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Business Partner Transformation - Design to Deliver - Minneapolis, MN


  • Req ID: 81587
  • Department: Strategic Planning
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Country: United States
  • % of Travel: 0-10%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Available to: Internal & External
  • Deadline to apply: 11/27/2020


Canadian Pacific is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to major ports on the west and east coasts. CP provides North American customers a competitive rail service with access to key markets in every corner of the globe. CP is growing with its customers, offering a suite of freight transportation services, logistics solutions and supply chain expertise. Visit to see the rail advantages of CP. For more on our purpose, culture, and strategy, visit



Our mission is to collaborate with the business units to drive value through enabling new transformation capabilities.  As the Business Partner, Transformation, you will act as a strategic thinking partner to a key area of our railway business – aligning technology, process optimization priorities with CP strategic goals.


The Business Partner, Transformation (Design-to-Deliver) will focus on the Enterprise business processes that encompass the activities of planning and delivering rail service to our customers (the Shipment Journey).



  • Develop an integrated business architecture through process flow mapping, key measures, and process optimization opportunities
  • Realize process improvements through simplification, standardization, and automation processes/solutions
  • Work with senior business leaders and Enterprise/Solution Architects to identify, elaborate and plan future transformation programs and initiatives.  Fit these plans into our corporate transformation roadmap
  • Lead innovation and manage change to ensure that strategic programs, solution enhancements realize their value
  • Build and maintain partnerships within the business, earn trust, build credibility and thereby forming strong relationships with the business stakeholders
  • Lead discussions across the organization to optimize/influence decision making, and drive value
  • Demonstrate CP’s leadership competencies



  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering or related field required;
  • 5-10 years of experience in Business Transformation, focused on Transportation & Logistics;
  • Effective relationship builder;
  • Experience developing strategic plans and roadmaps;
  • High business IQ and ability to articulate the value of different strategies & programs;
  • Strong experience and understanding of rail operations & Precision Scheduled Railroading;
  • Experience using Design Thinking methodologies to generate innovation is an asset;
  • Highly analytical with experience in process mapping and business analysis;
  • Applied understanding of data science and statistical methods;
  • Experience and ability to work with Senior Leadership levels in the organization;
  • Highly effective communicator, confident, passionate, clear, respectfully assertive and inspiring;
  • Displays emotional intelligence; demonstrates self-awareness and remains calm under pressure; expresses confidences in ability to succeed; keeps an optimistic attitude even when things are not going well.



  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Competitive company pension plan
  • Employee Share Purchase Plan
  • Performance Incentive Program 
  • Annual Fitness Subsidy



As an employer with national presence, the possibility does exist that the location of your position may be changed based on organizational requirements.


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<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif">The successful candidate will need to successfully complete the following clearances:     

  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif">Criminal history check
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif">Last 3 years of driving history 
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif">Last 7 years of employment history; includes military service 
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif">Social Security number verification 


<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif">Management Conductor Program:

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif">Becoming a qualified conductor or locomotive engineer is the single best way for a management employee to learn the business at CP. You may be required to obtain a certification or to maintain your current certification/qualification as a conductor or locomotive engineer.


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