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DP World
Director, IT

As a new world takes shape, DP World enables smarter trade and improves lives. Our modern, strategically positioned marine terminals and logistics parks have the speed, reliability and reach to ensure your cargo gets to where it needs to be – but what sets us apart is our team of experts with our unceasing commitment to innovation. The world is changing at an unparalleled pace and we are growing to meet its needs. With more capacity coming online we are ready for the future. We trade smarter. For us, going beyond is a brand of service that has made us a leader the world over. Our dedicated team of over 45,000 employees from 130 countries cultivates long-standing relationships with governments, shipping lines, importers and exporters, communities and many other important constituents of the global supply chain to add value and provide quality services today and tomorrow. With a portfolio of 78 operating marine and inland terminals supported by over 78 related businesses across six continents, DP World aims to be essential to the bright future of global trade, ensuring everything we do has a long-lasting positive impact on economies and society.

With phenomenal growth year over year and their sights set on the continued elevation of the business, DP World Canada is seeking an inaugural Director, IT. The Director, IT provides strategic leadership and management of IT for DP World’s Canadian Operations, ensuring that the organization develops assets and capabilities needed to survive and thrive in the mid-term and long-term. The Director, IT ensures appropriate, integrated and customer-centric planning is in place and that IT infrastructure, architecture, applications, security provisions and processes are proactively updated and continuously enable DP World to realize its strategic objectives. The Director, IT works closely with a myriad of constituent groups including; the DP World senior leadership team and global offices, contractors, consultants, unionized maintenance and operations staff and port authorities to identify and implement future-oriented IT strategies, tailored to the business.

Given the dynamic nature of DP World Canada’s terminal operations, the Director, IT will ensure a true customer-service orientation with a strong focus on business continuity and an underlying emphasis on cyber-security. The ideal candidate is a true leader with exceptional change management, facilitation and people leadership skills who has selected best-in-class systems from around the globe and successfully integrated those with existing infrastructure within a geographically diverse organization. The Director, IT is a sophisticated, strategic thinker who has a keen understanding of the critical role IT plays in the overall operation of a large, complex organization. Working collaboratively with the Senior Leadership Team, the new Director, IT will understand how to enable the business to meet current customer demands while thinking innovatively about where the business is headed in the future. Additionally, the Director, IT brings a proven ability to develop and deliver critical initiatives on time and on budget.

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