GDI Integrated Facility Services – Senior Vice President, Western Canada


Is GDI where YOU belong? This is an exciting opportunity for you to join a proven and successful organization poised for continued growth and profitability. The question is, do you have the desire, ability, and talent to take this division to the next level? If so, you will be able to demonstrate a history and a proven track record of successful leadership managing a relevant, growing, multi-location services business. You are innovative and driven to personal and team success, while also understanding the importance of aligning and collaborating with your regional peers and other leaders in the broader national organization. Culture is the heart of everything you do. You have strong financial acumen, can understand and lead by the numbers, manage budgets, reduce risks, effectively allocate resources, all the while enhancing the already extraordinary financial performance of this division. You have a reputation as a strong leader of people, able to attract, develop, motivate, and mentor a regional team and promote a culture that aligns with the greater organization. You are genuinely interested in the well-being and safety of every employee, from your leadership team to the front-line workers, ensuring each has the tools and training required to be successful. Your capability to communicate effectively is a given, demonstrated through clear and concise language and thought, both spoken and written. You are direct, a straight shooter while also being respectful and courteous in your delivery. You enjoy building new and existing client relationships, working closely with the national sales team to further grow the business in western Canada. You are confident leading and making key decisions in a fast paced, everchanging, at times chaotic, business environment. You gladly understand and accept your accountability to the company’s shareholders and the public while acting as the company’s “face to the public” for the region.

Key Accountabilities


• Ensure the division’s strategic goals and plans are aligned with other divisions and the overall
GDI business strategy.
• Continue to move the division forward with steady, sustained, and dependable growth.
• Ensure the region’s financial and operational objectives are met or exceeded.
• Build a strong team succession plan by assisting team members in their career growth,
establishing an effective succession planning process, provide leadership, guidance and
motivation to managers and other staff as required.
• Ability to build and maintain high level relationships in the real estate sector.
• Client management and establish/maintain effective customer relations.
• Responsible for the accuracy and predictability of each unit’s financial performance through the
utilization of the forecasting process and responsible for communication of deviations and action
plans to regional and divisional leadership teams.
• Work with SVP of Sales to pursue and win new business opportunities that result in significant
local revenue that is aligned with GDI’s strategy to grow the region.
• Work with the interim President, COO and SVP Sales to drive a sales culture and implement new
sales metrics, systems, and management.
• Promote GDI’s entrepreneurial and employee-owned company culture, strategic direction, and
collaboration across North America and within the customer service teams.
• Be a leader in driving a positive working environment and positive morale.
• Build effective partnerships with regional leadership and their employees.


Experience &/or Education Requirements

• Post secondary degree required.
• Minimum 15 years of management experience, including 5+ years participating on a senior
leadership team, managing a P&L within a large multi-location retail or services business.
• Strong senior leadership relationships in the real estate sector would be considered an asset.
• Demonstrated track record of delivering annual sales targets, including successfully winning large
and strategic projects.
• Financial analysis and project management skills.
• Leadership, team building and employee management skills.
• Excellent client relation and communication skills.
• High attention to detail.
• Effective problem-solving skills


As a values-based organization, inclusivity is one of the key principles at GDI. These values drive the
decision-making process and help GDI achieve its vision of building a better world. Diversity and
inclusivity have become the foundation for innovation and culture amongst employees and flows all the
way through to the remarkable employee and client experience. GDI encourages applications from
Indigenous persons, racially visible persons, persons with a disability, women, and persons of a minority
sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of the
organization.


A competitive executive compensation package will be provided including an attractive base salary, STIP,
LTIP and excellent benefits. Relocation will be provided if required. Further details will be discussed in a
personal interview.

Email a cover letter and tailored resume (PDF or Word document only) to Allan Nelson or John Dugdale
at Calgary@leadersinternational.com indicating the job title in the subject line of the email