Manager, Converged Technology

Job Locations CA-SK-Saskatoon
Posted Date 3 months ago(10/30/2020 5:29 PM)
System ID
2020-12494
Job Category
Tech & IT
Business Unit
Corporate

Job Description

Manager, Converged Technology  - (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada)

At Nutrien, our Purpose is to grow our world from the ground up and we do so with safety and integrity as our core values. Nothing is more important than sending our people home safe, every day.

Nutrien is a leading provider of agricultural products, services, and solutions. With approximately 20,000 employees world-wide, we are the largest producer of potash (by capacity) and one of the world’s largest producers of nitrogen and phosphate. We also operate a leading agriculture retail network that services over 500,000 growers.

We harvest the best. Diverse views and experience make us strong. We look for people who have a safety-first mindset, who are collaborative team players, who deliver on their commitments, who are innovators in search of a better way, and who believe in inclusion.

Working at Nutrien will provide you an opportunity to help us Feed the Future, and grow your career while earning a competitive salary and great benefits.

Are you passionate about solving complex business problems through technology? Do you get excited about learning new things every day? Can you build trusted relationships by seeking to understand, then digging into the details to come up with solutions? Will you thrive in a culture that empowers you to become an expert, take ownership, and act quickly… while working collaboratively with a like-minded team? If so, keep reading!

Nutrien’s IT group has established a Digital Transformation team to partner with our Potash Business Unit and a dedicated team of experts focused on realizing Nutrien’s Next Generation Potash goals. Led by the Sr. Manager, Digital Transformation, this new IT function is fully dedicated to realizing the goals of the Potash Business Unit through advanced and emerging technologies.

The Manager, Converged Technology is a new role as part of the Digital Transformation team empowered to build and establish a team of innovative digital experts for the Potash business unit. Focused on collaborating with various departments to define how the converging areas of IT and OT can be used to safely solve non-routine business problems. Working in an Agile environment, this team will tackle some of our most forward-looking business opportunities using techniques in Data Science such as machine learning and neural networks and advanced technologies like edge computing, robotics programming, and geospatial systems integration. This team will be highly collaborative and focused on working with a wide variety of experts to prioritize innovative ideas and focus on solving highest-value problems first, by developing technology proof-of-concepts to prove viability, before operationalizing solutions across our network of potash mines.

Reports to the Senior Manager, Digital Transformation.

What you will do:

  • Partner with our Operations Insights team to ensure we are leveraging these aeras of technology on the highest strategic priorities
  • Provide innovative thought leadership as part of the Next Generation Potash and IT teams
  • Manage and be prepared to assist with the delivery of multiple converged technology initiatives through proof of concept to sustainment
  • Develop a strong understanding of our systems and standards around both our information and operating technology landscapes
  • Guide the development of capabilities related to the converged technology area
  • Maintain knowledge of market innovations relating to these areas
  • Create strategy and standards for this area in collaboration with key Nutrien teams (our sites, IT and ETC) and based on industry best practice where available
  • Provide status update reports for the Senior Manager, Digital Transformation and our partners with recommendations, risks, and roadblocks
  • Lead, coach, and mentor a new and growing team to maximize potential
  • Spend time at our potash operations in Saskatchewan, learning the business of potash mining and refining and developing trusted relationships with the experts at our sites

What you will bring:

  • 2+ Year Technical Diploma/Degree
  • 5-8 years of experience working in a technology leadership role in an industrial setting
  • Excitement and sense of possibility as we seek to challenge ourselves to think differently in this area
  • Strong verbal and electronic communication skills – The Manager, Converged Technology will be in constant contact with internal employees, and at times contractors and vendors, and require these skills to provide prompt, effective service
  • Passion for new technology advancements with a drive to use them to provide value and a track record of delivering results
  • Technical knowledge relating to some of the areas in Converged Technology (robotics, data science, geospatial visualizations, AWS cloud services, edge computing, computer vision, robotic operating systems, sensor fusion, or AI/ML)
  • The ability to work efficiently on their own, or as a member of a group
  • Understanding of industrial control systems (including PLC’s) and network separation to better understand the context in which you will be working
  • Valid driver’s license

Are you a good match? Apply today!

Nutrien is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating an inclusive workplace.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics

This job will remain posted until filled. In accordance with Nutrien policies, you will be required to undergo a background check and may be required to undergo a substance test. While we appreciate all applications we receive, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

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