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Founded in 1930 and headquartered in Burlington, Ontario, Vicwest is a leading supplier of quality exterior building products for all segments of the construction industry across North America.

Career Success Begins With Vicwest – At Vicwest, the key to our success is the continuing success of our people.

What you can expect from Vicwest

  • A SAFE Work Environment: Safety is our first priority
  • Competitive Wages
  • Long-term Employment Opportunities
  • Continuous Opportunities for Advancement
  • Dental and Health Benefits
  • Retirement Savings Plan
  • Employee Service Recognition Program
  • Position Summary

    Reporting into the Project Services Manager, the Estimator will be responsible for preparing accurate quantity estimates from architectural/structural plans for development of product quotations utilizing standard materials, application, and processing procedures. This individual has an in-depth knowledge of the company’s broad range of products with an understanding of field application. Additionally, the Estimator will provide technical support to inside sales and territory managers.

    Key Accountabilities

    • Estimation: Preparing quantity estimates and quotations based on customer requests by gathering all required information in a timely manner.
    • Communication: Strong written and verbal communication is essential to deliver and follow-up with estimates to internal and external clients. Communication is constant throughout the entire bid process.
    • Consults with clients and technical personnel to discuss and resolve issues related to product application.
    • Organizes and implements strategies to increase profitability by assisting in value design work, supporting the sales force with follow up and negotiations with clients to compliment sales.
    • Assess pricing per project in cooperation with territory managers and the regional sales manager, to win business while maintaining acceptable profit margins.

    Qualifications

    • Construction Estimation, Architectural Technology, or post-secondary diploma within a similar field.
    • 3-5 years of estimating experience with preference within ICI construction industry. Previous experience in metal wall cladding, metal roofing systems, insulated metal panels, and composite panel systems would be an asset.
    • Computer savvy; strong proficiency with MS Office, SAP and working knowledge of AutoCAD, Bluebeam and/or other estimating programs.
    • Demonstrated ability to think in 3D and business minded
    • Ability to speak both official languages would be an asset

    Benefits

    Interested in this role?

    Vicwest welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process.
    vbphr@vicwest.com

    Vicwest welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process.

  • Position Summary

    Reporting to the National Manager – Channel development, the ICI specification Manager – Quebec and Atlantic is responsible for driving the specification of the complete ICI product ecosystem to architects and designers. The ICI specification manager will collaborate to the development and the execution of the ICI business strategy for Quebec and the Atlantic and for contributing to achieving sales objectives for the region.
    Building a strong understanding of the market, the incumbent will work closely with key cross-functional groups within VBP and AWIP to ensuring products and services fit the specific requirements of the markets. The ICI spec. Manager will be responsible for researching, identifying, pursuing and ensuring that Vicwest’s products get specified on new business opportunities within the ICI channel and will work collaboratively with the ICI commercial team to maintaining the specifications on projects and to achieving commercial objectives

    Key Accountabilities

    • Proactively develop relationships with architects, designers, spec writers, owners, construction managers and general contractors to increase preference and demand for AWIP/VBP products and systems.
    • Actively identify and track projects from the early design stages to influence the specification. Maintain and regularly update Salesforce.com with projects where AWIP/VBP is or could be specified and shares the information with the Sales team.
    • Monitors competitive activity and strategically promotes AWIP/VBP offering.
    • Identify and target new business opportunities - including new markets, growth areas, customers, partnerships, products and services or new ways of reaching existing markets.
    • Maximizes VBP short and long-term growth in sales volume and industry position.
    • Supports the regional Sales team and key partners.
    • Collaborate with key internal departments to provide customers with solutions that meet or exceed their expectations.
    • Build and deliver targeted sales presentations to key stakeholders in the business to drive awareness, preference and specification.
    • In collaboration with key internal stakeholders, identify new product opportunities.
    • Represent Vicwest in all relevant industry trade shows and events.

    Qualifications

    • College or preferably bachelor’s degree in architecture, Design, Construction Management or related field.
    • A minimum of two years of Architectural Sales experience or Project Management experience in Architecture, Design, or a related field is preferred.
    • Design and technical expertise/aptitude.
    • Self-starter with very strong organizational, time management, and problem-solving abilities.
    • Computer proficiency required in MS Office (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint etc.) Salesforce.com is used daily to record and share information.
    • Experience with CRM tools and processes (IE: Salesforce)
    • Proven ability to identify key decision makers and build relationships. An adept networker with good interpersonal skills.
    • Strong listening, written and verbal communication skills.
    • Interactive group presentation skills. Customer service and professional selling skills.
    • Valid driver’s license required.
    • Travel within Quebec and the Atlantic may be required.
    • 5+ years of sales experience in a manufacturing or distribution business, building materials is preferable.
    • Strong writing and verbal communication skills.
    • Bilingual (English and French are essential)
    • Strong interpersonal, communication, organizational and negotiation skills.
    • Results-driven.
    • A curious, solutions-based mindset.
    • Ability to manage projects and execute on key deliverables.
    • Ability to analyze and synthesize data.
    • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and tactically.
    • Collaborative nature with an influential leadership style.

    Benefits

    Interested in this role?

    If you are interested in applying to this role, please complete an Internal Application form and send it along with your updated resume to Melissa Forgues, HR Business Partner Quebec and East, by Wednesday, May 25, 2022. All applications can be sent to:
    mforgues@vicwest.com

    Vicwest welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process.

  • Position Summary

    You are good with your hands. You know how to use a tape measure. You want to work in the construction industry, but you don’t want to work outdoors. Join our company and take part in steel construction projects with a focus on the building envelope, ranging from small renovations to large-scale new structures.

    Key Accountabilities

    • Working with a colleague, you will set up and remove steel coils from forming dies to create the profile adapted to our client's needs.
    • You will have to make different types of mouldings using machines, such as press brakes, shears, and punch presses.
    • You will participate in the manufacture of wooden pallets or crates that will be used to package our products.
    • You can put your sense of organization to good use when loading our trailers so that our truckers can make deliveries to our customers.

    Qualifications

    • You like variety, you like to alternate workstations. Your tasks can change every day and even several times a day.
    • You are a team player and you like to be around people. The majority of our tasks must be performed in teams, because it takes two to carry steel sheets.
    • You like to take on new challenges, as each wall and each roof has its own particularities.
    • You are available for day, evening and night shifts. There are a few rotating shifts to be worked at times too.
    • You’re organized, and you enjoy working in a clean environment.

    Benefits

    • A work environment where everyone’s contribution is important.
    • Work schedule is from Monday to Friday, 7.5 hours per day, 37.5 hours per week.
    • Paid overtime after 7.5 hours of work. Frequent opportunities to work overtime.
    • Hourly wage starts at $17.97.
    • Salary increase of $0.50 after each period of 80 days worked up to a maximum of $29.38 (upon completion of the probation period; not applicable for students.
    • Group insurance with employer contribution.
    • RRSP with employer contribution.
    • Number of vacation weeks and vacation percentage above labour standards.
    • Many other unique benefits.
    • In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are considered an essential service.

    Interested in this role?

    Vicwest welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodation measures are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process.
    vbphr@vicwest.com

    Vicwest welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process.

  • Position Summary

    The Loader is directly accountable to the Production Supervisor on the floor and the Operations Manager.  Able to organize, control and prioritize area of responsibility and to carry out to completion on an agreed timetable and to abide by all Vicwest health and safety rules. 

    Key Accountabilities

    • Prepare bills of lading by computer or by hand.
    • Arrange for shipments of good by outside carriers.
    • Record shipment data (weight, charges, availability, damages, discrepancies).
    • Load trailers in a timely manner
    • Examine outgoing shipments to ensure that shipment meets specifications.
    • Compare the quantity and identification numbers of goods against orders to ensure accuracy.
    • Must be able to work shifts
    • Must be able read and understand BOL and dashboards to load correctly 
    • Transport materials to and from designated areas by hand or other devices and locate product.
    • Operate a Raymond stacker to move shipments from shipping and receiving platform to work area or warehouse.
    • Other duties as required.

    Qualifications

    • Grade 12 diploma
    • 1-2 years of experience in plant position
    • Forklift experience: transport materials to and from designated areas in a safely manner
    • Computer knowledge: record shipment date, prepare bills of lading.
    • Techniques to install protective devices: prevent damage of goods
    • High mechanical aptitude
    • Ability to prioritize and multi-task
    • Good verbal and written communication skills
    • Excellent attention to detail
    • Good problem-solving skills
    • Ability to lift 40+lbs.

    Benefits

    Interested in this role?

    Vicwest welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodation measures are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process.
    vbphr@vicwest.com

    Vicwest welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process.

  • Position Summary

    Reporting to the National Manager Channel Development, The Territory Manager (TM) Dealer Channel Agri & Residential is responsible for maintaining and developing existing accounts, promoting sales programs, and sourcing new business opportunities in assigned territory. The TM is the primary owner of the relationship with the dealer channel accounts in the assigned territory, with the key role of developing business solutions to developing and driving more profitable business into our key partners’ stores.

    Key Accountabilities

    • Implements Vicwest sales plans, marketing, pricing, and distribution strategies for Residential and agricultural market streams as appropriate to the assigned territory
    • Manage existing account relationships and continually source opportunities to increase sales
    • Identify and develop target accounts by presenting a value proposition for Vicwest to capture selling opportunities/leads in assigned territory
    • Determine customers’ needs by demonstrating knowledge of the industry, pricing, and competition, and develop effective solution-oriented proposals for presentation
    • Utilize opportunity and project tracker tools to follow-up on agricultural and residential projects to ensure cohesive development and tracking of projects and opportunities to grow Vicwest sales in assigned territory
    • Identify and understand competitive landscape, inclusive of product and market dynamic, and actively shares these findings appropriately
    • Maintain productive relationships with retailers within the channel and contractors in the assigned territory to ensure continued support for all Vicwest product lines
    • Maintain diligence with call planning, reporting, and follow-ups to ensure an effective communication loop is maintained with customers, operations, and customer service
    • Daily use of Customer Relationship tool to plan customer visits, record activities, and schedule follow-up calls
    • Finalize and close sales with target accounts within assigned territory to achieve/exceed financial objectives including sales, share, and profitability
    • Advance Vicwest’s position in the market through enhanced partnerships with key accounts to facilitate project tracking and execution of initiatives
    • Accurately prepare structured and ad hoc market reports, and track performance to deliver/exceed the Territory sales plan monthly, quarterly, and annually
    • Maintain current product and program knowledge – both Vicwest and competitive information –to be able to use facts, data, and information to effectively overcome barriers to close sale
    • Supporting marketing activities by attending tradeshows, conferences, and other marketing events

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree in Business or other related area
    • Minimum of 5 years of experience selling building material products through the LBM Channel network
    • Knowledge of/experience in the Construction industry
    • Must be able to present a value proposition and overcome price discussion/negotiation
    • Ability to execute on key deliverables
    • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and tactically
    • Excellent (verbal and written) communication, interpersonal, negotiation, analytical, problem-solving, and judgment skills
    • Ability to motivate others to achieve results
    • Ability to collaborate and coordinate across the internal organization
    • Financial acumen
    • Knowledge of computer systems/programs
    • Demonstrated ability to organize and manage time
    • Demonstrates the ability to provide solutions to customer needs in a win-win fashion
    • Bilingualism not essential but a strong asset

    Benefits

    Interested in this role?


    vbphr@vicwest.com

    Vicwest welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process.

  • Position Summary

    Under the supervision of the Logistics Manager, the Traffic Clerk will manage transport and deliveries. The Traffic Clerk will execute certain task of the Supply Chain to ensure continuity. She or he will also have to do some customer service for the transport department.

    THIS IS A TEMPORARY POSITION UNTIL MARCH 31, 2023
    REPLACEMENT OF MATERNITY LEAVE

    Major Responsibilities

    • Enter the delivery notes according to the delivery sequence developed by the dispatcher
    • Print and prepare documents as per the roadmap schedule and transmit them to the load department
    • Enter the daily notes into the computer system: hours of driving and work for each trucker
    • Verify delivery notes conformity of the roadmap on return of the truckers to the factory
    • Print purchase orders bills for local deliveries
    • Print delivery notes and localization tags
    • Invoicing delivery notes, courier and local deliveries
    • Communicating with certain clients for authorization or delivery verification
    • Prepare driver’s roadmap for the payroll
    • Communicate with transport companies to receive quotes for sub-contracting shipment.

    Qualifications

    • High school or College Diploma in a related field
    • Experience in this field is an asset
    • Good verbal and written communication
    • Oral and written bilingualism is an asset
    • Knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite
    • Excellent teamwork skills
    • Experience with SAP is an asset

    Benefits

    Interested in this role?

    Apply via email or complete the form on this page vbphr@vicwest.com
    vbphr@vicwest.com

    Vicwest welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process.

  • Position Summary and Key Accountabilities

    As a key member of the inside sales team, you will be required to coordinate and process inside sales orders, provide technical knowledge and detailed product specifications to meet customer needs. This position will focus on supporting the agricultural and residential division.

    Key Accountabilities:

    1. Customer Service: Providing high levels of customer service through professional and expeditious communication on the phone and via email. Understanding and delivering customer needs. Consistent and proactive follow-up.
    2. Sales Growth: Driving sales growth by educating, offering / upselling other Vicwest products to accompany their order.
    3. Order Coordination: Maintaining contact with customers to ensure orders are processed, produced and shipped to the correct destination, on time and in-spec. Working with internal departments to ensure there are no delays in the sales process.

    Major Responsibilities

    • Process sales orders by checking for correct price, profile, description, quantity, and credit terms.
    • Interface with customers, field sales, and manufacturing on matters dealing with quotations, scheduling, delivery dates and shipping.
    • Assist customers with product applications by providing technical knowledge of our products.
    • Provide quotations from lists of materials or small material take-offs.
    • Upselling other Vicwest products.
    • Complete paperwork/forms to record required sales information.
    • Maintain the appropriate customer files and reports.
    • Perform accurate and speedy data entry.

    Qualifications

    • Demonstrate a strong ability to multi-task, handle timelines, and close attention to details.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Computer proficiency in MS Office.
    • 1 – 3 years of experience with building materials, or within the construction industry is considered an asset.
    • 1 – 3 years of exceptional customer service skills is considered an asset.
    • Working knowledge and experience with SAP is considered an asset.
    • Post-secondary education in Business, Sales, Administration, or another related field is considered an asset.
    • A curious, solutions-based mindset
    • Ability to manage projects and execute on key deliverables
    • Ability to analyze and synthesize data
    • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and tactically
    • Ability to multi-task and work in a high volume, fast-paced environment
    • Team-focused player

    Benefits

    Interested in this role?

    Apply via email or complete the form on this page vbphr@vicwest.com
    vbphr@vicwest.com

    Vicwest welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process.

  • Position Summary

    The Truss Fabricator (Helper) is assembling floor and roof trusses by using tools and saws.

    Key Accountabilities

    • Assembling floor and roof trusses in a plant environment
    • Able to use small tools, Miter saws, skill saws
    • Catching & packing lumber on carts
    • Able to lift minimum standard

    Qualifications

    • Carpentry or construction skills would be an asset
    • Able to multitask & work in a fast pace environment
    • Flexible hours and able to work overtime when required

    Benefits

    Interested in this role?

    Apply via email today vbphr@vicwest.com

    Vicwest welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process.

  • Position Summary

    The Machine Operator is directly accountable to the Production Supervisor on the floor and the Assistant Operations Manager.

    Able to organize, control and prioritize area of responsibility and to carry out to completion on an agreed timetable and to abide by all Vicwest health and safety rules.

    Key Accountabilities

    • Unloads and loads material with forklift
    • Completes and reviews requirements as per order production sheets
    • Performs duties to the Quality Control Standards
    • Feeds machine and performs all quality checks as outlined
    • Accurately completes order paperwork
    • Maintains a safe and clean working environment
    • Performs daily inspection check list and reports all safety hazards to supervisor
    • Completes all safety checks before the start of inspections
    • Other duties as required

    Qualifications

    • Grade 12 diploma
    • ISO quality of standard experience
    • Lift truck license
    • High mechanical aptitude
    • Good verbal and written communication skills
    • Excellent attention to detail
    • Good problem solving skills
    • Ability to lift 40+ lbs

    Benefits

    Interested in this role?

    Apply via email today vbphr@vicwest.com or complete the form on this page
    vbphr@vicwest.com

    Vicwest welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process.

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