Director of Technology

Halifax, NS

About Graybar Canada 

Venor is proud to partner with Graybar Canada in the pursuit of a strategic and visionary leader in their search for the next Director of Technology. 

Graybar Canada, a subsidiary of Graybar Electric Inc., a Fortune 500 company is one of North America’s oldest and largest electrical distributors. Headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and operating over 30 branches across Canada, Graybar specializes in providing high-quality electrical, automation, and telecommunications products, supported by comprehensive supply chain management and logistics services. Graybar Canada has evolved into a company shaped by an entrepreneurial spirit and a century of success, committed to propelling clients’ businesses forward through innovation and making impactful solutions happen. 

What you’ll be doing 

Reporting to the CEO, the Director of Technology is responsible for steering the optimization of enterprise applications and driving innovative solutions that align with the organization’s overarching objectives. You will be spearheading major technology initiatives, security enhancements, network systems, ERP advancements, and transformative projects. You will also bring in effective change management and ensure projects are delivered on scope, time, and budget. 

As the Director of Technology, you are the strategic visionary. Your responsibilities will be at the forefront of guiding the organization toward technological excellence. You will be divining into the intricacies of identifying, analyzing, and mitigating technology implementation risks, and collaborating across departments with senior leaders to develop innovative solutions. Your influence extends beyond, encompassing strategic partnerships with stakeholders, continuous assessment of internal processes, and advocating for enhanced nationwide service delivery and intricate business solutions. Moreover, you will navigate current and forge new contract agreements with hardware and software solution providers. Additionally, you will take the lead in financial tracking, and reporting on Capital, Operational, and Staffing expenditures for all business units. Staying ahead of the curve, you will keep the organization abreast of the latest technology trends and solutions that can be harnessed for unparalleled business success. 

About You

As the ideal candidate, you have a Bachelor’s degree in computer science, business administration, engineering, finance, or a related field, coupled with a minimum of 10 years of senior leadership experience in the IT domain. You have extensive IT experience leading teams, guiding successful ERP implementations, and/or navigating e-commerce business transformations. Experience in retail and supply chain industries, with a specific focus on SAP, will be particularly valued. 

You have advanced expertise across multiple operational functions and principles, demonstrating the ability to skillfully plan and manage operational processes for maximum efficiency and productivity. Your comprehensive skill set spans project management, software development, finance, customer service, e-commerce, leading enterprises, network security, and employee management. Experience in national multi-site operations along with proficiency in French, is highly regarded. You will leverage your exceptional problem-solving and communication skills to foster effective collaboration with internal and external stakeholders. 

If you are a visionary leader with a passion for driving innovation in the retail and supply chain sectors, this is a unique leadership opportunity to be a key player in shaping the future of technology at Graybar Canada.

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 apply please forward your resume to Craig Coady via craig@venor.ca and Nada Halaweh via nada@venor.ca

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