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President & CEO
GreenSpace Brands
Toronto, ON

GreenSpace Brands is a name synonymous with quality, they are best-loved brands that people have grown to know and trust. As much as GreenSpace Brands has changed since its inception almost 20 years ago, things haven’t changed. A healthy lifestyle is consistently at the core of their values, whether its healthy nutrition providing the best start in life, sensible snacking or conscious eating. GreenSpace Brands is a Canadian company with North American distribution that is an important player in their categories and has captured the hearts of its consumers.

GreenSpace Brands’ (“GSB”) management team is an innovative group of business leaders and entrepreneurs brought together with a unified purpose of providing high quality natural and organic foods to its consumers.

Reporting to the Executive Chair and Board, the President & CEO, will be responsible for delivering on the short-term financial goals and sustainable long-term profitable growth objectives for the business. The President & CEO will lead a team of Commercial Brand Leaders in the successful achievement of company goals. Working with contribution from the Executive Chair and the Chief Financial Officer, the President & CEO will set the vision for the business, lead the strategic planning process and be involved in the day to operations of the business.

More specifically, the President & CEO will be accountable as a first course of action to:

  • Along with the Executive Chair, develop a strategy to deal with the immediate operational and financial challenges faced by GSB.
  • Lead the successful implementation and operationalization of the strategy, setting immediate priorities to ensure the teams are all pointed in the direction needed to address issues and opportunities.
  • Deliver on customer commitments, ensuring manufacturing excellence, demonstrating industry leadership and leading the development of management.
  • Own the balance sheet and driving the P&L to deliver profitable growth.
  • Assess and further optimize the recent restructure of functions within the business, realizing effectiveness opportunities that have arisen from this work.

On an ongoing basis, the President & CEO will be accountable to and/or responsible for:

  • The ongoing strategic business planning, and ensuring the individual brands align with the values, vision, and mission of GSB.
  • Bringing discipline to the business by setting financial goals, metrics, and targets, and establishing and implementing key performance indicators for each business, ultimately protecting, stabilizing, and improving margins.
  • Strengthening relationships with the retailers and establishing more favourable customer terms. 4
  • Strengthening relationships with co-packers, ensuring optimal supply management, planning, and inventory control.
  • Providing thought leadership and direction regarding operational matters, from procurement to inventory management.
  • Providing leadership, vision and inspiration to the business and its people.
  • Along with the CFO, being responsible for all public company reporting and regulatory filings.
  • Working in strong collaboration with the Board of Directors, Executive Chair and the CFO.

The President & CEO will lead a team of four direct reports. The President of Love Child, the Vice President, General Manager of Central Roast, the President of GO VEGGIE and the Chief Financial Officer.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • A post secondary degree is required. A focus in Business Administration, Sales, Marketing, Finance, Operations or Engineering is of relevance.
  • Must have experience with a turnaround and/or significant restructuring and repositioning of a business.
  • Strong financial acumen with experience owning the P&L and balance sheet and has a keen sense of relevant cost drivers, and proven ability to deliver profitable growth.
  • Experience gained within the consumer-packaged goods environment, with specific experience gained in the food and the natural food segment preferred. Experienced gained with Canadian customers is ideal and further experienced gained with in the US market would be of relevance, but not required.
  • An ideal mix of foundational learning gained within Tier 1 CPG combined with experience and a track record of success in a smaller more entrepreneurial environment where structure and discipline has been required to build and establish.
  • Is a proven President & CEO or has been a General Manager / Business Unit Leader with full P&L accountability. Ideally has reported to or presented to a Board or Senior Leadership Team.
  • Has had full accountability for a business plan and the direction of a business.
  • As a General Manager has developed skill and ability across all relevant functions, sales, marketing, finance, operations and human resources.
  • Results-orientated mindset with a proven track record of delivering on financial, operational and strategic objectives in a high-growth, competitive environment.
  • A skilled communicator and leader, he/she has an ability to influence at all levels within a business and further communicate effectively with external customers and suppliers.
  • Demonstrated experience in maintaining a strong working relationship with a Board would be considered an asset.
  • Demonstrated evidence of successful experience in negotiating a wide range of agreements.
  • Willing to travel as required.
Applications will be considered as they are received until the position is filled.

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Director of Payroll and Benefits
Montreal, Canada

Our client is a leading customer centric business that dominates their space and one of Canada’s most successful publicly traded companies. As they continue their growth, the need for a Director of Payroll and Benefits has been identified.

The Director of Payroll and Benefits is a key position within our client.  Reporting to the Vice President of Finance the Director will be accountable for the payroll function supporting our client’s 20,000+ associates, across the head office and the national store system. Leading a team of 10 people, the Director will be responsible for the accuracy and timeliness of payroll processing and will ensure the right internal controls are in place within both the SAP and the Kronos systems to generate accurate payrolls. In addition to payroll, the Director will further be a resource for the company pension and benefits plans.

More specifically, the Director of Payroll and Benefits will be accountable for the following:

  • Payroll administrations, taxes and deductions in a multi-province environment, processing payroll for over 20,000 associates;
  • Maintaining and managing payroll-related legal and regulatory compliance;
  • Designing and maintaining effective internal controls for the payroll function and working closely with finance to ensure internal/external audit compliance;
  • Resolving issues by providing root cause analysis and corrective action for all non-routine situations;
  • Collaborating with IT resources to prioritize and resolve both proactive and reactive IT support for all components of the payroll system;
  • Managing staff at all levels to accomplish results through training, development, and evaluate the performance of the department’s resource;
  • Establishing and maintaining strong relationships and on-going communications and collaborations with human resources, accounting, information technology and operations, and;
  • Act as a resource on matters related to, benefits and pension, interacting with outside consultants throughout the year.

The Ideal Candidate

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, administration or the equivalent and Certified Payroll Professional Designation preferred.
  • A minimum 8 to 10 years of experience managing payroll departments within large multi-province companies, including responsibility for and in-depth functional knowledge of payroll/payroll tax processing, internal/external audits, issue resolution, deductions and research of payroll tax and wage/hour requirements for new locations.
  • Experience working with fully integrated payroll and human resources ERP solutions. Knowledge of SAP and/or Kronos is an asset.
  • In depth knowledge of employment rules and regulations in 3 provinces such as Quebec, Ontario, and at least one other province is mandatory.
  • Proven ability to collaborate with other departments, building relationships and gaining commitment and resources for payroll led initiatives.
  • Is able to point to a track record of having managed payroll to perform more efficiently and accurately, including creating and training new positions to accommodate organizational transformation as a result of system implementations and company growth.
  • Has had exposure to high volume payroll processing and to benefits and pension related work.
  • Highly organized with the ability to think critically and make effective decisions in a fast-paced environment.
  • Possesses excellent business writing and verbal communication skills.
  • French / English bilingualism is a requirement.

Based out of our client’s head office in Montreal, the Director of Payroll and Benefits will play an important leadership role within the finance team and will work closely with all members of the finance team as well as be a key business partner to the human resources team.

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

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Director, Warehouse Operations
Montreal, QC

Our client is a leading international customer centric business that dominates their space. As they continue their growth both domestically and internationally, the need for a Director, Warehouse Operations has been identified.

Reporting directly to the Vice President of Warehouse and Distribution, the Director will be responsible for 6 warehouses in the Montreal area and ensuring the warehouses are agile and achieving the business goals through efficient inbound receipt, management of product and outbound delivery of product to the distribution centre. Critical to the supply chain’s success is ensuring the warehouses ability to adapt to fluctuating demands and volumes on a daily basis. The Director will be successful through managing people, processes and systems within the warehouses, driving engagement, ensuring productivity targets are achieved and workplace health and safety requirements are met.

The Ideal Candidate:

+ A University Degree, preferably in logistics management, inventory management, operations or industrial engineering;

+ A minimum of 7 years’ experience in a senior management role, with a demonstrated understanding and experience of the overall supply chain concepts within a network. Experience ideally gained across multiple sites within the fast-moving retail sector;

+ Experience with Warehouse Management Systems is essential; ideally experience gained with radio frequency and SAP;

+ Demonstrated experience managing budgets and productivity levels;

+ Will demonstrate advanced competency in: problem solving, business and opportunity analysis;

+ The ideal candidate will have a high energy level, be self-motivated, results oriented as well as creative, innovative and flexible.

+ The incumbent will be able to point to specific examples of leading change initiatives and processes that have contributed to strong business results and led to the development of a high-performance organization;

+ The successful candidate will have a track record of managing and developing strong teams, they will have inspirational leadership qualities and proven examples of followership;

+ The ideal candidate will possess the following competencies: drive for results; interpretative and root cause analytics; effective team builder and ability to develop direct reports; business acumen; influencing skills; and strategic agility.

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Director of Operations
Park Property Management Inc.
Markham, ON

Park Property has been growing, both through development and acquisition resulting in the need to create the Director of Operations role to manage Park Property’s residential rental operations. The new Director of Operations will add to Park Property’s management strength and allow the company to continue to grow and ensure the necessary infrastructure is in place to effectively manage the business.

In collaboration with the SVP, manage the day-to-day activities of rental operations. This will include building and maintaining relationships with all departments, Property Managers, external partners and vendors, to make decisions regarding operational activities and strategic goals.

Ideal Candidate Profile:

  • An undergraduate degree in Business, Engineering or similar educational background is preferred;
  • Ideally have several years of progressive management experience in a senior operations role within the multi-residential sector;
  • Strong working knowledge of industry regulations and legislative guidelines – Ontario Residential Tenancies Act (“RTA”);
  • Superior knowledge of multiple operational functions and principles, including finance, customer service and employee management;
  • Well-versed in financial analysis, forecasting, budgeting and business planning and;
  • Ideally will have experience in process improvement and efficiencies

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Associate Partner Taxation/Director of Taxation
(CONFIDENTIAL) Chartered Professional Accounting Firm
GTA, ON

Our client is a mid-sized, highly successful and respected boutique CPA firm that is seeking to recruit an experienced Associate Partner Taxation/Director Taxation. This individual will support the practice and its clients with a broad range of financial, business and tax services.

Reporting directly to the Managing Partner, the individual will focus on many aspects of a client’s business including start-up, structuring, financing, tax planning and compliance, sales and acquisitions, business improvements and retirement and estate planning.

Ideal Candidate Profile

  • Qualified CPA in Ontario
  • Completed the CPA Canada In-Depth Income Tax course
  • 10 years progressive experience, preferably in a mid-sized accounting firm office, covering all aspects of taxation, ideally working closely with small to medium sized businesses
  • Independent, outside the box thinking
  • Exceptional communicator and presenter, able to deal with clients at all levels, and present to industry and peer groups
  • Ideally has exposure to acquisitions and deal structuring
  • Demonstrated ability to operate in a fast-paced environment

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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.

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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.

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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.

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