A CAREER AT VICWEST …

At Vicwest we are “Building for Tomorrow”.

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

AVAILABLE POSITIONS:

“Our Reputation Stands On What We Build”

At Vicwest we are “Building for Tomorrow”.  We are currently looking for a Territory Manager – ICI for our Victoriaville 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:

Reporting to the National Manager Channel Development – Agri commercial Residential, The Territory Manager ICI (TM) is responsible for finalizing details of and closing sales for projects with key accounts within his/her assigned Territory – including pricing, quantities, material specifications, and shipping/delivery. The TM is the primary owner of the relationship with the ICI accounts in the assigned territory, with the key role of finalizing and closing sales for ICI projects. The TM will work collaboratively with the BDM team to achieve his financial targets within the region.

Key Accountabilities

  •  Key financial target objectives: ensure that key financial targets are achieved for assigned key accounts and for the territory
  • Finalize and close sales with target accounts within assigned territory to achieve/exceed financial objectives including sales, share, and profitability.
  • Identify and develop target accounts by presenting a value proposition for Vicwest to capture selling opportunities/leads in assigned territory that lead to closing projects for Vicwest.
  • Utilize opportunity and project tracker tools to follow-up on projects to ensure cohesive development and tracking of projects and opportunities to grow Vicwest sales in assigned territory.
  • Advance Vicwest’s position in the market through enhanced partnerships with key accounts to facilitate project tracking and execution of initiatives
  • Identify and understand competitive landscape, inclusive of product and market dynamic, and actively shares these findings appropriately.
  • 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 sales.
  • Territory: Customers from Gatineau to Sherbrooke through the greater Montreal area.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or other related area
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience selling architecturally specified products
  • Knowledge of/experience in the Construction and/or Design Industries
  • 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

The duties and responsibilities listed herein are not all inclusive and the position and its responsibilities may change over time as business necessitates.

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?

Apply via email today! vbphr@vicwest.com

“Our Reputation Stands On What We Build”

At Vicwest we are “Building for Tomorrow”.  We are currently looking for a Supply Chain Manager to join our Burlington 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:

Reporting to the Director, Procurement, the Supply Chain Manager will be responsible for planning, organizing and managing the execution of supply chain strategies to ensure the department achieves company objective of in full, on time in spec product delivery.

The Supply Chain Manager will manage a team of buyers and will provide direction, coaching and performance planning to the Supply Chain team including activities that support business growth, controlling costs, managing and controlling inventory, reducing order to shipment cycle time and continuous improvement.

Key Accountabilities:

  1. Supplier on time delivery in support of customer order dates
  2. Inventory Management
  3. Manage, Coach and Lead SCM team

Major Responsibilities:

  • Supervise National Supply Chain team.
  • Manage, train, coach, and assist team in the execution of their individual responsibilities.
  • Set and measure individual and department performance through KPIs that are aligned with strategic plan.
  • Develop a culture of continuous improvement, driving initiatives and developing processes.
  • Interact with sales to understand demand forecast drivers.
  • Review historical consumption trends, understand the product, review and prepare forecast data.
  • Analyze data to identify problematic areas and suggest improvements.
  • Inventory – review raw material and distributed products inventory levels and adjust as seasonal demands change.
  • Develop inventory strategies on existing items, new products, and product phase-outs.
  • Plan and implement supply chain optimization projects that reduce cost and improve performance.
  • Track KPIs and report on supply chain’s performance.
  • Manage and lead team members in performing physical inventory counts, audits and reconcile adjustments into system.  Analyze and correct inventory management practises where appropriate.

Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education; College Diploma or University Degree.
  • Working knowledge of ERP system functionality, specifically SAP.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in Forecast, Planning, Purchasing, Inventory Control or other Supply Chain roles in a manufacturing environment.
  • Minimum 2 years of supervisory experience, successfully leading and coaching employees.
  • 1-2 years of experience working with distributed products.
  • CSCMP designation or working towards completion.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Thorough understanding of commodity markets.
  • Knowledge and practice of 6 Sigma/Lean Principles is considered an asset.
  • Comprehensive understanding of steel; buying, properties, how it’s manufactured, roll formed is considered 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?

Apply via email today! vbphr@vicwest.com

 

 

Our Reputation Stands on What We Build”

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 Operations Manager (Stratford) is a senior role which involves overseeing full-cycle production, while keeping the organization running smoothly and efficiently, meeting requirements and expectations of customers (both internal and external).
The Operations team will report directly to the Operations Manager and is responsible for ensuring organizational engagement, development, and task completion of these individuals.

Key Accountabilities

1. Full Cycle Production: Monitoring and analysing current system(s) of production for efficiencies and improving as necessary.
2. Cross-Functional Leadership: Working with key members of the regional team in logistics, sales, and procurement ensure the business is improving processes that lead to the execution of the Regional Business Plan.
3. Operations Communication: Be the conduit between business activities and the regional Operations team (internal, external) providing updates on key initiatives.

Major Responsibilities

  • Accountable to oversee and co-ordinate the Health, Safety and Environmental Program and to conduct the operation in accordance with all current governmental regulations and facility guidelines.
  • Administers and directs the Plant Quality Program and ensure corrective actions in place to reduce Manufacturing QN’s.
  • Oversee and inspect machinery, equipment and general maintenance of the building to ensure safe conditions.
  • Conducts planned safety inspections every two months and participates on the Joint Health & Safety Committee.
  • Planning and managing the plant budget and production objectives.
  • Developing and overseeing a proficient workforce engaged in such activities as maintenance, quality control, safety, recruiting, training and development and employee relations.
  • Planning, directing and coordinating the efficient use of facilities, equipment, materials and production staff to meet established production objectives.
  • Monitoring performance against established budget, quality standards and scheduling specifications.
  • Preparing monthly production reports for review by senior management.
  • Recommending operational changes to senior management when necessary to ensure production quotas are met and safety standards maintained.
  • Working closely with the Regional Management Team (HR, Sales Manager, and Controller), bringing up new ideas/programs, legal compliances, understanding of financial reporting/budgeting for the facility, and sales-production timelines.
  • To be on call 24/7 to deal with any major issues involving Safety, Quality, Customer Service or Employee conflict.
  • Above meeting to be weekly schedule to identify and correct missed opportunities
  • In collaboration with HR, ensure high potential employees have individual development plans in place.
  • Ensuring HR is fully engaged in making correct decisions affecting employees, overtime, conflicts, rate of pay, change in position/title.
  • Conducts formal annual performance reviews for direct reports.
  • Engage and Empower employees through Kaizen events.
  • Lead and promote tracking and improving of Operational KPI, OEE and QMS programs.
  • Ensure Customer Service is part of Daily communications with manufacturing and support teams
  • Equipment Capex requests to be fully completed and identifying; Business case, ROI, 3 Quotes, timing and delivery.

 Qualifications

  • College or university degree
    Engineering background an asset
  • Lean Sigma or Six Sigma experience
  • 5+ years of Operations experience in a manufacturing or distribution business, building materials is preferred
  • 3-5 years of experience in managing, coaching and leading a team
  • 5+ years of SAP experience is an asset or experience working with a Business Intelligence tool
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and execute on key deliverables
  • Experience with responsibility of a P&L is preferred

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?

Apply via email today! vbphr@vicwest.com

 

 

Our Reputation Stands on What We Build”

At Vicwest we are “Building for Tomorrow”, We are currently looking for an ICI Territory Manager for Central-Eastern, Ontario.

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 Territory Sales Manager is accountable to the Regional Sales Manager and is expected to achieve sales specific objectives, cultivate strategic partnerships and develop growth opportunities.

The Territory Sales Manager combines technical building product knowledge with consultative sales abilities to promote our products and services and respond effectively to customer inquiries within an assigned geographical area.

Key Accountabilities:
1. Enable Customer Development
2. Execute Territory Sales and Growth plans
3. Facilitate Sales Communication/Reporting
4. Support Marketing Initiatives

Major Responsibilities:
• Selling the full range of Vicwest products and services to the ICI market sector in a competent and professional manner.
o This includes systematic and conscientious coverage of customers in assigned territory.
o Responsible for meeting sales targets to achieve organizational goals.
• Develop and grow long-term relationships with trade contractors, general contractors and designers.
• Manage and interpret customer requirements, anticipate needs and exceed expectations.
• Calculate customer quotations and follow up on project opportunities in a timely manner
• Discover sales opportunities through customer & market research
• Consult on specification requirements and alternatives to meet customer and company needs.
• Offer after-sales support and services.
• Support marketing activities by attending tradeshows, conferences and other marketing events.
• Submission of weekly planning sheet, weekly and or monthly summary reports, expense claims and call reports of sales activity and action plans. Will be required to do presentations to the management team, the sales team and customers regarding products and territory updates.
• Liaising with other members of the sales team, credit, operations, and drafting & engineering to ensure customer satisfaction.
• Attend national training programs/seminars that support new account sales and growth initiatives. Work with the Regional Sales Manager in order to contribute to the formulation of sales strategies and participate in weekly meetings.
• Execute sales plans, marketing, pricing, and distribution strategies for Insulated Metal Panels, Roof Deck and conventional cladding products in the ICI construction market sector as appropriate to the assigned territory.

Qualifications:
• Post-Secondary education; College Diploma or University Degree.
• 3-5 years of outside sales experience, including cold-calling, Business to business and Business to customer.
• ICI Building products/materials and construction sales experience would be considered an asset.
• Excellent and persuasive communication skills, both oral and written.
• Proven track record for increasing sales and revenue.
• High degree of proficiency with MS Office and other computer programs.
• Experience working in a high-intensity, fast-paced environment.

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?

Apply via email today! vbphr@vicwest.com

 

 

Our Reputation Stands on What We Build”

At Vicwest, we are “Building for Tomorrow”.

We are currently looking for a Bilingual IT Systems Administrator in our Burlington 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

Reporting to the IT Infrastructure Manager, the Systems Administrator is responsible for the day-to-day management and administration of enterprise cloud, desktop and server infrastructure, and related systems. The incumbent provides complex and varied functions in a shared service environment for the most effective use of services. In addition to the coordination, control, testing, maintenance and support of infrastructure systems to ensure server and system availability, the Systems Administrator is responsible for developing specialized solutions that leverage our technology investment and solve real business problems.

The incumbent is also responsible for enabling the business to leverage its investment in existing and new technologies. This includes, but is not limited to, Mobile, Web, Cloud, and IoT, and includes the integration of these technologies using modern flexible and extensible tools.

 

Key Accountabilities

  1. Infrastructure administration
  2. Business solutions
  3. Helpdesk support and analysis

Major Responsibilities

  • To provide administration, maintenance and support for Vicwest core IT Infrastructure, either directly or coordinating with a Managed Services Provider.
  • To maintain and improve data availability, security and integrity.
  • To support the IT team as assigned by the IT Director.
  • General IT support and advice to Vicwest management.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot all network and core infrastructure issues/outages to resolution.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of Business continuity planning, implementation and testing.
  • Keep abreast of recent developments in IT and corporate IT initiatives, policies and practices and provide advice to line management of same.
  • Ensure operational compliance with industry standards.
  • Project management
  • Reporting for core systems
  • Provide Helpdesk technical support to Vicwest management and staff
  • Documentation of IT processes, procedures, systems and incidents as appropriate
  • Reporting on works activity to line managers (or other designated project managers as required)
  • To be aware of statutory, regulatory, customer requirements and business policy and objectives and the importance of meeting these
  • Use and Maintain the designated Heldesk Ticket system for IT Operations
  • Leverages Vicwest’s investment in technologies, such as Cloud, by translating business requirements and building solutions that meet customers’ critical business needs, while aligning to Vicwest’s strategic vision and roadmap.

 Qualifications

  • College or university degree
  • 5+ years of enterprise-level experience in the systems administration and implementation in a large-scale environment, including backup and recovery method
  • 5+ years of SAP experience is an asset or experience working with a Business Intelligence tool
  • Expert knowledge and understanding of core Microsoft technologies and strategies, including technology design, implementation equipment and support functions related to Email, Active Directory, SQL Server, DNS, VPNs and general networking.
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer services: customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
    • Windows 2003/2008/2012/2016, Active Directory and Group Policy
    • Exchange and Office 365
    • Cisco / Meraki network equipment
    • Security products
    • High availability disaster recovery solutions
    • Comprehensive understanding of IT Security

Required Skills:

  • A curious, solutions-based mindset with a collaborative nature
  • Ability to manage projects and execute on key deliverables
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize data
  • Demonstrated ability to think logically, strategically, tactically
  • Strong communicator with ability to actively listen to clients

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?

Apply via email today! vbphr@vicwest.com

 

 

“Our Reputation Stands on What We Build”

At Vicwest, we are “Building for Tomorrow”.

We are currently looking for an Inside Sales Coordinator in our Memramcook location.

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

Under the Supervision of the Regional Sales Manager, Atlantic Canada, the Inside Sales Coordinator provides customer service by responding to inquiries and complaints about products and services received by mail, fax or phone.  Points commonly discussed may include but are not limited to price, delivery dates, adjustments, orders and other.

Key Accountabilities

  • Respond to customer orders received by phone, fax or e-mail.
  • Provide oral and written estimate to recommend alternative or effective substitutions to a price point of view.
  • Communicate the shipping status of orders and customer queries to External sales or Inside Sales Manager concerned.
  • Enter customer orders into SAP and modify as needed.
  • Track all orders to ensure their completion and delivery.
  • Investigate, resolve and respond to customer complaints.
  • Provide information on products, such as tablets colors, colors chart documentation and catalogs as required.
  • Analyze situation and potential customers to identify needs and recommend appropriate products.
  • Maintain strong relationships with clients, based on standards and practices of the company.
  • Operate a multi-line phone system and be sure to take all calls.

Qualifications

  • Degree in Civil Engineering Technology is an asset
  • Knowledge of the field of construction and blue print reading will be considered an asset.
  • Knowledge of the manufacturing environment and SAP is an asset.
  • Bilingual (English and French) written and oral
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong aptitudes for customer service
  • Excellent relationship building skills.

 

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?

Apply via email today! vbphr@vicwest.com

 

 

“Our Reputation Stands On What We Build”
At Vicwest we are “Building for Tomorrow”, we are currently looking for an Inside Sales Coordinator for our Burlington 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
As a key member of the inside sales team at the Burlington branch, 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 Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional (ICI) division.

KEY 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.
• Complete paperwork/forms to record required sales information.
• Maintain the appropriate customer files and reports.
• Perform accurate and speedy data entry.

SKILL, EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
• Post-secondary education in Business, Sales, Administration, Construction or another related field.
• 3 – 5 years of experience in the Construction or Manufacturing industry.
• 3 – 5 years of exceptional Customer Service skills.
• 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.
• Working knowledge and experience with SAP.
• Project coordination and estimating experience is considered an asset.

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.