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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Help Wanted

Bored with your current job?
Are you a CEO looking for adventure and have a desire to bring cupholders to commuter trains?
Well, have I got the job for you!
The successful candidate will possess an optimal combination of the following:
  • 10-15 years of experience in progressively senior management leadership positions, leading the provision of service to the public; experience in the public sector would be an asset. 
  • Expertise in rail and bus transportation, demonstrated exceptional leadership skills leading complex organizations in highly sensitive, political environments that demand responsiveness, flexibility and decisive, expert leadership. 
  • Proven experience in successfully delivering multi-million dollar operating and capital budgets. 
  • Significant experience in dealing with a large unionized workforce. 
  • A track record of managing in a complex stakeholder environment where relationship skills were a key to success. 
  • Ability to think clearly and move easily from strategic/visionary thinking to day-to-day operational issues concerning large, complex transportation systems. 
  • A management style that is respectful, honest, participatory, empowering, collaborative and enabling; gives staff a voice and respects that voice. 
  • Ability to work effectively with the media and adept at delivering concise, open and effective messaging. 
  • As President, GO Transit, you will draw on your senior level credentials to build credibility, develop partnerships, and align rail and bus operations in pursuit of customer focused excellence.
  • Bachelors degree, ideally coupled with a Post Graduate Degree/Designation.
Apply here. And don't forget about the bar car. I'm counting on you.

9 comments:

AllanVS said...

CJ a new job for you!

TomW said...

I think CJ ticks most of these boxes:
"Significant experience in dealing with a large unionised workforce" - every time she interacts with GO's staff

"Ability to work effectively with the media and adept at delivering concise, open and effective messaging" - this blog.

Peter said...

@TomW: I second the motion. All those in favour, say "Aye".

C.J. Smith said...

I highly doubt I'd be viable candidate! But I'm flattered.

Peter said...

@CJ: That's what Gary thought when he started at GO Transit. Senior management urged him to apply for the position 14 years ago; he did, and the rest is history.

C.J. Smith said...

Er, sure, but I didn't go to CEO school. What's his background or how do I find out?

Peter said...

Just pick up the phone and call him -- that's what CEO's do. His number is listed here: http://www.metrolinx.com/en/aboutus/staffdirectory/staff_directory.aspx

C.J. Smith said...

You know what? I think I will.

Skin Man said...

Oh CJ....that would be so awesome!