Project Description

Innovation Specialist


POSITION: Innovation Specialist

HOURS OF WORK: Full Time. Monday – Friday.

LOCATION: Winnipeg, MB (Head Office)


GHY International has an exciting opportunity for the role of Innovation Specialist working out of our Head Office in Winnipeg, MB.

The Innovation Specialist will be responsible for Innovative Solutions for the business from development through implementation. This position will also identify opportunities for new solutions to be tested and implemented.

Join GHY and Benefit

Work-Life Balance – We mean it: banked time program, paid volunteer days, social committee, cultural surveys, potlucks.

Fair Compensation – With scheduled salary assessments, salary scales, 401k program, and Profit Sharing/Bonuses.

Excellent Benefits – Subsidized health, dental, short and long-term disability, AD&D, HCSA, EAP and critical illness.

Professional Development –Employee development, internal university, external training, leadership development, internal applicant preference, career planning & advancement.


  • Identifying opportunities that are candidates for innovative solutions

  • Understanding of various technology applications to improve efficienciesOCR technologies
  • Business Intelligence software
  • EDI processes and solutions
  • Communication across teams and with customers for set-up, testing and implementation of electronic solutions; working closely under the direction and guidance of the Director of Corporate Innovation to select which solution is best for each use and case
  • Maintaining status of all innovation projects forecasted through to implementation
  • Monitoring EDI solutions in a daily use and making adjustments if there are any changes in customers paperwork
  • Troubleshooting EDI solutions in when there are issues with entries loading or a failed automated process
  • Collaborate with Corporate Trainer to develop training material
  • Evaluation of technology tools to increase efficiencies
  • Meeting with Client Care, Production and Trade Services managers on a regularly scheduled basis to discuss issues with existing solutions and gathering intel for potential new solutions


    • Attention to detail

    • Strong organizational skills
    • Oral and written communication
    • Problem solving skills
    • Ability to self motivate and work independently
    • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
    • In depth knowledge of ITMR4
    • General understanding of EDI standard
    • Understanding of Outlook, Word
    • Advanced knowledge of Invoice (entry) requirements
    • Advanced knowledge of PGA;s and data elements required for entry
    • Preference given to those candidates with knowledge of C# and/or VB.Net

      Educational Requirements:

      • Completion of Grade 12 Education

      • Certified Customs Specialist (CCS) Designation


        • 3+ years of related industry experience
        • OCR Technology: 3 years (preferred)

        • Business intelligence: 3 years (preferred)
        • EDI solutions: 3 years (preferred)
        • Innovation: 3 years (preferred)

          PLEASE NOTE:

          • Should this opportunity interest you, and you feel you meet the qualifications please apply to this add with your resume, including salary expectations.

          • We are an equal-opportunity employer and value diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

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