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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.

Executive Director, FP Canada Institute
FP Canada
Toronto, ON

Our client FP Canada Institute (a division of FP Canada) is seeking an Executive Director (ED) to build out the institute from scratch. Initially, the ED will focus on establishing a stable and sustainable structure for the Institute and for leading the development and operation of a viable business that contributes to FP Canada’s net surplus each year. The incumbent will also be responsible for developing and managing the Institute’s budget.

Reporting directly to the CEO, the ED will be responsible for overseeing and managing the day-to-day operations of the Institute, and for the development and roll-out of all the Institute’s new programs, services and other offerings. As a member of the Senior Management Team, the ED will play a prominent role in shaping the strategic direction for the Institute, and for FP Canada overall, and drive program development strategies to accomplish the Institute’s mandate of elevating financial planning practice.

Ideal Candidate Profile

  • University degree; MBA or Masters’ in Education or related field preferred.
  • Minimum 15 years combined experience in developing start-up businesses and in strategic leadership and business development, with at least five years at an executive level. Preferably has a proven track record specifically in senior education administration.
  • A minimum five years of significant organizational or departmental P&L responsibility.
  • Exceptional business acumen and a deep background in organizational strategy.
  • Experience developing organizations such as institutions or business units from inception.

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

President & Chief Executive Officer
Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals (CAIRP)
Toronto, ON

The Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals (CAIRP) is a national professional organization representing nearly 1,500 members, associates and candidates. CAIRP members act as trustees in bankruptcy, administrators of consumer proposals, receivers, liquidators, agents, monitors, and consultants in insolvency matters. CAIRP was created as a non-profit corporation in 1979 to advocate for a fair, transparent and effective system of insolvency/restructuring administration throughout Canada. Today, over 90% of Canada’s Licenced Insolvency Trustees are members of CAIRP and hold the Chartered Insolvency and Restructuring Professional (CIRP) designation, which is administered through CAIRP.

CAIRP wishes to recruit an accomplished leader to take the association to its next level of achievement in supporting, educating and advocating for its members. Reporting to the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors, the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) will co-develop and execute the organization’s strategic plans and will be responsible for the successful financial and operations management, team development, strategic leadership and growth of the organization. Possessing exceptional self-awareness, personal accountability and teamwork skills, the new President and CEO will be a genial leader who thrives in a fast-paced, hands-on, collaborative environment.

The ideal candidate will have strong business and financial acumen, with a proven ability to effectively manage difficult situations, navigate challenging environments and interact with diverse stakeholder groups. With a dossier of demonstrated achievements in growing and strengthening an organization, gained either in executive management or as an insolvency practitioner, the preferred candidate will effectively leverage the skills, talents and knowledge of CAIRP member volunteers and staff to help ensure that CAIRP achieves its mission. The organization’s vision is one where CAIRP and its members are recognized as the go-to professionals in providing expertise in insolvency and restructuring and in finding solutions for individuals and companies in financial difficulty.

This position is based in downtown Toronto.

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

CAIRP 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.

 

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.

Senior International Tax Specialist
Montreal, Canada

Our client is a leading international retailer that dominates their space. As they continue their growth both domestically and internationally, the need for a Senior International Tax Specialist has been identified.

Reporting directly to the Chief Financial Officer, the Senior Specialist will ensure the accuracy and integrity of all aspects of Corporate Tax including both compliance and audit, and will act as primary audit contact for all Federal, Provincial, and Municipal income tax, commodity tax, sales tax, transfer pricing, non-resident tax, property tax, and excise tax audits.

Ideal Candidate Profile

  • A University Degree and CA Designation is required.
  • 10 years minimum total relevant experience
  • A strong understanding of tax, treasury and reporting.
  • Strong computer skills (excel modeling, power point presentations) and ability to understand and adapt to in-house finance/forecast systems.
  • Will have a high energy level, be self-motivated, results oriented, as well as detailed, collaborative and with a high sense of integrity.
  • Has prior experience working effectively with external auditors
  • Will have excellent communication and influencing skills, with the ability to influence across

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

Director, Finance
Everest Toys
Ancaster, ON

Our client, Everest Toys, North America’s largest toy distributor, and a leading game and gift manufacturer is searching for a Director, Finance to join them.  A privately held, family owned business, Everest is known for offering the highest quality, most reputable and highly sought-after products on the market.  Growth has been impressive, both organic and through acquisition, with the top line delivering double digit growth consistently year over year since inception.

Everest’s suppliers are manufacturers and its customers are retailers.  Everest handles more than 20,000 SKUs, their key exclusive supplier relationships include Hasbro, Mattel, Jazwares, and Schleich to name a few of the manufacturing leaders. As well as being North America’s dominant toy distributor and game and gift manufacturer, Everest is a holding company for an impressive portfolio of companies spanning a wide range of industries including restaurants, manufacturing and other service-based businesses.

The Director, Finance position is a critical business partnering role at Everest Toys, playing a key role in supporting the business and its wholly owned subsidiaries to achieve financial objectives.  The Director is mandated to bring greater transparency to the financials and operations of the business, enabling the business to make sound decisions.  The Director will be responsible for analyzing, evaluating and optimizing today’s business and will play a key role in validating, planning and integrating new acquisitions for tomorrow’s business. The Director will collaborate cross functionally, understanding the key drivers and various facets of the business, and will provide sound advice and insight enabling management to make key decisions based on facts.

About You

You will have undergraduate degree (preferably business) combined with a financial designation with preference given to a CA or CMA. You will have a minimum of eight years’ experience in accounting at a senior level, ideally your experience has been gained in public accounting (audit) through to industry with critical experience gained in business planning, sales finance and interaction with operations. The incumbent will be well-versed in financial reporting and analysis, forecasting, budgeting and business planning with exposure to acquisitions. Specifically, you will have onboarded and integrated new acquisitions and been involved in deal structuring and negotiation. You will demonstrate strategic agility and strong financial acumen. The successful candidate will have a high energy level, be self motivated, results orientated, as well as, creative, innovative and flexible. The incumbent will not be afraid to “roll up their sleeves”, take initiative and get into the details working closely with the business owners in this entrepreneurial environment.

This position is based in Ancaster and will require minimal domestic travel.

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.