Chief Operating Officer, architectural building products

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Chief Operating Officer, architectural building products
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Depends on Experience
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Burnaby - BC
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This is an opportunity to take on the role of Chief Operating Officer in a thriving, well-established business supplying high-end materials from Europe into the construction industry and offering specialized installation services throughout British Columbia in a coveted role as industry leader.

The new hire will work from the company’s headquarters in Burnaby, overseeing all aspects of the company’s operations, ranging from: supervising complex sales quotations; generating, negotiating, and closing orders; materials purchasing, manufacturing, and installation; as well as finance, legal, marketing, and HR functions. You are a forward-thinking individual able to provide the company with high-level, strategic leadership as it moves into new market segments, while at the same time respecting the company’s close-knit origins and maintaining its bespoke service provision to architectural and construction clients in the mature but high-growth industry in which it built its excellent reputation.

The ideal candidate is someone with 10-15 years of experience in senior management, an entrepreneurial spirit, the necessary business acumen to manage and enhance relationships with key accounts, as well as a sophisticated and modern approach to processes and procedures. In the near to mid-term, the Chief Operating Officer is expected to succeed the company’s founders in their current, day-to-day management role. This position will report into the Executive Management Team and Board of Directors.


  • Work closely with the Executive Management Team to develop business strategies to meet company’s current and future objectives.
  • Oversee the successful performance of the company’s business operations, achievement and advancement of its financial goals, and the assumption and fulfillment of its contractual obligations.
  • Conceive business plans and engage necessary financial, human, and material resources.
  • Oversee an expansion of the company’s marketing function.
  • Modernize the company’s web based and electronic procedures and processes.
  • Ensure respect for relevant safety programs, laws and regulations.
  • Provide leadership, guidance, and mentorship to existing and future employees, and hire and oversee contracted, short-term service-providers.


  • Previous experience at the executive level, either as an employee or an entrepreneur, including the successful management of contractual commitments and assets.
  • Experience in developing and successfully implementing strategic and business plans.
  • Strong construction, engineering, financial management, and business acumen.
  • Excellent communication, organizational, negotiation, and relationship-management skills.
  • Solid leadership skills and the ability to foster a positive and supportive work culture.
  • Previous experience selling materials into the construction industry a strong asset.
  • Awareness and sophistication to work productively with European and other international vendors an asset.
  • Degree in Business, Marketing, or related fields.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.

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Alessia Pagliaroli

Senior Recruiter at Goldbeck Recruiting Inc.

Alessia takes a consultative approach with all her placements. She feels that, as a recruitment specialist, she is the “eyes and ears of the market” for both the client and candidate. She enjoys bringing value to her clients by being completely transparent, knowing the industry, and providing a competitive point of view.

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