Manager or Senior Manager, Technology Advisory Services
BDO Canada
CA-ON-Greater Toronto Area
5d ago

Putting people first, every day

BDO is a firm built on a foundation of positive relationships with our people and our clients. Each day, we rely on our professionals to provide exceptional service, and help our clients by providing advice and insight they can trust.

In turn, we offer an environment that fosters a people-first culture with a high priority on your personal and professional growth.

Your opportunity

Our GTA office is looking for a Manager or Senior Manager to expand and complement its Technology Advisory Services team, specifically in the areas of IT strategy and governance.

BDO's Technology Advisory Services team helps IT leaders in mid-sized to large businesses across all industries to make informed decisions about the evolution of their technology environment and IT organization.

The candidate must have relevant experience in the evaluation and design of IT architectures and plans, the delivery and / or verification of major IT projects, as well as the review of IT organizations and processes.

The successful candidate will be required to work on IT management consulting assignments in the following areas :

  • IT Strategic Planning
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Data and business intelligence strategy
  • Selection of software packages and IT service providers
  • Diagnostics and verification of IT projects
  • Diagnosing and improving the performance of the IT function
  • Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain relationships with customers
  • Prioritization and balancing of multiple tasks including leading consulting engagements, researching and analyzing client business and technology requirements, business development, leveraging the team’s problem-solving capacity and, communicating effectively in written and verbal formats to varied audiences in a professional business environment.
  • Preparation and presentation of comprehensive technical solutions to non-technical audiences.
  • Leveraging your business and technology knowledge and experience to architect short and long-term sustainable technology initiatives for our clients.
  • Demonstrating the capacity to prioritize and complete tasks as well as the ability to communicate potential conflicts to team members.
  • Collaboration with and contribution to your peers while developing strong working relationships; Regular interfacing with all groups within BDO Technology Consulting including project managers and technology and industry team members.
  • Planning and execution of information technology consulting mandates, including :
  • Elaborate IT strategic plans
  • Analyze and document enterprise architectures at the business, application, data and technology level
  • Develop strategies and roadmaps for the evolution of the IT landscape based on business priorities, industry trends and technology risks
  • Develop business cases (costs and benefits) for IT investments
  • Write calls to the market (RFI, RFP) for the acquisition of software packages (ERP, CRM, BI, etc.) and IT service providers (integrators, managed services, etc.
  • and assist clients in their selection process

  • Conduct audits of IT programs and large projects and provide recommendations to improve their chances of success
  • Analyze IT operating models and assess the maturity of IT organizations
  • Design IT target operating models from the point of view of governance, organization, skills, sourcing, processes and management tools
  • Contribute to the development of the service offerings of the practice in collaboration with other practices and our business partners
  • Be creative in developing innovative strategies
  • Conduct interviews and workshops
  • How do we define success for your role?

  • You demonstrate BDO's core values through all aspect of your work : Integrity, Respect and Collaboration
  • You understand your client’s industry, challenges, and opportunities; client describe you as positive, professional, and delivering high quality work
  • You identify, recommend, and are focused on effective service delivery to your clients
  • You share in an inclusive and engaging work environment that develops, retains & attracts talent
  • You actively participate in the adoption of digital tools and strategies to drive an innovative workplace
  • You grow your expertise through learning and professional development.
  • Your experience and education

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • University degree in information technology, engineering or management (graduate degree an asset)
  • Strong experience in IT management and consulting services (ideally within a consulting firm)
  • Previous business development experience in the IT professional services space is an asset
  • Previous experience managing direct reports and project teams
  • 5-10+ years of experience in technology consulting services or a functional IT position, ideally with experience in technology strategy consulting engagements.
  • Strong ability to conduct analyzes and recommendations to effectively respond to our clients' challenges, plan and manage mandates, develop new approaches and concepts in their area of expertise, and participate in service business development initiatives.
  • Dynamic, autonomous and with great curiosity to keep abreast of the latest trends
  • Knowledge of the main reference frameworks and standards : TOGAF, Cobit, ITIL, PMI, etc. (certification an asset)
  • Why BDO?

    Our firm is committed to providing an environment where you can be successful in the following ways :

  • Firm success - We enable you to engage with the firm's strategic plan, and be a key contributor to the success and growth of the firm.
  • Professional success - We help you be the best professional you can be in our services, industries and markets.
  • Personal success - Achieve your personal goals outside of the office and make an impact on your community.
  • Giving back, it adds up : Where company meets community. BDO is actively involved in our communities by supporting local charity initiatives.

    We support staff with local and national events where you will be given the opportunity to contribute to your community.

    Total rewards that matter : We pay for performance with competitive total cash compensation that recognizes and rewards your contribution.

    We provide flexible benefits from day one, and flexible time off through vacation, personal, and volunteer days. We are committed to supporting your overall wellness beyond working hours, and provide reimbursement for wellness initiatives that fit your lifestyle.

    Everyone counts : We believe every employee should have the opportunity to participate and succeed. Through leadership by our Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer, we are committed to a workplace culture of respect, inclusion, and diversity.

    We recognize and celebrate the valuable differences among each of us, including race, religious beliefs, physical or mental disabilities, age, place of origin, marital status, family status, gender or gender identity and sexual orientation.

    If you require accommodation to complete the application process, please contact us.

    Ready to make your mark at BDO? Click Apply now to send your up-to-date resume to one of our Talent Acquisition Specialists.

    To explore other opportunities at BDO, check out our careers page.

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