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Vice President Strategy
Kinark Child and Family Services
Markham, ON

Kinark wishes to recruit a highly collaborative and strategic leader who exemplifies the organization’s core values to join its team in the newly created role of Vice President, Strategy (VP, Strategy).

As a dependable and trusted partner to members of the Executive Team, the VP, Strategy collaborates in the development and implementation of organizational goals and strategies, and operational plans and priorities.

 

In addition, the VP, Strategy will lead and guide the organization’s quality processes, and will oversee project planning and ensure effective project management for key transformative strategic initiatives.

 

Externally, VP, Strategy will sit at provincial tables with government and other organizations and will lead the identification and/or response to emerging sectoral opportunities and challenges, while also leveraging Kinark’s cross-program strengths to optimize the organization’s ability to respond effectively.

 

As a member of Kinark’s Executive Team, the VP, Strategy role requires a self-motivated and strategic leader with high integrity who exhibits an unwavering commitment to quality, continuous improvement and evidence-informed decision making. This position also requires a people-focused leader with a natural inclination and proven ability to mentor staff (formally and informally) and model behaviours consistent with Kinark’s continuous-learning orientation.

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Vice President, Human Resources
Confidential
Montreal, Canada

Our client is a leading international business that dominates in their space. As they continue their growth both domestically and internationally, the need for a Vice President, Human Resources has been identified.

Reporting directly to the Chief Operating Officer, the Vice President, Human Resources will lead a focused and dedicated human resources support team, comprised of generalists supporting client groups aligned to corporate, field, and operations groups, and specialists in the areas of training and development, disability, health and safety, and recruitment.

The Ideal Candidate:

+ A post-secondary degree or diploma in Human Resources, Business Administration and/or a related program is mandatory.

+ Minimum ten years of business leadership experience in Human Resources with generalist experience gained within a fast paced, operationally based, action-oriented environment.

+ Employee Relations experience is mandatory, combined with labour relations experience (beneficial in a non-unionized environment) and strong understanding of labour law.

+ General knowledge and understanding of provincial laws and regulations.

+ Change management experience. Ideally has led a team through significant change and has successfully maintained engagement of the workforce. Further combined with well developed emotional intelligence and proven adeptness at liaising between multiple functions and levels of an organization.

+ A track record of demonstrated excellence in effectively recognizing and creating/modifying human resources practices and policies using the law and best practices related to employment. Additionally, exemplifies strong project management skills and is able to lead cross-functional teams and influencing in all areas and levels within an organization, ultimately building cohesive and effective teams.

+ Thrives in an entrepreneurial and lean organization, where decisions are made quickly, and structures are still being put into place, in an environment where there are multiple priorities and where priorities change and evolve with speed.

+ Demonstrated excellence in conflict management and the ability to resolve issues, striking a balance between business and personal needs.

+ Solid presentation and facilitation skills with all levels of an organization.

+ Strong computer skills with intermediate to advanced ability in MS Office applications.

+ High integrity and demonstrated ability to deal professionally with confidential information and sensitive associate relations issues.

+ Good general business knowledge.

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

+ It is essential that considered candidates display overall senior management potential and broader business acumen.

+ English / French bilingualism is required.

+ The ideal candidate will be comfortable with occasional travel throughout Canada.

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Brand Marketing Executive
Confidential
Greater Toronto Area

Our client is seeking a Brand Marketing Executive who has growth potential to become a key member of the senior leadership team and to provide succession for the future. As the business pivots to respond to the changing marketplace, the need has been identified for a marketer to bring thought, business and people leadership to the organization.

The Brand Marketing Executive will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer. The Executive will take increasing accountability in the areas of business leadership with a large focus on marketing and e-commerce.

The Brand Marketing Executive will be responsible for the vision, strategies, leadership, and seamless execution of all strategic and tactical marketing initiatives for our client. 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.  They will be responsible for assessing, planning, budgeting, allocating resources, directing execution and monitoring results to achieve desired results.

This position will have an emphasis on e-commerce and digital marketing as our client seeks to revamp their website and digital channel go to market strategy, with a look and feel that is consistent with the company aesthetic. The largest growth opportunity for the organization is the direct-to-consumer segment and our client is looking to ensure that the digital assets are positioned properly, and that the user experience and customer interaction is frictionless.

 

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Associate
Four Corners Group Inc.
Toronto

We are looking to add a dynamic and personable Associate to our team. In this role, you will plan search strategies, recruit and interview candidates, assist in the overall execution of searches, and make a positive contribution to our unique and collaborative culture.

Four Corners Group is a leading Canadian professional services firm specializing in retained executive search and recruitment. Respected nationally for providing innovative talent solutions and for delivering exceptional results, we operate with the highest ethical standards and we’re passionate about connecting organizations with top talent. Our clients range from early-stage “start ups” to large “Fortune 100” global companies, as well as the non-profit and public sector. We provide superior client service and partner with our clients to identify, recruit and acquire great talent locally, nationally and, as a member of InterSearch WorldWide, internationally.

Founded in 2007, the firm has conducted hundreds of search assignments in virtually every functional area and industry sector across North America. Our creativity and unique approach allow us to deliver innovative, tailored solutions to our clients, while our expertise, market knowledge and proven process allow us to deliver exceptional results.

Specialties: Executive Search in the areas of Consumer Packaged Goods, Retail, Associations, Financial Services, Manufacturing, Marketing, Advertising, Health Care, Non-profit Leadership, Education, Strategy Consulting, Digital, Analytics, Technology, Start-Ups, Executive, Public Sector and Board recruitment.

We are looking to add a dynamic and personable Associate to our team. In this role, you will plan search strategies, recruit and interview candidates, assist in the overall execution of searches, and make a positive contribution to our unique and collaborative culture.

As an ideal candidate, you have:

+Completed a post-secondary degree;

+2-5 years of recruitment/talent acquisition experience from an executive search or contingency  recruitment firm, ideally at a senior level;

+Or, 2-5 years of corporate recruiting experience and a passion for client service;

+Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, coupled with strong project management skills;

+The ability to work within a team environment and collaborate closely with peers and senior level colleagues;

+A commitment to producing great work and exceeding client expectations;

+The desire to make a significant contribution to the success of client projects, and also the company.

We provide excellent remuneration, benefits, flexibility to work from home, and invest in technology and training for all employees. We also offer a uniquely positive corporate culture that is rare within our industry. The company is also involved in helping employees engage with non-profit organizations in the community and gives back 1% of all revenues to registered charities.

Four Corners Group values inclusivity and diversity in the workplace and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds.  We strongly encourage all those who can provide different perspectives and contribute to the diversity community at Four Corners Group to apply.

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Director of Education and Chief Executive Officer
Toronto Catholic District School Board
Toronto, ON

Transforming the world through witness, faith, innovation and action: The Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB), Canada’s largest publicly funded Catholic school board, is an inclusive learning community rooted in the love of Christ. We serve students from diverse cultural, linguistic and ethnic backgrounds and are proud to be a significant part of the fabric of publicly-funded Catholic education in the Province of Ontario.

Working in partnership with parents, teachers, unions, associations, the Archdiocese of Toronto, and the wider community, the TCDSB educates students to their full academic, social, physical and spiritual potential in an inclusive learning community imbued with Catholic faith. With a long and distinguished history of providing excellence in Catholic education for the Toronto community, the TCDSB serves more than 91,000 students in 196 schools, employs nearly 14,000 staff and represents close to 550,000 Catholic school supporters in this city.

With the upcoming retirement of the current Director of Education, the TCDSB seeks a visionary leader to support the growth and success of its students, staff and communities, and effectively meet the challenges of education today and into the future.

Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the Director of Education is a practicing Catholic who serves as TCDSB’s chief education officer, chief executive officer and secretary of the board. The Director is accountable for ensuring compliance with provincial law and curriculum and is deeply knowledgeable about legislation that pertains to the administration of a school board. As the chief education officer of the TCDSB, the Director is dedicated to the success of all students and actualizes multi-year strategic plans that ensure the equitable treatment of students and continual improvement of student success system wide.

Poised to navigate effectively through a post-COVID-19 reality, the ideal candidate will bring an acute business mindset to operations, finance, infrastructure, communications, human resources and governance. With high emotional intelligence and a track record of success in implementation and leading through change, the preferred candidate is a champion of educational innovation, with a passion for TCDSB’s mission and vision.

Key attributes and skills include:

  • Able to collaborate and build strong relationships and partnerships with stakeholders;
  • Strong political acumen;
  • Adept at navigating complex governance matters;
  • Communicates respectfully and effectively;
  • Is at ease working with groups of varying size and sophistication;
  • Brings experience as a spokesperson, including dealing with the media; and
  • Fosters an environment of accountability and excellence.

Education:

The ideal candidate holds Supervisory Officer qualifications and is a member in good standing of the Ontario College of Teachers.

The TCDSB is an equal opportunity employer committed to accommodating the individual needs of candidates with disabilities. Please let us know if you require accommodation due to a disability during any aspect of the recruitment and selection process and we will work with you to address your needs.

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Director of Payroll and Benefits – Recently Completed
Confidential
Montreal, Quebec

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.

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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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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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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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Vice President, Marketing – Recently Completed
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

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Senior Vice President Real Estate – Recently Completed
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 Senior 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 Senior 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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Vice President, Central Canada – Recently Completed
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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