Chief Operating Officer (COO)

  • 2022-11-08
  • Seeking savvy and experienced consumer packaged goods C-Suite leaders!  We have a fantastic opportunity for you to join a phenomenal organization that is looking to elevate to their next stage of growth.  As an industry leader in consumer hard goods products, Pacific Energy Fireplace Products is looking for a new C-Suite executive to join their team.  Reporting into the Board of Directors, you will be working closely with a small but mighty Senior Leadership Team reporting into the BOD for a publicly traded company.  
    The business was recently acquired by a global organization with a focus on sustainability and are poised to raise their newly acquired business to the next level. If you are a senior business leader with a stellar track record scaling mid sized CPG companies, while building a collaborative and inclusive culture, then this may be a great opportunity for you.  

    Key Responsibilities 

    • In collaboration with the SMT and BOD, identify growth strategy (revenue and profit) by developing and implementing strategic and tactical plans to drive business, achieve annual growth and profit objectives
    • Report on KPI’s, financial reports in conjunction with the CFO and operational progress quarterly to the BOD 
    • Identify opportunities to improve systems, processes, and practices to achieve desired outcomes
    • Champion an organizational culture of innovation and commitment to quality
    • Manage capital investment and expenses to ensure Pacific Energy Fireplace Products achieves investor targets relative to growth and profitability
    • Maintain and build trusted relationships with all employees, key customers, clients, partners, and other stakeholders
    • Motivate and lead a high-performance management team. Develop and groom leadership talent and bench strength to position for expansion and growth
    • Drive and manage culture to deliver a best-in-class employee experience 
    • Previous success working with distributors and dealers understanding the value of distribution partners

    Skills and Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, or related field.  Master’s degree an asset 
    • 10+ years experience in executive leadership positions within a high-volume consumer products industry 
    • Experience implementing process improvements and production enhancements
    • Track record of success in developing and implementing strategic plans to enter/grow business
    • Knowledge of capital markets and reporting into a publicly traded company 
    • International business experience in US, APAC and Europe an asset
    • ISO implementation and oversight experience 
    • Six Sigma certification considered an asset 
    • Understanding of advanced business planning and regulatory issues including commodity-based purchasing 
    • A solid grasp of data analysis and performance metrics
    • Hands on team player and motivational leader with the ability to work collaboratively and cross functionally to achieve optimal results
    • Strong detail orientation, negotiation, problem solving and multi-tasking abilities
    • Strong communication skills, and the ability to convince, challenge, and influence 
    • Excellent presentation and selling skills across multiple audiences of management and national accounts
    • Flexibility to travel domestically and internationally  
    We’re seeking a dynamic and well-rounded business leader that has success across all functions of a high-volume consumer packaged goods business.  This opportunity is unique in the fact that Pacific Energy Fireplace Products has a foundation of 40 years success but is now looking to level up the organization with a new ownership group.  With over 170 employees under your management, fostering a best-in-class culture built on sustainability and employee experience is an absolute must in the position.  

    Pacific Energy Fireplace Products headquarters are on Vancouver Island so to be a candidate for this position you will need to consider a move to one of the most beautiful locations in the world.  Pacific Energy Fireplace Products is offering a competitive compensation package and looking to find a replacement for the current owner and leader who is retiring.   If this position is of interest, please reach out to Trevor or Ryan.

    We look forward to hearing from you!

    To apply directly please send your resume to Trevor Martin at or Ryan Berrecloth at or use the Apply button.  

    Thank you in advance for your interest, only individuals deemed to have the skill set and experience to fit the role will be contacted. 
    Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada without sponsorship.