Director of Technology

Kalesnikoff
Posted 17 days ago
Castlegar,
$125,000 to $160,000 per year
Full Time

Job Description

For over 80 years and four generations, our family has been inspired by forests and the endless possibilities for designing and building with wood. We began as a horse-logging operation in 1939 and have grown to become an industry-leading mass timber provider with a high-tech sawmill. From seedlings to solutions, we see our products through the entire process — from forest management to manufacturing, design, prefabrication, and delivery.

As an independent, family-owned, and operated company, we recognize that people are our most valuable resource. As we continue to grow, we’re searching for individuals who enjoy a hands-on approach to work tasks and thrive in a team-based environment.

Role and Objectives:

The Director of Technology is responsible for driving innovation and aligning technology with business goals within our organization. This senior position requires strong strategic thinking, innovation leadership, and technology management skills. Collaborating closely with the IT Manager and ERP Manager, the Director oversees the effective deployment and utilization of technology systems and resources. They provide strategic guidance in data analytics and systems integration efforts to ensure technology solutions align with business objectives. Additionally, the Director stays informed about emerging technologies, maintaining a competitive edge by staying up to date on industry trends and advancements.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement comprehensive technology strategies aligned with organizational objectives and long-term growth, ensuring effective deployment, maintenance, and utilization of technology systems and resources.
  • Lead the execution of strategic technology projects, collaborating with the IT Manager, ERP Manager, and cross-functional teams to ensure projects are delivered on time, within budget, and meet quality standards.
  • Ensure strategic guidance is provided in cybersecurity, data analytics, and systems integration efforts, aligning technology solutions with business objectives and priorities, and taking accountability for their effectiveness and alignment.
  • Stay informed about industry trends, technological advancements, and best practices to assess their potential impact on the organization and drive innovation and efficiency.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant regulations, standards, and policies related to technology, data security, and privacy.
  • Provide leadership, mentorship, and guidance to the technology team, fostering a collaborative and high-performing work environment.
  • Manage the technology budget effectively, allocating resources to maximize return on investment.
  • Spearhead the evaluation, and adoption of emerging technologies, fostering strategic partnerships with external vendors and industry experts to drive continuous improvement.
  • Lead the development, publishing, and maintenance of the organization’s information architecture as well as a roadmap for its future development.
  • Champion a culture of continuous learning and professional development within the technology team, aligning technology initiatives with overall business strategy to support organizational growth and success.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Information Technology, or related field
  • Minimum 10+ years of direct work experience in an IT leadership role.
  • Demonstrated senior leadership with strong strategic thinking, innovation, and technology management skills.
  • Proven track record in developing and implementing technology strategies aligned with organizational objectives.
  • Successful leadership of strategic technology projects, system design and development, ensuring timely delivery, budget adherence, and quality standards.
  • Expertise in providing strategic guidance in cybersecurity, data analytics, and systems integration.
  • In-depth knowledge of industry trends and regulations, ensuring compliance and driving innovation.
  • Exceptional leadership, communication, and mentorship skills.
  • Strong collaboration with internal clients for change management initiatives.
  • Effective management of technology budgets and resource allocation.
  • Proficiency in evaluating and adopting emerging technologies to drive continuous improvement.
  • Commitment to fostering a culture of continuous learning and professional development.

 

Compensation Package:

  • SALARY: $125,000 to $160,000
  • Extended health benefits including health, dental, vision, travel, Health Spending Account and RRSP program.
  • Team building and social events.
  • Training, development, and mentorship opportunities
  • Opportunity to advance in your career.
  • Work-life balance
  • A great culture where we truly value our employees.

How to apply:

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to careers@kalesnikoff.com.

Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.

At Kalesnikoff, working safely is an expectation. In your role you will have the time and resources needed to meet that expectation.

About our Kootenay home:

Are the mountains calling you? From beautiful parks and forests, pristine lakes, breathtaking valleys and stunning mountain ranges, the West Kootenay region is a highly desired and special place to call home. With an abundance of recreation including ski areas, golf courses, hot springs, and endless hiking, biking and other outdoor activities, the Kootenays isn’t just a region, it’s a lifestyle. Our vibrant mountain towns are full of arts, culture, food, history and caring communities. What are you doing after work today?

Equal opportunity commitment:

Kalesnikoff is a committed equal opportunity employer. Kalesnikoff’s recruitment strategy is designed to attract the best person for each position, to ensure equality of opportunity for all applicants, and to promote our corporate vision and culture. When considering applicants for positions within our Company, only job-related criteria such as ability, merit and responsibility are used to evaluate applicants. Kalesnikoff prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of any characteristic protected by applicable law.

Kalesnikoff is committed to treating all people in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence. Kalesnikoff believes in integration and equal opportunity. Kalesnikoff is committed to meeting the needs of persons with disabilities in a timely manner and will do so by identifying barriers to accessibility and meeting accessibility standards in accordance with applicable law.

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