Shaw Communications Director, Strategic Programs Full Time in Calgary, AB

Shaw Communications

Branch Calgary AB CA

Director, Strategic Programs
Calgary, AB

At Shaw Communications, we have an exciting permanent full time opportunity for a Director, Strategic Programs based out of our Calgary office reporting to the…

At Shaw Communications, we have an exciting permanent full time opportunity for a Director, Strategic Programs based out of our Calgary office reporting to the SVP, Product Development & Strategic Programs. This role is instrumental in the implementation of new technology and new product development.

Specifically, the Director will oversee the purpose, execution and status of all projects in the Digital transformation and Shaw Wireless new product development programs. They will ensure agreed upon results, deliverables and business outcomes are achieved. This role will act as a senior product and technology strategy evangelist both within the organization and externally leading the advancement of Shaw’s product portfolio and aligning efforts with overall business and organizational goals.

Accountabilities / Responsibilities:
• Lead the development of the strategic approach for the Digital Transformation and Shaw Wireless new product development programs, their major timeframes and a definition of major deliverables to address needed goals and outcomes
• Provide the focus and leadership required to react to events, changes and obstacles that require the executing approach to be adjusted and alterations in the course being steered without missing the goal
• Create program governance in alignment with organizational governance
• Ensure that programs execute on agreed governance, including alignment of all subprograms & projects
• Continuously assess the need for the programs to evolve through changes in plan, direction and /or contents to optimize the potential success of the program
• Enable consensus amongst all program stakeholders
• Monitor all program and project work stream executions, progress to plan and major deliverables, intervening when necessary to ensure alignment and delivery on intended results
• Drive decisions to ensure the successful resolution of all issues, problems and changes within the program to ensure delivery to agreed upon milestones
• Ensure all program communication aligns to program governance & delivers all executive sponsor reporting

Required Skills, Experience and Qualifications:
• A proven track record of success demonstrating a depth of technical and strategic experience within a telecommunications/cable or related technology organization. This includes building and executing on forward thinking and innovative strategies. 15 years of experience in relevant and related functional areas.
• At least 5 years in a leadership role with experience working at a senior level including exposure to technology industry associations, senior leaders, and internal and external customers.
• Demonstrated ability to interpret technology and market trends as a foundation for technology and product roadmaps
• A history of applying deep analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilities coupled with organizational and product management skills to identify and implement commercially viable products and services in a fast-changing technology environment.
• Hands-on experience in building novel products and technology platform solutions, ideally in a Greenfield setting.
• Post-secondary education in engineering or computer science or a related discipline, MBA is an asset.

If you want to be part of something bigger—part of a dynamic team of people who are aligned, focused, and passionate about working together to care for our customers, then we look forward to meeting you! Join us.

We thank all interested applicants; however, only qualified candidates will be contacted. This position requires the successful completion of a criminal and credit background check.

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Calgary, AB, CA
Posted on: 2016-12-05
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