Vice President, Sales
Westcan Bulk Transport Ltd .
Edmonton, AB
At Westcan, we dedicate ourselves to delivering complete, customer-driven transportation solutions. Since 1964, our team of industry professionals has worked to build a reputation for safety, on time delivery and unparalleled customer service. Staying true to this tradition is what keeps
Westcan driving for excellence. Our mission is to take every load; deliver it on time, without incident.

The Vice President of Sales works very closely with our Executive and terminal Leadership Teams to establish and execute on a strategic sales and business development plan to ensure we have the necessary framework to deliver on our mission statement each day. Growing current business lines and entering new operating markets with new product segments while having a continuous focus on fostering current and new relationships amongst our customer base are key objectives of this role. The successful candidate will be part of our executive team and will report to the Executive Vice President of Canadian Operations.

What you bring:
Post-secondary education (or considerable work experience to supplement) in administration, safety, logistics or transportation
Minimum 10 years of diverse experience with management responsibilities in the transportation industry required with exposure to fuel and bulk commodity hauling
Previous roles must include formal sales or business development responsibilities
Required to be on-call outside of normal business hours
Facilitation skills are essential for this role
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
Well organized, detail oriented, enthusiastic and confident with a roll up your sleeves attitude towards work
Capable of handling confidential information with discretion and professionalism
Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, requiring initiative and ambition, able to work independently
A solid business presence complimented by personal drive, resourcefulness, maturity, integrity, honesty and sound business judgment
Ability to travel within the assigned region 50% of the time or greater as needs arise

About the position:
Working with the executive team to establish strategy and set clear goals and objectives for growing our revenue base that move the company towards its mission
Collaborating with Safety, Fleet Services, Human Resources, Operations and our Accounting groups to ensure the business is delivering on all commitments, customers are satisfied, and people, equipment and safety programs are in place to run effectively at all times
Providing direction and supporting to other leaders in the company as it relates to growing their base level knowledge and skill in their approach to sales and business development
Exploring continuous learning efforts to gain a clear understanding of industry regulations, market trends and the economic climate overall
Attending industry events and conferences, and share learnings on market and industry trends
Administering other duties and projects as assigned

What’s in it for you:
Very competitive compensation and company paid benefit plan for you and your family and relocation assistance (where applicable)
The opportunity to work with a leader in the industry
Opportunities to grow and fulfill your self-development goals
Continuous learning opportunities to enhance your career
Working with a fun team that maintains a family like atmosphere
We offer a wide range of other employee programs and incentives including a matched RRSP/DPSP, annual bonus opportunities as well as a scholarship program for children of employees
We have an uncompromising commitment to safety and lead by example every day through actively caring about one another
We are aiming to provide work life balance and endeavor to provide you the necessary support in achieving this
Uncompromising support from your leader and all colleagues across the organization with our open door policy

Please note, as a courtesy, we strongly encourage internal applicants to advise their immediate supervisor of their application for any position within the company.

Remember, Refer and Earn! External applicants should apply online on the Career Opportunities page found under the Join Our Team link at External applicants in consideration will adhere to a company paid criminal record search.

We love diversity! Westcan is an equal opportunity employer that embraces diversity in the workplace and equivalently considers applications from qualified women, men, visible minorities,aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. We welcome applications from all interested individuals; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.