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Senior Director, IT Solutions and Finance Systems

Job Number:  67412
Group:  Magna Corporate
Division:  Magna IT Canada – Aurora East
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Troy, MICHIGAN, US, 48083 Graz, AT Aurora, ONTARIO, CA, L4G 0G9 Sailauf, DE

Work Style:  Hybrid

About us

We see a future where everyone can live and move without limitations. That’s why we are developing technologies, systems and concepts that make vehicles safer and cleaner, while serving our communities, the planet and, above all, people.


Forward. For all.


Group Summary

Magna is more than one of the world’s largest suppliers in the automotive space. We are a mobility technology company built to innovate, with a global, entrepreneurial-minded team. With 65+ years of expertise, our ecosystem of interconnected products combined with our complete vehicle expertise uniquely positions us to advance mobility in an expanded transportation landscape.


About the Role

The Senior Director Finance Systems and IT Solutions at Magna IT is responsible for overseeing the implementation, maintenance, and optimization of all Finance systems, including Onestream, Capital tracking, and other finance-related applications, across all Magna plants worldwide as well as driving the implementation for further Functional systems forward. The role also oversees the integration, testing and automation processes across the different systems.

This role requires a deep understanding of functional processes, technology solutions, and the ability to lead a global team.


Your Responsibilities

•    Develop and execute a comprehensive strategy for Enterprise Business solutions, aligning with Magna's overall finance and business objectives.
•    Oversee the implementation and integration of Functional systems across all Magna plants globally.
•    Ensure successful deployment of IT solutions, meeting project timelines, budget, and quality standards
•    Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define system configurations, workflows, and data integration requirements.
•    Lead a global team of Functional solution, integration, and testing/automation experts, providing guidance, coaching, and support.
•    Foster a collaborative and inclusive work environment, promoting knowledge sharing and continuous learning.
•    Build strong relationships with functional leaders, plant managers, and other key stakeholders to understand their needs and challenges.
•    Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure effective communication and coordination of IT solution initiatives.
•    Act as a trusted advisor, providing guidance and recommendations on system enhancements and process improvements.
•    Ensure compliance with relevant industry standards, regulations, and data privacy requirements in IT systems.
•    Identify and mitigate risks associated with IT solutions, implementing appropriate controls and security measures
•    Manage relationships with IT system vendors, ensuring effective collaboration and adherence to service level agreements,
     evaluate vendor performance and negotiate contracts to optimize value and ensure alignment with Magna's requirements.


Who we are looking for

•    Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Computer Science, Information Systems, or a related field. Master's degree preferred.
•    Minimum of 10 years of experience in IT leadership roles, with a focus on Finance systems, including Onestream, Capital tracking, and other finance-related applications, other systems are an asset
•    Strong knowledge of finance and business processes and reporting.
•    Proven experience in successfully implementing and managing Finance and other systems in a global organization.
•    Excellent leadership and team management skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate a diverse team.
•    Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a track record of driving process improvements and operational efficiencies.
•    Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
•    Experience in managing large-scale projects, including budgeting, resource allocation, and risk management.



Your preferred qualifications

What we offer

At Magna, you can expect an engaging and dynamic environment where you can help to develop industry-leading automotive technologies. We invest in our employees, providing them with the support and resources they need to succeed. As a member of our global team, you can expect exciting, varied responsibilities as well as a wide range of development prospects. Because we believe that your career path should be as unique as you are.

Site Benefits

Overview of our benefits will be discussed during the recruitment process. 

Awareness. Unity. Empowerment.

At Magna, we believe that a diverse workforce is critical to our success. That’s why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law.



Nearest Major Market: Troy
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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