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Competition Number
Date Posted Wednesday, 06 February 2019
Location Mistissini
Job Description The Chief Operations Officer will work closely with the CFO under the direction of the President/CEO of Eskan Company. He/she is responsible for contract negotiation, overview of operations, management of material and personnel resources of the Company, and the purchase of goods and services. He/she is responsible to carry out and ensure the coordination and direction of the general administration and management of Eskan Company and its subsidiaries. The COO provides direct administrative and analytical support to the Board of Directors and provides functional supervision and support to the staff and its subsidiaries. He/she coordinates meetings and activities with other staff, subsidiaries and other agencies. He/she supervises, develops and evaluates clerical staff and the overall office procedures of the Eskan Company and its subsidiaries.
 The COO will ensure, in all aspects, the efficient functioning and effective management of the day to day operations of the Eskan Company and its subsidiaries in all aspects of the business. This will involve setting standards for each part of the operation and ensuring that these standards are maintained in all aspects which include the recruitment, retention of staff to meet established levels of quality workmanship and professionalism, and to ensure that all operating policies are carried out in accordance to company policies.
 Responsible for the development of programs, policies, and plans related to all operational facets of Eskan Company and its subsidiaries.
 Conducts administrative and special studies to resolve operational problems.
 Oversees budget allocations and manages costs related to the company and its subsidiaries.
 Budget preparation and administration.
 Preparation and implementation of ongoing training for staff and development of company-wide policy formation and interpretation.
 Preparation of analysis and recommendations with respect to contracts, partnership, and possible joint venture agreements.
 Responsible for data upkeep within the areas of historical costs, labour force analysis,
expenditure reports and other relevant financial analysis.
 Direct the negotiations of contracts. Responsible for the preparation of all relevant
documentation prior to meetings.
 Ensure the identification, development of and the implementation of training
programs to upgrade the skills and knowledge of the staff and its subsidiaries.
Requirements  MBA preferred;
 University degree or College diploma in Business Administration or Business
 Five (5) years of experience in a senior-level administration or management position;
 Knowledge of the company and its structure and its inter-relations with the Cree
Nation of Mistissini;
 Coordinate information, arrangements and correspondence with minimum
 Establish and maintain good working relationships will all levels of the organization
and the public;
 Exercise independent judgement, analyze problems and recommend solutions;
 Analyze data and prepare clear and accurate presentations, reports and informational
 Make effective oral presentations and clear written information;
 Ability to learn and retain technical and complex information, terminology, policies
and procedures;
 Work effectively with a wide variety of people;
 Maintain composure under difficult circumstances;
 Provide support and leadership to staff and its subsidiaries;
 Communicate views and concerns of organizational objectives.
 Experience in strategic planning and execution.
 Knowledge of contracting, negotiating, and change management.
 Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles.
 Familiar with automated financial, human resource and accounting reporting systems.
 Knowledge of federal and provincial regulations/laws of a financial and human
resource nature.
 Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, budgets, and
 Ability to motivate teams to produce quality materials within tight timeframes and
simultaneously manage several projects.
 Work requires willingness to work a flexible schedule.
 High level of integrity and accountability.

 Strong work ethic and positive team attitude.
 Sound analytical thinking, planning, prioritization, and execution skills.
 A well-defined sense of diplomacy, including solid negotiation, conflict resolution,
and people management skills.
 Able to build and maintain lasting relationships with other departments, key business
partners, and government agencies.
 Experience creating and managing budgets for a large, distributed organization.
 Strong problem identification and problem resolution skills.
 High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office productivity suite.
 Knowledge of best practices in internal controls.
 Must be willing to travel frequently.
 Working language is English; however knowledge of French and Cree are strongly

SALARY RANGE: To be determined according to qualifications

Post Expiration Date 2019-02-18
Company Information ESKAN COMPANY
PLEASE SEND RESUMES TO THE ATTENTION OF: Matthew Wapachee, President ESKAN COMPANY 187 Main Street Mistissini, Qc G0W 1C0
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