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Advisor, Information Technology Strategy, Planning, and Performance - 31282

Location: Canada
Posting Start Date: Nov 15, 2022
Posting End Date: Ongoing


Job Description


Being part of Air Canada is to become part of an iconic Canadian symbol, recently ranked the best Airline in North America. Let your career take flight by joining our diverse and vibrant team at the leading edge of passenger aviation.
IT Financial Strategy and Planning is a critical part of the IT Office of the CIO organization working closely with executives and senior leaders across the Air Canada IT organization. 
The Advisor, IT Financial Strategy and Planning is responsible for one of the cross functional domain areas that includes managing and advancing Technical Business Management of IT Financial Management practices. This includes Financial Budget Strategy, data maturity, optimization and standardization of processes, governance, planning, and/or reporting across Air Canada’s IT organization. 
Reporting to the Sr Strategy Manager of IT Strategy, Planning and Performance, the Advisor is a member of an evolving team and will be exposed to all aspects of the IT Organization and can work on a variety of challenges to develop and implement improvements for optimal performance.  

IT Strategy
  • Manage the creation, implementation and reviews of IT budget strategy driving adjustments to ensure alignment to IT and corporate strategic goals and objectives
  • Conduct regular reviews of IT budget; recommend and implement adjustments to ensure maximum value and optimal performance
  • Collaborate with IT business owners for regular reporting and communications 
  • Benchmark IT costs to peers in airline industry 
  • Work with IT Financial Management program and develop maturity roadmap
  • Manage the IT branch budget development, regular updates to financial outlook and reporting on budget/outlook performance working in collaboration with Finance and Functional IT teams
  • Support analysts and collaborate in bottoms up build of budget activities
  • Establish IT Cost Allocation methodology to enable true cost of IT services utilizing ITFM program in place
IT Processes and Governance
  • Host and conduct reviews for IT financial commitment business case presentations and recommend improvements and while ensuring alignment with IT finance strategy
  • Provide recommendations on business and economic impact, and compliance issues surrounding key business decisions
  • Manage documentation and maintenance of business case processes ensuring clear impacts to budget and ownership are coordinated 


  • 7-10 years in experience in strategy, finance, change management, process improvement and/or consulting in a large company or a management consulting firm
  • A university degree in business, finance, economics or other relevant discipline. Master’s degree is an asset 
  • Demonstrated exceptional analytical, organizational and communication skills with a keen key for detail
  • Experience with Apptio, Peoplesoft and Hyperion an asset
  • Ability to synthesize information and create executive level reports, presentations and communications tailored to different audience
  • Outstanding skills with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint. 
  • Self-motivated and independent worker
  • Results oriented with proactive and methodical approach to problem solving
  • Able to multi-task and work under pressure against tight deadlines and changing priorities
  • Must be a team player with ability to work closely with diverse groups and working styles
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective business relationships with stakeholders at different levels in the organization
  • Flexibility and willingness to work extended hours, when required
  • Ability to guide, influence and give functional direction to others
Conditions of Employment:
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the country of interest, at the time any offer of employment is made and seeking any required work permits/visas or other authorizations which may be required is the sole responsibility of the candidates applying for this position.
Linguistic Requirements

Based on equal qualifications, preference will be given to bilingual candidates. 
Diversity and Inclusion
Air Canada is strongly committed to Diversity and Inclusion and aims to create a healthy, accessible and rewarding work environment which highlights employees’ unique contributions to our company’s success.
As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from all to help us build a diverse workforce which reflects the diversity of our customers, and communities, in which we live and serve.

Air Canada thanks all candidates for their interest; however only those selected to continue in the process will be contacted