Regional Vice President for the Prairies, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters


Founded over 150 years ago, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) is a pivotal industry association representing the interests of manufacturers and exporters and advocating for a prosperous industrial landscape in Canada. With over 2,500 members and a strong commitment to fostering economic growth and innovation, CME plays a vital role in advocating for policies that promote competitiveness, sustainability, and technological advancement within Canada's manufacturing and exporting sectors. Through its comprehensive network and engagement, CME continually strives to empower its members, drive industry excellence, and shape the future of Canadian manufacturing and exporting endeavors.


As the Vice President for the Prairie Provinces (Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta) you will play a pivotal role in driving the growth and success of the Canadian Manufacturing & Export Association (CME). Reporting directly to CME's National Senior Vice President and being an integral part of the National Leadership Team, you will be instrumental in leading the development and execution of CME's growth strategy across the Prairie provinces. You will be focused on collaborating with members, and the manufacturing and exporting community across the region, to understand their barriers to growth and working with CME’s team to identify and implement solutions that build CME’s business. This region represents the third-largest business center for CME, presenting significant opportunities for future expansion. This position will be based in Winnipeg.


The new VP will be a seasoned and results-driven professional with a proven track record in strategic leadership and business development within the manufacturing and exporting sector. They will demonstrate a deep passion for, and understanding of, the complexities of manufacturing, particularly within the Prairie Provinces, and will bring a unique blend of analytical expertise, staff leadership, stakeholder relations and business acumen to drive top and bottom-line revenues. The individual will possess extensive experience in not-for-profit, advocacy, or business environments, coupled with effective communication and collaboration skills, positioning them as an adept leader capable of navigating the challenges of a dynamic and competitive business landscape.


To Apply

To fill this position, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters has partnered with leadership advisory firm Odgers Berndtson. Applications are encouraged immediately and should be submitted online.

For more information, please contact Leanne Northwood, Partner and/or Amelia Keller, Consultant of Odgers Berndtson.


We would like to thank all applicants but regret that we are only able to personally contact those individuals whose backgrounds best match the requirements for the role.


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessible Canada Act, 2019 and all applicable provincial accessibility standards, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.


Odgers Berndtson is deeply committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in all the work that we do. As part of our efforts to better understand our ability to reach as broad a pool of candidates as possible for our searches, our DEI team would like to encourage you to take a moment and access our Self-Declaration Form.


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