PRODUCTION MANAGER

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Are you ready to challenge your professional development for a Canadian multinational leader in Pulp & Paper industry ? Are you looking for a dynamic team where the human capital is highlighted ? Are you driven by success, commitment, business growth, and personal success? Join this team to develop your career potential. 

Our client, multinational and leader in the Pulp & Paper industry recognized by the quality of its products internationally, assigned us to recruit an exceptional leader in one of its business units to fill the position of  PRODUCTION MANAGER.

Reporting to the Plant Manager, the Production Manager is accountable for the safe and efficient operation of the paper machine, ensuring that all regulatory and developmental needs of the departments are met and that all activities are conducted in accordance with the company operating philosophy.

Job Responsibilities

Production

  • Work with LCT (Line Centrix Team), coordinators and operators to ensure instructions are followed as per plan for the day;
  • Make sure production targets are met;
  • Ensure troubleshooting steps are taking place to correct losses or operational/quality upsets. (Making sure the available troubleshooting checklists are being used);
  • Develop and maintain troubleshooting checklists;
  • Ensure proper operating procedures are in place and communicated;
  • Develop operating procedures that incorporate best practices;
  • Identify sources of production losses and develop plans to correct them;
  • Work with the manager to ensure proper supplies are in place for the operation (doctor blades, etc.).

Maintenance

  • Identify maintenance requirements of the area and develop operating plans to allow work to be performed efficiently;
  • Work with maintenance personnel and operations to set up regular maintenance shuts;
  • Ensure pre-shut tasks are completed so that all things are in place prior to shutdowns.

Safety   (Departmental compliance with all site safety programs) & Environment

  • Ensuring a hazard assessment is completed and reviewed with respective workers prior to commencing any non-routine tasks;
  • Ensuring that the (safe) standard operating procedures are reviewed with the respective workers prior to commencing any routine tasks that are performed infrequently by respective individual(s);
  • Participate in Safety Meetings and Daily Tool Box talks Follow the manager’s plans to improve performance of area processes and provide feedback;
  • Ensure that quality requirements are met.

Desired Experience

  • Holds a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical or chemical engineering or other relevant training equivalents;
  • A minimum of 10 years experience of production experience and 5+ years of production management experience;
  • Knowledge of the Pulp and Paper industry is required
  • English speaking & written is a must also
  • Have innovative ideas and good communication skills;
  • Demonstrate leadership and be organized;

Additional Information

  • We have 2 positions to fill, one based in the province of Quebec and one based in Ontario.

Our client believes in the success of an inclusive organization that values diversity within its team. All qualified candidates will be considered for this position in a fair manner.

The use of the masculine in our communications refers equally to both men and women.

If you are at the peak of your profession and enjoy being part of a team evolving in a dynamic environment and are focused on business growth, please submit in confidence your resume in Word or PDF format by email to: jacques.lepage@lepageintl.com

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VICE PRESIDENT, OPERATIONS

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CONFIDENTIAL POSITION

Our client, a global leader manufacturer in the aerospace market is looking for our Montreal area business a skilled and strategic executive to lead the engineering, planning, production, continuous improvement, and facilities teams to generate maximum efficiency and ensuring customer satisfaction. Member of the executive team, the VP Ops will ideally be someone driven to assume the GM role within two years’ time.

The VP Ops will provide the overall strategic vision and direction of the engineering, planning, production, continuous improvement, and facilities teams to generate maximum efficiency and ensuring customer satisfaction. The VP Ops will also provide insight and leadership to drive the plant’s improved performance through lean manufacturing based on employee involvement.  The VP Ops participates in the development of long-range goals, strategies, and objectives, and develops its people into leaders.  He or she will ideally be someone driven to assume the GM role within two years’ time.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide direct leadership to the operations management and supervisory teams and employees to motivate, challenge and guide activities pertinent to quality, schedule reliability, cost, and customer satisfaction with a focus on lean manufacturing and continuous improvement.
  • Provide direction in the formulation, development and implementation of company quality, production, and safety policies and procedures.
  • Provide leadership to put ensure that the recent MRP re-implementation becomes the basis of all priority-setting decisions on the shop floor.
  • Continuously engage the workforce, promote positive employee relations, formulate development plans, ensure effective problem-solving processes and performance management systems.
  • Coach, guide and direct the activities of work units within the facility.
  • Coach, guide and direct the development of the factory floor supervisory personnel.
  • Reviews staffing levels and adjust based on changing needs of the business.
  • Participate with cross-functional teams in the review, justification, acquisition, installation and development of systems improvements, technology advancements, and equipment/facility expansions and/or acquisitions.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering. Master’s Degree or MBA is preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ progressive operations leadership experience in complex manufacturing is required. Experience in aerospace manufacturing is an asset.
  • Prior experience developing and managing operating and capital investment plans is required.
  • Demonstrable working knowledge/experience in lean manufacturing and continuous improvement and their importance of driving down cycle time and product cost is required.
  • Proven experience building dynamic and high performing teams with the ability to motivate and inspire others is required.
  • Demonstrated track record of establishing and leading a culture focused on achieving results through sound judgement, positive employee relations and empowerment and pride in performance is required.
  • Experience leading in a dynamic environment as a change agent with the ability to build trust, influence and communicate at all levels of an organization is required.
  • Proven ability to collaborate broadly across all levels of the organization to achieve results with cross-functional teams is required.
  • A high energy leader who acts like an owner.  Takes pride in his/her business and will proactively take initiative to improve/drive the business.  Does not wait for direction.
  • Brings out the best in people, straightforward and composed.
  • Sound decision-maker capable of blending knowledge, experience, judgement, analytical skill, and the inputs of people at all levels of the organization, and capable of effectively articulating the result to all stakeholders of the decision.
  • Will step up quickly to address issues, sees conflicts as opportunities, reads situation quickly, good at focused listening and can hammer out solutions.
  • Is credible and demonstrates adaptability, while leveraging differences and learning through others.
  • A role model and positive influence on those around him/her.  Demonstrates unquestionable integrity and character.
  • Fosters professional development of subordinates through coaching and feedback on results; shares personal knowledge and experience; moves decisively on performance problems; practices attentive and active listening.

If you are at the peak of your profession and enjoy being part of a team evolving in a dynamic environment and are focused on complex manufacturing aerospace business, please submit in confidence your resume in Word or PDF format by email to: jacques.lepage@lepageintl.com

or call me at (514) 879-8700 ext 200.

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CORPORATE FINANCIAL DIRECTOR

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Are you looking to grab experience in a public company in the “Fintech” sector in relation to the Chinese market? Are you driven by success, engagement, fast business growth, and developing your full potential with the strong possibility of advancing to the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO)? This challenge is for you!

Peak Fintech Group is a growing public company headquartered in Montreal. It is experiencing rapid growth in its operations in China and has several subsidiaries in this country and offers, among other things, a technological platform that matches lenders and borrowers in the world of small and medium enterprises. These subsidiaries have their own infrastructures, human and financial resources. A regular review of the performance of the financial and operational of various Chinese subsidiaries is necessary between HQ and its entities as well as regular interaction between the head office and the entities regulating the requirements of a public company, both on the Canadian (CSE /TSX) or American (NASDAQ) market.

www.peakfintechgroup.com

Context:

Peak Fintech Group is the parent company of a group of six innovative financial technology (Fintech) subsidiaries operating in China’s commercial lending industry. Through its subsidiaries, Peak uses technology, analytics and artificial intelligence to create an ecosystem of lenders, borrowers and other participants in China’s commercial lending space where lending operations are conducted rapidly, safely, efficiently and with the utmost transparency.

Through its Cubeler Lending Hub ecosystem, Peak Fintech Group automates the process by which lenders find and qualify borrowers across several market verticals. These services allow banks and lenders to safely increase loan volumes, contributing to the efficiency of China’s commercial lending industry. SMEs are now handed opportunities from lenders they otherwise could not access. Lending and risk control operations are now increased, and faster for all parties involved. From finding qualified clients to submitting leads or marketing financial products, the platform does it all using a unique and intuitive process.

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the Corporate Financial Director will perform the following activities:

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and prepare consolidated financial statements (Monthly and Annually);
  • Manage and coordinate the budget process and ensure its follow-up;
  • Develop and monitor business performance measures (KPIs and others);
  • Participate in the implementation of an ERP System;
  • Coordinate and prepare monthly, quarterly and annual statutory reports;
  • Design and ensure the maintenance of internal controls;
  • See all aspects of the general ledger;
  • Perform monthly, quarterly and annual analyzes;
  • Identify the problems of compliance with accounting standards according to IFRS rules;
  • Analyze budget variances and produce reports;
  • Coordinate the activities of the external auditors;
  • Oversee regulatory obligations with financial authorities such as CSE, AMF, Nasdaq, including tax planning and compliance;
  • Responsible for the accounts payable, receivable, payroll and the general accounting departments;
  • Develop and implement the policies, procedures and financial systems of the company;
  • Supervise the management of financial instruments (warrants, stock purchase options, debentures, shares, etc.) in connection with the transfer agent;
  • Prepare and submit quarterly and year-end documents to the various levels of government in terms of taxes, withholding rebates, etc.
  • Interact on a regular basis with the Finances Director in China and other executives;
  • Responsible to manage the new subsidiary of the Canadian company;
  • Assist the head of financial operations

Job requirements:

  • Be a member of the CPA Order;
  • Minimum of 10-15 years of experience in accounting or finance;
  • Know the requirements associated with a public company (having worked for a public company is an asset);
  • Have a great analytical capacity, excellent technological skills, good communicator and a great sense of organization;
  • Fluency in written and spoken French and English. Knowledge of Mandarin would be an asset;
  • Master the MS Office suite (Excel, Powerpoint) and be familiar with accounting software including Simply Accounting;
  • Travel to China to be expected (2-3 times/year). Be flexible for phone calls (2-3 times/week) in the evening due to the time zone with China.

Our client offers a competitive compensation (basis salary + bonus+ plan for shares options), remote working, etc…

If you want to take up this challenge and be part of an internationally fast growing company, and think you can make a difference, you are what we are looking for!

Please send us your resume by email as soon as possible in confidence to: jacques.lepage@lepageintl.com or contact me at (514) 879-8700 ext. 200.

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7 CEOs that you should follow on social media

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The revolutionary effect social media has had on the global sharing of ideas is undeniable. Even the biggest global business leaders take note when a peer tweets, as the takeaway from such an insight can be extremely valuable.

In a time when even the President of the United States religiously pours his insight into a globally accessible social media vacuum, honing into the right list of leaders to follow is a tool that all within the corporate sphere should be utilising.

 

And while the business takeaway of following President Trump may be questionable, there are an astonishing number of iconic magnates sharing their thoughts on the finer points of staying innovative in 2019.

Arianna Huffington

Huffington’s second name is synonymous with the news voice of the Millennial generation. The Founder of Huffington Post is a vocal critic and shares her candid opinions via Twitter. As both the Founder of a multi-national news network and the CEO of Thrive, her cutting-edge commentary is often as insightful as it is timely.

Tim Cook

Steve Jobs’ death left a CEO-sized hole in Apple’s management. Despite having such gigantic shoes to fill, Cook has cultivated a professional reputation that has maintained Apple’s famously innovative leadership since he took the position in August of 2011. As the leader of one of the world’s most successful companies and a tireless technology fanatic, Cook has a massive amount of insight to offer his followers.

Mary Barra

Despite not being a household name like others on this list, CEO of General Motors Mary Barra is a poster woman for strong female leadership in a male dominated industry. Her 447,000 Twitter followers are witness daily to her considered and welly-communicated thoughts and insights.

Reed Hastings

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings is revered for managing to direct the once-physical film rental company into the digital age, becoming one of the most valuable assets in the media sector. Hastings, who also serves on the Board of Facebook, is an undisputed tactical visionary, and a highly valuable insight for those looking to recreate his success in their own industries.

Daniel Ek

With over 207million active monthly users, 96million subscribers and 15billion hours of listened content, Spotify is one of the few companies with a sector-cornering digital enterprise innovative enough to rival the innovation of Netflix. The brand’s Founder is a prolific trendsetter, and his influence is duly noted by his 120,000 Twitter followers.

Brian Chesky

At the age of just 27, Chesky founded the highly influential travel brand Airbnb, a company with a current valuation of £23million ($31billion). As a strong believer in the revolutionary power of technology, Chesky is an avid user of Twitter and ensures that his considered tweets are insightful for his nearly three-hundred-thousand-strong audience.

Jack Dorsey

It would be hard to discuss the power of social media without citing one of its founding fathers. Jack Dorsey is the key visionary behind the Twitter platform, which currently boasts 326million monthly users. Dorsey was the first business magnate to embrace the sight and set the path for thousands. Adopting the simple username @jack, Dorsey currently tweets to an audience of 4.14million followers.