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Vice President, Information Technology

New Look Vision Group

Montreal, Québec

About the Organization

New Look Vision Group is the largest optical retail chain in Canada with its 393 stores, including 12 Edward Beiner stores added in 2020 and the addition of the first international banner. We rely on high volume stores and reaching a broad range of customers looking for the latest trends and a wide product selection.

Our Mission

New Look Vision Group’s mission – Enhancing life’s sights and sounds.

Group Values

We are grateful for the positive impact we have on society every day and embrace a simple set of values to achieve our mission:

Forthright

We are honest and to the point with each other. We don’t dress things up. We face the facts, whether they are positive or negative, and remain solutions focused. We are humble and open. Nothing to hide, everything to share. We don’t conceal information from each other or play politics.

Ambitious

We are shrewd operators, focused on results. We are ambitious for the company and brave in delivery. We are numbers-driven and use data to make the best decisions, dispassionately. We analyse but know when to stop, make decisions and take calculated risks. We never settle for average, rather we strive for excellence.

Respectful

We respect and support each other, always. We have a laugh and don’t take ourselves too seriously!

Empowering

Our ambitions are global, but our execution is local. We are a team of teams. A group empowering and leveraging the superior knowledge of troops on the ground. We know that the success of our business flows from the people who serve our customers every day, and everything we do is aimed at supporting them better.

Our Model

Eye Care

Omnichannel

Expansion

Our Growth Performance

Year after year, we have succeeded in adding important players to our portfolio of stores.

Position Description: Vice President, Information Technology

General Overview

New Look Vision Group is looking to hire a seasoned and dynamic Vice President, Information Technology to join their executive team. The Vice President, Technology will help uncover new ways to shape the IT function, support the executive team and consolidate the company’s position as a global leader of eye care products and services.

The mandate of the Vice President, Information Technology will be to develop and implement a global IT strategy aiming to improve New Look Vision Group’s business processes and their global organizational effectiveness.

Reporting to the Senior Vice President, Omnichannel, the Vice President, Information Technology will be responsible for the management of the IT infrastructure and business solutions, end-user services and compliance to industry standards, including the security requirements. In addition, the Vice President, Information Technology will partner with the leaders of all business units to deliver viable solutions and develop a long-term IT Strategy for their business requirements.

With a collaborative approach and continuous improvement philosophy, he/she will drive innovation, educate the organization on the benefits of changes and optimize the deployment of strategic business initiatives in a high-growth company.

Key responsibilities

Enterprise IT strategy

IT Operations

IT Team Management

Leadership  

Candidate Profile: Vice President, Information Technology

The ideal candidate is an inspiring and charismatic leader, results-oriented, highly accountable, and business focused, who promotes innovation and who is a natural connector of people. He/she has a proven track record of developing and implementing strategy and transformational change initiatives, achieving results by building high performance, responsive and accountable teams; creating and nurturing innovation, and leveraging a deep understanding of IT and best practices. With a proven track record of leadership and knowledge in technology, the Vice President, Information Technology will be a positive and dynamic force amongst the senior management team.

Experiences and Competencies

Personal Characteristics

Location

The role is based at New Look Vision Group’s headquarters in Ville St-Laurent.

To explore this exciting opportunity further, please submit your resume and information to quebecopportunities@boyden.com and indicate the position title and organization you are applying for in the subject line of the email.

We would like to thank all the applicants but regret that we are only able to personally contact those individuals whose backgrounds best match the requirements for the role.

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