Senior Manager, Operations Excellence & Integration

Alberta Innovates is seeking a Senior Manager, Operations Excellence & Integration to join our Health team. This position is responsible for designing, planning, facilitating, and managing processes to support operational excellence, business integration, reporting, and issues management across the Health business unit. Key accountabilities include leading and managing organization integration efforts, addressing operational efficiency challenges through the design and implementation of processes and technology, overseeing interactions and collaboration with organizational shared corporate services, responsible for facilitating the execution of internal corporate initiatives including business planning and reporting, and liaising with Executive Directors and Directors within the Health Team to maintain situational awareness of issues.


Are you our next Senior Manager, Operations Excellence & Integration? You would be a good fit for this position if you have:

  • Demonstrated ability collaborating with executives, creative teams, and maintaining good relationships with internal stakeholders.
  • Experience managing transitions and organizational change.
  • Working knowledge of data analysis and performance/operation metrics
  • Ability to influence and engage peers to foster collaboration and coalition building.


We are game changers

Alberta Innovates is a provincially funded corporation with a mandate to deliver 21st-century solutions for the most compelling challenges facing Albertans. We do this by building on our province’s research and technology development strengths in the core sectors of health, environment, energy, food and fibre, and platforms such as artificial intelligence, nanotechnology and omics. We are working with our partners to diversify Alberta’s economy, improve our environmental performance and enhance the well-being of Albertans through research and innovation.

Our subsidiary, InnoTech Alberta, offers a diversified range of scientific engineering and technological research and testing capabilities, and the facilities to support technology scale-up. Our multidisciplinary team has the depth of experience to work across all sectors, from energy to health to food and fibre. InnoTech Alberta offers you access to research talent, technical expertise, and unique facilities that can help accelerate technology development that serves both the private and public sector.


Intrigued? Here’s some more information about the position:

Job Details

Reporting to the Vice President, Health this position is responsible for, but not limited to:


Operational Integration

  • Collaborates with the VP Health and Executive Director Leadership to facilitate opportunities for cross-collaboration and sharing of resources to develop and deliver on integrated strategies; elevates the Health Team where the service strategy is clear, complimentary goals and measurements are in place for all functions, and the leadership team has a unified vision(s) with continuous focus on renewal and expansion.
  • Provides advice and recommendations to inform strategic planning processes, service improvements and decision making.
  • In collaboration with leaders, facilitates the formulation of the overall integration plan including strategies, timeline, and associated resource needs.
  • In consultation with the VP Health and Executive Directors, oversees the development of operating measures and targets that are aligned with Alberta Innovates’ strategy and business plan.
  • Leads the development and institutionalization of a performance evaluation and reporting framework and ensures processes and protocols are established and monitored for adherence and effectiveness, identifying issues and potential areas of vulnerability and risk, and recommends approaches to resolve issues and improve processes, programs and practices.


Corporate Service Liaison

  • Oversees centralized corporate services functions within Alberta Innovates. Liaises with Alberta Innovates Corporate Service departments to improve engagement, efficiency and ensure responsible financial management, progressive people management, and effective communications.
  • Leads and supports the execution of Corporate Services projects in collaboration with Health Team leadership to ensure integration and change management success.
  • Acts as sponsor or champion of corporate change initiatives and programs that promote the desired culture, values, and behaviors in alignment with the organization’s strategic plan.
  • Leads change management activities and initiatives; supports change management for organizational systems integration initiatives and corporate systems such as: financial, resource management, contracts, pricing and approval systems, processes, and controls.
  • Develops collaborative relationships with internal stakeholders, peers and colleagues to understand business activities and issues, gather feedback on effectiveness of corporate services, collaborate on projects and initiatives, and identify opportunities to leverage resources, remove roadblocks and influence outcomes.



  • Undergraduate in a Related Discipline
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in progressively responsible business or corporate development roles.
  • In-depth knowledge of diverse business functions and principles (e.g. project management, evaluation, etc.).
  • Demonstrated change management skills and leading people through transformational change.
  • Experience leading diverse teams in complex organizations.
  • Ability to lead strategic planning activities and identify, develop, and implement actions to support business plan objectives.
  • Proven ability translating strategic goals of the organization into tangible measures and targets that can be operationalized and measured for success.
  • Sound judgement and demonstrated ability to make decisions with incomplete information.
  • Demonstrated ability influencing others through negotiation, persuasion, and consensus building.
  • Exceptional communication skills demonstrated through writing, verbally, and in presentations.
  • Strong group facilitation skills and ability to navigate different perspectives.
  • Excellent judgment and ability to find innovative ways to solve problems.


Why Alberta Innovates?

We offer our employees opportunities to work on projects that will expand their skill sets while witnessing the visible impacts of their efforts. We value the development of our employees and create opportunities for working in capacities that allow new skills to be learned. We know that the wellness of our team is the most important part of our business, so we offer a strong benefits package and generous vacation and paid time off programs to promote work-life balance which includes flexible work and wellness programs.


At Alberta Innovates, we respect diversity and embrace an inclusive culture. We value uniqueness and different perspectives as they play a critical role in our success. To achieve this, individuals are selected based on qualifications, merit, and abilities and we encourage applications from all backgrounds to apply.  


Additional Information

The final candidate will be required to undergo a security clearance. All interviewees must be able to meet the requirement specified in the Physical Demand Analysis. This document will be supplied during the interview process to the successful candidate. This competition will remain open until a successful candidate is found.