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Job Ref:  67e7550a2
Employer:  Direct Solutions - Canada
Country:  Canada
County/State:  Alberta
City:  Calgary
10/10/2016 09:26
Job Description:

POSITION TITLE: President, JBS Food Canada ULC (reporting to Andre Nogueira, CEO, JBS USA) DIRECT REPORTS: President, JBS Food Canada, is a full BU leadership role with functional direct reports across Finance, Operations, IT, Service, Procurement, Human Resources, and Sales & Marketing. LOCATION: Calgary, Alberta, Canada THE COMPANY: JBS Food Canada ULC NA ABOUT JBS FOOD CANADA ULC: JBS Food Canada, ULC. is a diversified agribusiness involved in the feeding, harvesting and processing of cattle, retail fertilizer, farming of an irrigated land base for silage and providing agricultural research and consulting. JBS Food Canada includes one beef packing plant in Brooks, Alberta; one feedlot in Brooks, Alberta; 6,600 acres of farmland adjacent to the Brooks feedlot; and corporate headquarters in Calgary, Alberta. The Brooks, Alberta, beef processing facility is located approximately two hours east of Calgary, just off the Trans-Canada Highway, employs nearly 2,500 team members, and has the capacity to harvest and process 4,200 cattle per day with sales to more than 20 countries around the world. The feedlot in Brooks has a one-time feeding capacity of 75,000 head of cattle with the balance of cattle sourced from producers/suppliers from Brandon, Manitoba to Dawson Creek, British Columbia. The Position: The President of JBS Food Canada will have full P&L responsibility, including financial, strategy, production operations, human resources, engineering, sales and marketing, and IT for this ~$3B company. S/He will have the responsibility for planning, directing, coordinating and controlling the activities of the organization to obtain optimal efficiency and economy of operation to achieve profitability of the business unit. SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES: Achieve Revenue, Profit and Other Financial Targets Set for the Business:• Complete P&L ownership for the business - Manage the revenue and cost side of the income statement within a traditional organizational structure• Bridge the gaps between functional teams - sales, marketing, service, operations, supply chain, finance, HR, IT• Grow profitable sales within the business cycle through both acquisition and organic growthDrive Strategy Development, Market Expansion and Key Relationships Globally:• Develop and execute appropriate business strategiesDrive Operational Excellence:• Bring rigor and focus to operational improvements, ensuring strong financial and operational discipline across business• Drive productivity gains and cost-cutting to achieve operating profit targetExecute Acquisition Strategy:• Identify potential acquisition targets, working closely with Corporate Leadership Team on target identification, build model, due diligence, and integration plansDevelop the Organization Capabilities to Succeed in Short and Long Term:• Identify talent requirements to grow and operate business• Hire the best possible team to drive higher levels of effectiveness Experience: The President of JBS Food Canada will bring a minimum of 10 years' experience, and a bachelor's degree, (or a minimum of 15 years' experience without a bachelor's degree), of executive management and P&L leadership experience in all aspects of the beef industry in companies of relevant scope/scale and with global reach. S/He will serve as a member of the senior leadership team and, as such, will influence all strategic and operational aspects of the business to ensure growth and profitability. The President will be expected to deliver sales and profits within agreed budgets, while meeting organizational objectives through effective leadership and teamwork. The President of JBS Food Canada will be expected to plan and direct all activities, policies, objectives, and initiatives according to the mission of the organization. S/He will lead the refinement of a business vision and strategy and translate into well-conceived and implemented operating plans. These operating plans must leverage the strengths and opportunities that will best exploit the organization's capabilities and expand its competitive position. KEY SELECTION CRITERIA: Impeccable Financial Acumen - S/He must have led a full P&L and bring proven turnaround, profitability, margin control, and cost cutting experience, along with expert knowledge of financial analysis and reporting specific to the global beef industry. Strong leader with a track record of developing high-performing teams. S/he will have led cultural change which includes creating a culture of excellence focused on accountability and driving performance against objectives. Strong talent management and team development capabilities; demonstrated track record of driving strong employee engagement, as well as demonstrated expertise in selecting, developing and retaining team members Track record of successfully identifying and introducing new market strategies and solutions which drove revenues and profits of their divisions. Relentless drive for results, along with a competitive nature and a collaborative team-oriented personality; maintain momentum while recognizing overall priorities of company. Operations Orientation - Work closely with operations team members to drive effectiveness Growth Mindset - M&A efforts, invests product/market to meet profit goals Critical Competencies / Critical Success Factors: Strategic Thinking/Vision - Able to see and communicate the big picture in an inspiring way. Determine opportunities and threats through comprehensive analysis of current and future trends. Demonstrate strong business judgment and decision-making skills; ability to identify, prioritize, and articulate highest impact initiatives. Outstanding analytical skills, including strong experience interpreting results and drawing accurate conclusions. Must work well collaboratively in a team environment. Get to know the company in depth and build relationships across the company; able to capture team viewpoints and adapt strategies as appropriate. Bring out the best in associates through coaching, mentoring and management of individual development plans. Responsibilities include overseeing recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Business Leadership - Influence enterprise-level strategies. Understand all aspects of the business, industry and competitive landscape. Distinguish what is critical from what is important. Provide clear and compelling direction and ensure understanding. Help streamline processes to manage costs and achieve efficiencies. Act with a sense of urgency and build and adjust the plan to deliver results that meet or exceed expectations. Value internal and external customers and respond to their needs as they arise. Propose solutions to problems and consider timeliness, effectiveness, and practicality in addressing customer needs. Self-Leadership - Anticipate future opportunities and challenges. Outstanding interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills - formal and informal. Develop and implement ideas that have long-term impact on the organization. Anticipate upcoming business needs and make appropriate plans in advance to be prepared. Deal effectively with ambiguity and change. Display leadership versatility, knowing when to step in and when to step out. Challenge tradition and conventional thinking when appropriate. Act with integrity and courage, and focus on the greater good over personal benefit. Candidates must be able culturally to thrive in both a multi-billion dollar company, as well as in lean, entrepreneurial ventures. Must optimize organizational capabilities and remove barriers through relationship-building. Strategic and diplomatic in forging relationships, while inspiring trust and motivating others to achieve goals. Must be hands-on, entrepreneurial and willing to roll-up sleeves. Successful traits will include inclusive nature, seeks out varying perspectives and multiple alternatives, shares information and finds common ground. Understand and maximize business interdependencies. Flexible in revising plans to support changing business needs. Creativity/Innovation - Generate new and innovative approaches to problems. Flexibility/Adaptability - Adjust quickly to changing priorities and conditions. Cope effectively with complexity and change. Coachable - Willingness to accept learning and development. Humble Leader - Prepared to address problems. Not always thinking about the next job. Education/experience Bachelor's Degree in business or a related field, with a minimum of 10 years of executive experience in all aspects of the beef industry; OR A minimum of 15 years of executive experience in all aspects of the beef industry if you do not have a Bachelor's degree. WORKING CONDITIONS Typical work schedule consists of 44 hours per week, M to F Willing to travel domestically and internationally This Permanent, Full time Position will pay a minimum base wage of $250,000 to $350,000 per annum with eligibility to receive a performance based bonus Benefits will include:Relocation CostsExtended Health/Medical BenefitGroup Life & Accidental Death InsuranceLong Term DisabilityVision/Dental CareVoluntary Employee RRSP ContributionsEmployer RRSP Contributions Interested candidates may submit their applications to our business address at Brooks location JBS Food Canada ULC. PO Box 1868 Brooks AB T1R 1C6 On-line NA Phone: NA Fax: NA

Company Description:

JBS Food Canada ULC was founded by, and is still guided by, cattlemen who know the value of trusted relationships. With over 2,500 employees, JBS Canada is one of the largest employers in Southern Alberta and one of Canada's largest beef processors

Based in Brooks, Alberta, our facility is federally inspected and HACCP approved with state-of-the-art food safety interventions. We supply fresh boxed beef items including Prime, AAA, AA, A and ungraded as well as variety meats, beef trim and ground beef.

JBS has been in the animal protein and food production business for over 50 years. Our long-term commitment is to improve our business globally for many years to come. To that end, we focus on the fundamentals of training our staff, improving our communities, playing the role of forward-looking, conscious corporate citizens, and being responsible stewards of the land and natural resources on which our business depends.

At JBS, we are committed to all of our employees, their families and communities. Our efforts are toward preserving jobs and enhancing our role in the community. We consider employees to be our most important asset. We seek to hire highly-qualified people who have the passion to succeed and are committed to doing their best while continually wanting to learn and grow.

Our Mission:
"To be the best at what we set out to do, totally focused on our business, ensuring the best products and services for our customers, solidity for our suppliers, satisfactory profitability for our shareholders and the certainty of a better future for all our employees."

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