IN DEMAND Recruitment & Consulting Inc. is currently looking to hire an OPERATIONS MANAGER – DISTRIBUTION CENTER for our Leduc, AB client.

Our client has been selling Engineered process equipment to the Alberta Oil & Gas Industry for decades. To further support sales initiatives and customer service, it is establishing a local Distribution Center in a brand new building in Leduc, AB. To that end, we’ve partnered with them to recruit and hire the Operations Manager who will establish and staff this Greenfield operation. Initially this site will house a finished goods inventory of standard products providing rapid order fulfillment to Albertan customers but, over time, will offer product enhancement, modification, field service and refurbishment services requiring Machine Shop, Welding and Mechanical Assembly capabilities. The Operations Manager will partner with the Sales Team to introduce these Rapid Fulfillment, Customization, Field Service and Refurbishment services to Albertan customers, establish and manage Inventory levels and, of course, hire and train personnel. Our ideal candidate brings career successes leading a Distribution Center or Branch Office supplying Engineered equipment to the Oil & Gas industry coupled with a Sales Support, Customer Service approach and a hands-on humility & willingness to do whatever it takes to get this operation built and established. Independence, decisiveness, sound judgment and calmness under pressure are character traits that will highlight candidacy for hire.


The Operations Manager is responsible for a wide variety of activities in manufacturing, repair and distribution.  This includes basic manufacturing, assembly, repair, receiving and shipping product as well as tracking the inventory at every stage of the process.  This person will be asked to develop a field service relationship with the end user customers and become a trusted on site advisor for customer valve needs.  The position is also responsible for freight, logistics and associated documentation and records.  People management includes ensuring safe work practices, assigning daily work, hiring, scheduling, planning and training of up to 10 employees.


Responsible for facility operations including assembly, repair, testing, packaging, receiving and shipping.

Conduct Field Service requirements and follow all customer policies

Travel as necessary to current and new customers with the purpose of building and maintaining relationships.

Coordination of Production Schedules

Ensure all orders are completed in a timely fashion

Maintain a safe, clean and legally compliant workplace

Order and ensure proper stock levels of the necessary parts, tools, supplies and services

Responsible for all freight movement, including all inbound and outbound freight

Maintain or exceed quality expectations of our customers

Operates various material handling devices for movement of parts.

Communicates with managers, supervisors, engineers, other lead hands, production control, quality and other shop personnel for assignments and to resolve machining or quality issues.

Reinforce performance expectations according to safe work practices, ISO quality expectations and according to company policies that have been communicated all Shop employees

Maintain inspection records and complete inspection reports

Drive root cause for safety, customer delivery & quality issues and implement corrective actions to reduce/eliminate them.

Communicate performance metrics.

Work as a collaborative team member on all issues and projects.

Provides consistent coaching, feedback and progressive discipline to employees to ensure policies and procedures are followed

Supervises all facility staff

Is responsible for inventory movements, tracking, cycle counting and layout functions.

Ensures all employees and operations are safe and productive.

Ensures all activities are in compliance with current shipping laws and regulations

Any and all additional duties as assigned


Bachelor’s degree and 5 years minimum experience in leading repair or manufacturing operations, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience in a manufactured product environment

Experienced in arranging and coordinating freight & logistics

Excellent teamwork, coaching, team building skills and promoting safe behavior

Computer literate:  Microsoft Excel, Word, Shipping software, etc.

Good verbal and written communication skills to effectively communicate with people at all levels of business including customers, reps, vendors and all departments.

Excellent organizational skills

Excellent problem solving skills (with minimal supervision)

Minimum 5 years of experience working in a supervisory capacity within a manufacturing environment

Set up and run programs in a lean manufacturing environment

Demonstrated aptitude in reading and interpreting blueprints, diagrams, schematics, drawings, manuals, and specifications

Familiarity with ISO 9001 Quality Standards and practices

Valve knowledge an asset

Knowledge of production KPIs

Working knowledge of occupational health and safety regulations.

Must be willing to work extra hours as business needs dictate

Attention to detail with high degree of accuracy

A positive “let’s do it” attitude

Qualified and interested applicants are encouraged to apply today in confidence by sending your resume as a MS Document to info@indemand.ca.



IN DEMAND Recruitment & Consulting Inc. is currently recruiting for a GENERAL SALES MANAGER for our Edmonton, AB client.

Our client is expanding their team and looking for a dynamic manager who will manage all aspects of sales relationships with the sales team, customers and suppliers. The position is accountable to develop and implement sales strategies for setting sales goals and for delivering sales volume. Travel is required across the sales territory and both regional offices, including: AB, BC, SK and MB.


Lead, coach and develop a sales team by hiring, reviewing performance, providing feedback, determining training and development needs, establishing goals and priorities, providing work direction, and maintaining a succession plan.

Demonstrated leadership and coaching skills

Ability to foster and maintain individual accountability of direct reports

Excellent communication skills, both oral and written

Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment

Self-motivated, driven

Exhibit a structured, collaborative and proactive strategic sales approach, along with a solid track record in relationship building

Implement and manage company policies and objectives, and communicate to internal and external stakeholders in order to maximize customer service and functional team support

Manage assigned budgets for the company

Monitor competitive market activity and communicate to senior management recommendations that have a direct effect on business in the region

Develop and maintain strong relationships with our client’s vendors and contractors

Develop and execute annual business and trade/marketing spend plans for the organization in order to achieve annual sales objectives


University degree in a related discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience

Construction industry knowledge is an asset

Experience in the Request for Proposal (RFP) / Tender process

Strong analytical, planning, presentation, negotiation, and problem solving skills

Proficient with standard office computer technology such as Microsoft Office products

Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and demands

Ability to work effectively in a cross-functional team environment

Qualified and interested applicants are encouraged to apply today in confidence by sending your resume as a MS Document to: carolynn@indemand.ca.



IN DEMAND Recruitment & Consulting Inc. is currently looking to hire a MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR for our Edson, AB client.

We are looking for people who can contribute, grow, think and create! The ideal person will have at least 8 years of Maintenance Supervisory experience, preferably within an OSB Environment, along with a strong mechanical and/or electrical background.

Safety is a top priority at our client’s Edson OSB Operation. The Maintenance Supervisor will be reporting directly to the Maintenance Manager and will be responsible for working with the maintenance team to ensure the safest, most effective and reliable utilization of time and resources.


Provides effective leadership to the team to achieve business results (safety, reliability, cost, quality).

Lead team meetings and trainings, identifying safety, environmental, quality & production issues, coordinate activities with production team to maximize productivity.

Handle employee issues, builds team work and ensures adherence to all applicable site policies & procedures.

Supervise and develop the maintenance team to ensure effective communication across and between shifts and with the production teams.

Provides team and individual feedback, promotes compliance with safe work practices.

Coordinates and plans maintenance work to ensure maximum reliability of all equipment, considering safety, financial constraints, skills, lead times, and special equipment and repair procedures.

Completing purchase orders and other documentations for the procurement of spare and replacement parts.

Maintain and improve the preventive/predictive maintenance system and follow-up to ensure safe, timely and satisfactory completion of mechanical maintenance work.

Participate in recruiting, developing and continual training of the maintenance staff and evaluating their performances on a monthly basis.

Utilize common desktop PC applications to perform administrative duties associated with maintenance.

Should have excellent written and verbal communication skills. With the ability to understand complex written and oral instructions

Ability to effectively manage time and meet all specified deadlines.

Good organizational skills and excellent in motivating and managing the team

Critical thinker, enthusiastic and positive approach towards employees and work

Leading and/or influencing problem-solving and ensuring technical and/or appropriate operations support are utilized during problems or upset conditions

Ability to meet and deal tactfully and courteously with fellow employees and vendors/contractors.

Thorough knowledge of the occupation hazards and corresponding safety precautions necessary for the safe performance of assigned duties.


Minimum 8 years of Maintenance Supervisory experience is preferred

Millwright Red Seal Certification / Mechanical Technical Degree or equivalent experience / training

Strong work ethic, good judgment and decision-making skills.

Ensuring that all maintenance activities in the facility are safely and efficiently carried out.

Must have previous experience in maintaining and upholding the Safety, Environmental, Quality and Company Standards of the Organization.

Proven expertise in preventive and predictive maintenance methods.

Good troubleshooting and failure analysis skills.

Ensuring proper working shifts of employees.

Recruiting, developing and continual training of the maintenance staff and evaluating their performances on a monthly basis.

Maintain a professional relationship while interacting with other departments to ensure the proper functioning of all systems in a facility.

Complying with all safety norms and regulations set by the industry.

Delegating work to subordinates and ensuring the timely completion of the same.

Inspect work for completeness.

Filing purchase orders and other documentations for the procurement of spare and replacement parts

Qualified and interested applicants are encouraged to apply today in confidence by sending your resume as a MS Document to info@indemand.ca.



IN DEMAND Recruitment & Consulting Inc. is currently recruiting for a PRODUCTION MANAGER for our Salt Lake City, Utah client.

A leading international producer of specialty ingredients for the health and nutrition industry is seeking a Plant Production Manager. Salt Lake City, in addition to being home to the Winter Olympics in 2002, has nearby mountains that are widely known to be the home of “The Greatest Snow on Earth” and several world class ski resorts. US News ranked Salt Lake City 15th out of 125 metro areas in the US in terms of best places to live. This person will be groomed to be the next Plant Manager.


Reporting to the Plant Manager, will be the number two person on site for this 3 shift operation.

Manage supervisors and hourly workforce to consistently and reliably meet the operating plan. Responsible for performance management, hiring, training and succession planning

Assist in development of site budget.

Review production plans to ensure adequate resources are in place to meet plan objectives.

Drive safety and environmental compliance.

Use Root Cause Analysis and Failure Mode and Equipment Analysis tools to prevent recurring failures.

Participate on the Site Safety Committee

Work together with Supply Chain, Engineering and Maintenance to drive continuous improvement, reduce costs and improve efficiency.

Work with Process Technology to coordinate product scale ups and technology transfer.


BS Degree in Engineering, Chemical or Mechanical

Minimum of 8-10 years industry experience including 3-5 years in an Operations Management role.

Experience in the food ingredient industry a plus.

Track record of driving Continuous Improvement in a manufacturing environment.

Experienced HAZOP Leader.

Knowledge of GMP, OSHA and EPA regulations

Should be viewed as promotable to a plant management role.

Qualified and interested applicants are encouraged to apply today in confidence by sending your resume as a MS Word Document to info@indemand.ca.