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Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Colabor Group Inc.

Montreal, Québec

About the Organization  

Created in 1962 as a buying group, Colabor is a leading distributor and wholesaler of food and related products serving the hotel, restaurant and institutional market niches in Quebec and the Atlantic provinces, as well as the retail market (grocery stores and convenience stores). Through these two operating segments, Colabor offers a range of specialized food products including meats, fresh fish, seafood and related products through its Broadline activities. Colabor distributes approximately 50,000 products from 600 suppliers and manufacturers to more than 25,000 points of sale. In 2009, The Colabor Group Inc. was created as a publicly traded company on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Mission

Colabor’s mission is to distribute the best products, at the best price, with outstanding customer service. To achieve its mission, Colabor negotiates with hundreds of suppliers to obtain the best quality-price ratio for its products. In addition, the Company continues to develop its distribution network in efforts to extend its scope and strengthen its market position.

Vision

Colabor’s growth initiatives support its vision of being a leader in Quebec in food distribution in the food service and retail sales sectors.

Values

Four fundamental and complementary values guide the Company’s management and personnel in all decisions, great and small, and all operations:

Effectiveness generates results: Colabor is an effective company both in terms of decision-making and operations.

Initiative contributes to organizational progress: At Colabor, everyone can share his or her ideas for improving performance and achieving greater effectiveness.

Teamwork is essential to achieving success: Personnel who enjoy support from colleagues have the confidence to show initiative.

Respect for customers, colleagues, and suppliers: It is the basis of harmonious business relationships. It is the foundation of cooperation and a stepping stone to teamwork.

The presence of respect, teamwork, initiative and effectiveness makes for solid business results.

Divisions

The power of group synergy

Colabor Group consists of several entities that interact with great synergy. Colabor’s combination of complementary strengths places it in an advantageous position. It enables the Company to offer great product diversity. It also allows it to enter niche markets and cover an extensive territory, while sustaining close contact with customers, which is key to their loyalty and Company growth.

Value added

Colabor enhances its clients’ profitability

Retail and food service businesses operate in very competitive industries with low profit margins. Consequently, supply costs, logistics, and on-time delivery are crucial issues for companies in these sectors. Thanks to its high-quality products, attractive price points, reliable services and flexibility, Colabor helps its clients maximize profitability.

Colabor’s competitive advantages include attractive prices due to its strong purchasing power, vast and extremely well-organized distribution network and just-in-time delivery, which facilitates management, reduces losses, and boosts profitability.

Clients

Colabor distributes its products to over 15,000 clients in the retail sales and food service sectors such as restaurant chains, independent restaurants, hotels, cafeterias, government institutions, hospitals, universities and schools, food shops, grocery stores, convenience stores; and others.

The Company provides food products (dry goods, frozen products, meat and fish, bread, dairy products, and more), but also a full range of products for the restaurant industry: napkins, disposable plates and utensils, soap, and more.

Colabor’s clients can choose from among 50,000+ popular products, which are sold fresh and can be ordered online 24/7. They can also rely on Colabor’s just-in-time delivery service and an array of additional services designed to bolster their sales figures and grow their profit margin.

Position Description

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

General Overview

The SVP and CFO reports directly to the CEO of the organization. He oversees all financial activities, including internal control, financial reporting and external functions such as banking and treasury services, mergers and acquisitions, and all external financing elements. In addition, the SVP and CFO plays an important role in dealing with investor relations, banking relations as well as relations with the Board of Directors on all legislative and financial matters.

Key Responsibilities

In 2017, a major financial restructuring was completed, strengthening the company’s balance sheet to ensure future growth. Under the leadership of the new CEO, the SVP and CFO will:

Candidate Profile

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Experiences and Competencies

Personal Characteristics

Location

The role is based in Boucherville at Colabor’s headquarters.

To explore this exciting opportunity further, please submit your resume and information to quebecopportunities@boyden.com and indicate the position title and organization you are applying for in the subject line of the email.

We would like to thank all the applicants but regret that we are only able to personally contact those individuals whose backgrounds best match the requirements for the role.

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