General Manager

MacKinnon & Olding (M&O), a Crosbie Member Company, is one of Eastern Canada's trusted providers of onshore industrial services to the marine sector. M&O offer a complete soft trades solution including five specialty services areas under one roof, with more than 30 years’ experience in each division: surface preparation, scaffolding, marine paintings and coatings, marine and industrial insulation and industrial flooring. With over 200 employees, M&O is one of the largest industrial maintenance companies in eastern Canada.

MacKinnon & Olding (M&O) is seeking a General Manager who will be accountable for developing, implementing and leading the direction and strategy for all of M&O’s operations, ensuring the delivery of high-quality services to all clients in an efficient, profitable, and safe manner. Reporting directly to the MacKinnon & Olding Group Vice-President, and indirectly to the Crosbie’s Chief Operating Officer, the General Manager, M&O, will be based in Halifax and be a primary point of contact between M&O and its superintendents, partners, and external stakeholders. As a key member of the broader Crosbie leadership team, you will be a valuable contributor to enterprise-wide growth strategies and a strong advocate for Crosbie and M&O’s shared vision and culture. You will be a visible role model within M&O, and the broader context of Crosbie member companies, exemplifying a shared vision and culture, and maintaining a sense of engagement, urgency, and accountability. You will also serve as a safety champion, embedding a strong safety culture across the whole operation and provide leadership to all safety-related initiatives and processes; develop appropriate business analytics reports that bring together metrics, benchmarks and KPI’s from across the business to support enterprise-wide growth, risk-mitigation and sound decision-making; develop and maintain seamless working relationships with key clients, regulators, union representatives, local/public stakeholders, and all team members; work with other senior leaders to ensure customer needs are well anticipated and used to inform business, operational, capital, and other plans.

The ideal candidate has 15+ years of experience in senior leadership roles, preferably in marine and industrial contracting, and a successful track record of building and implementing strategies for fostering organizational growth and delivering results. You are a proven business and operational leader with expertise in identifying and driving value in an organization and identifying opportunities for organizational improvement and success. With highly developed interpersonal and communication skills, you can effectively engage, inspire, and influence a wide variety of colleagues including senior executives, field staff, and union leaders, as well as senior-level internal and external stakeholders. You are a natural collaborator and team-builder who can develop mutually trusting relationships within a multi-disciplinary environment, and you have an innate client/customer service orientation, as well as a solid understanding of the competitive environment within the marine and industrial contracting industry. You have the professional and technical experience required to lead management and field teams within a marine and industrial contracting environment and to effectively manage labour relations. You will support the professional development of your team, lead by example in championing the values and culture of the organization, and establish a clear direction for achieving all established goals and objectives. Experience working effectively in within family-owned businesses and French language skills are valuable assets.

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