunity, contact Nick Misener via nick@venor.ca or Anna Bryant via anna@venor.ca.

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