Financial Services Manager

The Canadian Light Source Inc. (CLSI) is Canada’s national center for synchrotron research, located on the University of Saskatchewan campus in Saskatoon. Launched in 1999 and officially opened in 2004, the synchrotron is one of the largest science projects in Canadian history and was the product of an unprecedented collaboration of federal, provincial and municipal governments and agencies, universities from across the country and industry. CLSI produces very bright light, millions of times brighter than sunlight, to explore the nature and structure of molecules, and serves national and international users from academia, industry, and government institutions. The CLS is a world-class, state-of-the-art facility that is advancing Canadian science, enhancing the competitiveness of Canadian industry and contributing to the quality of life of people around the world. For more information, go to


Position Summary: Reporting to the CFO, you will oversee the day-to-day corporate accounting operations and mentor staff in the teams encompassing supply & contracts, budgets & planning, and quality management to meet the scientific and business needs of Canadian Light Source Inc. You will build relationships with our internal customers to enhance current, and implement new systems, processes, policies and procedures.

This is a great fit for someone who is a strategic thinker who champions proactive strategies to drive organizational impact. They will be a collaborative team leader, focusing on internal customer relationships with a proven record of accomplishment as an effective leader. The incumbent will have demonstrated success implementing innovative and practical business processes and systems.


Representative Duties

  1. Oversees all aspects of corporate accounting and financial management including the systems required for management thereof.
  2. Oversees all aspects of procurement and contract management for the facility, including the systems required for management thereof, re-order points and supplier relations.
  3. Oversees corporate reporting requirements and protocols which include appropriate authorities and approvals, internal reporting, budgeting and forecasting, capital budgeting and accounting to maintain relations and responsibilities to funding partners and other stakeholders.
  4. Collaborates with CLS departments to plan resource allocations and use.
  5. Develops and maintains a finance structure that incorporates a systems approach in the delivery of services that support facility operations and strategic direction.
  6. Ensures regulatory requirements related to income taxes, scientific research and experimental development tax credit programs; GST, PST and other regulatory requirements are met.
  7. Reviews existing programs and policies, determines their effectiveness and identifies existing needs and gaps to then develop a plan to meet the needs and gaps.
  8. Identifies and pursues opportunities for adding value in the provision of corporate services and recommends strategic approaches, collaborating with CLS departments to plan resource allocations and use.
  9. Manages human resources activities of their direct reports, including recruitment and selection, supervision, scheduling, professional development, and performance management according to CLS policies, guidelines and the Collective Agreement as applicable.
  10. Prepares and plans the departments operating and capital budget, forecasts needs of the department and ensures proper utilization of financial resources.



Education and Experience:

Post-Secondary degree or certificate with a CPA/CA designation.

5 plus years of technical experience in a public practice.

Experience in workflow process redesign or business process improvement

Experience applying change management in a multi-stakeholder environment.

Experience implementing and improving enterprise-wide systems


Skills and Competencies: 

Exceptional communication skills and the ability to build strong relationships throughout the organization are a must, as will the need to engender trust and credibility through a strong customer focus

Ability to articulate financial issues to broad and diverse audiences

Flexible, able to adapt to changing situations

A team oriented people leader

Strong analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills

A strong solutions orientation and a focus on continuous improvement to ensure the efficient use of resources and the effective use of technology

Strong organizational skills, with the ability to manage teams and projects simultaneously and meet tight deadlines

If you enjoy being a part of an innovative culture that is unique to our community this may be a great fit for you! Along with a compensation package that includes benefits and a defined contribution pension plan, the CLS offers a work life balance in a flexible working environment.

Apply directly to Tracy Arno at or 306.290.5646/306.652.5209 


VP of Marketing and Customer Experience

Prairie Meats is a Saskatchewan-owned company established in 1983 that has built an enviable reputation for personalized service and quality products. With locations in Regina and Saskatoon, they are the leaders in the retail and food service markets for Saskatchewan. For further information on the organization go to

Position Summary

The VP Marketing and Customer Experience will serve as an integral member of the team.  Reporting to the President and CEO, this individual will be responsible in the areas of:

°         Development of a marketing and service plan that will provide a focused view of the customer in the marketing actions and strategies that Prairie Meats LP needs to take.

°         Engage and direct the entire sales and retail departments to support strategic direction and alignment of business plans with organizational objectives.

°         Strategically analyzing the core products and determining relevancy within the Prairie Meats brand.

This is a great fit for someone who has been in a SR. Marketing role within the food industry, is motivated by challenge and is looking to be part of a collaborative team and being instrumental in successfully achieving their growth strategies.

Key Accountabilities

  • Develop annual forward-thinking marketing and service plan in support of organizational strategy and objectives. This includes defining what the customer values and where to make marketing investments for the highest impact and return on investment that benefits Prairie Meats LP.
  • Direct implementation and execution of marketing and service policies and practices, including development and distribution of all marketing material/collateral.
  • Ensure marketing communications are coordinated, support marketing plan objectives and meet organizational expenditure requirements in conjunction with the Director of Sales and the Director or Retail.
  • Manage the overall marketing budget, the approval of programs and provide reoccurring reconciliation and variance reports. The goal is to optimize marketing spend to deliver optimal customer experience to generate growth.
  • Consolidate Prairie Meats LP’s sales forecasting, which includes:

◦  Analyzing all  core products, determining relevancy and costs effects

◦  Linking it to marketing activities

◦  Working with the Directors on sales plans and activities to drive sales

  • Develop and manage pricing structures, which includes:

◦  Analyzing and evaluating the effectiveness of sales, methods costs and results;

◦  Working with the VP Operations and VP Finance to understand product costs; and

◦  Working with the Director of Sales and the Director of Retail to ensure the right pricing mix and strategy is employed.

  • Provide leadership in the development of joint ventures, affiliations and partnership arrangements. This includes developing strategic partnerships that support our brand equality and amplify Prairie Meats LP’s message.
  • Provide leadership and support for the design, development and implementation of products and service lines
  • Oversee and direct market research, competitor analysis, product offering, and customer service and retention monitoring processes and initiatives. This includes creating accountability around the data and metrics that are relevant to the customer and the business.  These metrics are leveraged to optimize the experience and continue to generate customer growth.
  • Build, develop and manage marketing and customer service teams capable of carrying out needed marketing and service strategies.
  • Lead by example and hold the sales and retail management to the highest levels of professionalism to maintain excellent brand image and superb customer service inside and outside of the organization. This includes promoting a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality.

Experience and Education

  • Post Secondary Education certificate or diploma in marketing, business administration or similar
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in the marketing field with substantial experience at the senior executive leadership level. Food Industry experience is ideal.
  • A combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge and abilities may be considered
  • Proven experience developing, implementing and following thru on successful marketing brand strategies and programs.
  • Proven experience in change management
  • Managed budgets and expenses along with the ability to manage margins
  • Proficient experience with Microsoft Office
  • Valid Drivers’ License

Skills and Competency Requirements

  • Collaborative leadership skills to motivate, coach, mentor and train staff in cross-functional teams
  • Ability to build a strong team of employees, identify gaps in performance and implement needed corrective actions to achieve goals that positively impact the company
  • Marketing attribution skills, innovative, able to see the big picture while taking in account of all the details
  • Excellent decision making skills at the strategic level, analytical
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to develop reports for, make presentations to and communicate with all levels both internal and external to the company
  • Ability to effectively apply organizational, time-management, computer and mathematical skills
  • Focused on achieving results and is processed oriented

Prairie Meats prides themselves in offering challenging and rewarding careers where employees are able to focus on quality, customer service and teamwork. They offer competitive salary, along with benefits and employee perks.  Does this sound like a great fit for you?

Contact Tracy Arno directly at Essence Recruitment for further details or to apply. 306.652.5209/306.290.5646

Sr. Architectural Technologist

KSA Group Architecture (KSA) is a local, successful Architecture firm with a wide arrange of elite clients in Saskatchewan. The goal of each project undertaken by KSA is to arrive at an authentic creation via efficiency and material simplicity. They have built a well-respected firm by following their core values of honesty, integrity, and trust.

KSA offers a fun, flexible, collaborative, open and transparent, community focused working environment. You are not just sitting at a desk but the ability work with other mediums such as models, finishes, interiors, and renderings while also attending design meetings, and visit construction sites.  If you enjoy working within a small team, in a demanding yet diverse setting this is a great fit for you!


Compile full set of Architectural tender documents while overseeing the intermediate and Jr. Technologists.

Coordinating 3rd party consultants, contractors, engineers, civic officials, and clients.

Attend and lead site meetings, perform on site inspection and identify construction deficiencies.

Estimates of cost for projects.

Contract Administration during the construction phase.



Diploma from an accredited Architectural Technology program.

4-7 years’ experience with a good understand of building systems and detailing.

Ability to draw to detail a commercial building with strong product knowledge.

Site experience, dealing with clients and contractors, and sub contractors.

Good knowledge of estimates of cost for commercial buildings including concrete and steel construction Experience working on pre-engineered building systems.

Proficient with Revit and Microsoft Office.

Knowledge of AutoCAD, Lumion, In Design, Bluebeam, and Photoshop is preferred.



High attention to detail that is extremely organized and able to prioritize.

Ability to multi task with the ability to handle a diverse set of duties.

Willing to learn; able to catch on quickly.

Leadership capabilities that takes accountability for their role.

Mentor, coach and teacher for the students and Jr. Technologists.

Strong communications skills, able to interact and deal with clients and 3rd party consultants.



Outgoing; confident; organized; detailed; efficient; patient; collaborative; focused

To apply or inquire further details, contact Tracy Arno directly at Essence Recruitment.

306.652.5209 or or

Executive Director

The Saskatchewan Association for Resource Recovery Association (SARRC) is a member based not for profit, industry-driven organization facilitating the recycling of used oil, used oil filters, used antifreeze and used oil/antifreeze/DEF containers.

SARRC is a well recognized leader province-wide and Canada-wide in supporting the private sector recycling industry driven recovery of used oil and antifreeze materials.  SARRC operates its program with sound policies and good governance, supporting and supported by engaged stakeholders, effective communication and full accountability.  For further information about SARRC, please visit their website


The Executive Director of SARRC serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Association reporting to the Board Chair but works independently under a contract approved by the Board of Directors. The incumbent will be the face of the organization while being responsible for developing, implementing and managing programs that promote the program and facilitate the private sector recovery of used oil and antifreeze materials.

This person will be accountable in the key areas of:

°          Strategic Planning

°          Organizational Leadership

°          Financial Accountability

°          Stakeholder and Government Relations

°          Governance and Board Support

°          Community and Member Relations


Education and Experience

°          A Post-Secondary Education in a related discipline alongside relevant experience.

°          A minimum of 5 years’ working in a Sr. Management Role with relevant business management experience.

°          Experience in the Environmental, waste management, petroleum or a related industry is ideal.

°          Experience working with a not-for-profit organization in management or volunteer capacity with an understanding of working with a Board of Directors.

°          Ability to create and manage a balanced budget along with the ability to understand financial statements.

°          An understanding of Government relations and their processes and programs.

°          Positive leader of people, able to empower, mentor and support their team.

°          Experience dealing with public relations, marketing, and communications.

Skills and Competencies

°          Confident team leader will positive relationship building skills, trustworthy, and value driven.

°          Strong business acumen, able to plan and strategize.

°          Creative, able to see the big picture.

°          Superior conflict resolution skills, problem solver and able to provide solutions.

°          Proactive, strong organizational skills, able to prioritize.

°          Dynamic and versatile communication skills with the ability to appropriately adapt based on the audience.

To apply, contact Essence Recruitment directly, attention Tracy Arno Applications are accepted until May 19, 2017.

Manager, Sales and Business Development

Founded in 1980, Schaan Healthcare Products Inc. (Schaan) serves Saskatchewan as a leading distributor of medical and surgical supplies to health care facilities including hospitals, nursing homes and personal care homes. They are the lead provider to the Saskatchewan health care market, offering quality brand name products through personalized and professional service. Further details can be found at


Reporting to the CEO and working alongside the senior management team, the Manager, Sales and Business Development will focus on sales growth and business expansion in alignment with the company’s strategic goals.  With a clear focus on the customer, they will identify new markets and lead new initiatives while building relationships with existing and potential customers. They will lead the sales team in the implementation of a strategic sales and business development process that supports the company’s growth plan.

Responsibilities will include but not limited to:

  • Assist senior management in corporate business planning, and translate the corporate growth plan into an actionable Sales Plan.
  • Work with the senior management team to develop and execute an approved annual budget that aligns with the Business Development and Sales Plan.
  • Set and review realistic metrics and action plans for the Sales Department.
  • Assess training needs, and provide coaching and support to the sales team.
  • Identify and evaluate a broad range of business opportunities, including strategic partnerships, new product lines, and emerging markets.
  • Identify and build relationships with suppliers, manufacturers, and potential customers.


  • A Post Secondary degree or diploma related to business or similar is preferred, a combination of related training and considerable experience may be considered an equivalent.
  • 10 plus combined years of proven success in business development, sales and/or marketing and management experience. Experience working in Healthcare ideal or understanding the Saskatchewan Healthcare landscape.
  • Proven Team Leadership, including responsibility for attracting, supporting, developing and retaining a talented workforce.
  • Experience in change management best practices.

This is a great fit for someone who has a successful track record in a business growth leadership role through strategic planning and innovative sales processes implementation.  This individual will have a keen interest in joining an established business serving a diverse group of customers, and focusing on high quality customer service and follow through.

To apply or for further detail, contact Tracy Arno at Essence Recruitment directly.