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Posted June 11th

Director, Digital Transformation

Toronto, Ontario

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Posted June 11th

Director, Digital Transformation

Toronto, Ontario






Full Time

Company Name: Corby Spirit and Wine Limited

Location: Toronto, ON

Corby'sportfolio of owned-brands includes some of the most renowned brands in Canada, including Wiser's Canadian Whisky, Lamb's Rum and Polar Ice Vodka. Through its affiliation with Pernod Ricard S.A., Corby also represents leading international brands such as ABSOLUT Vodka, Chivas Regal, Glenlivet, Ballantine's Scotch Whiskies, Jameson Irish Whiskey, Beefeater Gin, Malibu Rum, Kahlua Liqueur, Mumm Champagne, Jacob's Creek, Wyndham Estate and Stoneleigh wines. An overview of the entire Corby portfolio shows over 5,000,000 cases sold annually, with Corby being a significant importer of wines and having an approximate 21 percent market share of spirit sales in Canada.

Why work at Corby? Because we are a great place to work! And we're not the only ones who think so. Corby was named one of Canada's Best Workplaces for 7 years by The Great Place to Work® Institute Canada, based on employee survey results and an audit of workplace excellence and people management practices.

Position Summary

As Director you will lead Corby's newly created data and digital transformation office and support Corby in its ambition to profitably beat the market by becoming a data platform company.

You will be responsible for successfully accelerating and driving Corby's digital transformation program, leading Corby's local and Pernod Ricard Group sponsored projects to their successful conclusion, while coordinating and aligning resources from across the business in support of the change program.

You will evangelize, promote and encourage new ways of working to leverage data to improve decision making

Beyond your project management skills you will bring strategic vision for what the digital and data transformation means and will have a focus and commitment to realizing business benefits of the change agenda

Your combination of technical, business and emotional intelligence will enable you to evolve Corby's culture and processes, to demystify the transformation allowing all functions to understand and embrace the change.

Your success will be demonstrated not only through successful project deliveries, but by the impact these projects will have in delivering on Corby's ambition to lead industry growth in Canada with accelerated profitable growth and market share gains.

Key Responsibilities

  • Own the transformation agenda with three key areas of focus
  • Responsible to implement digital transformation programs - tools, systems, ways of working transformation
  • Responsible to ensure operational effectiveness & integrity of front office business tool - processes & data integrity
  • Responsible for data governance
  • Digital Transformation
  • Leadership of the transformation program within Corby
  • Communication to stakeholders (employees, project teams, management, HQ), articulating the objectives of the program and the projects' status and achievements
  • Leading cross functional teams and implementation road maps
  • Collaboration with HQ teams, and local IT, business functions and external solution providers to design and deliver Key Digital Programs
  • Be the primary business lead and voice for front office systems development (Commercial Finance, Marketing & Sales) helping the business articulate it's needs and the opportunities for automation & systems development working collaboratively with the IT Business Solutions team
  • Coordinate the functional experts in systems development, data management and business process design
  • Data Governance
  • Champion and Leadership of the data governance within Corby
  • Establishing robust data processes and mindset to underpin the data transformation and ensuring data accuracy
  • Operational effectiveness
  • Responsible for integrity of front office platforms and data
  • Key business liaison with IT Business Solutions Team
  • Operational management of the Exceedra/Vista Total Promotions Management (TPM) solution and other solutions implemented to drive transformation
  • Collaboration with the business users of data and systems (Revenue Growth Management, Commercial Finance, Commercial Strategy, Consumer Insights)
  • Articulating business opportunities for automation and systems development
  • Implement new business processes to ensure adoption of new ways of working
  • Be the business lead contact for front office (Commercial, marketing and finance) systems development
  • Chair the various Adoption Committee's (eg TPM)

  • Competencies

  • Passion for technology and change
  • Project leadership and management
  • Change Management
  • Automation and business transformation
  • Business Process documentation and improvement
  • Leadership
  • Problem Solving
  • Collaboration
  • Resilience
  • Negotiation
  • Communication and articulation
  • Simplification

  • Required Skills & Abilities

  • Project management skills; ability to collect business requirements, manage cross-functional teams, and drive change throughout the enterprise
  • Deep knowledge of data, tools, systems and processes
  • Understanding of human and organization dynamics to drive successful change
  • An influential and thoughtful leader who can coordinate and align cross functional resources
  • Systems and process analytics, diagnosis and change
  • Strong problem solving ability and analytical thinking
  • Superb oral and written communication skills; finding the 'right voice' at any level of the organizational hierarchy
  • Exceptional interpersonal relationship and team-building skills
  • Ability to handle sensitive situations with diplomacy
  • Commitment to cultural diversity and inclusion

  • Education


  • Degree level education

  • Preferred

  • Post graduate qualifications in fields of change management, big data, data transformation, data governance

  • Experience


  • Over 10 years experience in related fields related to business, IT, systems, change management
  • Successfully leading digital and data transformation programs
  • Managing complex projects
  • Working in and implementing data strategies
  • Working in a matrix type organization and managing dotted line reports

  • Preferred

  • EPM platforms such as Tagetik
  • Promotions management solutions, eg Exceedra
  • ERP Oracle JD Edwards
  • Power BI
  • Hyperion Essbase

  • Financial Responsibility

  • Greatly influences goals but does not have final authority. Manages and deploys resources to meet the goals.

  • We welcome and encourage applications from individuals from all groups, including aboriginal, women, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities, regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, creed, family status, national origin, age and gender.

    Corby Spirit and Wine Ltd is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Should you require accommodation during any phase of the recruitment process or wish to view our accommodation policies, please contact the Human Resources Department at

    Thank you for your interest in Pernod Ricard and its subsidiaries, CorbySpirit and Wine Limitedand Hiram Walker & Sons Ltd. All resumes submitted will be reviewed byourrecruitment team and kept on file for six months in consideration for this and future opportunities. Please note that only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Please do not contact provincial offices directly as all recruitment is coordinated through the Corporate Office in Toronto.

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