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Senior Manager/IT Business Partner - Engineering & Quality

Date: Jun 16, 2021

Location: Toronto, CA

Company: Celestica International Inc.

Req ID: 69415 
Region: Americas 
Country: Canada 
State/Province: Ontario 
City:  Toronto 


What’s in it for you?
When you join Celestica, it’s more than just a job. It’s about being part of a team of talented individuals who are passionate about what they do every day, and contributing to our forward thinking and collaborative solutions for our teams and customers. 


Location : Open to hiring in Canada or Remote US.


Working with IT Business Partners, the Senior Manager/IT Business Partner is a people-focused IT leader that provides technical and business guidance to the Engineering and Quality functional areas within Celestica that also links back to the manufacturing and operations portfolio. The candidate is the business relationship partner of these functional areas, working with the stakeholders to define and manage technology roadmaps that enable 3 to 5 year strategic plans. The incumbent will assist in prioritization of these projects on a regional or global basis, ensure they are aligned to strategic objectives, technology principles, corporate policy and compliance and that the investment delivers the maximum benefit to Celestica.


Performs tasks such as, but not limited to, the following:

  • Serve as a technology partner to the organization’s functional teams on the range of IT capabilities, solutions and services that can address their needs.
  • Influences stakeholders with regards to enabling technology, process simplification, risk and opportunities within the roadmap and project scope.
  • Build close relationships with the functional areas the role is responsible for to understand what IT capabilities they need to innovate, grow, improve efficiencies, or address compliance requirements
  • Manages segments of functional area roadmaps to address portfolio of projects. Accountable for the completion of key project activities in collaboration with IT Project Management Office, other IT teams, functional teams (engineering, quality, operations, etc.) and, where necessary, with customer teams and vendors
  • Identify technology trends to provide guidance to Celestica's internal teams in the development of IT roadmaps: priority areas to develop IT capabilities to support the functional areas' needs
  • Mobilizes and manages Celestica’s IT teams to develop and deploy solution proposals that address customer needs
  • Qualify and help prioritize requirements and demands
  • Participate and support DFMEA Process reviews 
  • International business travel between 30-60% 



  • Experienced at requirements gathering and documentation (Design Thinking experience is a plus)
  • Process Mapping (Value Stream Mapping experience is a plus)
  • UX Experience would be advantageous 
  • Experienced in managing and delivering projects
  • Knowledge in Electronics Manufacturing and Operations 
  • Understanding of functional areas such as engineering, quality. Supply Chain etc
  • Knowledge of IT Infrastructure and Architecture is a plus
  • Strong relationship, negotiation, stakeholder management and facilitation Skills
  • Strong leadership skills and customer focused orientation
  • Leadership skills, ability to motivate people
  • Self motivated, organized and able to meet deadlines
  • Proven experience in project financial and vendor/stakeholder reporting 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to interact with various levels in an organization
  • Consistently demonstrates extremely high levels of technical knowledge, ingenuity and creativity.
  • An excellent grasp of engineering and quality principles
  • An understanding of manufacturing processes and construction methods
  • Ability to plan and organize through several project stages 
  • Support design review and contribute to achievement of Engineering Milestones as well as Customer Program Milestones
  • Quality control of work by appropriate reviews 


  • Minimum of 10 years’ related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Extensive work experience in a high/medium volume manufacturing environment



  • Bachelors Degree. University degree in one of the following: Computer Science, Business Administration, Commerce, Manufacturing or Engineering.


Celestica is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on any protected status (including race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran or disability status or other characteristics protected by law). 


At Celestica we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates throughout the hiring process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.



Celestica (NYSE, TSX: CLS) enables the world’s best brands. Through our recognized customer-centric approach, we partner with leading companies in Aerospace and Defense, Communications, Enterprise, HealthTech, Industrial, Capital Equipment and Energy to deliver solutions for their most complex challenges. As a leader in design, manufacturing, hardware platform and supply chain solutions, Celestica brings global expertise and insight at every stage of product development – from drawing board to full-scale production and after-market services for products from advanced medical devices, to highly engineered aviation systems, to next-generation hardware platform solutions for the Cloud.


Headquartered in Toronto, with talented teams spanning 40+ locations in 13 countries across the Americas, Europe and Asia, we imagine, develop and deliver a better future with our customers.


Celestica would like to thank all applicants, however, only qualified applicants will be contacted.


Celestica does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies or fee based recruitment services.

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