Career Opportunity

Director, Information and Technology Services

Halifax, Nova Scotia

The global transportation and logistics industry is undergoing digital transformation. The “digital port” is an important area of focus for port authorities world-wide to optimise port competitiveness and operational excellence.

The Halifax Port Authority (HPA) is committed to digitalization and innovation.

The Port of Halifax is a regional economic engine, generating more than 12,400 jobs and contributing over $1.7 billion in economic impact. The world’s largest shipping lines call on Halifax, connecting the port to more than 150 countries. The Halifax Seaport is a premier destination, attracting more than 1.2 million visitors each year. In collaboration with strong partners and stakeholders, HPA is preparing for the future, transforming into a digital organization with significant investment in modern infrastructure, using the latest technologies and world class security solutions.

Reporting to the Chief Information Officer, the Director, Information and Technology Services will play a key leadership role in advancing HPA’s digitalization agenda to equip the organization to handle industry changes with flexibility, agility and resilience.

An innovative leader and strategic thinker, the Director will be responsible for leading HPA’s technological direction, corporate information management and resourcing strategy for the provision of technology services. They will work closely with HPA’s senior leadership team, providing strategic guidance and technical leadership, identifying priorities and articulating and delivering on the organization’s digitalization path forward. They will develop and leverage key external relationships with port customers, vendors and partners to advance HPA’s technology mandate and will lead the Information and Technology Services team, including an Application Manager and Technical Infrastructure Supervisor, to deliver on important information services projects and plans. The Director will be accountable for building staff capacity, championing staff development opportunities and fostering a supportive and collaborative culture.

The successful candidate has a University degree, preferably in Information Technology or Information Management and brings at least 8 years of related experience at a senior management level. An acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered. Demonstrated experience moving a technology agenda forward, end to end, is required as is proven experience successfully leading, building and developing high-performance teams. A technical aptitude and innovative mind are essential. Excellent written, oral and presentation skills are required. Technical competency in a Microsoft Windows, Office 365, and VMWare environment is an asset.

To learn more about the Port of Halifax, please visit www.portofhalifax.ca.

The Halifax Port Authority welcomes applications from Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women, in occupations or positions where they are under-represented. If you are a member of one of the above groups, you are encouraged to self-identify, on your cover letter, or on your resumé. If this opportunity interests you, please forward your resumé and interest in confidence with the email subject line “HPA Dir ITS” to Royer Thompson at recruit@royerthompson.com. For further information, please contact Amy Reid at 902-422-2099.

Royer Thompson Management & Human Resources Consulting is a Canadian talent management firm focused on capturing the full potential of people in organizations by supporting a shared sense of purpose, recruiting and cultivating leadership, and fostering an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit.