Archive for the ‘Premier Profiles’ Category


This Premier Profile is a Sales Professional with a proven record of achievement in B2B & Channel sales. Based in BC, this professional has long term, successful tenures with some of the biggest names in Technology and is highly regarded throughout western Canada.

 Passionate about sales and delivering the highest level of customer service; he is results-driven in nature; sets aggressive goals and continually achieves significant results as a regional sales leader.  Committed to excellence and integrity, he thrives on the opportunity to make a significant contribution to both his corporation and his clients success.

Key points:

  •      Skilled in consultative sales, solution selling & complex selling techniques
  •      Excellent communication, relationship building skills, both internal and external
  •      Strong presentation skills, professionally prepared and delivered to all levels
  •      Self-starter, self-motivated and well organized to multi-task daily requirements
  •      Represents corporate interests with professionalism and integrity
  •      Prospects new business and opportunities by targeting key decision makers
  •      Recognized as a persuasive individual and skilled negotiator
  •      Possesses strong analytical, organizational, planning & problem solving skills, attention to detail

 Sound like just what you need? Give us a call!



We have known this stellar candidate for years –  and she has just come back ” on the market” and is looking for the next bright new challenge!  Proven communication, interpersonal and relationship building skills and is highly proficient in setting expectations and delivering information in a most positive way, she has excellent organizational and multitasking skills and I can personally attest that she has proven ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines and achieve results –  whether on the sales floor or in an office environment.

With  department store , big box and small business experience to her credit, she has handled and managed significant change in the workplace and proven herself adaptable to many different management and company types and commodities. I like her analytical problem solving skills and her ability to handle difficult situations with tact and patience.

 If you need someone that can both  motivate and nurture your team, she’s your gal! Her organizational skills will be put to good use on the back end of all the transactions and she is a hands on manager with a great non- intimidating personality that customers will love. She has a good eye for merchandising, and a determined, tenacious side to her that belies her seemingly quiet demeanor. Solid, loyal, determined and an achiever –  a perfect manager!






Proficient in Microsoft Office programs and Adobe Creative Suite, This Premier candidate has a certificate in graphic design and studied web technologies at BCIT.  She also has a strong aptitude for computer applications and has experience using HTML and CSS for web design/maintenance, implementing SEO, updating content management systems, blogs, forums, social media, email campaigns and contact lists.

 Working well independently and in collaboration with others, she has good interpersonal skills and is committed to producing the best results for any given task in an organized and efficient manner. She takes pride in following directions with a meticulous eye for detail and accuracy, and is willing and eager to take initiative and can effectively prioritize tasks with follow through to their completion.  She has a professional and positive attitude, reliable, proactive and intuitive, with strong grammar and proof reading skills. She values the importance of using concise business language, diplomacy and tact in communications, respecting all confidential matters appropriately.

This candidate  is also an artist –   specializing in painting and drawing and has been devoting  time recently by taking on only freelance work the last few months. (She has enjoyed this time to focus on her artwork, as it was not possible when she worked at last position due to the long hours) She is also a songwriter and plays in a band!

 Despite her artistic abilities, she is a detail oriented person who prefers organization to chaos, and having an understanding of her role with any task at hand. She can work well in a team environment, and considers herself quite flexible, but prefers to work the task she is being assigned to its completion. She doesn’t mind routine, but looks for a sense of accomplishment in that routine. A small intimate environment would be ideal as compared to large corporate offices.

 Highly flexible as to the hours she work, and the work she completes –  whether ad proofing, correspondence or website upgrades and data entry –   ideally it would be in the 25 to 30 hours per week range to start, and is open to more if the relationship is mutually rewarding.


Premier Profiles May 2013

June 4th, 2013 by ehay


Here’s this months group of selected Premier Profiles! For more information on these candidates, or others we represent, kindly contact us directly .

 A Country manager with International experience. Vancouver/Toronto preferred ref 0604

After several years of developing and managing Big box business outside of Canada, this Premier profile is looking for an opportunity to come home to Canada.

This executive has it all! A total overview of operational, tactical and strategic retailing, is very strategic detail oriented, and possesses a major sense of urgency, is a proven leader with an impeccable record of achievement to his credit.  Oh –and he is also fluent in in 3 languages!

Driven, determined, optimistic, a leader who involves people to achieve results, he is also described as ambitious, striving for good work like balance, adventurous, a great retail knowledge, able to be strategic and operational, in the detail when and if necessary, inspirational, good communicator and facilitator, fun, down to earth, good listener, driven to succeed.

Currently as CEO, he has a national Management team consisting of 10 Managers (Marketing, Sales, Logistics, Display, Finance, Business Navigation, Expansion, Customer Relations, Human Resources, Commercial Review) reporting to him as well as a team of Big Box managers. Experienced in European and USA markets as well as in Canada, this CEO is very well travelled, and is looking now to move his family back home to Canada.

If your organization is looking for an executive who is a great retailer, with amazing retail background and possesses a full scope of management expertise as well as Board experience. We should talk!

Ideal/ preferred destinations for this executive and his family are Vancouver, Toronto or Ottawa. He is hoping to reduce his travel down to 30-50% of his time!


Senior Regional Manager  – Edmonton Alberta ref 5385

This premier profile is a senior manager with an entrepreneurial attitude that had proven experience in achieving company leading growth and bottom line results. With 20 plus years of progressive experience in the multi- billion dollar wholesalers and retailers of food products, needless to say this highly regarded leader has extensive experience in retail operations and merchandising and has a strong focus on the bottom line.

As a regional manager, his responsibilities have included up to 15 multi-million dollar volumes stores and upwards of 3000 staff. Known for his analytical skills and initiative, he is also a nice guy and has a great relationship with his team.

Looking for his next career challenge, he has many transferrable skills that would be equally useful outside of the retail food industry as in. With family commitments in Alberta, he is not mobile outside of western Canada at this time.


 Vice president, Retail Operations –  Lower mainland BC  ref 0611

This premier profile is an innovative and results driven retail executive with a proven record of success in Strategic Planning, New Business Development, Operations and Sales Management. Recognized as an effective Team Motivator with the ability to gain individual cooperation to achieve corporate goals, she has always demonstrated strong leadership skills in planning and developing business opportunities and implementing action plans to increase bottom-line results.

Contributing at a senior level with  a hands-on management style in solving a multitude of problems, ranging from staffing and customer relations to direct responsibility for sales and profit performance, she builds long-term relationships based on integrity and professionalism.

Very strong operationally as well as a natural leader, her success in her most recent position as Vice president in a multi-million dollar retailer  bears out her all-round abilities to operate a business while continuing to foster good will to and from her customers and every one of her staff members.

 Key Strengths:

 Sales Management and Business Development – Develops and executes strategies and programs for generating new business. Evaluates market trends, competitive conditions and consumer needs and gains market share through innovative promotions and a commitment to service. This candidate brings a solution-oriented approach to operational challenges, establishing tangible benchmarks to identify progress.

 Customer Relations and Service Delivery – She brings a solid background of sales and service delivery results and applies active listening skill to identify emerging needs. Contributes the capacity, drive and flexibility to respond to rapidly changing trends and competitive conditions. Experienced in organizing and managing projects which require motivation and strong decision-making skills.

 Team Leadership and Staff Training – She leads by example and promotes positive team interaction with an open and communicative leadership style. Implements training programs, communicating expectations in a clear, concise manner. Coaches and monitors staff to ensure that staff remains motivated and on-track to meet performance goals.

 Project and Operations’ Management – She has in-depth experience in the building and opening of new stores – from the initial planning and store design to working directly with the general contractor during construction. Demonstrates a clear understanding of costs, company resources and procedures. Ensures that operational plans and budgets have a positive impact on growth and profitability.

Based in the lower mainland, this Premier Profile is not mobile, but has no problem with extensive travel.


Senior Retailer –  Victoria BC Based ref 0615

 This Premier Profile is a passionate leader with very strong interpersonal skills, and proven expertise in developing a motivated, results-orient team with a focus on exceptional customer service, sales generation, productivity and continued people development.

Integrity –  both personally and as ambassador of the Brand is paramount to her as she expertly handles multiple projects, locations and direct reports in a dynamic and fast paced environment.

She has an entrepreneurial spirit, with a strategic nature and is great at developing that in her team as she effectively communicates the vision of her plans. In addition to her impressive soft skills management, she has extensive experience in strategic planning, merchandising, recruiting and succession planning.

With Department store, big box and chain store experience to her credit, this candidate  is extremely well rounded and ready for a new executive role based in Victoria BC.


Regional Director – US & Canada ref 0620

 This featured premier profile is a retail operations and sales leader with extensive experience working for global leaders in retailing and manufacturing. He has demonstrated his ability to lead diverse teams from Canada, US, China and Hong Kong to success in a highly competitive and fast-paced retail environment. He also has a proven record for setting high standards, driving and delivering results through excellent analytical, entrepreneurial, organizational and communication skills. His references say that he leads teams to success through effective motivation, mentoring, coaching and development.

He led a team of Regional Quality Coordinators / Lab Sales Account Managers in the US, Puerto Rico and Canada with franchise and corporate responsibilities.  Focused primarily to drive and grow lab services revenue from a network of over 360 franchise locations while secondarily ensuring quality manufacturing and health and safety compliance in almost 100 corporate stores, this candidate successfully supported the integration of 4 retail chains into one national brand in China

 Key strengths and specialties include:

  • Results oriented sales management
  • Customer focused sales strategies
  • Retail operations management
  • Business analysis and strategic planning
  • Methodical problem solving
  • Global best practices and processes
  • Team leadership

Looking for his new next challenge, ideally in retail operations and sales, supporting stores at either a regional or corporate level, he is seeking a role with more P&L responsibility and new challenges to engage him. Travel and mobility to other locations –  ideally within Canada are no problem.









Premier Profiles April 2013

May 6th, 2013 by ehay

Certified Human Resources Manager –  Lower Mainland , BC

One of our favorite  (CHRP) Certified Human Resources Professionals is looking to make a change! Possessing a very strong  background in operations this Premier Profile has the  innate ability to not only identify areas of an organization that could be improved but provide the skills to correct these areas to make the organization stronger and more effective. Articulate, passionate, loyal and a dedicated professional that excels in all that he does. He sets high standards for himself and his suppliers. As a senior HR Manager, his grasp and understanding of the different work environments, his ability to be creative in solving problems and his ever present sense of humour help make the work for all connected to him almost effortless and a pleasure.

Big Box manager with previous District manager experience

This experienced and fairly well known local merchant is currently looking for a new challenge as a General Manager (Big Box) or District/Regional Manager position.

A results driven leader with a passion for people, merchandise and the dynamics of retail, This Premier Profile draws from a broad base of retail experience from managing department store complexity to multi unit management of retail specialty stores, and demonstrates her abilities in managing manage multiple priorities, locations and direct reports within dynamic and multi faceted environments. Her personal career success is mirrored in the success of her great people, investing in development & growth, fostering a winning spirit, exceeding goals, welcoming challenge and having fun.

Consummate Retail Operations manager

We’ve known this Premier Profile for years, both as a client, and a candidate. She has extremely strong operational skills and is known for her great attention to detail, possesses strong judgmental skills and takes a proactive approach to  all challenges and opportunities in the day to day business presented to her. Constantly finding ways of increasing sales and improving her teams, she has extensive skills in all areas of retail with experience as a District manager, Retail buyer, Big Box general manager, franchise management and corporate trainer. Whether setting up a new training program for  service focused sales for corporate and franchisee or new merchandising methods, you can trust that it will get done – brilliantly.

Chief Operations Officer

One of the best COO’s in Canadian retail is featured as this Premier Profile. Well known on the Canadian and indeed North American retail landscape, this candidate is looking for a new challenge to conquer! Superb operation and merchandising background and a proven team developer, this executive is wholly mobile and worth every penny! Enough said!

Distribution Operation manager

With 10 years experience as an Operations Manager, specializing in distribution center management, this Premier Profile has been a highly regarded positive contributor to his organization. With a shift in business plan, he is now looking for a new long term opportunity within a warehouse and distribution environment where he can add value and dollars on the bottom line. Key strengths are in staff development and management, vendor relationships, budgeting, identifying and implementing programs for continuous improvement in Costs, Processes and Customer Service levels.

Premier Profiles March 2013

March 28th, 2013 by ehay

For further information on these featured Premier Profiles or others we represent, please  feel to contact us !


Store Manager –  Alberta  Ref 032901

This candidate is definitely a goal orientated manager that strives to improve sales and market share while building solid relationships with each customer. He is actively looking for a store management role that will build on his big box and chain store experience. 20 years of expertise and having Dynamic communication/interpersonal skills as well as excellent organizational skills, he is known as a “dedicated, innovative, and self-motivated team player” who thinks outside the box and effects change using a solution based mindset. If you are looking for a manager committed to quality service that performs all responsibilities with professionalism & ethics, this is your man!

Professional Administrator  – Calgary  Ref 03301

 With over 20 years experience in Customer Service, Sales and Sales Management, Marketing, Staff Management and Training to her credit, this excellent candidate is not afraid of hard work!  Described as possessing initiative, accountability, and integrity, with strong leadership, problem solving, and organizational skills within dynamic and diverse work environments, she has a breadth of educational and career experiences to draw upon as she takes on her next challenging role. 

Retail Executive –  GTA, Ontario Ref 130302

A senior Retail Executive with a track record of consistent success in Store Operations, Merchandising, & Asset Protection within well known mass merchant, multi-unit retail formats and Dealer (Franchise) Operations. Having been a buisiness owner himself, this Premier Profile is recognized as a highly motivated, positive, goal oriented leader who operates with confidence and a high level of integrity. All throughout his career, he has proven his ability to communicate, manage, and negotiate effectively at all levels.  Not mobile but open to travel.

 Store Manager –  Saskatchewan  Ref 130304

 A retail professional with over 18 years of management experience primarily in a big box environment, this candidate acquired her retail fashion base in an iconic Canadian women’s fashion chain. She was recruited into a big box department store format soon after finishing her schooling in Ontario. Recently relocated to Saskatchewan with her spouse’s position, she is actively looking for an amazing new challenge where she can use her considerable operational skills.

Her formula for driving sales is through store cleanliness, exceeding customer service expectations, maintaining in-stock levels and effective in-store marketing techniques. She says that merchandising various departments and customer service makes her day fly by, she loves that every day is different in her world. Developing teams in each of her stores was a strength she is known for. Her biggest retail passion is to create teams that know their strengths and will work together to achieve sales goals and strive to exceed their customer’s expectations

Catering and Restaurant manager – Vancouver BC  Ref 130305

 This Premier Profile is a delightful, warm and very dedicated Catering and Operations manager that has spent her career in positions within just a few organizations. Within the first few minutes of meeting her, her warmth and genuine nature is self-evident, as is her energy, dedication to her job, and delight in satisfying her customers.

Fluent in English and Tagalog, she is also familiar with Spanish and French – and has a keen aptitude for learning.  Proficient in Microsoft office suite, she is as comfortable in the office doing invoicing as she is in handling client communications with people from diverse cultural backgrounds. Her attention to detail and genuine desire to please masks an efficient and highly competent operator.

 Senior Big Box, Regional Manager –  Vancouver BC Ref 130307

This Premier Profile is a motivated, resourceful, and energetic senior business leader comfortable in both single and multi-unit businesses. She has expertise in sales , financial management,  strategic analysis, human resources, marketing and merchandise management, project and expense management.   Described as being an exciting, enthusiastic, and persuasive person she has proven skills in able to motivate people and accomplish corporate goals as well as the ability to identify and capitalize on business opportunities.




Premier Profiles Feb. 2013

February 20th, 2013 by ehay

Below are just some examples of the stellar candidates that we are privileged to represent. If you’d like  more information on any of these featured candidates, or for assistance on finding the perfect match for your company’s needs, please call us at  1.888.367.3131.

Executive Manager Vancouver, BC

This highly regarded executive is a very dedicated and self motivated person with a broad and unusually balanced expertise in multiple disciplines. Having held roles of COO, Director of Retail, Regional General Manager, National In store Marketing Manager, Buyer and Project manager – whether you need an exceptional leader for your department store, specialty chain or big box format –  from budget goods to luxury products, this Premier Profile has made a positive contribution to each company he has  represented.  Mobile for the right fit, however Vancouver is his preference.

Reference Vancouver 5404

Big Box Manager –  Alberta

A successful high volume store manager with over twenty years of operational excellence to his credit, this Premier Profile’s track record shows his terrific business acumen and a transparent leadership style that has contributed to his success of improving underperforming store.  An award winning, hands on, lead by example manager, he develops the vision for the store’s success involving his team, and then holds each person accountable for the role they play. He believes strongly in the celebration of individual goals achieved as well as when attaining store goals. He is mobile across Canada for his next career advancement opportunity.

Reference Alberta 0218

Human Resource Manager, Western Canada

 A lovely personality masks a self motivated and highly professional manager with extensive H.R experience, having consulted across a broad range of HR functions. A specialist in the retail industry, this manager has been responsible for regions of up to 65 stores and over 700 employees, and has experience in top name fashion retailers as well as luxury brands and airport retail. She has proven success in partnering with business units and senior management to lead dynamic HR initiatives, always with a people value approach. Multi-lingual and also open to new challenges outside the typical retail environment.

Reference  BC 4520

Director of Sales and Operations – Ontario

This Premier Profiler is a self starter, hands on team leader who has  a very successful track record of hiring, training and managing high performance selling teams –  and a reputation for delivering results that exceed all performance goals set!

With a background as an entrepreneur and expertise in apparel and fine jewellery, he is quite a driven personality that leads by doing not telling. Due to family commitments, he is not mobile from the GTA at this time, but is available to travel, extensively if needed, and would be happiest if he had the opportunity to build out a new brand nationally.

Reference Ont 6565

Regional Chain Store Manager –  BC

An inspirational Retail Director who thrives in a corporate culture where creative thinking is embraced, where a solid focus and business strategy is in place and she can use her substantial skills in team building and motivation to achieve regional goals that are set.

Competitive and focused, she has a track record of achieving (and mostly exceeding!) the sales goals set for every store she has managed, and is  known for her upbeat “ can do” attitude, her diligence and her strategic approach to each task.

She has mentored many store managers, led teams of over 700 employees and 25 locations. Her senior management roles have been in both chain and department store roles, so she is very well rounded and extremely suited to overseeing your regional team in BC.

Reference  BC 6566

Store  Manager –  Winnipeg, Man

This Premier Profile is a respected and passionate store operator who has now established her home in Winnipeg. She loves working directly on the floor with her customers and training her team in the fine art of customer service and selling. With considerable experience in several clothing categories as well as a start in food retail, this candidate has always met and exceeded her sales targets and hit her bottom line expectations. Honest and upfront, this is a solid store manager that a strong work ethic to your store.

Reference  Man 6567

Buyer/ Manager/ Interior Design –  Vancouver, BC

This Premier Profile has over 25 years of buying and procurement knowledge in high end furnishings, fixtures and interior design. She has been an entrepreneur, corporate sales director, buyer, designer and HR manager in this area. She is a good manager of people and is excellent in business analysis, and of course has a flair for interior design and fashions.

Masking her acute eye for detail is a lovely personality, one who is very easy to speak to and when you do, you can instantly see how she has built up loyal customer bases for each organization she has worked with. She is keen to find her next challenge, and wishes to reside in the Lower Mainland.

Reference  BC 6568

General Manager –  Lower Mainland BC

 An enthusiastic and customer focused general manager who has  extensive experience in Department store retail, this candidate is a goal oriented leader who has the reputation of being able to manage complex projects and gain consensus from all parties.

As well a being a successful project manager, this very competent business manager has successfully managed a big box in one of the most challenging  and demanding  markets in Canada. Upon his arrival, he set to work to lower the operating costs and raise the customer satisfaction levels of his location. Within 18 months both results were some of the most outstanding in the company.

After several years of successful contribution, this manager wants now to take on a new type of challenge –  ideally in an organization that offers great products or services within a corporate culture whose commitment to excellence mirrors his own.

ReferenceBC 6569

Business Operations Manager/ General Manager Southern California

This results oriented professional has amazing interpersonal and communication skills that have allowed him to develop productive working relationships within several retail areas including luxury brands, travel retail and the grocery industry. Focused, energetic, consultative and results driven, this exceptional merchant has lead teams in excess of 400 and had overall P&L responsibility for business with annual sales in excess of $80 million. Making his home now in the US, this stellar Premier Profile is looking for a stimulating new career challenge.

Reference CA 0247

Entrepreneurial Operations/ District Manager – Southern California

This premier profile has 27 years of management experience and has successfully built and managed a diverse array of chain stores within the grocery and discount commodity categories.

He has a track record of positive results throughout his career that he says comes from being extremely results driven and perhaps even a bit relentless when it comes to accomplishing business goals. He has positively mentored many people in his career and established himself in each of the organizations he has worked for as a team builder and leader.  Strong in entrepreneurial spirit with a keen eye for business analysis, this executive is best suited to an organization that wants to see significant results from someone that can bring their strategic vision to life!

ReferenceCA 6869