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CME Staff

Current Opportunities

Manager, Workforce & Commercial Policy

Reports To: Senior Vice President, Policy, Government Relations and Ontario Division
  
Travel: Inter-Provincial and National travel may be required on occasion.
  
Position Summary: The Manager, Workforce & Commercial Policy will be CME’s expert on all files relating to federal workforce and commercial regulatory policies. Additionally, the position will cover federal policy files pertaining to international trade and any other policy areas with provincial/federal crossover that may affect the manufacturing sector. As a key member of CME’s national policy team, the successful candidate will show initiative by identifying and researching priority issues, creating substantive issue positions, supporting the work of the national policy group, affecting change with federal and provincial governments, and working with members to support their activities in these areas.
  
Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identifies, prioritizes and monitors all workforce and labour, international trade, procurement, and industrial policy and regulatory issues in Canada;
  • Proactively works within the national policy team on regulatory matters and supports their priority activities in these areas;
  • Manages relevant policy and regulatory member committees
  • Works with members and stakeholders directly to understand the impacts of regulatory policies on their business;
  • Remains current and knowledgeable on the potential impact of regulatory policies on Canadian manufacturing and exporting in defined areas;
  • Effectively communicates impacts of policy and regulatory changes to members and internal stakeholders;
  • Identifies policy and regulatory solutions on issues, and contributes to government submissions;
  • Builds and maintains relations with all relevant government officials related to core files;
  • Supports the growth of CME membership and member services; and
  • Other duties as required

Qualifications:

  • Post-Secondary Degree or Diploma in related field;
  • Minimum 2-5 years of relevant experience;
  • Passionate about public policy and advocating policy solutions that benefit government, industry, workers, and the public
  • Excellent researching, writing, and communications skills
  • Strong understanding of government structure and operations;
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple responsibilities.
  • Strong knowledge of the Canadian economy, as well as issues, trends and policy developments that impact the manufacturing and exporting community of Ontario;
  • Ability to work in a dynamic and flexible environment. Candidate must be self-motivating and equally comfortable managing projects independently or as part of a team; and
  • Must be able to legally lobby federal and provincial governments in Canada without restriction.
  • Experience working with an industry trade association considered an asset
  • Experience working with the manufacturing sector considered an asset
  • Bilingualism (English, French) is an asset.

Date Reviewed: October 2021

Manager, Environment & Industrial Policy

Reports To: Senior Vice President, Policy, Government Relations and Ontario Division
  
Travel: Inter-Provincial and National travel may be required on occasion.
  
Position Summary: The Manager, Environment & industrial Policy will be CME’s expert on all files relating to environment and industrial policy in the province of Ontario. Additionally, the position will cover federal policy files pertaining to environmental and/or industrial regulation and any other policy area with provincial/federal crossover that would have an impact on the manufacturing sector. As a key member of CME’s national and Ontario policy team, the successful candidate will show initiative by identifying and researching priority issues, creating substantive issue positions, supporting the work of the Ontario and national policy groups, affecting change with federal and provincial governments, and working with members to support their activities in these areas.
  
Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identifies, prioritizes and monitors all environmental, energy, skills and labour, trade, and industrial policy and regulatory issues in Ontario;
  • Proactively works within the Ontario division and national policy team on regulatory matters and supports their priority activities in these areas;
  • Works with members and stakeholders directly to understand the impacts of regulatory policies on their business;
  • Manages relevant policy and regulatory member committees;
  • Remains current and knowledgeable on the potential impact of regulatory issues on Canadian manufacturing and exporting in defined areas;
  • Effectively communicates the impacts of policy and regulatory changes to CME members and internal stakeholders;
  • Identifies policy and regulatory solutions on issues, and contributes to government submissions;
  • Builds and maintains relations with all relevant government officials related to core files;
  • Supports the growth of CME membership and member services; and
  • Other duties as required

Qualifications:

  • Post-Secondary Degree or Diploma in related field;
  • Minimum 2-5 years of relevant experience;
  • Passionate about public policy and advocating policy solutions that benefit government, industry, workers, and the public
  • Excellent researching, writing, and communications skills
  • Strong understanding of government structure and operations;
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple responsibilities.
  • Strong knowledge of the Canadian economy, as well as issues, trends and policy developments that impact the manufacturing and exporting community of Ontario;
  • Ability to work in a dynamic and flexible environment. Candidate must be self-motivating and equally comfortable managing projects independently or as part of a team; and
  • Must be able to legally lobby federal and provincial governments in Canada without restriction;
  • Experience working with an industry trade association considered an asset
  • Experience working with the manufacturing sector considered an asset
  • Bilingualism (English, French) is an asset.

Date Reviewed: November 2021

Operations Administrator - ON

TERM: Full time
  
LOCATION: Ottawa Office
  
REPORTS TO: Vice President, National Partnerships & Ontario Operations
  
TRAVEL: Travel as required in support of offsite CME events
  
POSITION SUMMARY: The Ontario Operations Administrator is a key contributor in facilitating the growth and engagement of CME membership and our Ontario team’s success. It will be their responsibility to support the CME Ontario team to engage existing members, deliver our policy outreach initiatives and coordinate our day-to-day activities.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLIITIES

  • Coordinate the day-to-day administrative activities of the Ontario team, includes prepare/format and edit correspondence, preparing expense reports and processing invoices;
  • Coordinate the Ontario Advisory Board of Directors, policy committee and member network meetings, including setting up and promoting meeting dates, confirming attendees, taking meeting minutes;
  • Maintain the Ontario Advisory Board of Directors, policy committee and member network distribution lists;
  • Political outreach event and ministerial meeting coordination and implementation, from preparing agendas, invitations, invitee lists, and coordinating all logistics leading up to and on event day to post event wrap up. These events will be both in person (post COVID-19) and webinars/conference calls, lobby days and roundtables;
  • Responsible for member promotion of political outreach events and ministerial meetings and ensuring we reach our target audience goals;
  • Enter all event details into CRM database (Zoho)
  • Liaise directly with manufacturers, government offices and other stakeholders, on behalf of the organization;
  • Work within a cross-functional team to ensure the program deliverables are met within a timely manner;
  • Responsible for the day-to-day office administration;
  • Provide event support virtual and onsite as needed; and,
  • Other duties as assigned.

COMPETENCIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Post-secondary education in a related field or equivalent experience;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Passionate about local business and manufacturing;
  • 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.

  

CME IS GREAT PLACE TO WORK® CERTIFIED

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.

  

CME IS on the GREAT PLACE TO WORK® 2021 Best Workplaces™ for Women List

CME is proud to announce that our organization has been named on the 2021 list of Best Workplaces™ for Women. We received this honour after a thorough and independent analysis conducted by Great Place to Work®. The list is based on direct feedback from employees of the hundreds of organizations that were surveyed by Great Place to Work®. The data has a 90% confidence and a plus or minus 5% margin of error.

The Career Directory

CME has been selected for The Career Directory, a guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.