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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  7030

Cambridge, ON, CA, N3H 4R7

Date:  Aug 2, 2022

IT Business Solution & Digitization Leader

Job Description


  • Provides strategic and operational leadership to the segment IT business solution and digitization organization. 
  • Has and continuously pressure tests/refreshes deep insight into todays and tomorrow’s customer needs as well as into business processes/operational efficiency.
  • Collaborate with Corporate IT on overall IT strategy while develop and implement the segment specific IT strategy.
  • Work with IT Project Managers, Architects, Business Systems Analysts, and other team members to assess options, define business case & ROI and implement solutions.
  • Implements the IT strategy, manages resources needed, sets objectives, and is aligned with the global ATS IT organization.
  • Select and implement suitable technology to streamline all internal operations and help optimize their strategic benefits.
  • Designs and customizes technological systems and platforms, when solutions are not available, to improve customer experience and operational efficiency.
  • Plans the implementation of new systems and provide guidance to IT professionals and other staff within the organization.
  • Oversees segment specific project delivery and implementation by owning the overall process and ensures related process & resource availability. 
  • Monitor changes or advancements in technology to discover ways the company can gain competitive advantage.
  • Analyze and improve cost control, value and risks of information technology to advise management and suggest actions.


  • Business person with great IT background, not the other way round. A strong strategic and business mindset
  • Self starter, driving true excellence
  • Process thinker, understands lean and process improvement
  • Customer centric, understands changing needs, understands what consistent internal and external customer experience across all channels look like (understands “modern buyers”, can reimagine the customer journey)
  • Technical background (knows CAD, PLM, digital twin, project management)
  • Excellent knowledge of IT systems and infrastructure
  • Drives results in a continuous improvement / data-driven culture.
  • Proven leader, oriented to create followership, build and coach teams in a collaborative, team-oriented culture.
  • Strong relationship manager who can get things done without direct accountability. An integrative people leader driving talent bench strength, employee engagement and internal career pathing at all levels.
  • Delivers performance while building organizational capability and depth.



  • A degree in engineering, business or other related field.
  • MBA or another graduate degree is preferred.


  • Successfully led complex system implementations/installations for at least 5 years (technical product, demanding business groups, multiple stakeholders, large projects).
  • Proven experience as CIO or similar leadership role
  • Background in designing/developing IT systems and planning IT implementation
  • Developing effective processes and be capable to drive sustainable change in a highly dynamic environment.
  • International background within global organizations coupled with proven experience in developing transformative and effective processes and strategies.
  • Proven experience building, mentoring, motivating and leading high-performing teams and attracting and retaining top talent in a hot labor market.
  • Strong communication skills are required.

Additional Information

Join our globally growing team at ATS Industrial Automation where we create complex automation solutions at the highest level that sustainably impact lives around the world. 


At ATS, a publicly traded global company with a proud 40-year history, we help drive the future with our factory-wide automation solutions. At ATS Industrial Automation, what we do matters - both to our customers and to their customers. With 600 skilled employees around the world, we design, build and service mission-critical automated assembly and test solutions for mobility, nuclear and specialty automation. Our customers are leaders in their industries and rely on us to deliver what we promise - on time and on budget.  Combined with our broad product portfolio, financial strength and global presence, we provide our customers with the best automation solutions wherever and whenever they need them. 


Join our ATS Industrial Automation Team because:

  • We VALUE our People: The foundation of a great company is having the best team which is why we continuously work to develop, engage, empower and energize our people.
  • We’ve got GREAT Work Perks: We provide a variety of perks to our employees. Make sure you ask more about our treat days, free gourmet coffee beverages, employee referral bonus and onsite cafeteria.
  • We offer COMPETITIVE Total Rewards: Competitive starting salaries, overtime pay eligibility, paid vacation, Employee Incentive Bonus program, comprehensive health and dental benefits including Lifestyle Spending Account, RRSP matching program and optional Employee Share Purchase Program. 
  • We support internal GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT: ATS Automation offers endless opportunities for professional growth and development. Ask about our tuition reimbursement program and our commitment to promoting from within.


ATS is in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act (AODA), 2005 and will, upon request, assist those who may require specific accommodations due to a personal disability. We would ask that those who require assistance to notify our offices as soon as possible if accommodation is necessary.



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