Build Your Marine Industry Career - Check These Great Opportunities

Canada’s marine industry needs a growing number of young people to enter the business and for five years now,  potential employers have posted excellent career opportunities  in this column. If you know a bright young person who is looking for a solid and rewarding future, share this newsletter with them.

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May 23, 2017

Position available: Vacation Planning Supervisor

Location: 

Le Boat, Smith Falls, Ontario, Canada

Responsibilities: 

Manage the team and self
• Ensure Sales team are available during opening times of the office and call back initiatives can
be dealt with at appropriate times
• Provide Sales Team with growth targets and performance updates.
• Measure and track conversion and performance against company KPI’s.
• Monitor incoming and outgoing communication with agents and customers
• Distribute Monthly Specials
• Check agent performance and option conversion rates
• Call main partners on a regular basis to discuss trading and other activities
• Organise call back initiatives on all activity – leading from the front with a pro‐active attitude
• Ensure fleet amends and price matches are agreed within 24 hours
• Ensure all payments (security deposits and balances) are paid in due time

Internal communication
• Participate at weekly Global trading call with Managing Director and Senior Executives
• Feedback on demand and discuss special offers and tactical campaigns to drive growth from
the Yield and Marketing Teams
• Communicates feedback (offline and online) from Sales view to Marketing Team

Brochures
• Take addresses of interested clients and enter in reservation system.
• Keep up to date brochure letter going out with brochures, including latest specials
• Contact non bookers in order to find out why they have not booked.

Sales
• Take reservations by phone, fax, e‐mail or post – all channels
• Enter all client information in Reservation system and ensure bases are informed on time
• Keep clients data base up to date and increase share of e‐mail contacts
• Enter correct source and discount codes to analyse marketing effectiveness
• Enter correct Discount Codes

Fleet management
• Watch occupancy of fleet while finding ideal offer for clients
• Contact and inform clients concerning change to their travel arrangements
Development of Brochure and Product
• Collect any mistakes in collateral material systematically and report
• Proof reading
• Collect new product ideas and share…helping to bring your cruising ground to life

Complaints
• Ensure complaints are dealt with quickly and keep customer informed working closely with Le
Boat Customer services Department
Participation in Sales & Marketing Activities
• Fairs, Road‐Shows, Press Trips, Information Trips, Agents training


Qualifications: 

The successful candidate will have:
 Friendly nature
 Fluent in English and French Canadian also desirable.
 Leadership experience to manage small teams and grow business.
 Sales mentality, good at motivating others and setting and managing objectives
 Has previous experiences in Sales and Customer Service environment
 Likes being on the Telephone, has a good Telephone voice
 Works accurately under stress
 Can work at different jobs at the same time
 Good computer skills and experience of working with booking systems
 Likes working in a small team
 Prepared to work on Saturdays and occasionally full weekends

Desirable:
 Product knowledge with Le Boat and competitive products
 Has worked in Tourism Industry before

Compensation:

From 55,000 (Depending on experience)

Contact Info:

Please apply by sending a covering letter and CV to Darryl Bushaway, Operations Director – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The closing date for applications - Monday 12th June 2017.

Interview Process

Successful applicants will be shortlisted for interview. There will be 2 stages to this process as follows:

1. First stage telephone interviews - 14th or 15th June 2017.

2. Second stage interviews will be held in Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada - 27th - 29th June 2017.

Thank you for your interest in joining Le Boat at such an exciting time in our growth story!


May 23, 2017

Position available: Marketing Manager

Location: 

Le Boat, Smith Falls, Ontario, Canada

 

Responsibilities: 

 Deliver budgeted sales and revenue targets for all North American source markets including
the US, Canada and Latin America.
 Conceive, manage and implement marketing plans and budgets for the US source market,
ensuring that these are in line with the global brand and marketing strategy.
 Develop and implement marketing activities to drive brand and product awareness amongst
new customer segments.
 Work with Global Online team to ensure web and eCommerce activities (email, website
updates, online advertising, SEO, PPC and online partnerships) are incorporated into the
plan for a truly integrated approach.
 Ensure appropriate customer segments are targeted through a wide range of marketing
activities and that significant focus is placed on new customer acquisition.
 Develop and implement integrated marketing campaigns for the US source market,
evaluating all results.
 Oversee and develop press releases, ads, direct mail, email, web content, newsletters and
other marketing material, working alongside marketing services to ensure alignment with
brand visual and verbal identity.
 Manage the design, fulfilment and production of all US marketing collateral, working
alongside the global creative team.
 Coordinate PR activity including, press trips, press release creation and distribution, and
reporting. Build relationships with key trade and consumer journalists.
 Liaise with external partners to identify and drive collaborative marketing opportunities.
 Be a main point of contact at boat shows, maximizing opportunities for new customer
acquisition, and continually seeking ways to improve our presence, or exploit other event
opportunities.


Qualifications: 

The successful candidate will have:


 Fluent in English and French Canadian also desirable.
 5 years’ experience in online and offline marketing, including print, direct mail, social media
and email marketing.
 Experience of managing teams and direct reports, with excellent leadership skills.
 Evidence of campaign management, including successful new customer acquisition
initiatives.
 Strong analytical skills and be able to demonstrate how insights have driven ongoing
improvements in marketing activity.
 Experience of managing marketing budgets and communication plans.
 Excellent communication and copywriting skills, presentation, organizational, and project
management skills.
 Ability to effectively multi‐task and prioritize tasks efficiently and consistently in fast‐paced
environment.
 A passion for travel and ability to travel to destinations featured.

 

Compensation:

From 60,000 (Depending on experience)

Contact Info:

Please apply by sending a covering letter and CV to Darryl Bushaway, Operations Director – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The closing date for applications - Monday 12th June 2017.

Interview Process

Successful applicants will be shortlisted for interview. There will be 2 stages to this process as follows:

1. First stage telephone interviews - 14th or 15th June 2017.

2. Second stage interviews will be held in Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada - 27th - 29th June 2017.

Thank you for your interest in joining Le Boat at such an exciting time in our growth story!


May 23, 2017

Position available: Vacation Planner

Location: 

Le Boat, Smith Falls, Ontario, Canada

Responsibilities: 

Manage agent/direct bookings

 Take reservations by phone, fax, e‐mail or post – all channels
 Assist agent/directs with special reservation problems and support using the agent/directs
reservation system.
 Ensure additional revenue from ancillary services/extras has been offered.
 Check pricing and discount codes
 Report on exceeding discount levels
 Ensure all relevant client information is collected and systematically entered to the booking
system and ensure bases are informed on time if necessary
 Enter pricing for cancellations
 Work through agent/directs booking list
 Chase options on a daily basis
 Achieve targeted conversion rates
 Make sure that payments (security deposits and balances) are paid in due time

Fleet management
 Ensure requested Fleet amends are dealt within 24 hours either with negative or positive
response
 Ensure recommendation of product also helps to optimise occupancy, avoid gaps, not possible
to sell
 Contact and inform agent/directs concerning any change of travel arrangements

Complaints
 Ensure complaints handed in will be handed over to complaints department immediately and
keep agent/direct informed that there case will be dealt with.
 Report occasionally about status

Other duties
 Support sending brochures, contracts


Development of Brochure and Product
 Collate mistakes in actual collateral material systematically and report to Marketing Team.
 Ensure that spotted mistakes in actual collateral material, new product ideas and ideas for
special offers from agent/directs or own experience are reported to Marketing Team.
 Help with proof reading
Participation in Sales & Marketing Activities
 Fairs, Road‐Shows, Press Trips, Information Trips


Qualifications: 

The successful candidate will have:

 Fluent in English and French Canadian also desirable.
 Has a previous experience in Sales and Customer Service environment
 Pleasant phone manner/E‐Mail style
 Open minded for different mentalities
 Works accurately under stress with good organisational skills
 Target orientated
 Good computer skills
 Experience with booking systems
 Likes working in a small team

Desirable:
Product knowledge with Le Boat and competitive products
Has worked in Tourism Industry before

Compensation:

From 40,000 (Depending on experience)

Contact Info:

Please apply by sending a covering letter and CV to Darryl Bushaway, Operations Director – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The closing date for applications - Monday 12th June 2017.

Interview Process

Successful applicants will be shortlisted for interview. There will be 2 stages to this process as follows:

1. First stage telephone interviews - 14th or 15th June 2017.

2. Second stage interviews will be held in Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada - 27th - 29th June 2017.

Thank you for your interest in joining Le Boat at such an exciting time in our growth story!


May 23, 2017

Position available: Marketing Manager

Location: 

Le Boat, Smith Falls, Ontario, Canada

Responsibilities: 

 Deliver budgeted sales and revenue targets for all North American source markets including
the US, Canada and Latin America.
 Conceive, manage and implement marketing plans and budgets for the US source market,
ensuring that these are in line with the global brand and marketing strategy.
 Develop and implement marketing activities to drive brand and product awareness amongst
new customer segments.
 Work with Global Online team to ensure web and eCommerce activities (email, website
updates, online advertising, SEO, PPC and online partnerships) are incorporated into the
plan for a truly integrated approach.
 Ensure appropriate customer segments are targeted through a wide range of marketing
activities and that significant focus is placed on new customer acquisition.
 Develop and implement integrated marketing campaigns for the US source market,
evaluating all results.
 Oversee and develop press releases, ads, direct mail, email, web content, newsletters and
other marketing material, working alongside marketing services to ensure alignment with
brand visual and verbal identity.
 Manage the design, fulfilment and production of all US marketing collateral, working
alongside the global creative team.
 Coordinate PR activity including, press trips, press release creation and distribution, and
reporting. Build relationships with key trade and consumer journalists.
 Liaise with external partners to identify and drive collaborative marketing opportunities.
 Be a main point of contact at boat shows, maximizing opportunities for new customer
acquisition, and continually seeking ways to improve our presence, or exploit other event
opportunities.


Qualifications: 

The successful candidate will have:


 Fluent in English and French Canadian also desirable.
 5 years’ experience in online and offline marketing, including print, direct mail, social media
and email marketing.
 Experience of managing teams and direct reports, with excellent leadership skills.
 Evidence of campaign management, including successful new customer acquisition
initiatives.
 Strong analytical skills and be able to demonstrate how insights have driven ongoing
improvements in marketing activity.
 Experience of managing marketing budgets and communication plans.
 Excellent communication and copywriting skills, presentation, organizational, and project
management skills.
 Ability to effectively multi‐task and prioritize tasks efficiently and consistently in fast‐paced
environment.
 A passion for travel and ability to travel to destinations featured.



Compensation:

From 60,000 (Depending on experience)

Contact Info:

Please apply by sending a covering letter and CV to Darryl Bushaway, Operations Director – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The closing date for applications - Monday 12th June 2017.

Interview Process

Successful applicants will be shortlisted for interview. There will be 2 stages to this process as follows:

1. First stage telephone interviews - 14th or 15th June 2017.

2. Second stage interviews will be held in Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada - 27th - 29th June 2017.

Thank you for your interest in joining Le Boat at such an exciting time in our growth story!


May 23, 2017

 

Position available: Marketing Coordinator

Location: 

Le Boat, Smith Falls, Ontario, Canada

Responsibilities: 

 Deliver budgeted sales and revenue targets for all North American source markets including
the US, Canada and Latin America.
 Assist with development and execution of the Marketing plan for Le Boat across all American
markets in conjunction with the US Marketing Manager, and track all Marketing activities to
measure the ROI.
 Plan and execute online/offline marketing initiatives in a timely manner, to ensure goals are
met.
 Develop and manage web initiatives necessary to drive Internet sales, including enhanced
web site capability, email campaigns, search result improvements, social marketing, PPC
campaigns and partnerships.
 Email campaign production from start to finish including designing and populating existing
email HTML templates with CSS, updating content, requesting lists, sending, tracking and
reporting.
 Continually review and analyze trends, technologies, and opportunities impacting online
retailing to improve web site conversion rates, customer retention, site traffic and reduce
abandonment rates.
 Develop print advertising and direct mail campaigns from start to finish and track results.
 Assist with marketing events and Travel/ Boat shows.
 Assist with development of annual marketing goals and budgets and update Marketing
Tracker /Planner.
 Submit Marketing invoices and track payment.
 Communicate online/offline marketing initiatives, brand/product updates and site
enhancements to global sales offices.
 Work closely with senior managers to develop new ideas for growing revenue and creating
greater business efficiency.
 Assist with maintaining content (image manipulation and copy) for multiple U.S. Internet
sites.
 Ensure consistency, accuracy and brand standards of all sites.
 Assist with new web site launches.
 Work with central digital marketing services on PPC, SEO and Social channels.


Qualifications: 

The successful candidate will be / have:

 Fluent in English and French Canadian also desirable.
 2‐3 years’ experience in managing ecommerce website content and managing offline/ online
marketing activities.
 Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Marketing or related field
 Excellent communication (including verbal and written), organizational, and project
management skills.
 Understanding of Internet‐related technologies and best practices, including those relating
to ecommerce, search engine optimization, social marketing, and e‐mail marketing.
 Experience in designing, optimizing and sending email campaigns.
 Excellent data analysis skills and experience with web analytics tools.
 Must be competent with HTML, Photoshop/ In‐Design and Dreamweaver.
 Experience with Content Management Systems.
 Experience organizing marketing events.
 Experience with DM and print advertising campaigns.
 Experience with marketing budgets and invoice tracking.
 Ability to effectively multi‐task and prioritize tasks efficiently and consistently in fast‐paced
environment.
 Knowledge of travel industry desirable.

Compensation:

From 45,000 (Depending on experience)

Contact Info:

Please apply by sending a covering letter and CV to Darryl Bushaway, Operations Director – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The closing date for applications - Monday 12th June 2017.

Interview Process

Successful applicants will be shortlisted for interview. There will be 2 stages to this process as follows:

1. First stage telephone interviews - 14th or 15th June 2017.

2. Second stage interviews will be held in Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada - 27th - 29th June 2017.

Thank you for your interest in joining Le Boat at such an exciting time in our growth story!

 


May 23, 2017


Position available:
 Base Manager

Location: 

Le Boat, Smiths Falls, Canada

Responsibilities: 

You are passionate about delivering world class customer service and you are looking to join a great team within a successful and growing business. You will be ambitious and as excited as we are to set up, open, lead and rapidly grow a new operation in Canada for our business.

 Work with suppliers and partners to successfully import, commission and register the fleet in Canada.

 Work with suppliers and partners to establish, maintain and develop buildings, customer facilities, company vehicles and moorings.

 Recruit, train, support and develop an exceptional team of people to work on the fleet and deliver great service to our customers.

 Manage staff performance, grievances and disciplinary action with support from HR.

 Maintain the fleet to the highest of standards in terms of presentation to the customer and reliability.

 Ensure base and boating operations are fully compliant with regulations and industry best practice, following company policy at all times.

 Develop and introduce a full set of local operating procedures and policies.

 Ensure adequate staffing levels are in place to cover operational requirements.

 Welcome customers on arrival and ensure service and information provided at check in/out is best in class.

 Ensure boats are turned around and presented in pristine condition according to bookings.

 Ensure boat briefings and customer training is conducted to a high standard and that customers leave feeling confident with their boat.

 Support customers throughout their cruise in terms of technical assistance, breakdown call outs and general tourist/boater information and advice.

 Company Objectives

o Improve the customer experience

 Ensure customers complete satisfaction questionnaires at the end of each charter and that scores are in line with targets (with particular regard to service and boat scores).

 Pro-actively work to avoid complaints and compensation, resolving all issues raised locally immediately.

o Deliver revenue

 Ensure all technical problems are avoided where possible and when they do occur that they are resolved immediately to ensure the boats are available to charter throughout the season.

 Maximise all opportunities with your customers in terms of up-sell of ancillary services, hire equipment and merchandise

o Control costs

 Manage costs within allocated budgets (with particular regard to staffing, spares and maintenance and turn around costs).

 

 Support European based Sales and Marketing Management in Smiths Falls with their locally based teams from time to time.


Qualifications: 

 Ambitious, enthusiastic, strong General Management skills and experience.

 A great organiser and leader of people.

 Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to build internal/external relationships and deliver exceptional service to customers.

 Commercial mind-set with a track record of successfully controlling costs and achieving sales targets.

 

 A passion for boating and relevant experience

 PC literate (Word, Excel, Outlook),

 Able to work with deadlines, targets and objectives

 Able to work independently and on own initiative

 Willingness and flexibility to travel to Europe.

 Previous experience in the tourism industry/customer service would be advantageous

 Existing knowledge of the Rideau Canal cruising ground would be advantageous.

 Technical/Maintenance skills and experience would be advantageous.

 Additional languages would be advantageous (French/German)

 Project Management and setting up/launching a new operation would be advantageous.

 Canadian citizenship.

 

 

Compensation:

Excellent salary and package, subject to experience

Contact Info:

Le Boat, part of Travelopia, is Europe’s leading provider of inland waterway boating holidays. Currently operating in 8 countries, with a fleet of 900 charter boats, we attract customers from all over the world. We are passionate about providing outstanding quality and service. Le Boat has been established for more than 40 years’ and is excited to announce our new destination in Canada for 2018.

Please visit our website for more details www.leboat.com

Please apply by sending a covering letter and CV to Darryl Bushaway, Operations Director – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The closing date for applications - Monday 12th June 2017.

Interview Process

Successful applicants will be shortlisted for interview. There will be 2 stages to this process as follows:

1. First stage telephone interviews - 14th or 15th June 2017.

2. Second stage interviews will be held in Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada - 27th - 29th June 2017.

Thank you for your interest in joining Le Boat at such an exciting time in our growth story!

 


 

May 23, 2017

Position available: Standards and Regulations Officer (GT-05) 

Location: 

 NCR / RCN

Responsibilities: 

Develops and maintains policies, procedures, guidelines and reports as part of the Small Vessel Manufacturers and Importers Compliance Program. This Program ensures  small vessels  manufactured within or imported into Canada, meet all regulatory construction standards.  Reviews declarations of conformity to ensure compliance.

Qualifications: 

A secondary school diploma OR an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

Experience working with Canadian standards and regulations related to small commercial vessels, fishing vessels or pleasure craftconstruction or equipment*.

Significant ** experience:

a) Working at a boatyard or other facility in the manufacture, rebuilding or repair of small commercial vessels, fishing vessels, pleasure craft or their related equipment OR
b) The surveying of small commercial vessels, fishing vessels, pleasure craft or their related equipment.

Experience in analyzing and preparing documents such as compliance reports, quality assurance checklists or other documents related to compliance.

Knowledge of Canadian policies, standards or regulations related to small commercial vessels, fishing vessels, or pleasure craft.

Knowledge of industry standards for small commercial vessels, fishing vessels, or pleasure craft construction or equipment* .

Definitions
*Equipment is the propulsion machinery or electrical system, or other machinery or system fitted on board of small commercial vessels, fishing vessels or pleasure craft.*
**Significant experience is a minimum of three years.

Compensation:

Pay rate starting at $66,477.00

Contact Info:

Ian Campbell, Manager, Small and Fishing Vessels, Design and Equipment Standards and Boating Safety at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 613-998-0652. 

All job applications must be submitted through the Public Service Resourcing System 

 

https://emploisfp-psjobs.cfp-psc.gc.ca/psrs-srfp/applicant/page1800?poster=1039209

 


 

May 12, 2017

Position available: Marine Tech Inboard / Outboard Mechanic

Location: 

 Denny Island, BC (Central Coast)

Responsibilities: 

 We are seeking an adventurous Marine Mechanic to work in our Inboard / Outboard Shop. Our shop specializes in Volvo but we also do other work. This job will include internal boat maintenance and repair on our fleet of water taxis as well as charge out work on customers inboard and outboard motors.

Qualifications:

  • Certified Marine Volvo Mechanic (a HUGE asset)
    - Minimum 4 years of Marine Technician experience
    - Minimum 2 years of Inboard Marine Mechanic experience
    - Minimum 2 years of Outboard Marine Mechanic experience
    - Experience working on both diesel and gas engines
    - Able to train and work independently
    - Physically fit for this line of work
    - Must be flexible and open to perform other tasks and duties as needed
    - Own tools
    - Willingness to live in a small town and semi-remote area

Compensation: 
Depending on experience + Benefits

Contact Info:

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., explaining why you think this position is right for you.

Louise Boruck


May 12, 2017

Position available: Marine Parts Ordering Clerk

Location: 

Denny Island, BC (Central Coast)

Responsibilities: 

- Research and place special orders
- Assist marine techs in filling parts requests
- Cashier, stocking, cleaning, and customer service
- Fill propane tanks, receive stock, inventory, etc.
- Update work orders, merchandise returns, warranties and fishing licenses

  • 1+ years Cashier POS experience
    - 1+ years Sales / Retail experience
    - 2+ years Customer Service experience
    - 2+ years clerical experience (MS Excel and MS Word)
    - Ordering experience a huge asset
    - Product knowledge of marine: electrical, plumbing, fishing (asset)
    - Past experience around boats, fishing and marine environment (asset)
    - Strong customer service, communication skills, and computer skills
    - Able to be both team member and work independently
    - Physically fit to lift up to 50 pounds
    - Comfortable with a relocation to a semi-remote community

Compensation: 

$14.00 DOE + Benefits

Contact Info:

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., explaining why you think this position is right for you.


Louise Boruck

 


Apr 27, 2017

Position available: Product and Brand Manager – Marine

Location: 

Wiarton, Ontario

Caframo is a Canadian manufacturer with an international presence. A world leader in marine, thermoelectric and other niche markets. Located in the Wiarton/Owen Sound Area, Caframo has been in operation since 1955.  Our corporate offices and production plant are situated on the picturesque shores of Georgian Bay, 30 minutes from the city of Owen Sound and only 3 hours from the GTA.  View the calming waters of Georgian Bay every day as you come to work and spend your off hours on the many walking and ski trails throughout the region.  Living in the Owen Sound or Wiarton area, you are close to the outdoors, in an active arts community and in a great place to raise kids

Responsibilities: 

Caframo has an opportunity within the Marketing team for a Product and Brand Manager. You’ll work hard in a collaborative, cross-functional team, with your primary focus on our aftermarket Marine products. At different times you may be involved with all our consumer products.

For the ideal candidate, an avid boater and marketer, this will be your dream job. You’ve cooked in a galley, slept in a V-berth, and raised an anchor anywhere from Vancouver to the Virgin Islands. Now you can help other boaters around the world enjoy their favourite activity.

You’re energetic, creative and take a positive approach to your work; have a curiosity about consumer behavior and how products operate; an interest in acquiring knowledge in a wide variety of fields; and have the ability to quickly learn, absorb and apply large amounts of information.

Your work will encompass a wide range of responsibilities: Brand management, new product development, product management, end-user insights and support, end-user communications, trade partner/sales team support, and competitive analysis and response.

Typical Tasks
• Recommend new strategies for identifying and communicating with consumers.
• Conduct annual business analysis and report recommendations for future years’ growth opportunities.
• Develop product line communications, including all social media presence, online and print communications, and creative copy.
• Conduct research and monitor consumer activities to identify key target markets, track core measures, capture user insights and identify trends, and find opportunities for growth and market threats.
• Develop trade marketing and trade support materials with the sales team.
• Lead packaging development; from identifying key messages to briefing creative agency, through product photography, revisions, and proofs.
• Participate in the product development process to provide market assessments, customer insights, price modeling, and other marketing and research support.
• Analyze forecasts and business activities to monitor success and recommend revisions to ensure sales and profitability objectives are met.
• Design and deliver digital marketing campaigns including Facebook, Google, and Amazon
• Support the sales team by attending and working tradeshows, as needed.

Qualifications:

Minimum Requirements:
• Degree in Marketing, Commerce/Business, Engineering or a related field of study. MBA preferred.
• At least five (5) years’ experience in a similar or related role.
• Able to travel internationally and up to 40 days per year.
• Exceptional written communication skills, including spelling and grammar.
• Excellent mathematics skills, including an understanding of statistical analysis
• Must be able to handle multiple projects at once that require different skill sets from creative to analysis to wordsmithing to strategic planning and beyond
• Excellent project planning and workload management
• A passion for boating
• Software: Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
• Digital marketing experience

Other – Desired Skills
• Software: Visio, Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, TeamWork, Wrike, WordPress
• Experience with the Stage-Gate or similar process
• Advanced digital marketing, web site design
• Proficiency in French language, an asset

Compensation:

• Salary based on qualifications and experience
• Bonus program offered
• Full group benefits package
• Training and education support opportunities

Contact Info:

Please submit applications to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Applications should be submitted by May 2, 2017.

Applicants must be eligible to work in Canada. We thank all applicants; however, only those shortlisted will be contacted for an interview. No phone calls please. All applications will be treated as confidential and will be used for recruitment purposes only. Caframo is an equal opportunity employer.

In compliance with AODA, Caframo, upon request, will provide reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process. If you are selected for an interview and require accommodation due to a disability, please notify us when we contact you.

 


Apr 27, 2017

Position available: Marine Service Technician Apprentice

 

Location: 

Greater Toronto Area (Whitby – Toronto – Hamilton)

TYS Office: Toronto Outer Harbour Marina, 475 Unwin Avenue, Toronto, ON


Responsibilities: 

TYS requires an apprentice to assist our Senior Marine Service Technicians. Marine Service Technicians inspect, maintain, and repair boats of all kinds. Using diagnostic equipment, they test and repair boat engines, hulls, propellers, rigging, masts, sails, and navigational equipment. They also install and test sanitation and refrigeration systems, cabinetry, electronics, electrical systems, steering gear, and accessories.

Responsibilities include:
• Perform maintenance/repairs on gas and diesel engines
• Perform maintenance/repairs on AC/DC on board electrical systems
• Perform maintenance/repairs on board domestic systems.
• Installation of Raymarine navigation electronic equipment
• Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment; demonstrate a strong sense of flexibility; self-motivated, able to work effectively under pressure; ability to prioritize and meet tight deadlines
• Other duties as required.

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications:
• Have attended a Marine Engine Technician Training Program (offered by Canadore College, Georgian College or Sault College)
• Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
• Be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations
• Have a valid (class G) Ontario driver’s license (clean driving record)

Preferred Qualifications:
- Industry certification (Volvo Penta, Mercruiser, Raymarine, ABYC)
- Experience with gas (EFI) and diesel engines
- Experience with AC/DC on board electrical systems
- Experience with on board domestic (plumbing and HVAC) systems
- Experience operating power and/or sailing vessels
- Good communication skills
- Professional attitude and appearance
- Standard computer skills
- Self starter/desire to learn
- Ability to work independently

Compensation:

$15-17/hour depending on qualifications and experience
4% vacation pay included each payroll period
3 paid sick days
Industry/certification training as required
Smart phone allowance

Contact Info:

Phone: 416-886-9992  Fax:1-866-812-6785
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www.torontoyachtservices.com


Apr 21, 2017

Position available: Special Markets Coordinator
Department Sales Marketing

Location: 

Toronto


Responsibilities: 

To develop growth and support all Yamaha special markets sales objectives for both Marine and Motorsports. Focusing on marine product lines including OEM, government and commercial acting as the key YMCA liaison for all market segments.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Working with Special Market Representative, coordinates weekly communication with all Yamaha marine OEM partners for unit forecast, sales activities, market promotions, new business opportunities and maintain YMCA database. (25%)

Monitor and process bidding opportunities on Federal and Provincial levels. Coordinate all aspects of YMCA government unit sales activities with focus on Standing Offer and act as the liaison with other YMCA departments for internal processing. (15%)

Working with Boats Area Sales Managers, manage all aspects of Yamaha sport boat order and billing systems for field staff, factory and dealers. (20%)

•Process all special market unit orders, maintain database and provide separate monthly reports for both OEM and (B2B) Special Markets activities and sales trends. Ensure units are billed and paid off within set time periods. (40%)

•Maintain all necessary computer and paper records including dealer objectives, booking orders, product allocation, backorders, order summary, and return/reinvoicing systems.
•Ensure compliance with published programs when processing orders. Acquire necessary approvals for variances and upsell to gain maximum benefit for dealers.

Qualifications:

Degree/Diploma-Post-secondary degree or business diploma
Program of Study-Sales Administration
Years of Experience-1 - 5 years
Type of Experience-Marine industry sales & marketing related field

Skills and Abilities
• Excellent oral and written communication skills (bilingual, French & English)
• Ability to provide customer service in a courteous manner
• Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and advanced skills in Excel is required
• The ability to problem-solving and have strong analytical skills to interpret sales performance and market trend information
• Excellent organization, planning skills and time management
• Attention to details and a high level of accuracy is a must
• Must be self-motivated and comfortable working independently

Yamaha Motor Canada Ltd. welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Contact Info:

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Position available: General Manager

Location: 

MARINE MART INC.


Responsibilities: 

The General Manager is completely responsible for and will be held accountable for the successful operation of the entire retail store. She/He will develop and execute plans to ensure that sales return a reasonable profit and a good return of investments.
The General Manager will accomplish all objectives through planning, motivating and coordinating the activities of all stores.

Qualifications:

Minimum of 5 years experience in a management role of retail sales and marine accessories industry
- Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
- Mush have a proven track record demonstrating quantifiable and verifiable results
- Able to demonstrate the optimal use of human, financial and material resources of the company
- A university education is an important asset

The successful candidate has a flawless presentation, excellent people skills and a personality enabling her/him to quickly build relationships with a high-end clientele. She/he demonstrate leadership and expertise in effective management of inventories and budgets.  The person knows to recruit, retain and motivate sales and service professionals, enabling he achievement of set objectives.
Compensation:

- Compensation exceeding market standards
- Performance bonuses among the most generous in the industry
- Full benefits program
- Many training and development opportunities

 

Contact Info:

George.r.Bailey@gmail

 

Mar 31, 2017

Position available: Sales and Client Relationship Manager

Location: Muskoka Lakes Marine – Rosseau, ON


Responsibilities: 

This position will be responsible for but not limited to:

Customer Service
Our Marina has great clients who want great service. Your highest priority will require you to develop a thorough knowledge of our clients and ensure we are providing them with professional and diversified set of services to ensure they have a stress free experience on the lake.

Sales and Marketing
Knowledge of our clients allows us to understand what they need. The successful candidate will be responsible for client relationship management, marketing and sales programs required to grow our existing lines and sales of new boats and marine products. You will be challenged to explore and develop new lines of services, products and areas of business that ensure our business is growing, interesting and competitive.

Staff Hiring and Training
This position will be responsible for working with the ownership team to ensure the Marina has the right sales team with the requisite training to ensure we maximize sales, promote and provide excellent services for our clients and expand our product lines.

Business Planning/Strategic Planning
You will be a key member on the management team in developing and monitoring the annual business plan, setting sales goals and operating budgets and monitoring progress throughout the year. You will work with the ownership team to help develop strategies for new services that our Marina can offer our clients in the future.

Qualifications:

We are looking for an energetic candidate who is hard working with excellent communication and people skills. Interested candidates should identify relevant college, university, business or marine related experience that would be utilized to succeed in this role.

Contact Info:

Please submit your applications for employment or resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Mar 30, 2017

Position available: Controller

Location: Georges Marine & Sports, Eastern Ontario


Responsibilities: 

• Manage all financial and accounting operations and maintain accounting policies and procedures
• Oversee the accounting operations including control systems and transaction processing operations
• Coordinate the preparation of the budget and financial forecast, cash flow and report variances
• Prepare monthly financial statements and regulatory reporting
• Manage the month-end and year-end close process
• Comply with government reporting requirements and tax filings
• Interface with outside audit firms, banks and lessors, casualty/liability insurance agents, credit card companies etc.
• Develop business processes to maintain and strengthen internal controls
• Calculate and issue financial and operating metrics
• Provide financial analyses as needed and recommend benchmarks to measure the performance of operations
• Monitor debt levels
• Control and operation of staff payroll
• Control and overseeing of management/accounting software
• All other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

• 5+ years of experience with a degree in Accounting or Business Administration
• CPA or CMA designation preferred
• Knowledge of accounting principles and procedures and experience creating financial statements
• Strong team management
• Familiar with dealership management software

The ideal candidate would live in reasonable proximity to the Marina.

Compensation:

This is a salaried full-time position located on Lake Rosseau in the Muskoka Lakes region. 

Contact Info

Please send resumes to the president Jeff Wilcox  - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Apr 25, 2017

Position available: Marine Technician

Location: Hamilton, Ontario

Work Details: includes servicing, routine maintenance, diagnostics, and repairs to Yamaha, Mercury, Honda and Evinrude Outboards, Waverunner personal watercraft, Mercruiser Stern Drives

Candidate should be a College graduate with a Marine Technician diploma, have basic skills and be willing to learn

Bay City Marine is a multi-brand dealership, specializing in Lund fishing boats. Our goal is to provide our customers with a positive boating experience.

Contact us by email; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


Jan 5, 2017

 

Posting available:  Captain – Boat Tour to Niagara Falls (in the Niagara Gorge)

Location of Work:  Niagara Falls, Ontario

Description and scope of work:

Our Captains lead the daily operation of the vessel with a focus on safety, security and creating amazing guest experiences. During the shoulder season and outside of our operating season, the Captain may assist with maintenance and repair projects to vessels and facilities, and other special projects as directed.  A flexible schedule is a must.  Schedule includes evenings, weekends, holidays and some overtime. 

·         As the Master in command of the vessel, safely operates the vessel with due regard for the Hornblower Niagara Cruises (HNC) Safety Management System (SMS) and ISO Respect Management System, the Vessel Security Plan, proper Standards of Watch keeping and in accordance with the practice of good seamanship

·         Acts as a role model; directly supervises the Mate, Deckhands, and other crew members

·         Coaches and teaches crew members to assist them in their professional development

·         Routinely inspects all areas of the vessel for unsafe conditions, performs accident investigations, files accident investigation reports and makes safety announcements to ensure the safety and comfort of the crew and passengers

·         Routinely conducts and records emergency drills

·         Maintains vessel operations and maintenance logs

·         Leads daily training talks set forth by the ISO, Safety Management System and Vessel Security Plan

·         Ensures that every person who is employed in a position onboard has the required Canadian maritime documents

Minimum qualifications:

·         Master 150 Gross Tonnage, Domestic

·         Small Vessel Machinery Operator (Training provided)

·         Current Marine Advanced First Aid

·         Current (within previous two (2) years) Transport Canada approved medical

·         Minimum five (5) years of commercial boat handling experience required

·         Customer service experience an asset

·         Knowledge of a foreign language is helpful

·         Post-Secondary education preferred

·         Familiarity with Microsoft Office an asset

·         Ship Security Officer Certificate an asset

·         Current Ontario Driver’s license and satisfactory driving record an asset

·         The ability to successfully complete a criminal background check

Compensation:

·         Competitive compensation and benefits package

·         Contract employment

Contact information: niagaracruises.com/careers or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website:  niagaracruises.com

 

 


 

 

Ian Campbell, Manager, Small and Fishing Vessels, Design and Equipment Standards and Boating Safety at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 613-998-0652.

All job applications must be submitted through the Public Service Resourcing System
https://emploisfp-psjobs.cfp-psc.gc.ca/psrs-srfp/applicant/page1800?poster=1039209

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