VP, Technology Services

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Job Title: VP, Technology Services
Location: Remote / Work-From-Home, Nationwide United States, USA
Company: Agrian
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Precision & Ag Tech
Career Type: IT/Software Development
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: DOE
Job Description:

VP, Technology Services
(IT, Business Systems, Security and Compliance)

Join our team

TELUS Agriculture is a great place to work. You can see it in our team members. The diversity of the team and their unique contributions set us apart from the competition. Our success is based as much on our future friendly team as the innovative technology solutions we offer.

Our team members include people like you enthusiastic, innovative, passionate and energetic. We believe that you'll find our high-performance culture personally fulfilling, professionally challenging and financially rewarding.

Here s the impact you will make and what we will accomplish together

TELUS Agriculture is leveraging our world-leading technology and innovation to tackle one of the most pressing social challenges of our time achieving more efficient production while lowering the impact on the environment. We believe that by delivering data insights and digital solutions that empower and connect producers to consumers we can improve the quality, safety and sustainability of our food and consumer goods.

We offer an unmatched suite of innovative solutions and purpose-built applications for every participant in the supply chain, from seed manufacturers and farmers through to grocery stores and consumer goods companies. Our solutions consist of the latest technologies that enable our customers to optimize their businesses with more accuracy, efficiency and profit and create unified, trusted and sustainable food and consumer goods value chains.

As the VP of Technology Services, you will lead a global team to deliver secure and compliant IT services. Your leadership will include defining the overall strategy related to systems and services, vendor management, infrastructure and operations. This position will be responsible for the continuous improvement and professional development of the IT, Business Systems, Security and Compliance teams, providing technical leadership and mentorship.


Here s how:

  • Define and implement Global IT strategy, aligned to overall IT strategy and that of Telus.
  • Accountable for delivering reliable, robust Global Systems and Services
  • Accountable for management of key IT suppliers, ensuring transformational partnerships in place that support and enable the growth ambitions that deliver against best value contract
  • Accountable for Infrastructure & Operations function, ensuring local region/market presence where required and delivering COE's for Cloud Services, Network and other core technology platforms.
  • Accountable for delivering secure and compliant IT Services, ensuring audit requirements met, including SOX Accountable for sponsorship of key IT technology change deliverables ensuring internal stakeholders have appropriate funding requests to support the Infrastructure and Operational strategy.
  • Proactively identify opportunities for technology advancement, working across IT to ensure technology synergies identified
  • Accountable for ITAM & SAM ensuring consumption and forecasting processes are robust and effective and Global policies and contracts established to realize economies of scale.
  • Fully accountable for Service Management, Service Desks, Incident, Change & Problem Management, Availability, Capacity, IT Disaster Recovery management
  • Supporting M&A and due diligence activities along with post acquisition integration.P

What you bring to this role

Key competencies

  • Strategy definition and implementation
  • Management of third parties, contracts and budgets
  • Service Transformation and experience of migration on-premise to cloud (GCP, Microsoft Azure or AWS)
  • Strong communication, negotiation and influencing skills
  • Excellent relationship management skills
  • Senior stakeholder management
  • Commercial negotiation
  • Risk & Audit management Extensive experience of I&O design, build, implementation, operation and maintenance in a large scale organization
  • Leading large, co-located teams
  • Ideally will have Data and Analytics or Agriculture Industry Experience
  • Management of significant Operational & Change budgets
  • Extensive supplier management experience



  • BA or BSc Degree in a related field.
  • ITIL and Portfolio management qualified.
  • Hands on experience developing and engineering large scale consumer facing applications.
  • Cloud certifications i.e. AWS Solutions Architect
  • Experience of DEVOPS and SECOPS
  • Post Graduate degree in a relevant field.


Join Us

Collectively, our talented team and integrated solutions uniquely position us to transform collaboration within the industry at a global level, empowering and connecting producers to consumers for a more efficient, sustainable future.

Everyone belongs at TELUS Agriculture. It doesn t matter who you are, what you do or how you do it, at TELUS Agriculture, your unique contribution and talents will be valued and respected. Because the more diverse perspectives we have the more likely we are to crack the code on what our customers want and our communities need.

Do you share our passion for enabling remarkable human outcomes?

Together, let s make the future friendly.

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Job Post Date: 05/03/22
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