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Executive Vice-President, Chemistry Industry Association of Canada



Job Description

The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) is the voice of Canada's $53 billion chemistry industry and represents more than 60 members and partners across the country.  Members include petrochemical, inorganic and specialty chemical producers, bio-based manufacturers and chemistry-related technology, and R&D companies. Members of CIAC are signatories to Responsible Care® – the Association’s U.N.-recognized sustainability initiative.

CIAC is seeking a motivated executive to join its team as the Executive Vice-President. Reporting to the President & CEO, the EVP will be responsible for overseeing CIAC’s government affairs, communications and supporting activities in critical policy areas. The EVP will also play an important role in supporting the President and CEO in execution of his administrative responsibilities related to the strategic direction and oversight of the association.

As EVP, you bring several qualities to succeed in this role. Engaging and passionate, you are at ease building relationships with various stakeholders, from reporting personnel, association colleagues, member-companies, governments, peer industries and the public, and industry critics. You have an impeccable reputation as a pragmatic, principled individual, capable of representing your organization and its interests to the highest of ethical standards. Energetic, credible and highly strategic, you have built and mentored results-oriented teams driven to succeed. Your previous experience in government affairs from a regulated industry or association will serve you well in this role.  As a self starter with excellent project management skills, you are capable of operating with little supervision, while supporting your team in meeting tight deadlines in a collaborative, mutually-supportive environment.  Bilingualism is preferred.

To apply for this position, please submit your application and related materials to Kathy Rahme at and state the title of the position in the subject line of your e-mail.

CIAC invites applications from all qualified individuals. CIAC is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.

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Boyden global executive search
Kathy Rahme
Posting Date: 22-Jun-2017Executive Permanent, Full-Time Open 101-Oct-2017
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