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Director IT & Data, Business Partner - Danone Canada

  • Posted: 19 Apr 2024
  • Data & Analytics
  • Canada
  • On-site

About the job


The Director IT & Data Business Partner will be the key strategic liaison between the business and IT & Data for alltechnology needs in the US. This individual will be responsible for understanding the business and its strategicgoals, requirements and objectives. This role will drive prioritization of business technology projects and support inthe prioritization of work throughout the group. This role will work closely with local and global IT product groups toidentify solutions to fulfi ll the demands that align with both the business strategy and the global technologystrategy. The BP will also work to ensure successful delivery and support of the IT and Data applications thatenable business value. This role will provide E2E support for designated business process areas as a priority andwill be involved in other cross-functional topics.


Responsibilities include:


• Act as main point of contact between business and IT & Data function to align on strategic priorities, roadmapsand connects with the right IT & Data expert to solve and implement data & IT needs for the business.
• Identify business technology needs and strategies and develop a strategic roadmap of products and services toenable growth, developing business cases to secure commitment for delivery
• Ensure related priorities are clearly and consistently communicated to business and IT & Data organization
• Manages IT strategic roadmap for business organization to IT & Data organization (ie, Product Group Leaders)and secures commitment of delivery within IT & Data organization
• Manages transversal business topics, including transversal overview of IT performance
• Manages IT strategic roadmap process within Product Group Leaders
• Promotes continuous improvement stakeholders
Value Creation and Leadership
• Optimizes Business interactions with IT & Data, providing more effi ciency and quality to delivery
• Identify opportunities for technology and analytics to generate value for business
• Manage business continuity and reliability by ensuring IT & Data operations are performing and deliveringwithout disruption. Engage and manage escalations as required.
Process, Product and Project Delivery
• Manage project and product portfolio within the assigned business area.
• Provide consultation during all phases of product development, including ensuring business requirements areidentifi ed
• Help institute product ownership and management using agile (Scrum) Framework and delivery model
Managerial Complexity
• Work closely to business stakeholders throughout multiple areas under his/her responsibility, coordinates ITstrategy within Product Group Leaders and connects with Product Owners
• Lead teams (including external partners) to manage the delivery and execution of key strategic initiatives



About you

About You:
• You have a Bachelor’s degree in IT, Business Systems or Data and Analytics
• You have a minimum of 10 years of experience in the technology fi eld, previous customer facing role a plus.
• You ideally have bilingual language skills (English plus French or Spanish)
• You have strong knowledge on customer satisfaction & business partnering
• You have a broad understanding in IT & Data business model
• You have proven experience delivering and implementing solutions in technology as Business Partner
• You have solid communication & infl uencing skills
• You have the ability to manage very high intensity problems
• You possess mastery of practical/technical knowledge
• You have excellent multitasking and project management skills
• You have experience in product management and agile delivery models

About us


Are you ready to join our incredible team?  


  • You will work for a certified B Corp company that has been named one of Canada's top 100 Employers for five consecutive years. In other words, you will be immersed in a culture that is rich and engaging, inclusive and human-centric, efficient and eco-responsible.  


  • You will benefit from our benefits package including collective insurance with a core health plan 100% paid and no waiting period. We also provide flexible credits for a wellness account, a health spending account or an RRSP. Additionally, we offer a competitive group retirement savings plan in which Danone will match your contributions. Our exceptional parental leave policy supports both primary and secondary caregivers. Our employee assistance program and telemedicine service are also available to ensure your well-being. 


  • You will enjoy our flexible and hybrid guidelines that let you design a work model and schedule that best suits your needs. Our innovative and flexible vacation policy allows you to take as much paid time off as you need. We also offer, among other things, a summer schedule and no-meeting Friday afternoons. Our onsite workplace features include new, dynamic and collaborative working spaces where it is good to work as a team. 


  • You will have access to various training initiatives, both in-house and online because we value and prioritize your growth and development. We also offer mentoring, leadership development programs and tuition reimbursement to support your career advancement. 


  • You will have the opportunity to make a difference in the community as we are a founding partner of the Breakfast Club of Canada. For 25 years, we have worked with the organization to provide children with  regular access to a nutritious breakfast in a comfortable environment, helping them reach their full potential. 


What are you waiting for? Join our team and enjoy these exceptional benefits! 



Danone Canada is a business unit of Danone and operates from headquarter offices in Boucherville, Quebec, and Toronto, Ontario. Danone Canada is the country’s largest consumer-facing B Corporation, demonstrating that the company meets the highest standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. From year to year, Danone is recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for its forward-thinking work environment and was awarded the Parity Certification Women in Governance for our commitment towards gender equality in the workplace. We have 500+ employees across Canada that are engaged and energized to deliver Danone’s mission: Bringing health through to food to as many people as possible, by working on strong brands such as Activia, Oikos, Danone, Silk, International Delight and many others. Come join our movement for a healthier world: One Planet. One Health BY YOU 


Danone Canada doesn’t just welcome what makes you unique, we value it. We’re proud to provide equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to cultural background, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or age. Faithful to our values of openness and humanism, all our employees share the commitment to engage one another with dignity and respect. 


Danone Inc. is committed to complying with its obligations under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code.  Danone Inc. will make reasonable efforts to provide accommodation throughout its recruitment process, to the point of undue hardship, and will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of this process.  Questions concerning the availability of accommodation in the recruitment process may be forwarded to INFORMATION@danone.com. 


Please note that this posting has been written in the masculine form solely to shorten the text. We promote diversity and encourage all people with the skills mentioned in this posting to apply for this position. 


Application procedure

  • Resume and Cover letter

  • Interview #1

  • Interview #2

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