Newfoundland & Labrador



Chief Capability Officer

With a mission “to be the most sought-after partner in shipbuilding”, Genoa Design International (Genoa) takes pride in its employees, customers and industry partners, providing the highest level of quality and outstanding client experience.   In business since 1995, Genoa puts people first, creates lasting relationships, makes a difference, never stands still, owns it and lives well. With continued planned growth, Genoa currently employs 250 team players and has a huge presence in shipbuilding hubs in Canada and the United States. Genoa’s head office is located in Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador with work sites in shipbuilding hubs in Vancouver, British Columbia, New Orleans, Louisiana and Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Genoa is seeking senior leaders who are motivated by growth and know what it takes to scale up. With bold innovation plans in motion, and a rich environment of ship construction and digital transformation baselining its market potential, Genoa is poised for new waves of growth. Their next round of leaders will bring strength to the organization across multiple growth drivers: operational excellence, market development, customer loyalty, digital strategy and employee and community engagement.

Reporting to the CEO, and as a member of the Executive team, the Chief Capability Officer (CCO) will ensure the right processes, systems, people, and partnerships are in place and are aligned with the company’s culture and values which the smooth day-to-day business operations rely upon. The CCO will build and organize Genoa’s capabilities which the Chief Technical Officer (CTO) can then deliver to customers. Together, the CCO, CFO and CTO will form an essential partnership which drives the operational success of the business.   The CCO will oversee the Corporate Services team and maintain a consistent awareness of all aspects and functions of the company’s various departments in order to fully understand evolving business needs and to deliver capability solutions.

As the ideal candidate, you have a Master’s level post-secondary education (or equivalent) and deep experience as a senior leader within a technical industry and a growth-oriented private business. You have a proven ability to influence and lead diverse teams on a day-to-day basis by setting clear direction, building, and sustaining engagement, and motivating colleagues to deliver high-quality outcomes which are aligned with the company’s strategic and operational objectives. You have a successful track record of balancing current requirements with future considerations and making sound recommendations and decisions. You foster operational effectiveness by ensuring projects are completed and delivered on time and on budget, demonstrating skills and effectiveness as a facilitative leader who drives action and initiative through collaboration and teamwork. You are highly capable of leading and managing a complex strategic agenda, while building and maintaining effective relationships within the Capability (corporate services) team and with a wide array of internal and external stakeholders. You are experienced in successfully leading and managing multi-level change and achieving buy-in and consensus across organizational boundaries through your leadership presence and credibility.  

To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Jessica Snelgrove at jsnelgrove@kbrs.ca or Beverley Evans by telephone at 1.866.822.6022, or submit your application below by clicking the "Apply Now" button.  

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