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Deborah Whelan-Payne

Senior Recruitment Manager



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Job Details

$100,000+, Top Commission/Full Benefits
Full Time, 
Executive & Managerial

Job Description

This boutique consulting firm headquartered in Vancouver, BC, is expanding its business into Toronto, Canada and is seeking a motivated and entrepreneurial type Managing Director to oversee this team’s business operations and recruitment service offerings for the construction and real estate development fields.  They are the only firm in Canada specialising in both of these sectors at the executive search, permanent placement and contract levels.

Company Overview

This recruiting agency provides permanent placement, retained executive search, contract to hire recruitment services, and human resource management solutions to clients ranging from small privately held businesses to publicly traded corporations and multinational institutions across Canada and various US states.  Their permanent placement solutions cover positions at the intermediate management level across real estate, construction and corporate services while Contract business focuses on technical trades and labour.

Executive Search services include recruitment strategies designed to source and attract talent at a senior level or in highly skilled positions, including remote locations. Contingency Recruitment is focused on less senior positions, with searches conducted through an exclusive partnership with clients. Human Resources Consulting is designed to provide small and medium size companies guidance on people related issues including employee disputes, terminations, and developing policies and procedures, employee hand books, etc.  They’ve also partnered with and sponsored several Canadian industry bodies, helped establish mentorship programs in BC, and chaired discussions at key mining industry events.

The Role and Responsibilities

  • Build and lead a team of recruitment professionals; identifying and developing client and business relationships, managing the process from interview to offer, negotiating business terms, etc.
  • Understand the role and responsibilities for positions within the construction and/or real estate development industries
  • Network to establish or further develop business opportunities and relationships
  • Develop and execute business strategies to achieve short and long-term goals
  • Maintain positive, trust-based relations with clients, candidates, business partners and staff
  • Ensure company policies and guidelines are clearly communicated and followed Proficient with various outbound sourcing, recruiting tools and databases

Skills and Qualifications Needed to be Successful

  • 10+ years experience as a Director or Managing Director within construction and/or real estate development sectors
  • Strong entrepreneurial drive, and a talent for client development and business growth
  • A positive, motivational leader with strong people management skills
  • Experience in developing and implementing strategic and business plans
  • Excellent communication, presentation and negotiation skills
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving abilities
  • Degree in business, marketing or a related field

Value and Benefits

  • Potential for Partnership role in the future
  • Freedom to run business under a flexible/remote work model, using WeWork spaces initially
  • Fun, entrepreneurial team who encourage a supportive and collaborative work environment
  • Compensation in the top percentile, with commission brackets ranging from 30-50% starting the month after placement, and potential draws to bridge gaps
  • Up to 5 weeks vacation (with Christmas closure)
  • 100% paid health plan coverage with Manulife
  • Employee stock options offered for purchase
  • Annual 5* Club trip (e.g., 2020 – Four Seasons Whistler; 2019 – Las Vegas)

If you are a dynamic leader who excels in client development, business growth and managing people, contact us today regarding this exceptional Managing Director opportunity with a growing agency expanding their service offerings to the construction and real estate development businesses of the Greater Toronto Area.

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