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CME staff at the Annual AGM & Manufacturing Conference held last November 2018 in Ottawa, ON.

Current Opportunities

Retail and Consumer Engagement Coordinator – ON Made Program

TERM: 9-month contract with possibility of extension

REPORTS TO: Vice President, National Partnerships & Ontario Operations

TRAVEL: Travel as required in support of offsite CME events

POSITION SUMMARY: The Retail and Consumer Engagement Coordinator will be responsible for onboarding retailers to leverage the Ontario Made brand and promote Ontario Made products to increase brand visibility at retail outlets in Ontario and ensure program deliverables are being met in a timely matter. You will also be responsible to coordinate Ontario Made’s presence at consumer outreach events and initiatives and support manufacturers participating in events to drive awareness of goods made in Ontario. The coordinator will work together with the Ontario Made team to identify and develop point of purchase material required by retailers to showcase goods made in Ontario.



  • Research, identify and engage with retailers within Ontario to increase engagement and participation for the ON Made program
  • Further develop retailer component and its accompanying assets to be beneficial to the retail members
  • Retailer follow-up to determine overall brand/program uptake and success
  • Foster the growth of Ontario Made by identifying and coordinating our participation at community events and outreach activities to leverage the program and showcase local manufacturers
  • Working with the team create promotional materials for retailers to raise awareness of the program in line with CME brand standards (e.g. point of purchase products)
  • Work within a cross-functional team to ensure the program deliverables are met within a timely manner
  • Communicate effectively with external stakeholders and program eligible registrants to demonstrate the value proposition of the program
  • Provide guidance to organizations who want to participate in the program on how to enroll on the ON Made website
  • Produce program reports as required to ensure retail and engagement data is captured accordingly
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Retail/merchandising experience;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Passionate about local business and manufacturing;
  • Marketing and events experience;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite; including MS Project, PowerPoint and Excel;
  • Excellent writing, editing and proofing skills with a strong attention to detail ability;
  • Knowledge of and previous experience dealing with industry associations and the non-profit industry;
  • A strong ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and deadlines;
  • Ability to build rapport and work collaboratively with inter-departmental teams and external stakeholders;
  • Holds a strong desire to uphold CME’s standard for continuous improvement, ethics and integrity within the CME team and with all outside vendors, clients and customers;
  • Self-starter with an ability to work both independently and as part of a team;
  • Bilingual: English & French, considered an asset.

Job Type: Fixed term contract
Contract length: 9 months

Flexible language requirement:

  • French not required


  • 8 hour shift

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Toronto, ON: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (preferred)

Communications Coordinator – Ontario Programs

TERM: 9 months, with the possibility of an extension

REPORTS TO: Communications Manager


Are you a well-rounded communications professional who is excited about the opportunity to work in a fast-paced environment? Here is your opportunity to join our team! Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) represents manufacturers across the country in our mission to help manufacturers grow.

Managed by CME, the Ontario Made program is a free branding opportunity to promote the many world-class goods that are made across Ontario by helping consumers identify Ontario Made products, celebrate what is Ontario Made, and support the purchase of Ontario Made products.

Reporting to the Communications Manager, you will be responsible for positioning Ontario Made as a recognizable brand that all Ontarians will use and trust and generating positive awareness of CME Ontario programs. The Communications Coordinator is responsible for managing content for social media platforms and the website, compiling external communications to stakeholders, and working with the team to ensure consistency of messaging.



  • Act as the point person to maintain Ontario Made’s website with content (updating landing pages and creating blog posts) and assisting users with their website profile
  • Be our social media guru – monitor social media feeds (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn), and create content (copy and graphics)
  • Prep and manage email campaigns, monthly newsletters, and external communications
  • Develop innovative campaigns to promote Ontario Made and CME Ontario programs
  • Support media relations campaigns
  • Contribute to the enhancement of Ontario Made’s reputation with manufacturers, retailers, and consumers
  • Stay up to date on new and developing communications market trends
  • Regular monitoring and reporting on key metrics and program objectives
  • Other duties as required



  • 2-5 years of related experience
  • College degree or diploma in Communications or related discipline
  • Experience working in WordPress or a similar content management system environment
  • A keen eye for design, proficiency with Canva/the Adobe Suite (Photoshop and InDesign)
  • Experience with an email management platform (such as MailChimp or Campaign Monitor) is considered an asset
  • Ability to plan and organize multiple priorities simultaneously and work independently with minimal supervision
  • Established track record of collaborating with and proactively supporting a team on communication strategies and best practices
  • Strong attention to detail, testing, and quality control at every step

Job Type: Fixed term contract
Contract length: 9 months


  • 8 hour shift

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Toronto, ON: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (preferred)


  • Public relations: 1 year (preferred)

Program Manager, Workforce Development

Reports To: Director, Workforce Development

Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba.  Onsite

Travel: Travel to events and meetings in Winnipeg and within rural MB, based on program requirements.


The Program Manager will assist the Director, Workforce Development to create, manage & evaluate program offerings while ensuring strategies are effective & relevant to Manitoba manufacturers, while also being aligned to divisional goals. The Program Manager will be responsible to track project progress and measure outcomes for reporting purposes.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide support for the execution of the Traditional and Advanced Manufacturing Sector Council Program (TAMSC) and Workforce Development activities under other funded programs;
  • With support from the Program Administrator, collect information and data via reports to be submitted to key program stakeholders (government, members, director) based on meeting reporting requirements;
  • Ensure all funding reports are compiled and drafted and provided to Director, Workforce Development for final edits, review and submission well in advance of funding deadlines;
  • Maintain an administrative overview of up to date, key qualitative and quantitative program-relevant data and provide to partners and other identified stakeholders on a monthly or as needed basis. Support to be provided by Program Administrator.
  • Support the Director in Workforce Development initiatives such as Labor Market Information data collection and analysis, or involvement in other organizations related to Workforce Development;
  • Work collaboratively with the team in developing, managing, scheduling and delivering Workforce Development programs;
  • Attend & support events as needed to grow & support program participation and membership;
  • Provides support on the development and preparation of contractual agreements for contractors and external facilitators supporting Workforce Development initiatives;
  • Identify opportunities for ongoing or new initiatives and submit proposals to the Director;
  • Provide Leadership / management of the Youth initiatives and work collaboratively with the team to execute events and meetings;
  • Work with the Marketing and Communications team to promote program initiatives, sharing success stories, etc.;
  • Organize feedback sessions with those involved with program for future development;
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • 3+ years of experience in Human Resources, Marketing and Communications, or Corporate Training, with a proven track record of success in developing and delivering programs;
  • Must be highly organized, with exceptional ability to manage multiple deliverables, deadlines and activity owners;
  • Demonstrated commitment to service excellence;
  • Previous experience with funding applications and reporting is an asset;
  • High energy, maturity & ability to lead & serve with a collaborative attitude;
  • Ability to create & implement new initiatives with an entrepreneurial spirit & the ability to work independently & as well as with teams;
  • Passion for the success & growth of manufacturers within Canada;
  • Must be detail oriented, organized & able to manage multiple tasks & timelines concurrently;
  • Excellent negotiation skills, strong decision making, judgement & analytical skills;
  • Strong computer skills, including use of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook);
  • Excellent interpersonal skills & ability to build relationships with stakeholders;
  • Knowledge of or having previously worked within manufacturing would be considered an asset.



CME is proud to be certified as a Great Place to Work® after a thorough and independent analysis conducted by Great Place to Work® Institute Canada. This certification is based on direct feedback from employees. CME looks forward to working with staff on continuously improving its workplace culture and is committed to leading the manufacturing sector in fostering inclusion and diversity in the manufacturing sector with initiatives like Women and Manufacturing.


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