Posted November 16, 2015 3 years 11 months ago

Senior Manager of Technology, Nordicity, Ottawa

Nordicity Group ( is a boutique strategy, policy and economic consulting firm with offices in Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver & London, UK. The firm is focused on the telecommunications, ICT and media/entertainment sectors. This position is an appealing opportunity for a talented individual who is willing to apply their industry-leading analytical, problem-solving, project management and client development skills to expand Nordicity’s practice in domestic and global markets.

The successful candidate will contribute to projects across a wide range of sectors (telecom, ICT, broadcasting, media, and others) and will be encouraged to develop a practice leveraging cross-functional expertise and experience in technology, business and regulatory issues. Applicants should demonstrate a proven ability to interact with upper management across a wide range of clients and functional expertise (engineering, strategic planning, finance) on various technical and business subjects. Responsibilities areas include:

Business Development

  • Continuously tracking target clients’ current and future needs, maintaining a network of industry contacts and mapping the latest technological and regulatory trends to new business opportunities.

  • Increasing corporate visibility by representing Nordicity on conferences, panels, and participating in industry associations and committees.

  • Develop innovative analytical frameworks for decision-making by clients on a standalone basis or in partnership with academic researchers and other consultancies.

  • Develop skill sets of internal Nordicity staff as well as external subject matter experts as a roster of senior associates.

  • Lead proposal teams in developing written submissions and oral presentations to prospective clients - in a sole-sourced or competitive selection processes.

    Project Delivery & Project Management

  • Identify best and most cost-effective problem-solving approaches; define methodologies and approaches; develop and synthetize logical, organized conclusions and solutions.

  • Develop project tasks, deliverables, budget and schedules; lead and deliver technical aspects of projects.

  • Write client reports in a clear and concise fashion. Required Experience:

  • In the range of 10 years’ experience applying strategic, financial, technical, market, policy analysis techniques and reporting.

  • Minimum undergraduate degree: Engineering or IT (focus on telecommunications preferred; However, candidates with a degree in business, finance, economics or other discipline who can demonstrate a strong telecoms technology focus and business experience in their career would also be considered; Master’s degree will be considered an asset.

  • Demonstrated ‘hands on’ experience in successful execution of complete business cycles: developing lines of business, initiating client contacts, delivering services to client.

  • Demonstrated experience in managing multi-member project teams, with proven project-management and teamwork abilities.

  • Relevant experience in the target industries/sectors and functional areas cited above considered an asset.

  • Experience in wireline, wireless or ICT areas related to projects such as broadband connectivity needs or market assessment and high-level network design will be highly desirable.

  • Experience related to business aspects in telecommunications (e.g., business planning; spectrum management; spectrum valuation; technological assessment and business impact of using of different solutions).

  • Regulatory experience or ability to understand different regulatory regimes and issues will be considered an asset.

    Required Skills & Qualities:

  • Excellent quantitative and qualitative analytical skills.

  • Ability to understand the underlying dynamic of client requests with high

    degree of interpersonal skills.

  • Extremely comfortable and proactive with face-to-face meetings, advising

    clients on business and technology strategies.

  • Exceptional problem-solving skills, with demonstrated ability to identify the

    most appropriate approach to a given problem.

  • Excellent written English and ability to organize and convey ideas clearly in

    proposals, reports and client presentations. Ability to convert research and

    analysis into logical, valuable client reports and presentations.

  • Commitment to delivering high-quality output.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage and work on concurrent projects, dealing

    with a range of subject matters.

  • Ability to manage upwards and downwards and work well under pressure,

    managing internal & external teams through project cycles.

  • Full fluency in major business applications (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

    Knowledge of MS Project will be considered an asset.

  • Use of mapping tools (GIS packages) will be considered an asset.

  • Effective French language skills will be considered an asset.

  • Proficiency in business modeling using different software packages (e.g.

    Excel, SPSS, Stata etc.) will also be considered an asset.

    Compensation Package: An attractive compensation package based on competitive base line salary, plus performance bonus. Health and dental benefits are included.

    Reply in confidence: If this is a business challenge you would enjoy, forward a covering email and CV, to:, with “Senior Manager of Technology” in the subject header. We thank all candidates for their submissions, however, only those under consideration will be contacted. Nordicity is an equal opportunity employer.