Vice President and General Manager, Creative Door Services

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The Vice President and General Manager is responsible for the direct oversight of Creative Door Services (CDS) operations to ensure the business is growing revenue, driving results and maximizing profits.  Committed to growth, the VP/GM will lead the Company’s Forward Integration strategy by developing short and long-term plans focused around expansion of the service and install business throughout Canada.  This individual will assemble and engage the talent necessary to develop and achieve a strategy to meet the growth and financial objectives in accordance with the Company processes and core values.  

Key areas of responsibility include: 

People Leadership

Provide leadership and direction by engaging and empowering a team of talented people;

Bring a creative approach to leading, managing and growing a highly successful business;

Provide outstanding leadership by creating a vision, gaining buy-in and supporting the team to execute on the vision;

Build an atmosphere of trust with team members and customers;

Strategic Leadership

Effectively balance the need to grow and enhance customer loyalty with the need to maintain pricing and terms that achieve the Company’s financial goals;

Lead CDS’s strategic planning process, from development through to implementation, ensuring all business plans, operating and capital budgets support the organization’s goals; 

Pursue and manage the corporate strategies and targeted initiatives to grow the business in installed sales, wholesale sales, service, expansion of services and profit; and

Identify, evaluate and establish business plans for growth opportunities including geography, acquisitions and/or service and product offerings.

Operational and Fiscal Accountability

Implement the operations plan to drive significant process improvement to drive bottom line performance;

Ensure that the operations capacity is defined and expanded; ensuring continued improvements and enhancements are made to have them operate in a safe, secure, efficient and effective manner;

Support the development and execution of tactical strategies to enhance the efficient delivery of products and services;

Maintain and build relationships with vendors to expand product portfolio;

Constantly evaluate market conditions and build a network of contacts that will ensure the Company has access to all opportunities consistent with its strategic goals;

Set clear expectations and establish the processes and work closely with the Company’s business unit leaders to regularly assess the financial performance of the organization and to ensure alignment with the overall financial strategy.

Reporting Relationship

This role reports into the Access Systems Division President.

Direct reports to this position area:  Finance, Sales, Marketing, Business Development, and Operations.


Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Relocation assistance available

Ideal Experience:

An undergraduate degree in Commerce, Finance or relevant field; an MBA would be an asset; 

Minimum 15 years business leadership experience in operating a company with multiple revenue generating divisions with responsibility to lead strategic planning, execution, growth and change management;

Results driven, with a strong focus on growth and an understanding of the nuances associated with running a large, diverse and multi-location service distribution and/or construction company;  

Experience driving a successful ERP implementation would be considered an asset;

A proven track record of successfully leading an organization’s growth with in-depth experience in bidding, contracting, and negotiating;

Candidate Core Competencies:

Possesses strategic agility; sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans;

Build and maintain trusting relationships with all levels of management, team members, customers, industry stakeholders and the community;

Strong communication and interpersonal skills;

Leadership skills that will incite enthusiasm, provide vision, create positive morale, role model standards of professionalism and ensure that results are delivered in a timely and satisfactory manner; 

Mature judgment, and the analytical skills to lead operations and drive results, including experience and awareness to build on the strengths of the organization, its management team and core employees as well as to identify strategic opportunities and initiatives.

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