Posted March 7, 2016 3 years 7 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 and London, UK. Over the past three decades, the firm has established an excellent reputation in the telecommunications, ICT and media/entertainment sectors in both domestic and global markets. Nordicity has an open position as Senior Manager of Technology, an appealing opportunity for a talented and motivated individual keen to apply their industry-leading analytical, problem-solving, project management and business development skills in a dynamic work environment. The position is located in the Ottawa office and will collaborate with all four Nordicity offices.


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. Successful candidates 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. Typical responsibilities 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.


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

  • Minimum undergraduate degree: Engineering or IT, with focus on telecommunications preferred; However, candidates with a degree in business, finance, economics or other disciplines who can demonstrate a strong telecoms 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.


  • Excellent quantitative and qualitative analytical skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to understand the underlying dynamic of client requests. 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 and external teams through project cycles.

  • Full fluency in major business applications (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Working knowledge of MS Project and mapping tools (GIS packages) will be considered an asset.

  • Proficiency in business modeling using different software packages (e.g. Excel, SPSS, Stata etc.) will be considered an asset.

  • Effective French language skills will 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.

HOW TO APPLY: 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. Canada’s leader in integrated career management & recruitment for media professionals