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Vice President of Operations (Canada)

Vice President of Operations (Canada)

Job ID 
2017-1128
Job Locations 
CA-North York
Category 
Management

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Overview

Fueled by a dedicated workforce, Ameresco is the premier provider of energy efficiency and renewable technology solutions. From conservation to renewable energy generation, Ameresco employees have developed and implemented over $5 Billion in energy savings solutions that help our customers utilize clean and sustainable resources.

Ameresco Canada is seeking a seasoned Vice President of Operations to oversee the Canadian Business Unit. This role will be based in Toronto, ON and will report directly to the President – Ameresco Canada.

Responsibilities

  • Develop annual revenue, overhead and profit budgets, and assist with sales planning and local strategies for the Canadian business consistent with Ameresco’s corporate goals and objectives 
  • Provide overall general management to all Canadian operations
  • Work closely with the legal function to negotiate customer and subcontractor agreements as needed 
  • Work closely with the finance function to manage cash flow, accounts payable and accounts receivable for the Canadian business 
  • Ensure appropriate controls are in place and followed to manage the Canadian business unit’s operational risk and regulatory compliance 
  • Ensure day to day Canadian operations maintains continued alignment with overall corporate policies, strategies and direction
  • Lead the constant drive and focus to improve operational efficiency via development or refinement of processes, leadership of people or other practical measures, raising the bar on business performance delivery 
  • Deliver on performance management objectives, agreed business plans, budgets, targets and reports on both positive and negative factors impacting the Canadian business 
  • Perform other duties as required 

Qualifications

  • Minimum 10 years of executive level experience leading strategic planning, project management, project engineering, project finance and consulting activities focusing on energy efficiency and renewable solutions project opportunities.
  • Previous experience managing P&L statements for large national operations
  • Proven track record of securing high volume transactional sales and complex offerings from top-level management, including lead development and account cultivation skills, effective negotiation and closing techniques, and strong relationship management capabilities.
  • Proven ability for implementation of strategies, practices, and processes that produce high technical quality in service delivery and meet or exceed Company and customer satisfaction, financial, and performance goals. 
  • Proven ability to train, develop, assign, and evaluate teams in accordance with organizational goals and standards.
  • BA/BS Degree plus advanced education in Engineering, Economics, or Business discipline (MBA, MS preferred).
  • Successful track record of leading strategic organizational initiatives to optimize business performance.
  • Extensive change management experience. 
  • Demonstrated business acumen with advanced analytical, problem-solving, negotiation skills and abilities.
  • Excellent verbal, written, computer, and technical communication and presentation skills.
  • Proven track record of leading and building positive, collaborative relationships.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and deliverables within an entrepreneurial work setting.
  • National travel will be required.

Ameresco Canada Inc. is committed to providing accommodations for applicants with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.