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Director, Industry Relations
FP Canada
Toronto, ON

A national professional body working in the public interest, FP Canada™ (formerly known as Financial Planning Standards Council) is dedicated to fostering better financial health for Canadians by certifying professional financial planners (including through the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® (CFP®) professional certification), and leading the advancement of professional financial planning in Canada. FP Canada is seeking to recruit a strategic and highly skilled Director, Industry Relations to cultivate and manage relationships with financial services industry organizations in support of FP Canada’s strategy and objectives. Reporting directly to the Chief Branding Officer and working closely with Marketing and Communications, the Director will be responsible for supporting the penetration of the CFP® and QAFP™ certifications within industry, developing new sources of financial and other support (including sponsorships), and developing new products and services that meet the needs of key industry organizations.

With a university degree and deep knowledge of the financial services sector (CFP® designation, a definite asset), you bring a minimum of 10 years’ experience in business development, marketing, sales or relationship management in financial services with at least three years at a senior level. You possess a high level of business acumen, high credibility in the financial services marketplace and a demonstrated track record of consultative sales results. You are recognized as an exceptionally strategic thinker and have substantial experience leading the development of marketing and sales plans, strategies and processes. As an ideal candidate, you bring outstanding communications, listening, negotiation and business development skills, with a proven ability to establish and nurture strong, lasting relationships with external stakeholders. You would thrive in a fast-paced, professional environment where collaboration and strategic thinking are pillars of your success.

This position is based in downtown Toronto.

FP Canada is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes candidates from equity-seeking groups and is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. Please let us know if you require accommodation due to a disability during any aspect of the recruitment process and we will work with you to address your needs.

 

Executive Director
CONFIDENTIAL Non Profit Association in the Transportation Industry
GTA, ON

Our client, a transportation Association, represents the best interests of its members and operators across Ontario. The Association was established on the pretense of providing equal representation to both small business owners and large carriers simultaneously, while continuing to advocate on factors outside of the industry’s control: procurement; government funding; government legislation et al. Additionally, our client provides ongoing trend, market intelligence and industry best practices to its members. The Association’s mission is to represent the interests of entities in the business while focusing on member engagement and the Association’s goal is to become an indispensable business partner to members.

Our client wishes to recruit an accomplished leader to make the Association impactful and of optimal value to its members. Reporting to the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director acts as a liaison among members, the Board of Directors and government. The daily management of programs and services, membership growth and retention, public, government and media relations, association partnerships and financial activities are the main priorities of the Executive Director.

The ideal candidate will have strong business and financial acumen, with a proven ability to engage with and provide value to members. With 5+ years’ experience in progressive executive leadership roles, the preferred candidate possesses in-depth knowledge of government and member-based associations and has experience in influencing government decision-making. Experience working with a Board of Directors in a progressive, member-driven association within the transportation industry (or a similar industry), or experience working within government, is preferred.

This position offers the successful candidate an opportunity to work remotely, from a home office. Attendance at meetings within the Greater Toronto Area is required, as is some Ontario-wide travel related to member engagement,

AVP, Operations, Eastern Region & National Procurement
Canadian Stewardship Services Alliance
Toronto, ON

Canadian Stewardship Services Alliance Inc. (CSSA) is a national, not-for-profit organization set up by producers and retailers to provide a common suite of management and administrative services to regulated provincial stewardship programs. CSSA delivers a shared services compliance solution to the growing number of extended producer responsibility (EPR) recycling regulations across Canada.

As a shared services organization, CSSA provides management services for packaging and printed paper recycling programs in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario, for Ontario’s Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste Program and for the Automotive Materials Stewardship Program. CSSA presents a national face for waste diversion and recycling in Canada, dedicated to diverting as much waste as possible from landfills to be recycled into new commodities, reducing the use of virgin materials. The organization constantly creates, develops, innovates, and implements new approaches to increase the success of recycling and waste diversion for Canadians and the businesses that make these programs possible.

CSSA wishes to recruit a dynamic and strategic Supply Chain Operations and Procurement leader to help the organization reach its next level of achievement in delivering sustainable and cost-efficient stewardship programs on a national scale. In this role, the AVP, Operations, Eastern Region and National Procurement (AVP), will be responsible for leading all aspects of outsourced recycling program operations for the Eastern Region. The AVP will also provide national support for the procurement, evaluation, negotiation and award of supply chain contracts for the recycling programs supported by CSSA. This individual will work with provincial clients and day to day operators to design operations strategies and policies that align with government legislation and program commitments. Reporting directly to the Managing Director, the AVP is a strategic thought leader and strong negotiator who will design operational programs and procure services on behalf of CSSA and its clients. The AVP will collaborate across all departments and with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders.

Possessing exceptional negotiation skills and proven communication and leadership abilities, the AVP will be an agile and confident leader who is inspired by CSSA’s mission to make stewards’ brands sustainable by efficiently and effectively recovering valuable post-consumer resources at the end of their useful life and keeping the molecules in play to create new products with zero waste. The preferred candidate for this role will bring strong procurement and negotiations experience to complement their knowledge of supply chain operations. Candidates should have a Graduate Degree in engineering or business administration, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, with a minimum of 10 years of experience in strategic sourcing. Knowledge of supply chain, waste management and/or the recycling industry is an asset. The ideal candidate demonstrates strategic leadership, cross-functional collaboration and the resilience to help CSSA optimize supply chain operations within a legislative framework, to ultimately help Canadian businesses, consumers, local government and the waste management sector reduce waste, spare resources and help preserve the environment.

Applications will be considered as they are received until the position is filled.

CSSA is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes candidates from equity-seeking groups and is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. Please let us know if you require accommodation due to a disability during any aspect of the recruitment process and we will work with you to address your needs.

Technical Product Manager
Techspan Industries
Mississauga, ON

Since 1989, Techspan has been supplying electrical connectors, fasteners, wire management and control products to the electrical, automotive, heavy-duty truck market. Techspan sells through wholesale distributors from coast-to-coast. Techspan head office is in Mississauga Ontario and has a western warehouse in Burnaby BC.

With over 15,000 part-numbers in stock, Techspan ships 90% of orders same day with a 95% + fill rate. This makes Techspan the market leader in service to its customers across North America. Techspan also recently acquired Fusetek, a leading Canadian supplier of control gear and fuses. This had allowed Techspan to further expand its product offerings and customer base.

Techspan’s success has been largely driven by outstanding customer service, excellent product selection, strong technical competency and an ability to fill orders faster than anyone else. Techspan is constantly on the lookout for products that not only complement their current lines but also offer customers new or improved solutions. The challenge is to ensure Techspan’s extensive product offerings remain relevant and in demand, while seeking new and improved options for current and prospective customers. You will be working closely with the President, sales, marketing, operations, customers and suppliers. This is an extraordinary opportunity for someone who is excited about the prospect of assisting Techspan in driving forward.

Reporting to the President, the Technical Product Manager will develop products by identifying potential products; conducting market research; generating product requirements; determining specifications, production timetables, pricing, and time-integrated plans for product introduction; developing marketing strategies; supporting customers and field sales.

Ideal Candidate Profile

  • Electrical engineering degree or Certified Engineering Technologist certification required.
  • A minimum of 10 years’ relevant product management experience in the electrical industry.
  • Must have strong technical knowledge in the field of power system protection (fuses).
  • Proven track record of managing all aspects of a successful product throughout its lifecycle.
  • Proven ability to develop product, pricing and marketing strategies and effectively communicate recommendations to management.
  • Solid technical background with understanding and/or hands-on experience in CSA and UL-approved electrical components.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; able to quickly establish rapport and build effective working relationships at all levels. A trusted advisor to management and staff and a team player.
  • Strong customer and marketplace orientation and instincts. Well-developed consulting/selling skills, able to identify, develop and exploit business opportunities.
  • Persuasive; able to sell ideas and marshal respect and support both up and down the line.
  • Committed to delivering timely, high quality services to the organization; a strong sense of urgency.
  • Proficient in CRM and Microsoft Office software.
  • Can secure enthusiastic buy-in from sales, marketing and operations on a wide range of product initiatives.
  • Highly effective project management, detail oriented, prioritization, multi-tasking and time management skills to meet deadlines and execute product strategies.
  • Original and creative problem-solving skills/confident decision-making.
  • Ability to effectively work independently as well as within in a team.
  • Possesses firm negotiation skills.
  • Prefer a candidate with experience in a mid-sized business in highly competitive markets.
  • Has their ego in check, able to work effectively with a wide range of individuals and a great sense of humour.
  • Comfortable admitting they do not have all the answers all of the time.
  • Hungry for results and will not be afraid to “roll up their sleeves” and get into the details to achieve wins.
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and able to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Commitment to personal and professional development.
  • A reputable individual with high ethical standards and a longer-term business perspective. Will protect the interests of Techspan.

Executive Director
PC Ontario Fund
Toronto, Canada

Reporting to an engaged Board of Directors and working with motivated volunteers, you will drive the annual campaign and establish new and innovative ways to increase revenue in support of the Ontario PC Party.

You will develop and deliver strategies to recognize and communicate with donors and to convert potential donors to regular donors, as well as increase fundraising targets while building the organization’s fundraising capacity. You will direct and manage the organization in an efficient and effective manner, while ensuring the PC Ontario Fund is in compliance with all laws and regulations. As an ambassador, you will interact with a wide range of prospective donors across the province and will represent and speak on behalf of the PC Ontario Fund at various fundraising and community events.

Ideal Candidate

With an entrepreneurial mindset, you are a self-starter and quick learner who can close a deal and achieve results. Throughout your career, you have successfully inspired and motivated individuals and groups towards reaching or exceeding significant goals. With a minimum of 7 years of executive experience, you have built a career based on success in fundraising, sales, business development or a related field. You have strong business management, communication and listening skills, as well as outstanding interpersonal and relational abilities.

Vice President, Central Canada
GTA, ON

Our client is one of the world’s largest privately-owned security services companies, offering a range of highly focused business solutions.

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, Protective Services Canada, the Vice President will be accountable for leading the Ontario Region with full profit and loss accountability.  They will be accountable to develop the region’s book of business, to foster a culture of customer excellence, to develop and implement a strategic plan to reach the sales and profitability objectives of the region, to optimize cost management and to develop a pervasive health and safety culture.

Ideal Candidate Profile

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, engineering or another relevant field is strongly preferred.
  • Minimum 15 years of successful corporate management and executive leadership experience along with responsibility for multi-unit operations across large geographies with P&L accountability.  Experience gained in sales, service and operations-based organizations; outsourced business services are ideal.
  • Solid track record of success in new business development, with a proven ability to raise the bar with respect to strategies, tactics and outcomes.
  • Familiar with pipeline management, sales process, lead generation and marketing disciplines.
  • Knowledge and effective understanding of financial reporting and planning. Strong analytical ability with respect to business proposals and plans, financial results and performance indicators.
  • Must have proven experience in the development of and performance management of highly successful teams.
  • Demonstrates excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Works effectively with co-workers, customers and others by sharing ideas in a constructive and collaborative manner.
  • Anticipates needs, is accessible and manages resources effectively to provide timely and reliable service to both internal and external customers.
  • Owns it; holds oneself and team accountable for delivering on business goals.
  • Demonstrates and models company values with internal and external customers.
  • Excellent communication skills and highly comfortable in client settings.
  • Excellent relationship skills with external and internal clients; is persuasive and patient, listens well.
  • Works well under pressure and meets deadlines; committed to getting the job done.
  • A strategic thinker; able to prioritize and use sound judgment and decision-making.
  • Balances being detail-oriented with seeing the bigger picture.
  • Demonstrates awareness of variables, which could affect employee retention and/or morale; is a leader in developing strategies to ensure employee engagement and retention.
  • Proven leadership and change management skills on a large scale.
  • Must be willing to travel overnight amongst regional offices located in Canada as required by the business to perform to the job standards and requirements to be effective.
  • Will reside in the Greater Toronto Area.

We would like to thank all applicants, however, only successful candidates will be contacted.

Vice President Real Estate
Montreal/Toronto, Canada

Our client is a leading international retailer that dominates their space. As they continue their growth, the need for a Vice President Real Estate has been identified.

Reporting to the COO, the Vice President, Real Estate is an integral part of the senior management team and is responsible for continuing to expand the real estate portfolio nationally.  The Vice President will be accountable for strategic network design and optimization of the existing portfolio, ensuring alignment of the real estate strategy with the overall corporate business strategy and vision.

Ideal Candidate Profile

  • The ideal candidate will bring 7-10 years of senior real estate leadership experience gained in the Canadian market with a focus on deal making and network strategy.  Further experience in construction would be an asset, development is not required.
  • Exposure will have been national in scope, and ideally encompasses both tenant and landlord experience gained the commercial retail space.  Further experience as a broker would be an asset.
  • The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable of all major markets across Canada and further will have strong relationships in individual markets, with landlords and local brokers.
  • A self-motivated team player who possesses the intellect, drive, people skills and business acumen to succeed in a fast paced, high performance, results-driven environment.
  • Possesses outstanding analytical skills, with excellent attention to detail.
  • A hands-on problem solver who is hungry for results with top tier negotiating skills to get deals closed.
  • Possesses and constantly seeks out detailed market knowledge across Canada to enhance the retail footprint.
  • Builds and maintains excellent relationships with the main players in the Canadian retail real estate industry including: Landlords; Brokers and Consultants; and Other retailers.
  • Exhibits commitment and perseverance, with a proven ability to stay focused amidst multiple demands on time and attention.
  • Demonstrates a high sense of urgency with the ability to work independently and prioritize on an ongoing basis with a high volume of ever-changing deals.
  • A Degree in Business Management or Administration and a strong track record of notable educational achievement is preferred.
  • English is mandatory, English/French bilingualism would be a strong asset.

We would like to thank all applicants, however, only successful candidates will be contacted.

Vice President, Marketing
Sailun Tire America
Brampton, ON

For Sailun Tire America and its associated business units to realize its vision of establishing STA as the benchmark for excellence in the industry, the organization has identified a need to continue to enhance its marketing and commercial leadership capabilities in the North America region. STA is seeking a new Vice President, Marketing to champion their growth efforts.

Reporting directly into the President of STA, The Vice President, Marketing will be responsible for the vision, strategies, leadership and seamless execution of all strategic and tactical marketing initiatives for North America. They will have accountability for the annual business plan and commercial plans, and for leadership in its entirety for marketing, including: strategic brand positioning and brand identities, product management, market and business intelligence (insights on size, segments, trends, competitive frameworks, etc.), customer marketing, pricing and mix management, communication, new product development and innovation and advertising and promotions.

Ideal Candidate Profile

  • University degree in Business/Commerce, Marketing or Business Administration. An MBA is preferred.
  • An experienced marketer, strategist and business builder with 7 – 10 years’ senior marketing management experience.
  • Experience gained in a fast-moving consumer goods environment, ideally combined with an entrepreneurial business to business marketing leadership experience. Additional experience in the sales function is an asset.
  • Exposure to a global/multi-national organization, with candidate experience gained beyond the borders of Canada and ideally internationally beyond North America.
  • The ideal candidate will thrive in an entrepreneurially minded, hands-on environment.
  • An achiever with a track record of developing and growing brands / portfolio management through the creation and execution of sound strategy. Ideation to commercialization is required

We would like to thank all applicants, however, only successful candidates will be contacted.

Buyer
Montreal, QC

Our client a leading retailer in Canada is searching for a strategic-minded Buyer to join their high energy team.  Focusing specifically general merchandise across a wide range of categories including home decor and housewares, you will be building close relationships with overseas manufacturers and bringing a holistic approach to the product line. This is an opportunity to join one of Canada's most successful retailers and a $3.5 billion business based out of their headquarters in Montreal.

Our client has been successful throughout the years by remaining true to their model of simplicity – simplicity in its corporate office, its store operations and its uncomplicated merchandise strategy.  It is Our client’s merchandise strategy and the strength of the buying function that truly sets the business apart from its competitors. Our client has been defined as one of North America’s most successful retailers.

The Buyer will be responsible for driving sales growth for the business through excellence in buying.  With a hands-on approach the Buyer will be instrumental in ensuring the achievement of the overall buying team’s goals.  The Buyer will be accountable for strengthening his/her categories and maintaining appropriate inventory and gross margin levels by gathering and analyzing information that will enable the development and maintenance of a cohesive assortment plan for the category.  While the Buyer will bring science to the equation, he/she will also exercise solid instinct in decision-making.

Critical to success in this role will the Buyer’s ability to interact and communicate effectively internally with cross-functional teams (operations, replenishment, finance) and externally (suppliers and vendors).  The Buyer will be accountable for assessing profitability and optimizing the mix of branded and private label products, identifying and staying ahead of category trends, evaluating new potential products with a P&L mindset and establishing strong symbiotic relationships with overseas manufacturers.

About you

You will have an undergraduate degree, combined with a minimum 10 years’ of senior buying experience gained within the general merchandise, hard goods or grocery categories. You will have deep import buying experience and a strong understanding of commodity pricing and how this drives the overall costs. An ideal candidate will have demonstrated excellence and discipline in the buying process: negotiations, deal structures, work ethic, standards of behavior, etc. You will possess strong business acumen and an ability to analyze data, profitability, SKU rationalization, Out of Stock Management, KPI’s combined with an intuitive merchandising sense.

This position will be based out of Montreal and requires 30% travel to long haul destinations to attend international trade shows and meetings with suppliers.

We would like to thank all applicants, however, only successful candidates will be contacted.