IT Communications, Change Management and Training Lead

Location: Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 04-24-2018
Canada Bread Company, Limited is a leading producer and distributor of packaged fresh bread and bakery products with brands such as Dempster’s®, Villaggio®, POM®, Bon Matin®, Ben’s®, Healthy Way® and McGavins®. Dempster’s is the national brand leader and a market leader in the health and well-being segment of bread products in Canada. The growth strategy is to focus on market leadership in all commercial bread categories. The company operates 19 bakeries and employs approximately 4,550 associates across Canada.  It seeks to create value by leading innovation in products and service delivery in the bakery industry, enhancing distribution services and processes, and continuing to grow premium white and whole grain breads, tortillas, bagels, rye, buns, and rolls.
 
As an independent business unit of Grupo Bimbo, Canada Bread seeks to grow value-added bakery segments by focusing on health and well-being and penetrating new bakery segments and channels of distribution. The business will continue to grow market leadership and margins by investing in the premium whole grain product category, and by delivering continued product innovation in other bakery and snack categories.
 
Reporting to Head of IT for Grupo Bimbo Canada, the IT Communications, Change Management and Training Lead is a Director level role requiring a diverse background that is an combination of; communications, project management, continuous improvement and change management.
 
Position Responsibilities:
• Leads IT Communications.  Builds and executes strategic communications plans to support IT programs and department initiatives.  This includes internal and external communications.
• Supports IT Operations with communications such as outage notifications.
• Leads the development, rollout and maintenance of IT policies.
• Lead the change management activities that result from the IT changes/improvements. This includes collaborating with the key user networks that are extensively used within the business.
• Develops communications for IT Executive.
• Works closely with Bimbo Canada communications
• Provides communications support for the other IT Leads, as needed.
• Builds and oversee the execution of IT training plans.
• Adheres to corporate channels and standards for communications.
• Ensures IT training materials are created/regularly updated to support new and existing programs.
• Manages the delivery of training programs (oversees scheduling, monitoring, tracking).
• Leads User Experience Improvement plan, activities and execution.  Works closely with the IT Operations team and other departments to continuously improve the experience.  This includes overseeing the documentation of existing processes, identifying potential efficiencies, and managing the implementation of those efficiencies.
• Other activities related to the engagement of associates in IT initiatives, as needed.
 
 Requirements:
• Experience working in large matrix organizations with multiple stakeholders
• Background must be a combination of; communications, change management and project management within a technical team   environment
• Highly self-motivated.
• Adaptable and eager to take on new activities.
• Flexible with schedule/work hours.
• Available for some travel.
• Minimum of 7-10 years of communications experience.  IT training and/or change management experience are an asset.
• Undergraduate degree plus postgraduate program in communications or journalism.
• French and/or Spanish as secondary language is an asset.
 
Please note all offers of employment at Canada Bread Company, Limited are conditional upon the successful completion of a pre-hire background check. This may include anything up to and including a criminal history check, reference checks and/or credit check.
 
Canada Bread Company, Limited is an equal opportunity employer that embraces diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from qualified women, men, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. We welcome applications from all interested individuals; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Job seekers with disabilities who require accommodation during the recruitment process or would like more details about accessibility should contact Canada Bread Accessibility at CB_Accessibility@grupobimbo.com.
 
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