AI Integration Manager – Digital Nova Scotia – Leading Digital Industry

AI Integration Manager

Putting people first, every day
BDO is a firm built on a foundation of positive relationships with our people and our clients. Each day, our professionals provide exceptional service, helping clients with advice and insight they can trust. In turn, we offer an award-winning environment that fosters a people-first culture with a high priority on your personal and professional growth.

Your Opportunity

BDO Canada is seeking a dynamic, adaptable, and innovative Manager to be a vital part of our Expo Labs Innovation & Change team. This role, available across our Canadian locations, is a unique blend of strategy, technology, and leadership, aimed at driving transformation and fostering a culture of innovation within the firm.

Role Purpose and Objectives:

As a Manager in Innovation & Change, you will guide BDO Canada’s leaders in informed decision-making concerning technology adoption, driving change, and fostering a culture of innovation and digital transformation. Your role will involve:

  • Leading the planning and execution of innovation mandates, ensuring alignment with business priorities, industry trends, and technological advancements.
  • Promoting a deep understanding and integration of AI technologies and digital strategies, advancing the AI Quotient across the firm and its diverse group of stakeholders.
  • Developing and delivering potential innovation roadmaps, ensuring the relevance and alignment of emerging technologies with firm’s needs.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Managed cross-functional teams and diverse stakeholders, fostering collaboration and communication to drive project success, while leading and coordinating large-scale initiatives to ensure alignment with the firm’s strategic objectives.
  • Lead initiatives to integrate AI, generative AI, and other advanced technologies into the firm, driving the adoption of digital tools and strategies.
  • Conduct in-depth analysis and develop comprehensive business cases for IT investments, focusing on costs, ROI, and strategic alignment with business priorities.
  • Cultivate a culture of innovation, encouraging creative thinking, diverse perspectives and transformative ideas while maintaining BDO’s core values: Integrity, Respect, and Collaboration.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal and external clients, understanding their industry, challenges, and opportunities, and delivering high-quality, professional service.


How do we define success for your role?

  • You demonstrate BDO’s core values through all aspect of your work: Integrity, Respect and Collaboration
  • You understand your client’s industry, challenges, and opportunities; client describe you as positive, professional, and delivering high quality work
  • You identify, recommend, and are focused on effective service delivery to your clients
  • You share in an inclusive and engaging work environment that develops, retains and attracts talent
  • You actively participate in the adoption of digital tools and strategies to drive an innovative workplace
  • You grow your expertise through learning and professional development


Desired Skills and Qualifications:

  • Strong organizational and collaboration skills, with the ability to navigate complex organizational structures and balance multiple priorities effectively.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with a university degree in business management, information technology, or engineering.
  • Proven curiosity in AI, generative AI, and other innovative technologies, with a strong ability to conduct analysis, develop recommendations, and lead multiple projects.
  • Solid experience in consulting services (preferably within a consulting firm), technology consulting services, or a functional IT position, with exposure to leading technology platforms (e.g., ERP, CRM, Digital Experience Platforms, etc) and frameworks (e.g., PMI, SWOT, PESTLE, ADKAR, etc)


Personal Attributes:

  • Future thinking paired with a pragmatic, analytical, and results oriented approach to innovation and technology adoption.
  • Strong collaborative skills, capable of working effectively in a matrixed environment and fostering a culture of innovation and technological advancement.
  • Adaptability and resilience in a fast-paced, changing environment, with a passion for AI and its transformative potential in business.


Performance Metrics:

  • Successful implementation and alignment of top-down and bottom-up innovations within the firm.
  • Demonstrated ability in driving change, fostering collaboration, and achieving consensus among different leaders.
  • Increased participation and idea generation, effective integration of AI technologies, and measurable impact on the firm’s innovation journey.
  • This role is a unique opportunity to shape the future of BDO Canada, leveraging your expertise, creativity, and leadership to drive meaningful change and innovation. Join us in our commitment to deliver exceptional service and foster an inclusive, innovative workplace.

Why BDO?

Our people-first approach to talent has earned us a spot among Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2024. This recognition is a milestone we’re thrilled to add to our collection of awards for both experienced and student talent experiences.


Our firm is committed to providing an environment where you can be successful in the following ways:

  • We enable you to engage with how we change and evolve, being a key contributor to the success and growth of BDO in Canada.
  • We help you become a better professional within our services, industries, and markets with extensive opportunities for learning and development.
  • We support your achievement of personal goals outside of the office and making an impact on your community.


Giving back adds up: Where company meets community. BDO is actively involved in our communities by supporting local charity initiatives. We support staff with local and national events where you will be given the opportunity to contribute to your community.

Total rewards that matter: We pay for performance with competitive total cash compensation that recognizes and rewards your contribution. We provide flexible benefits from day one, and a market leading personal time off policy. We are committed to supporting your overall wellness beyond working hours and provide reimbursement for wellness initiatives that fit your lifestyle.

Everyone counts: We believe every employee should have the opportunity to participate and succeed. Through leadership by our Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer, we are committed to a workplace culture of respect, inclusion, and diversity. We recognize and celebrate the valuable differences among each of us, including race, religious beliefs, physical or mental disabilities, age, place of origin, marital status, family status, gender or gender identity and sexual orientation. If you require accommodation to complete the application process, please contact us.


Flexibility: All BDO personnel are expected to spend some of their time working in the office, at the client site, and virtually unless accommodations or alternative work arrangements are in place.


Our model is a blended approach designed to support the flexible needs of our people, the firm and our clients. It’s about creating work experiences that meet everyone’s needs and providing flexibility to adjust when, where and how we work to meet the expectations of our role.



Ready to make your mark at BDO? Click “Apply now” to send your up-to-date resume to one of our Talent Acquisition Specialists.