With dual reporting to the European Region and corporate IT, this position will be responsible for IT in Europe. The candidate will be the primary focal point for all the IT needs within Europe closely working with corporate IT to implement solutions that are in line with global IT standards.
The IT Director will grow and lead a dispersed team of IT professionals throughout various European countries that Canopy Growth has presence ensuring all global IT processes are adhered to.
The candidate will play a key supporting role in the deployment of a global ERP to Europe in a staggered manner.
Manages and interacts with a culturally diverse team of support and execution engineers while also focusing on project demands and tasks
Executing on new site deployments based on architecture and design from corporate IT through combination of Canopy Growth employees and outsourced partners
Support the deployment of a global ERP within the region championing the change management that comes with that
Build strong relationships across European operations and corporate IT in order to help develop and support new and existing capabilities
Define, deliver, and support strategic plans for implementing technologies within the European region
Verify performance of provided services by conducting system audits and reviewing established metrics
Execute programs based on standard corporate IT policies and procedures in line with Internal Controls for Financial Reporting (ICFR) and SOX
Onboard and exit new employees in the European region ensuring new employees have the required systems in place
Forecast demand for services, prepare an annual budget; schedule expenditures, analyze variances and corrective action.
Manage in-region enterprise systems related maintenance such as systems upgrades, patching, health monitoring, license management, hardware / software asset management, and software distribution.
Mentor junior staff in order to continue building a world class system engineering support organization
Perform other related duties as needed
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related discipline (or equivalent experience). A Masters degree in business would be an asset
Must be detail oriented and able to effectively manage competing projects and priorities
Motivated, passionate technology manager with a focus on process improvement, technical support and analytical thinking
10+ years experience directly managing an IT team in a fast-paced global environment. Experience with a publicly listed NA company would be an asset and in particular operating in a controls framework (GMP, ICFR / SoX)
Experience with ERPs (SAP, NetSuite, MS), CRM (Salesforce) and Cloud Platforms (AWS, Azure) is required
Excellent communication and client relation skills.
Understanding the overall business functions and the impact of technical decisions on business results
Fluent in English. German language would be an advantage
Ability to travel 10-20% of the time across Europe and Canada
This position will be located in Canopy’s European headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany or the United Kingdom