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Vice President

Edmonton, AB, CANADA

Our client is seeking a Vice President for their Edmonton based operations who will have overall responsibility for the operations and business development of the organization. The Vice President will participate with the senior leadership team in implementing the company’s strategy, core values and ensuring the company's effectiveness.
This role reports directly to the CEO, and will be accountable for providing leadership in developing, executing and achieving the organization's short and long-term strategic goals, which encompass: effective project management, business development, driving revenue and profitability, maintaining client and stakeholder satisfaction, and establishing new market initiatives. In addition to being a key member of the senior leadership team, this individual will also be responsible in providing effective management of its human and financial resources.

Essential Job Functions

Strategy and Leadership Development

  • Create and foster a safe, collaborative and respectful culture and working environment;
  • Support a corporate culture that encompasses the highest ethical standards and is aligned with the company’s core values;
  • Provide leadership to ensure the successful execution of the operational plan;
  • Commit to the structured development of leadership talent and the ongoing effectiveness of succession planning; and
  • Develop and implement a strategic plan that includes specific goals and performance measures.

Operational Leadership

  • Oversee sound operational and financial management and ensure alignment with the approved strategies and objectives of the business;
  • Provide leadership to oversee key functional area activities and guide members of the operational team;
  • Enable the team to ensure they have capacity to achieve the strategic plan;
  • Assess and effectively provide direction to support risk management processes and strategies;
  • Provide stewardship for contracts and project execution;
  • Ensure risk contingencies, accurate direct costs and targeted profit margins are built into all tender estimates and executed as per plan;
  • Oversee that projects are on or ahead of schedule to the satisfaction of all stakeholders at or above targeted margins;
  • Demonstrate ownership and responsibility of issues within the organization; collaborate with corporate expertise for advice and support;
  • Conduct monthly project reviews; and
  • Prepare documentation and regularly report on an annual business plan including a financial plan, business development plan, human resources and training requirements, and capital expenditures.

Business Development

  • Maintain, enhance, and secure desired profitability in alignment with the approved business plan;
  • Establish, maintain and grow productive strategic relations with all key existing and new customers, consultants, trades, suppliers, and other stakeholders;
  • Build on a proven track record of profitably to continually grow the business;
  • Lead the team in new business development initiatives; and
  • Contribute and participate in the corporate business development initiatives as directed.

Education & Experience Requirements

  • Minimum of 10 years’ of professional experience preferred with a minimum of five years of executive-leadership experience in an operations role;
  • Solid educational background including an undergraduate degree and an MBA or equivalent experience;
  • Proven effective relationship builder and communicator with experience engaging clients and community partners; and
  • Oil & gas or other heavy industrial construction sector experience preferred but not required.

Skills Requirements

  • Innovative, visionary, and dynamic leader, capable of engaging a team and an organization;
  • Demonstrates integrity and strives for excellence in her/his work;
  • Full engagement, visible and accessible to their team to foster continued success;
  • Must be an active, participative leader able to work in a high-paced environment;
  • Manage diverse and challenging projects that range in size from small scale to very large scale;
  • Step-up as a senior leader in the company, to help drive the company forward to differentiate itself from competitors in the market;
  • Influence external clients as well as teams within the company, in a positive, productive way to continually enhance the reputation of the company while demonstrating effective leadership skills;
  • Ability to maintain strictest confidentiality; and
  • Strong business acumen.

Key Interfaces

  • Senior Leadership Team
  • Internal and external stakeholders
  • Board of Directors
  • All internal departments

Working conditions

  • Travel may be required;
  • Edmonton, AB based office;