Directeur Innovation
Groupe CGI inc.
Montréal, Canada
59d ago

Position Description :

Are you passionate about reaching new heights, innovation, teamwork and making a meaningful contribution? Do you picture yourself as a bold thinker and valued member of one of the most respected IT services organization worldwide?

If you answered yes to these questions, CGI is seeking an Innovation Champion to join a vibrant team of professionals working together to lead the growth and innovative transformation of our clients.

CGI has identified innovation as a key driver to success. The objective of the Innovation Manager is to blend our global industry knowledge, business model’s understanding, IP solutions, BPO experience and other offerings to drive innovation for our clients.


  • You have a passion for creativity and innovation
  • You have a growth mindset you are hungry to learn and self-aware with a constant desire to improve
  • You are a positive-minded, highly effective and inspiring leader and strategic thinker who builds energy in the workplace
  • You are a fast-learner who can quickly understand the "what and why" of complex products, services and projects
  • You have a solid relationship building and influencing skills with a proven ability to work within a matrixed organization
  • You have a significant expertise with business consulting and / or innovation-related frameworks and tools (e.g. Design Thinking, Business Model Canvas, etc.)
  • You’re a people person you love meeting new people and collaborating with clients and team members on cracking tough challenges in exciting and sometimes stressful environments
  • You thrive working in a dynamic, fast-paced entrepreneurial environment you are fast and highly flexible, you have a high tolerance for ambiguity, and you’re adept at ruthlessly prioritizing your time against the highest impact work
  • You have exceptional communications skills and strive to maximize the value you bring to any challenge
  • You’re digitally savvy highly proficient in all key Office programs (including Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word), embrace the use of digital apps and tools in your personal and professional life, and ideally are ahead of the curve in terms of your understanding of digital trends and transformative technologies
  • You can easily learn and adapt to new emerging technology concepts and train others on them, if required
  • You have a proven work ethic with the utmost integrity
  • Your future duties and responsibilities :

    You will lead the evolution of our customer-centric innovation approach and participate in the development of an innovation space where multidisciplinary teams will come together to work on collaborative ideas and on the development of innovative and tangible solutions to a broad range of complex transformation challenges for high quality outcomes.

  • Provide advice and guidance on ideas, innovations and technology solutions to a wide spectrum of clients across multiple industries
  • Contribute to thought leadership and actively engage and encourage customer participation in innovation initiatives
  • Participate to clients meetings and visits to present CGI’s innovation initiatives
  • Act as key decision maker, with the Innovation Director, in the assessment of the most critical transformation challenges to determine their priority for the CGI Innovation Space
  • Work closely with business unit managers to support innovation initiatives with their clients
  • Develop effective working relationships with senior stakeholders (internally and externally)
  • Build relationship with innovation communities
  • Implement best practices in innovation and lead the development of proofs of concepts, prototypes and pilots
  • Build innovation teams across sectors and business units
  • Put in place appropriate key indicators in order to measure the progress and the outcome of the innovation initiatives
  • Manage expectations related to target outcomes, deliverables and timeframes and monitors progress to ensure the established objectives are delivered on time and within budget
  • Prepare compelling customer presentations, training presentations and reports
  • Facilitate the sharing of ideas via existing CGI collaboration tools
  • Promote a positive working environment and creative thinking
  • Required qualifications to be successful in this role :

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering or equivalent work experience
  • At least 5-10 years’ prior work experience in innovation and best practices (Open innovation / design thinking experience and expertise is a strong asset)
  • Ability to design and navigate through conflicting priorities, turning ambiguity into clarity in a fast-changing environment
  • Experience with innovation governance
  • Demonstrated boldness and see beyond the current way of doing things
  • Experience with intellectual property creation
  • Bilingual (French and English) is essential
  • Excellent business engagement abilities
  • Great facilitation and good influencing skills
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Sound knowledge of new technologies such as IoT, AI, RPA, etc.
  • Experience in requirements gathering, solution ideation, development of proofs of concept, rapid prototyping, and pilot execution
  • Experience directing and managing cross functional teams that adapt to changing goals and directions
  • A minimum of 10 years of management experience, preferably across multiple disciplines
  • Undergraduate university degree (MBA is an asset)
  • Availability to travel to client locations
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    What you can expect from us :

    Build your career with us.

    It is an extraordinary time to be in business. As digital transformation continues to accelerate, CGI is at the center of this change supporting our clients’ digital journeys and offering our professionals exciting career opportunities.

    At CGI, our success comes from the talent and commitment of our professionals. As one team, we share the challenges and rewards that come from growing our company, which reinforces our culture of ownership.

    All of our professionals benefit from the value we collectively create.

    Be part of building one of the largest independent technology and business services firms in the world.

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    CGI is an equal opportunity employer. In addition, CGI is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities in accordance with provincial legislation.

    Please let us know if you require a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during any aspect of the recruitment process and we will work with you to address your needs.

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