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Regional Director of Operations – Western Canada - Friday, July 14, 2017

Company Profile
As Canada's leading General Services Contractor, providing products and services to conventions and trade shows across the country, GES CANADA is committed to service excellence and the highest standards attainable.

Essential Functions
* Leads all GES Western Regional warehouse, transportation, and on-site operational objectives through the development, implementation, and monitoring of metrics.
* Manages client-employee relationships with Facilities, Show Management, Exhibitors and Event Organizers.
* Development of, and succession planning of all warehouse, transportation, and operations employees in the Western Canada Division.
* Actively managing existing vendor relationships at a strategic level and ensuring best cost to service measures are in place.
* Manages operating costs within assigned operating divisions. Assist in identifying opportunities to increase profits and improve service performance.
* Builds Division capacity through identifying key staffing and competency needs.
* Builds an organizational climate that promotes collaboration, teamwork and commitment.
* Works with Account Management Team, with and through direct reports, to ensure alignment on client objectives while ensuring show financial goals are met.
* Leads and participates in Companywide initiatives as needed.
* Fully implements and monitors all GES Operational SOPs related to warehousing, transportation, and on-site operations.
* Key active participant in achieving Division Risk Management targets and ensures full compliance with Occupation Health & Safety Act and various regulatory agencies.

Qualifications
* Solid P&L and operations experience with demonstrated success in managing cost and improving bottom?line profitability.
* Strong operations and warehousing focus and a proven track record of successfully managing cost containment while leveraging internal relationships.
* 5 ? 8 years progressively responsible, successful experience in warehousing and/or operational management, including 5+ years in a senior managerial capacity.
* Strong leadership capacity with successful experience building an organization and strengthening that organization’s capacity to grow and adapt.

Interested candidates may submit their resumes by email to careerscanada@ges.com or by fax to (905)283-0551 by July 30, 2017. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. We thank all applicants for their submissions.

 
Designer/Detailer - Calgary - Friday, July 14, 2017

Company Profile

As Canada's leading General Services Contractor, providing products and services to conventions and trade shows across the country, GES CANADA is committed to service excellence and the highest standards attainable. 
 
Function
GES Calgary is seeking a Designer/Detailer to maintain the overall responsibility for the successful execution of all production related component lists for show management and custom exhibit requirements. 
 
Duties/Responsibilities
* Produces creative presentations of exhibit structures and components for clients for trade shows and events. Presentations can include detailed line drawings, perspectives, and full colour renderings
* Responsible to successfully execute conceptual drawing through to complete design work for show management 
* Detail any drawing which becomes a company sold project for installation purposes
* Attends meetings with both internal and external clients for acquiring information and for presentation of design concepts
* Maintains open communication with production departments to conscientiously work within budgets and outlines dictated by the client
* Is proficient in the use of the modular locking system and custom construction standards used for exhibitory at GES
* Provides installation and dismantle detail drawings and assembly instructions and communicates any unique aspects about project 
* Verify that all products / services critical to the installation are clearly indicated on the assembly drawings i.e., telephones, power, A/V, etc.
* Create complete and accurate component parts counts and corresponding paperwork
* Maintains familiarity with all convention and meeting facilities regarding heights, widths, depths, and all obstacle structures that affect layouts and locations of exhibit structures and graphic placements
* Be accountable to our Clients, Account Managers, Sales Executives, Production Managers, Exhibitor Services Representatives and the Warehouse Production team in providing all production related information in a timely manner
* Performs duties as assigned and deemed necessary under the direction of the GM/Branch Manager
 
Qualifications
* 5 years experience required in Exhibit Production and design or related field
* Computer proficiency in AutoCAD, VIZ, 3D Studio Max, Adobe Design Standard CS4, Excel
* Proactive as an individual contributor or team member
* Excellent evaluation and analysis capabilities
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills
* Highly detail oriented and accurate
 
Interested candidates may submit their resumes by email to careerscanada@ges.com or by fax to (905) 283-0551 by July 30, 2017.  Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. We thank all applicants for their submissions.
 
 
Warehouse Manager – Calgary - Friday, July 14, 2017

Company Profile

As Canada's leading General Services Contractor, providing products and services to conventions and trade shows across the country, GES CANADA is committed to service excellence and the highest standards attainable. 
 
Function:
Through leadership, mentorship, and operational excellence, proactively manage, coordinate and develop all operational aspects of all Warehouse Operations, which is inclusive of trucking, decorating, GEM, woodshop, carpet, inventory, health and safety, and building maintenance.  Deliver the highest level of hassle-free customer service in the most efficient manner possible.
 
Duties/Responsibilities:
1. Manage departmental overhead costs at or below plan.
2. Manage show costs and warehouse costs at or below plan.
3. Implement established Best Practices and SOP’s.
4. Provide leadership, mentorship, and support for all warehouse workers.  Ensure they are meeting commitments to their internal customers.
5. Ensure all inventory is in good working condition and maintained / replaced as necessary – order extra from other GES cities when shortages occur.
6. Ensure compliance with the Ministry of Labour and the Ministry of Transportation standards.
7. Manage annual capital and expendable inventory counts to ensure compliance with corporate policies.
8. Manage building maintenance procedures including facility repair, HVAC systems, ADT security, sprinkler / fire maintenance, snow removal and preventative maintenance programs.
9. All other duties assigned by the Branch Manager. 
 
Critical Management Dimensions:
* Must be able to understand how the warehouse effects the on-site product
* Composure under pressure
* Listening, Integrity and Trust
* Make good decisions that benefit both the immediate and long term goals
* Maturity and Leadership
* Ability to work independently and in a group setting
* Encourage teamwork and cooperation between warehouse departments and all other internal clients
* Customer focus
 
Requirements:
* Tradeshow Industry experience preferred
* Strong organizational and communication skills
* Proven leadership/mentorship experience
* Three to five years past experience in an operational environment including managing/supervising labour
* Impeccable attention to detail
* Must have strong computer skills (MS Office, Windows, etc.)
 
Interested candidates may submit their resumes by email to careerscanada@ges.com or by fax to (905) 283-0551 by July 30, 2017. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. We thank all applicants for their submissions.