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IT Manufacturing & Operations Director

Date: Jul 27, 2019

Location: Toronto, CA

Company: Celestica International Inc.

Req ID: 43217 
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. 


** This position can be based out of our sites in either North America:  Toronto (Canada), Tucson (US), Monterrey (Mexico) or Europe: Oradea (Romania) or Valencia (Spain), and candidates should be legally eligible to work in that country. **


About the position:

Celestica is looking for a people-focused IT leader to provide technical and business guidance to Celestica Manufacturing and Operations teams. You will be the business relationship partner of Manufacturing and Operations, working with the stakeholders to define and manage technology roadmaps that enable 3 to 5 year strategic plans. You’ll assist in prioritization of these projects, ensure they are aligned to strategic objectives, technology principles, corporate policy and compliance and the investment delivers the maximum benefit to Celestica.


In your role, you will

  • Build close relationships with Celestica’s Operations and SCM Teams to understand what IT capabilities they need to win
  • Serve as a technology partner and advisor to Celestica’s Operations and SCM Teams on the range of IT capabilities, solutions, and services that can address their needs
  • Qualify and help prioritize requirements and demands
  • Influence stakeholders with regards to enabling technology, process simplification, risk and opportunities within the roadmap and project scope
  • Manage the roadmap portfolio of 5+ projects, 40+ resources, 3+ global enterprise platforms
  • Manage Celestica’s IT teams to analyze, design and deploy IT solutions that address our clients needs
  • Be accountable for the completion of key project activities in collaboration with the IT Project Management Office, internal IT teams and vendors


Other Responsibilities:

  • Make presentations to Operations and SCM teams
  • 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 Operations and SCM needs
  • Develop profiles: Summary of Operations and SCM IT needs, org structure and strategic priorities
  • Create monthly IT updates and critical project updates


Functional & Technical Competencies:

  • Requirements gathering and documentation (Design Thinking experience is a plus)
  • Process Mapping (Value Stream Mapping experience is a plus)
  • Project Management
  • Understanding of terms and concepts in discrete manufacturing operations, finance, supply chain and quality
  • Knowledge in Electronics Manufacturing and Operations (operation terms and concepts), Production planning, Logistics and operational processes
  • Knowledge of tools in Supply Chain SAP suite including; Manufacturing, Plant Maintenance, Materials Management, Production Planning, Warehouse Management, Inventory Management and Quality
  • Knowledge of IT Infrastructure and Architecture is a plus


Soft Skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Excellent relationship, negotiation, stakeholder management and facilitation skills
  • Leadership skills, ability to motivate people
  • Self-motivated, organized and able to meet deadlines 



  • 10+ years of relevant experience in a similar role in the manufacturing industry 



  • Bachelor’s degree or College/Technical degree 



  • Ability to travel between 50-80%. Regional and International travel is required. May be significant during certain times depending on customer or project requirements.


At Celestica, we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. Accommodations are available on 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) is a US$6 billion global leader in the delivery of end-to-end product lifecycle solutions. Our customers trust us to deliver the most advanced design, engineering and manufacturing expertise for their highly sophisticated and complex products. From advanced medical devices, to highly engineered aviation systems, to next-generation hardware solutions for the Cloud, at Celestica we manage the complexity for our customers and set the bar for quality and reliability in their markets. Our customer portfolio includes leaders in the enterprise computing, communications, aerospace and defense, industrial, smart energy, healthtech and semiconductor markets. Headquartered in Toronto, our global network spans 13 countries with 27,000 employees throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia.

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