IT Manager

Closed @AltaSteel Inc.
  • 9401 34th Street, Edmonton, AB, Canada View on Map
  • Post Date : January 20, 2023
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Job Detail

  • Job ID 5591

Job Description


Our client, AltaSteel was founded in 1955 as Premier Steel Mills Ltd. Before 1955, all steel made in North America was made via blast furnace process from iron ore. However, by 1955, electricity generating facilities and distributing grids became massive enough to make electric furnace steelmaking practical and economical; Premier Steel Mills Ltd became the first steel mill in North America to use an electric arc furnace process to melt and refine scrap steel and then hot-roll the steel into final product shapes.

This process became known as the “mini-mill” process and represented perhaps the most significant step forward in steelmaking technology in the past 50 years. The mini mill process now accounts for over 60% of the steel produced in North America.  This pioneering effort was recognized in 2004 by the American Society of Materials (ASM), which honoured the AltaSteel facility by designating it as an historical landmark.

In 2011, Arrium Limited (formerly known as OneSteel) acquired AltaSteel and merged the business with its international Moly-Cop Group of companies.  In 2017 American Industrial Partners (AIP) acquired the MolyCop Group of companies including AltaSteel Ltd. and changed the name of the legal entity to MolyCop AltaSteel Ltd.; however, continuing to do business as AltaSteel.  In 2020 AltaSteel was acquired by Kyoei Steel Ltd. who subsequently changed the name of the legal entity to AltaSteel Inc.

AltaSteel is a producer of rolled steel long products for the mining, construction, automotive and engineering industries. Based in Edmonton, Alberta the company operates steelmaking, hot rolling and heat treatment facilities and has an installed production capacity in excess of 330,000 net tons/year.  Our client has been operating since 1955, and currently employs approximately 360 people on their team.

For further information on the AltaSteel Inc., please visit their website at


The IT Manager will report to the Vice President, Human Resources & Administration and will contribute to the economic success of the company by ensuring that Information Technology (IT) delivery capability meets current business needs while identifying opportunities that support future growth and sustainability agendas.  The role achieves this primarily by ensuring that business IT requirements are documented, prioritized, and managed to fulfillment.

This position is responsible for working alongside the executive team to facilitate and supervise the daily IT activities by designing, monitoring, and implementing information systems in compliance with corporate policies and processes to manage and maintain the User Endpoint Devices.



  • Oversee the management, strategy, and execution of AltaSteel’s IT infrastructure.
  • Manage and prioritize activities of the IT team to achieve identified corporate objectives.
  • Provide leadership in fostering an organizational culture that supports a strong focus on safety, IT alignment with business needs, customer satisfaction, and employee engagement, innovation, and excellence.
  • Define and communicate role and task standards for direct reports, monitor performance against these standards, and take remediation action where appropriate.
  • Mentor direct report on business relationship management, and project lifecycle management skills.
  • Work with direct reports to formulate and implement individual development plans that will result in improved performance and capability.
  • Develop and manage departmental operating budgets and capital expenditures.
  • Development of IT enhancement and operational requirements and priorities that clearly supports the business’ short and medium-term strategic objectives.
  • Participate in business case development for specific projects and capital expenditure proposals that have an IT requirement or implication.
  • Management of the development and delivery of appropriate business specific systems capability and architecture including co-ordination of business user involvement.
  • Organize and manage the process to provide active support to the business to maintain 24/7 coverage for mission critical activities.
  • Plan and recommend to executive a long-term approach to future IT infrastructure and services such as physical network upgrades and access; server and storage technologies and systems and software to support the long-term business plans
  • Provide guidance to managers, supervisors and operational team through direct contact and attendance to scheduled meetings on:
    • Ways to leverage current IT portfolio to derive improved business value
    • New or emerging technologies that have the potential to add business value
    • Assigning priorities to key business related IS initiatives
    • IT risk identification and mitigation plans
    • IT budget adherence and/or significant variations
    • IT project progress and status reports



  • Gain a full understanding of business operations and the role IT plays within each business unit.
  • Develop metrics, alongside the leadership team, and effectively meet KPI’s for the enhancement of operational requirements and priorities to support corporate strategic objectives.
  • Build solid, trusting, respectful relationships within the team, colleagues, leadership team, and various stakeholders.


Given the pivotal role this individual will be expected to play in achieving the strategic objectives of the company and in supporting the success of the organization, it is essential that the successful candidate possess the following core competencies, experience, and attributes:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, Information Systems, Management Information Systems, or equivalent experience.



  • 10+ years’ experience showing a progression in responsibility and management.
  • 4+ years’ experience managing in an information technology environment.
  • Experience in an industrial setting.
  • Experience managing a 24/365-day operations support department.
  • Understanding of network and workstation hardware, wide and local area network architecture, operating systems, and business software.
  • Project management skills, including experience in implementation of replacement hardware and software business solutions.
  • Microsoft 365 or other ERP experience highly regarded.
  • Experience with manufacturing systems and their relationship to business systems.


Competencies and Knowledge

  • A clear and effective communicator within all levels of the organization.
  • Exceptional mentorship skills as well as developmental and coaching skills, with the ability to help those who are unaccustomed to change.
  • Ability to think progressively and analytically, leveraging market intelligence in evaluating service providers.
  • Ability to negotiate and manage contracts while evaluating the performance of service providers as if an extension of staff.
  • Effective project management skills with the proven ability to manage all aspects of a project including documenting scope, prioritizing project tasks, establishing milestones, communicating project status and anticipating the unknown.
  • Technically proficient with the ability to leverage the market in ways that enables technology to drive the business, enable change, and add current and perceived future value.


Personal Profile

  • Highly accountable
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Confident with unquestioned personal and professional integrity
  • Strong communication skills to be able to work with department managers, end users, IT staff and external IT service providers.
  • Displays ethical leadership
  • Able to respond and pivot quickly to new initiatives and business needs
  • Respectful of others
  • Positive attitude and energy
  • Leads by example
  • Strategic and operational performer
  • Collaborative
  • Highly organized with good time management skills
  • Critical thinker with problem solving skills
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and without supervision
  • A positive attitude when faced with adversarial situations
  • Exhibits sound judgment


An excellent compensation package awaits the successful candidate.


Edmonton, Alberta.


For the opportunity to join AltaSteel in the role of IT Manager, please email your resume to referencing Position ID #ASLB-266867.

Should you have an inquiry regarding this position, please contact Terri Davis at 587-200-0114 ext. 101.

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