Senior Director, Digital Transformation

Richmond, BC /
Information Technology & Systems – Digital Transformation /
Full-time
Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW) is an IoT pioneer, empowering businesses and industries to transform and thrive in the connected economy. We are a growing organization with a clear vision for being the IoT partner of choice for wireless device-to-cloud solutions. Our values of Innovation, Execution and Trust are the guiding principles in everything we do. Sierra Wireless has over 1,400 employees globally and operates in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.sierrawireless.com.  
 
Our Commitment to Inclusion and Diversity
At Sierra Wireless diversity is valued and celebrated. We strive to foster an inclusive organization. As a proud equal opportunity employer, we welcome people of every race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status to grow their careers here. 

Job Summary

We have an opportunity for a Senior Director, Digital Transformation to join our team in our Richmond, BC headquarters. Reporting directly to, and working closely with, the Sierra Wireless Chief Financial Officer, the Senior Director, Digital Transformation oversees our continued transformation to state-of-the-art digital platforms. These, in turn, support our goal to deliver the best devices, software, and services to accelerate our customer’s data-driven transformation. 

You will manage the establishment of innovative and agile technology tools and services, lead company-wide change management efforts, and serve as a central advisor and partner in implementing Sierra Wireless’ strategic technology plans. You possess a rare combination of technical, business, and emotional intelligence, that has been developed through progressive responsibilities and senior-level management experience in a complex IT environment. These skills are amplified by having demonstrated success in leading and managing change in a globally disbursed organization.

Responsibilities

    • Drive requirements gathering initiatives across all facets of Sierra Wireless’ business
    • Envision, formulate, and own a convincing digital transformation strategy and roadmap that includes Investment and Return-on-Investment (ROI) proposals
    • Transpose the digital strategy and roadmap into workable business solutions alongside prioritized timelines
    • Manage the overall digital transformation program and assemble the right teams that turn plans into tangible deliverables
    • Tackle ‘immediate priority’ projects for advancements in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and web e-commerce
    • Articulate the need for computational resources and work closely with the Corporate Information Technology department to provision such resources
    • Manage the roll-out of digital initiatives across the business community by drawing upon effective change management practices

Required Education, Experience & Competencies

    • Minimum ten years of progressive senior-level experience in managing parts or all of a complex global Information Technology environment
    • Proven record of devising strategy with the ability to ‘sell’ proposals to decision makers such as the company’s senior leadership team and/or the Board of Directors
    • Experience in one or more enterprise platforms such as SAP or Salesforce
    • Demonstrated knowledge in emerging software and hardware technologies
    • Ability to collect business requirements, manage cross-functional teams, and drive change throughout the enterprise
    • Superb oral and written communication skills; finding the ‘right voice’ at any level of the organizational hierarchy
    • Exceptional interpersonal relationship and team-building skills
    • Strongest possible commitment to cultural diversity and inclusion

Desired Education, Experience & Competencies

    • A master’s degree in computer science, information systems/technology, business administration, or other related field
What We Offer
Our people are friendly, collaborative, and like to share their ideas and knowledge with one another. This creates an amazing environment where we learn from each other and innovate together.
 
Our Canadian benefits include paid vacation and sick days, extended health and dental insurance, vision care, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, matching retirement savings program, and employee and family assistance programs.
 
Our Richmond headquarters offers a subsidized cafeteria, free parking, free shuttle service from Skytrain, a Wellness Program that includes an onsite fitness center, onsite fitness classes led by professional instructors, free healthy snacks each month, and wellness activities and challenges to keep our minds and bodies active. We also host various social and cultural events throughout the year where we come together to have fun and celebrate. Within our Global Inclusion and Diversity Program, our Employee Resource Groups provide opportunities for our people to support and champion Women in Tech, Pride at Sierra, and Mental Health Awareness.
 
If you like working with a successful team, are looking for competitive salary and benefits, and the opportunity to represent a recognized and innovative brand, we’d love to have you join our team!
 
How to Apply
Please submit your resume online through our careers website: www.iotstartswithus.com. If you are a job seeker with a disability and you need individualized support during the application or interview process, please leave us a note on your application form.
 
We thank you for your application and appreciate your interest in Sierra Wireless, however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.