IT Manager


Date Posted: October 15, 2019

Job Location: Edmonton

Job Number: GWF-79010

Job Type: Full Time

Start: Immediately

Company: Millar Western Forest Products Ltd.


Address: 16640 – 111 Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T5M 2S5

Job Description

Millar Western is seeking a hands-on, proactive information technology (IT) professional with a proven commitment to service excellence to lead our IT team. Reporting to the Director of Finance and Administration, the successful candidate will ensure business continuity of our systems, and anticipate and meet the evolving IT needs of our business. He/she will actively work with the IT team to oversee the efficient operation of technical architecture, networks, servers, related hardware and software, system security, and virtual environments, as well as database management, and data and log analysis and reporting. The IT Manager will deliver IT services, including software upgrades, within budgetary and policy parameters and in compliance with relevant standards and legislation.

Qualified applicants will have a post-secondary degree in Computer Engineering or Computer Science, or equivalent technical training or education. They will have a min. of 7 years of progressively responsible, directly related experience, including a min. of 5 years in a leadership role. In-depth knowledge of IT systems’ operations and related hardware and software, as well as networks, system security, telecommunications standards, and disaster recovery is essential, as is a proven background in successfully managing IT projects, including business software upgrades.

Millar Western is a privately-owned Alberta company active in the forest products business for more than a century. Operating high-tech pulp and lumber mills supplied by woodlands teams recognized for leadership in sustainable forest management, the company provides stable, full-time employment to more than 700 people in lively, friendly, communities offering an excellent quality of life.

We offer:

a highly competitive wage and benefits program that includes a pension plan, comprehensive dental and health insurance and a profit-sharing plan
a commitment to the highest safety standards, with a safety program recognized under Partners in Injury Reduction, Work Safe Alberta and the Premier’s Award for Healthy Workplaces
a collaborative and respectful work environment that values the skills of our people and encourages them to take on new challenges and advance within the organization
a chance to live where you work – no commuting or camps

Job Conditions

  • Minimum experience: 5 to 10 years
  • Minimum educational level: Bachelor Degree
  • Language: English

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