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Director, Information Technology (IT) Services

Date: Feb 22, 2021

LOCATION: Calgary, Alberta (CA-AB)

Why you should join us:

Are you a visionary that has a real view of the future connected worker, and emerging technology trends that can provide a customer-first, transformative end-user experience, backed with tangible experience of success?  We want to talk to you!

In this highly visible leadership role, you will be accountable for all user facing IT support services for the entire enterprise.  In this role, you will provide leadership and direction to an operational support team consisting of a joint team of Suncor employees, contractors and outsource personnel, focused on providing front line IT support that meets and exceeds service level and user experience expectations.   

You will use your expertise to:

  • Provide leadership to a team of service managers, technical leads, subject matter experts, and field support staff providing front line support services oversight, operational demand management, continuous improvement, and technology planning in support of global operations for 18000 Suncor personnel and contractors
  • Lead agile-based platform teams that own, manage, and operate our End User Device assets, and our Communication & Collaboration capabilities across the enterprise.
  • Lead the performance of onshore and offshore outsource teams to deliver on operational support outcomes based on agreed quality measures, reliability metrics, service levels, user satisfaction, and continuous improvement goals
  • Collaborate  with various Digital & IT teams (including our Network & Industrial teams, IT Shared Services teams, Cloud & Infrastructure teams, and our Digital Solution Delivery teams), provide people, service, and technical leadership in the development of IT Services strategy, particularly as is relates to strategic decisions or impacts to front line user support services
  • Be accountable for specific policy and process development, effectiveness monitoring and continuous improvement
  • Provide budget development and cost centre financial stewardship
  • Be responsible for building and maintaining effective relationships with key partners within the various IT Platforms and Operations teams, key business interfaces, and strategic vendors
  • Provide On call 24/7 support to critical infrastructure and ensure service level commitments are achieved

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Must-haves (minimum requirements):

  • 15 years IT operations and IT project execution experience
  •  7 years expereince with  leading and managing teams
  • A Computer Science degree, or Technical College diploma 
  • Strong technical knowledge of call centre operations, help desk services and technologies (including AI and self help), personal productivity software (ie Microsoft O365), meeting room technologies, video conference and audio-visual systems, print devices and managed services
  • Broad technical knowledge of IT operations and user technologies including desktop computing, mobile computing, server / storage technologies, cloud services, Software as a Service (SaaS), networks, telephony, and messaging systems
  • Strong vendor management skills required to successfully negotiate and manage an outcome based outsource agreement or statement of work including service levels, stewardship reporting and escalation management
  • Strong conflict identification and resolution skills
  • Ability to work effectively with various sizes of highly focused and geographically dispersed teams
  • Alignment with our values: safety above all else, stronger together, operational discipline, curiosity and lifelong learning, and act with integrity

Preference for:

  • ITIL Foundation certification
  • Oil & Gas industry experience

Where you’ll be working, your work schedule, and other important information:

  • You will work out of our Calgary head office, located in the Suncor Energy Centre at 150 – 6th Ave S.W. combined with remote work arrangements in response to COVID-19
  • Hours of work are a regular 40-hour work week, Monday to Friday
  • We require qualified and safety-focused employees for business-critical roles that maintain our commitment to operational excellence and reliable operations. We are using technology to conduct virtual interviews to adhere to physical distancing recommendations and we are well set up for remote onboarding and orientation.
  • Suncor encourages everyone do their part and support global efforts to limit the impact of COVID-19 with good hygiene practices, physical distancing, and with care and consideration for the people around you. For more information on how we’re responding to COVID-19, click here. #StrongerTogether

Why Suncor?

We are Canada's leading integrated energy company with a business portfolio that includes oil sands development and upgrading, offshore oil and gas production, petroleum refining, and product marketing under the Petro-Canada brand. Our global presence offers rewarding opportunities for you to learn, contribute, and grow in a variety of career-building positions. We live by the value of safety above all else – if it isn't safe, we don't do it. Our strong track record of growth and a focus on sustainability mean tremendous potential for the future. Learn about our purpose and values.

In addition to rewarding job opportunities, we offer an attractive employee package, including:

  • Competitive base salary, compensation programs, and an annual incentive program
  • Flexible benefits package
  • Rewarding pension and savings plans

Stay connected to us:

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from all qualified individuals. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment where every employee feels valued and respected. We will consider accessibility accommodations to applicants upon request. Check out our social goal to learn how we are working to build greater mutual trust and respect with the Indigenous Peoples in Canada.

Please note that our job postings are typically open for two weeks, so don't delay, apply now.

JOB CATEGORY: Business Professionals