Careers

At Vicwest we are “Building for Tomorrow”.

Founded in 1930 and headquartered in Oakville, 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.

At Vicwest, we are “Building for Tomorrow”. 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

AVAILABLE POSITIONS:

At Vicwest we are “Building for Tomorrow.”
We are currently looking for an Estimator to join our Stratford or Oakville office.
If you are looking to join a company that is customer focused and values product quality while driving innovation, then we want you on our team!

Position Summary:
The Estimator reports directly to the Inside Sales Supervisor. Responsibilities include, preparation of 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 a understanding of field application. The position also includes providing technical support to Inside Sales and Territory Managers.

Key Accountabilities:
• Consults with clients and technical personnel to discuss and resolve issues related to product application.
• Process quantity estimates and quotations in response to customer requests.
• Organizes and implements strategies to increase profitability by assisting in value design work, supporting the sales force and negotiations with clients to compliment sales.
• Assess pricing per project in cooperation with Territory Managers and the Senior Estimator, to win business while maintaining acceptable profit margins.
Qualifications:
• Technical college education related to Estimation, Sales, or a related field.
• 3-5 years related work experience.
• Demonstrate superior communication, training and leadership skills.
• Proven ability to work within cross-functional teams without formal authority.
• Excellent teamwork skills.
• Ability to read blue prints.
• Proficient with Microsoft Office. Knowledge of SAP is an asset.
• Previous experience with Metal building products in Residential, Agricultural and/or ICI Construction would be an asset.

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.

Interested in this role?

If you are interested in applying to this role, please send an updated resume to Vicwest Human Resources at vbphr@vicwest.com

“Our Reputation Stands On What We Build”
At Vicwest we are “Building for Tomorrow”. We are currently looking for an Accounting Manager to join our Oakville office.
If you are looking to join a company that is customer focused and values product quality while driving innovation, then we want you on our team!

POSITION SUMMARY

Manages and coordinates the activities of the Accountant and Accounting Clerk in accordance with Company policies, procedures and practices. The key objective is to manage the timely and accurate reporting of financial data. This position reports directly to the Corporate Controller.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
• Ensures completeness and accuracy of month end reporting
• Ensures all reporting deadlines are consistently met
• Supervises the finance department
• Responsible for the general ledger including reconciliation of accounts, review and approval of journal entries
• Oversees fixed assets including annual fixed asset count
• Prepares and submits provincial sales tax returns
• Ensures compliance with federal and provincial sales tax legislation
• Manages customer rebate programs
• Manages vendor rebate programs
• Oversees and ensures adherence to claims processes
• Responsible for preparing working papers for auditors during YE audit
• Assists in the budgeting and forecasting cycle
• Assists Corporate Controller with special analysis, reports, and projects

SKILL, EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
▪ Recognized professional accounting designation (CPA, CA, CGA, CMA)
▪ 5+ years’ experience in accounting field
▪ Minimum of 3 years of experience in a supervisory/leadership role
▪ Proficient in SAP FICO
▪ Proficient with accounting systems, reporting tools, and MS Office with the ability to learn new information management systems quickly
▪ Willingness and proven ability to learn processes and procedures quickly
▪ Self-starter with a demonstrated ability to work proactively and independently
▪ Detail oriented and ability to perform tasks with a high degree of accuracy
▪ Highly developed written, oral, and presentation skills, and ability to effectively interact with management, employees, regulators and external auditors.
▪ Ability to communicate and enforce adherence to processes, procedures and performance objectives
▪ Leadership and decision-making capabilities
▪ Superior problem-solving, analytical, time management and organizational skills
▪ Identifies process gaps and inefficiencies, and drives process improvements to mitigate risk and drive efficiency in a fast-paced and growing environment
▪ Experience in a manufacturing environment is an asset
▪ French is an asset

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 Alicia Bone by July 26, 2017. All applications can be sent by: email to abone@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.

If you are looking to join a company that is customer focused and values product quality while driving innovation, then we want you on our team!

Position Summary
The Inside Sale Coordinator is accountable to the Sales Manager, Quebec & North Eastern of
United States, for generating revenue to accomplish department and organizational goals.

Key Accountabilities

  • Under general guidance, fills orders by transferring orders to fulfillment, communicating expected delivery date and explaining delays. Orders are received by telephone, fax and email. You are required to verify and enter the information into VW systems and maintain complete and accurate records on all sales orders.
  • Confer with Territory Managers, General Sales Manager, Credit Department, and Operations to ensure all of the customer needs are met. This includes, maintaining communication and improve quality by following policies, reporting and tracking problems.
  • Develops sales opportunities and prepare quotations.
  • Updates job knowledge by studying new product description and participation in educational opportunities. Must participate in all national training programs, product training, in-house training, and professional development. Must attend sales meetings.

Qualifications

  • College diploma or more specifically in Civil engineering – Construction Management
  • Fluently bilingual in English and French is an asset
  • Excellent customer communication and relationship building
  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Manufacturing knowledge and proficiency with SAP would be considered an asset
  • Proficient with a computer and familiar with MS office (Excel) and Outlook
  • Blueprint reading
  • Basic construction knowledge

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.  Email: vbphr@vicwest.com

At Vicwest we are “Building for Tomorrow”, We are currently looking for a Territory Manager to cover Vancouver Island and Lower Mainland of BC.

If you are looking to join a company that is customer focused and values product quality while driving innovation, then we want you on our team!

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Works with customers to provide commercial development, analyze requirements and provide technical guidance in solving technical issues
  • Provides product information and training to customers, as appropriate to their market stream and skill development goals
  • Ensures key customers and developing accounts are serviced appropriately to achieve annual sales objectives for the company
  • Implements Vicwest sales plans, marketing, pricing and distribution strategies for both ICI and Consumer market streams as appropriate to the assigned territory
  • Nurtures a cooperative commercial relationship with all customers on their assigned territory
  • Ensures effective commercial development through follow-up on quotes and project implementation
  • Monitors and reports competitive market information and pricing, as it affects key products, to the Regional Sales Manager
  • Promotes good customer relations based on high standards and fair dealings
  • Makes suggestions to management for improvements in all areas
  • Retains confidential information regarding all aspects of Vicwest and its respective customers
  • Interfaces with other corporate functions to achieve organizational goals
  • Travel requirements; approximately 5-7 overnights per month

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Sales/Marketing or a technical discipline
  • Ten years’ composite experience in a Customer Support environment with strong familiarity to the manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrates excellent communications, training and leadership skills
  • Proven project management experience would be considered a definite asset
  • Excellent customer communication and relationship building skills
  • Proficient with a computer and familiar with MS Office (Excel) and SAP

Interested in this role?

If you are interested in applying to this role, please send an updated resume to Vicwest Human Resources at vbphr@vicwest.com