BFM Foundation

Chief Financial Officer


Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will be responsible for providing financial management and operational consultative support for the four legal entities (and any new future entities):

  • BFM Foundation (Canada)
  • BFM Foundation Holdings (2008) Society
  • BFM Foundation Real Estate Management (2008) Ltd.
  • BFM Foundation Thrift Store Development Ltd.

The CFO may also be requested to provide accounting and other advice to individual Mission Thrift Stores.

As a member of the staff team, the CFO will be involved in strategic planning, evaluation and professional development initiatives.  In a collaborative leadership style, s/he will continue to build and manage effective streamlined administrative/financial systems, including financial, accounting, legal, information technology (IT), human resources (HR) and physical infrastructure.  The CFO will define the process and implement the infrastructure/systems needed to support growth over the next five to ten years.

The successful candidate will be an individual who recognizes and has faithfully responded to God’s call to utilize God-given technical and interpersonal skills and personal attributes for God’s glory and in the service of BFM’s Christian mission.


Key Responsibilities


  • As a business partner with the CEO, assess organizational performance against both the annual budget and the long-term strategy.
  • Serve as a business partner with the CEO on the Organization’s financial, budgeting and administrative processes with an objective to continuously develop and improve systems.
  • Advise the board of financial issues, trends and changes in the operating models and operational delivery.

Financial Planning and Analysis

  • Prepare and maintain regular financial planning reports; monthly profit and loss forecast by entity (vs. budget); quarterly cash flow forecast.
  • Review and approve preparation and finalization of monthly and annual financial reporting materials and metrics for the BFM Organization board of directors.
  • Develop and execute analysis of various business initiatives (i.e. opening new operations, asset acquisition).
  • Develop and maintain capital budgets.
  • Participate in calls with banks, lenders and stakeholders.


  • Oversee cash, investment and asset management.
  • Oversee financial strategies and activities, as well as banking relationships.
  • Develop and utilize forward-looking, predictive models and activity-based financial analysis to provide insight into the organizations operation and business plans.
  • Oversee budgeting, financial forecasting and cash flow for administration, existing programs and proposed new stores.
  • Hire and retain support staff as needed in the future.

Policy and Stakeholder Relations

  • Participate in the development of corporate policies and protocols.
  • Develop, inform, educate and execute the investment policy upon approval from the board.
  • Represent the society to financial partners, including financial institutions, stakeholders, accountants, auditors, Canada Revenue Agency, public officials, etc.
  • Remain up-to-date on non-profit audit best practices and municipal, provincial, and federal law regarding non-profit and charity operations, including the Society Act.
  • Attend meetings of the Audit and Risk Oversight Committee with the CEO in an advisory capacity.


  • Oversee accounting team to ensure proper maintenance of all accounting systems and function; supervise accounting staff.
  • Ensure maintenance of appropriate internal controls and financial procedures.
  • Ensure timeliness, accuracy and usefulness of financial and management reporting for federal, provincial and Boards; oversee the preparation of monthly and annual financial statements


  • Develop capital/maintenance reserve plan for all properties.
  • Manage the organization’s physical infrastructure, physical plant and system maintenance (phone system, security, cleaning, supplies, etc.) with assistance from administrative support staff.

Corporate Development

  • Represent the Organization in efforts with investment bankers and potential investors.
  • Prepare various analysis and reports required by corporate development efforts.
  • Participate and oversee the Information Statement to raise capital for real estate projects to be leased to Mission Thrift Stores.

Insurance, Real Estate and Legal Affairs

  • Collaboratively manage the Organization’s insurance program.
  • Collaboratively manage the Organization’s real estate affairs, consisting of leases and sub-leases.
  • Collaboratively manage the Organization’s legal affairs in the areas of claims and other financial matters.


  • Chartered Professional Accountant preferred or Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or MBA.
  • Excellent people skills with experience collaborating in a multi-disciplinary, diverse and dynamic team.
  • Demonstrated experience in financial management and accounting, ideally in the non-profit sector.
  • Experience should include legal, audit, compliance, budget and resource development.

Required Values and Attributes to be Maintained

  • Follower of Jesus Christ who wholeheartedly subscribes to BFM’s faith and lifestyle policy documents.
  • In fulfilling your responsibilities, incumbent may be required to pray for and minister to people who contact BFM either in person, or by phone or other electronic communication. These ministry and prayer opportunities include, but are not limited to reception/phone communication duties, order fulfillment, general inquiries, conferences and events, all fundraising activities and all staff interactions.
  • A love for Bible-based ministry in Canada and around the world.
  • Cultural, economic and environmental sensitivity.
  • Stewardship – effective use of God-given resources (people, property and monetary).
  • Teamwork – working effectively and efficiently together with others to achieve common goals and objectives.
  • Church membership – in a Christian church

These qualities contribute to the profile of an ideal candidate for employment with BFM Foundation Thrift Store Development Ltd.  BFM believes requiring these criteria is a biblical response to staffing.  


Estimated Search Timeline

March 27, 2017

May 8, 2017

May 22, 2017

June 5 to 30, 2017

July 31, 2017

The opportunity will be circulated

Applications closing date

Applicants shortlisted

Interviews will be held

Successful candidate start date


Interview Process

The Interview process will consist of:

  • Telephone screening
  • Possible three to five interview meetings
  • RCMP Criminal Check
  • DISC Personality Profile
  • Stand Out Report

Work location

  • Orientation and training will be provided at the offices of LLT LLP in Chilliwack, B.C. for up to three months
  • Work from home office, if available for up to nine months.  If a home office is not available then a temporary office space will be provided
  • Work from the newly established permanent office in Central Ontario.  Locations are currently being researched, but the permanent office will be within a one hour drive west of the Toronto Pearson Airport.   The new Chief Executive Officer, set to be hired for September 2018, his/her assistant and a bookkeeper (part-time or full-time, to be determined) will also work from this new location.

To Apply



Abundance Canada

Gift Planning Consultants

Winnipeg MB and Kitchener ON

Abundance Canada has openings for two gift planning consultants—one serving Manitoba and Saskatchewan based in the Winnipeg office and the other serving Ontario and Eastern Canada based in the Kitchener office.

Consultants are responsible for developing customized gift planning strategies for generous people to facilitate their current and legacy giving. Experience and knowledge of gift planning tools and strategies, an aptitude for financial matters and strong communication skills are essential. The successful candidate will be active in a local Christian church and have an appreciation for the wider Christian church community and related organizations.

Abundance Canada is a donor-advised, faith-based charitable foundation committed to helping the Christian community live generously with the financial resources God has entrusted to them.

Abundance Canada offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Please visit for a complete job description. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

When submitting your resume, please indicate clearly if you are applying for the Winnipeg or Kitchener position. 

Please submit resume to:

Gayle Fangrad, Administrative Assistant

Abundance Canada                 

207-50 Kent Avenue

Kitchener, Ontario  N2G 3R1

Tel: (519) 745-7821 ext 205


1.800.772.3257  |

Youth For Christ

Partnership Administrator

Cambridge – Part time

Youth For Christ Cambridge is seeking a Partnership Administrator to join their team of volunteers to be involved in an exciting ministry focused on youth employment in the auto mechanic sector.

In the role of Partnership Administrator, you will work first hand with the administration of our auto mechanics youth ministry (called Catalytic Converters) by partnering with both local business and youth with the goal of finding meaningful employment for youth within this field. This ministry is focused on training youth in the trade of auto mechanics and assisting them in finding a place of employment.

Your keen research ability will assist you in this role as you seek out local trades businesses who have current and future employment openings as well as researching various types of government funding available for skills training. Working directly with mechanic training volunteers, your interpersonal and relationship building skills are important to drive the process and opportunities forward. Your administrative experience and organization skills will be well used through coordinating training appointments and other meetings, creating and updating spreadsheets, and doing other tasks.

There is also an element of personal support fundraising.  

In this paid position, you will work approximately 20 hours/week.

If you are interested in applying or finding out more, please contact Greg Whitfield at  .

New Christian School

Mexico City

Elementary School Teachers

Certified elementary teachers (experienced or brand new!) are required to teach at a new Christian school in Mexico City, “BridgeWay North American School”. The school is developed by a bunch of Christ followers and some friends at UWM, Teach Beyond, and C&MA Canada.

Here is the link to the teacher jobs postings from the education partner “Teach Beyond”

For further local information locally contact Rudy Kraayvanger, a director on the school board, at or 905 623-1101.

Toronto City Mission

Fundraising Coordinator

Primary Objectives: The Fundraising Coordinator will primarily be responsible for overseeing the fundraising activities and secondarily assisting with administration of TCM. Help fulfill Spark | Purposeful Giving by building a community of prayer, volunteer, and financial supporters. The Fundraising Coordinator will work as part of a Development Team, supervised by the Manager of Partner Relations. The Fundraising Coordinator will work particularly close with the Communications Coordinator as well as the Executive Director.

Terms of Employment:

  • Position type: Full-time
  • Reports to: Executive Director
  • Supervised by: Manager of Partner Relations
  • Remuneration: TBD (a portion to be faith support)

Full job posting is here.

BFM Foundation



Administrative Assistant

Full Time Maternity Position

BFM Foundation (Canada) is a national organization with over 48 thrift stores across Canada. The net revenue from all Mission Thrift Stores is devoted to the Joint Ministry of BFM Foundation (Canada) and Bible League Canada. These funds are used to establish adult literacy programs, church planter training, children’s ministry programs, and distribute Bibles in over 40 countries.  Mission Thrift Store are operated primarily by dedicated volunteers.

BFM Foundation (Canada) is looking for a qualified Administrative Assistant to join the staff for a one-year maternity position beginning January 2017.  They will provide the BFM Foundation (Canada) Staff and Mission Thrift Stores with varied administrative assistance including drafting/editing various documents, developing PowerPoints, planning events, collecting data, and maintaining social media accounts and the website.


  • Effective organizational skills, including maintaining digital records and files
  • High level of professional written and verbal communications skills
  • High level of computer skills, including proficiency in Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, SharePoint
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects and meet deadlines

Salary Expectations:  Remuneration will be commensurate with experience.  You may include your salary expectations. 

Please submit your resume by December 31, 2016 to

Only those considered for interviews will be contacted. 

*Full Job Description available upon request



Executive Assistant (Full-time: 37.5 hours/week)

GUELPH Ontario

In this role, you will be responsible for enhancing Consulting Partner effectiveness. A self-motivated individual with sound values, a strong sense of loyalty, and good instincts is essential!

You Will Be:

  • a self-starter who is able to anticipate needs and take action
  • a strong relationship-builder
  • a goal-setter who consistently works towards achievement
  • able to look for and to see potential
  • scrupulous about details

You Will Have:

  • a servant’s heart, integrity and a sense of discretion
  • strong critical thinking skills and a desire to learn
  • a demonstrated ability to consistently meet and exceed goals
  • superior communication skills
  • experience and comfort with building client relationships
  • strong organizational skills
  • a proficiency in MS Office and a solid ability to master technology


Please contact Margot Thompson, General Manager at STRIVE!, through or 519-766-9033.



GUELPH, Ontario

Business Development Associate

We are currently looking for an innovative Business Development Associate to join our team. In this role, you will be responsible for generating and qualifying new leads and following through with prospects to point of sale. We are looking for a highly motivated individual, able to identify and develop new business prospects from sources such as prospect lists, telephone prospecting, discovery and individual research (both online and offline), and inbound marketing leads. A self-motivated and outgoing personality with a drive to succeed is essential!

This role will be offered with a base hourly wage plus bonus structure.

You Will Be:

•       self-motivated, enterprising, and resourceful

•       optimistic and resilient

•       a strong relationship-builder

•       a mover and shaker who defaults to action

•       a goal-setter who consistently works towards achievement

•       able to look for and to see potential

You Will Have:

•       a strong track record with client relationship-building

•       an undergraduate business-related degree (or equivalent experience)

•       a demonstrated ability to consistently meet and exceed goals

•       superior communication skills

•       experience and comfort with outbound calls

•       strong organizational skills

•       the desire to build new client relationships and opportunities

•       a proficiency in MS Office

Please contact Margot Thompson, General Manager at STRIVE!, through  or 519-766-9033.

Christian Credit Union


MSR Supervisor / Trainee

Christian Credit Union Ltd. is a full-service financial cooperative dedicated to serving our Reformed Christian Community across Alberta.  We offer all the banking, lending and investment services you need in a financial institution including advanced technology to bring us closer to you.

We are seeking a MSR Supervisor who is ready to take their career further by adding a different sense of purpose and call to their work.  At Christian Credit Union our mission is to promote Biblical stewardship of financial resources and to give back to our faith based community in a profitable and stewardly way.  Might this be you?


Key responsibilities

  • Directly supervises and motivates Member Service Representatives; supports service excellence.
  • Organizes, schedules and monitors member service activities to ensure for the provision of maximum service levels and the smooth flow of work.
  • Establishes performance standards; evaluates performance of direct reports; identifies training and development needs; recommends to senior staff appropriate action to take regarding staff performance issues; initiates disciplinary procedures as directed; participates in the selection of new member services staff.
  • Monitors branch cash flow and maintains adequate levels of cash, maintains joint custody of combinations, treasury cash, and other negotiable items; maintains department signing authority; provides overrides.

Compensation for this position will reflect the experience, training, and value-add contribution that the Candidate possesses.  A competitive benefits package, deposit and loan program and education programs are also available.

Closing Date: Until position filled

Please submit your resume to:

Christian Credit Union Ltd., 1619 Mayor Magrath Drive S., Lethbridge AB  T1K 2R4.

Attn: Debra Brown, Branch Manager


Fulton Steel

St. Catharines

Sheet Metal and Fabrication               

Fulton Steel, a sheet metal and fabrication firm, requires a full time permanent position to be filled. You will be working primarily with Shears, Punch Press and CNC Brake Press.


  • Must work in accordance with Health & Safety regulations, company rules, policies and procedures

  • Must use or wear equipment, protective devices or clothing as required by the company

  • Must ensure machine safety rules are followed (light curtains, guarding, etc.)

  • Shear, punch and form parts according to provided drawings and specifications

  • Completion of data entry and/or paperwork as required and quality

  • Maintain firms proper housekeeping standards

  • All other duties as assigned by supervisors and manager  


·Experience with Metal Fabrication an asset

  • Ability to read drawings, blueprints and specifications

  • Ability to use tape measure, vernier and other measuring tools

  • Ability to identify and change brake press tools

  • Ability to work independently or with supervision

  • Capable to lift up to 50 lbs or 23 kilograms from ground to table level

  • Mathematical aptitude

Effort – Physical/ mental demands

  • Constant standing, walking, bending and lifting (light to heavy) and climbing

  • Warm/Cold temperatures

  • Communication with Lead Hand, Supervisors and Management

  • Overtime as required 

Salary range based upon experience.

Apply with your resume to .



Country Director

Mt Hagen, Papua New Guinea

Full time

An exciting opportunity exists to lead and direct a MAF program. The post-holder will be responsible for ensuring the successful implementation of the program strategy, reviewing priorities and managing the operational services offered to customers.

In addition, this person will support the effective performance and physical and spiritual wellbeing of program staff, and develop partnerships with service users. They will lead the senior management team for the program and provide external representation of MAF.

The successful candidate will have excellent written and spoken English, demonstrated ability of successful leadership and/or management of a multicultural team, experience of working in a developing country and preferably experience of having worked in aviation or a related field.

There is an occupational requirement for overseas staff to be committed Christians, sent and supported by their home church, and able to support and promote the Christian ethos and beliefs of MAF as a mission organization through taking part in Christian activities such as church events, prayer meetings etc. All roles (unless otherwise specified) require some personal support-raising to be carried out under the guidance and training of MAF Canada.

For more information please go to  where you will find general requirements and can complete an online application form.



Finance Manager

Mt Hagen, Papua New Guinea


This person will be responsible for providing effective financial management including budgeting, reporting, performance monitoring and providing year end accounts for audit.

Other duties will include providing financial feedback to the program manager and to departmental managers regarding the performance of their departments.

The role would suit a qualified accountant who is experienced in financial management, using MS Excel and financial software packages.

There is an occupational requirement for overseas staff to be committed Christians, sent and supported by their home church, and able to support and promote the Christian ethos and beliefs of MAF as a mission organization through taking part in Christian activities such as church events, prayer meetings etc. All roles (unless otherwise specified) require some personal support-raising to be carried out under the guidance and training of MAF Canada.


For more information please go to where you will find our general requirements and can complete an online application form.





Administrative Assistant/ Receptionist

Full time/ Contract


The Administrative Assistant / Receptionist must be highly professional and courteous, reliable and punctual.  This position requires very strong communication skills (verbal & written) and has strong experience with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).  Candidate must be detailed-oriented and highly organized, a team player, works well under pressure and has the ability to handle multiple tasks.



The Administrative Assistant / Receptionist will possess the following:

Be a born again believer in Jesus Christ with a heart of servanthood.                                                                                             

Be committed to uphold and integrate the model for missions, by making disciples as a core process of all work-related activities. Be in agreement with, and uphold the Reach Beyond Canada Statement of Faith.                                                                        

Be willing and committed to hold to the guidelines described in the Reach Beyond Canada Policy Manual.                                  

Be willing to participate in spiritual emphasis times of staff devotions and prayer time.


Manage front desk

Set up meeting arrangements.                                          

Order and maintain office and kitchen supplies, order replacement supplies as needed; verify accuracy on orders received.      

Assist donor relations department and the maintenance of donor software program.                                                                

Provide administrative support to all members of the Reach Beyond Canada team.


Minimum two years’ experience in an administrative assistant position.                                                                                  

College diploma / certificate in office administration would be an asset.

Those interested in working in an evangelical missions environment can submit their cover letter and resume to .





Waterdown ON

Small contracting company looking for office help to assist the office manager.

Part time (seasonal) May – November.

20 – 30 hours per week (will vary).

Required to work Monday and Friday.

Duties include answering phones, filing, scheduling, service calls, accounts payable / accounts receivable.

Potential for full time position.

Experience preferred but not necessary.

Please email resume to


Qtrade Financial Group

Insurance Specialist

53 Bridgeport Rd. E., Waterloo, Ontario

Qtrade Financial Group has an exciting full-time opportunity for an Insurance Specialist reporting to the Director, Investment Services. In this role you will have the opportunity to meaningfully impact the lives of your members by creating estate plans and providing insurance planning services for them and their families. As a member of a team of dedicated professionals who are guided by our shared values, you will support members to reach their life goals through responsible stewardship of their finances.

As an experienced specialist, you will partner with the Financial Planning team as an insurance and estate planning resource, providing peer training and coaching.

Client base:

Getting to know and understand what is important to our members (clients) is key to success in this role. You will serve members at all life stages and income levels, whose varied faith and values backgrounds inform their unique views on finances. You will be based out of our Waterloo office and will serve members both onsite and in their rural and urban settings.

Key responsibilities:

  • Promote and support a relationship-based service environment by delivering sound advice to members on both insurance related products and estate planning, including farm succession planning and planned giving strategies
  • Partner with members and their families as they anticipate significant life events, to identify and offer innovative solutions that align with their faith and values
  • Develop and deliver internal estate, insurance and administrative peer training programs and provide estate process related advice and coaching
  • Achieve organizational targets as set out by the corporate strategy to become primary provider of financial services for our members. 


  • Active Ontario life insurance licence
  • Experience with all risk management products including segregated funds
  • Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designation
  • Mutual fund licence preferred
  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation an asset
  • University or college degree or work-related experience
  • 5 to 8 years financial institution experience, with an emphasis on insurance and estate planning
  • Proven success with business development planning and execution
  • An understanding of/appreciation for the faith and values communities of Southwestern Ontario
  • A strong understanding of and commitment to support the co-operative philosophy

Please send resume and cover letter to





Are you an experienced estimator? Do you thrive on providing exceptional customer service? Does being part of team of industry professionals excite you?

We want to hear from you!

Founded in 1974, Waterdown Collision offers car repair and towing services. Waterdown Collision has become a staple in the Flamborough community with a commitment to customer satisfaction. Waterdown Collision is a CAA Approved Collision Center and the facility is rated

I-Car "Gold Class" status with all insurance companies.

Why Work Here:

  •  State-of-the-art facility incorporates the latest technology and equipment

  •  Offering competitive base salary and performance bonus

  •  Group Insurance Benefits and Retirement Savings Plan, upon eligibility

  •  Positive work environment

Estimator Profile:

Reporting to the General Manager and working closely with the Production Manager, the Autobody Estimator helps ensure the overall efficiency, profitability, and reputation of the company by providing timely, accurate, and customer-approved estimates for repair work. They will be able to document estimates and the necessary repair work according to established industry standards and insurance company regulations


Apply HERE


If you have any questions or require assistance with the application process,

Please email: or call 1.866.527.2860

Faithlife Financial




Financial & Insurance Advisor seeks forward-thinking mature individual to assist in business development.

This individual will have: 

- Good project management skills.

-  Strong spoken language skills for effective presentation of information and response to questions from clients, wholesalers, insurance and investment carriers, and the general public.
- Experience managing incoming calls and proactively making out-going calls.
- Ability to book appointments for the advisor.

- Ability to establish good relations with centers of Influence and back-office personnel.

- Ability to represent business at tradeshows (occasionally) and bring in leads.
- Ability to use business acumen to seek out networking opportunities for the Advisor to increase client base production.
- 3 – 5 years’ experience working in the insurance and investment industry. Willing to train for a suitable candidate.


Additional qualities and experience: 

- Self-motivated with the ability to work within stringent guidelines. 

- Detailed-oriented.

- Sound judgment skills when dealing with private client information.
- Fluent in English.
- Willing to take courses to improve industry knowledge.

- Familiar with Social Media, Database management, Contact Management system and Microsoft Office programs.

- Working knowledge of products in the insurance and investment industry.

- Excellent written word skills to write letters, presentations, social media posts and other correspondence as required. 

- Opportunity to connect to the Lutheran market and also business owners.


Please submit cover letter along with resume and hourly rate for consideration to . No phone call please.



Partners International


Chief Financial Officer

Full Time, permanent

Brampton ON

Partners International Canada (PI Canada) is a leading Christian charity partnering with and accelerating locally-led Christian ministries engaged in equipping the church, empowering women and children, and transforming communities in the least reached and least resourced regions of the world. Through holistic development and Christian witness we work exclusively with our indigenous Christian partners to resource catalytic Kingdom growth and develop long- term sustainable ministry outcomes.

Overview: As a passionate thought partner working with the President, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will set PI Canada’s financial direction while also being an active driver of the organization’s overall strategy. S/he will lead and implement all financial administration, business planning, budgeting, and donor related receipting communications. The CFO’s portfolio includes the donor database, human resource and information technology functions.


  • Seasoned and mature leader with six years of broad finance experience, ideally beginning in audit, gathering and evaluating financial information and making actionable recommendations
  • A CPA designation is essential and an MBA degree would be an asset
  • Ability to maintain financial record systems in accordance with General Accepted
  • Accounting Principles (GAAP) and/or Canadian accounting standards for not-for-profit organizations (ASNPO)
  • Understand the issues of global resource disparity, biblical stewardship and the power of effective Christian partnerships
  • Committed Christian serving your community
  • Can deliver a presentation that commands a standing ovation
  • A collaborative and flexible style and a team player committed to lifelong learning
  • Love pitching venture capitalists and the board of directors

Please mail or email resumes and cover letter to;

Attn: Anita Kostka  /

8500 Torbram Road – Unit 56

Brampton ON  L6T 5C6

Help Wanted

Employment Wanted

Lorne MacDonald

 1501 – 1966 Main Street West

 Hamilton, ON L8S 1J6

 Home 289.396.0808 | Cell 289.439.6044


With over seventeen years experience providing creative leadership to a multi-functional workforce engaged in the delivery of professional services to public and private clients I am seeking a career change to enable me to serve God full time. I bring a Masters of Arts Theological Studies degree (2015), a diploma in Labour Relations and the gift to work well with others and support their growth and initiatives.


Summary of Qualifications

  • Spiritual giftedness includes: teaching, intersession, networking with a strong faith in Jesus Christ
  • Exceptional managerial skills over the course of my career including responsibility for clients, employee development, team building and mentoring in a very client focused market
  • A trusted advisor in Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) and business process development
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and exemplary leadership qualities
  • Project Managed several successful EAM projects
  • Able to develop goals, cast vision, supervise and develop staff
  • Long term relationships with children, teens, young adults and families in several communities due to my involvement in Christian Education and church ministries, coaching hockey, soccer and softball
  • Years of coming alongside families from Christian and secular communities including different cultures and beliefs
  • Plan to Protect Certification (Refugee and New Immigrant Orientation Training)
  • Leading With Care (Safety for Children, Youth and Vulnerable Adults) training and experience
  • Led several local and international mission fund raising projects
  • Proficient in the following software programs: Microsoft Office Suite, Google Apps, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Visio, Adobe PDF and numerous Enterprise Asset Management programs



  • Master of Arts Theological Studies – Covenant Seminary (PCA) St Louis, Missouri – 2015
  • Christian Faith and Life Certificate – Knox College (PCC) Toronto, Ontario – 2003
  • Labour Relations Diploma – Athabasca University – Athabasca, Alberta - 2001


Work History

  • Director of Professional Services – Bell Createch AMS (2009 – Present)

Hamilton, Ontario

Manage / mentor Professional Services staff and administer practice development, assisting with career goals and objectives. Provide Client Relationship and Engagement Management on large complex projects. Oversee pre-sales activities. Lead Business Process Flow development as well as PMO governance including quality control. A trusted advisor in the area of Best Business Practices


  • Senior Business Analyst - Bermuda Electric Light Company (2007 – 2009)

Pembroke, Bermuda

I re-organized the processes and procedures in Maintenance, Inventory, Purchasing and Finance.  Reengineered business process flows in the maintenance group for Power Generation and Distribution which resulted in process improvement in planning, scheduling and execution of work Project managed a complex SAP upgrade and virtualization of several integrated systems.


  • Manager Project Management Office - Bell Createch AMS (2000 – 2007)

Hamilton, Ontario

Deliver numerous Enterprise Asset Management projects as the Lead Consultant / PM specializing in maintenance, purchasing, storeroom and finance for the first six years I was with the company. Promoted to the Manager of the Project Management Office and directed the team of Project Managers and served as a pre-sales adviser.


Theo Beijes

1419 Ravelston Avenue West

Winnipeg, MB R3W 1P9



To find employment in a manufacturing (or other) environment in a leadership capacity in Southern Ontario.


Mechanically inclined, dependable and eager to take on new responsibilities; thrives in fast paced work environment; quickly takes on leadership roles; pays attention to detail; enjoys working with people, has ability to recognize and capitalize on people’s strengths.


Eascan Automation Inc, Winnipeg, MB (2006 – present)

Mechanical Operations Manager

Mechanical Designer

  • Manage design, manufacturing and installation teams and processes
  • Develop quotations
  • Job scheduling
  • Provide technical support
  • Conceptualize and develop design concepts, review concepts and designs
  • Evaluate and enhance in house operating processes
  • Manage project details – outsource of work to 3rd party suppliers, source hardware, supplier follow ups, scheduling


Diemx Automation Ltd, Dundas, ON – (2000-2006)

Shop Technician

  • Build custom machinery and systems from blueprints and schematics
  • Fabricate steel structures
  • Design and build electrical control panels
  • Install electrical components, cable runs, conduit and interconnect
  • Install hydraulic and pneumatic components
  • Commission, test and troubleshoot
  • Production on manual lathes and milling machines
  • Design and build jigs and fixtures
  • Equipment repair, maintenance and rebuild


Systech Retail Systems Inc, Mississauga, ON – 1989-2000

Materials Manager

Production Coordinator

  • Plan and co-ordinate distribution of spare parts to (500+) field service technicians
  • Co-ordinate emergency parts requests
  • Provide technical support to field technicians
  • Production coordinator of repair department, perform employee reviews
  • Coordinate roll-outs of front-end and back-end equipment staging and installations


Education, Training, AWARDS


     High Speed Project Management (2008-2010)


Industrial Electrical Maintenance (2007)

       AutoCAD – 2006


          AC Motor Control (1989-1999)

           Programmable Logic Controllers (1999-2000)


      Electronics Engineering Technician Program (1987-1989)

Dean's Honour Roll

Bell Canada Scholarship

SolidWorks 3D Modeling (2004)


Randy Reitsma

2 Quail Creek Dr.

Guelph, ON. N1C 1A9

Cell: 647-289-7434


Over 19 years Operations, Supply Chain and Project Management experience dedicated to achieving profitability, reduced operating costs, and outstanding customer service. Extensive background managing the delivery of strategic multi-million dollar projects, focusing on operational excellence and project delivery. Specific areas of experience include strategic business and process transformation, service delivery and organizational redesign, Six Sigma and change management.

Successfully participated in the launch of 4 Canadian startup companies. Energetic professional with exceptional analytical, organizational and people skills with strong personal ethics and integrity. Excellent communicator seeking a challenging position with the opportunity for professional growth.



Director, Burlington Returns & Reverse Logistics Centre                                                       7/2014 – 1/2016

            Ingram Micro Mobility, Inc., Mississauga, Ontario

  • Hired to oversee and manage the newly acquired, Canadian Mobility Reverse Logistics division.
  • Accountable for all Business Operations and development, attainment and communication of Corporate strategies and KPI’s for the Burlington facility.
  • Responsible for managing the Burlington facility P&L.
  • Recruit, interview, hire, train and manage a team of 160.
  • Responsible for all transitional activities and change management required when moving from a Privately held company to a Publically traded company.

Vice President, Retail Operations, Supply Chain & Project Management Office         5/2009 – 6/2014

Public Mobile, Inc., Toronto, Ontario

·  Hired to help oversee and manage a successful startup Wireless Service Provider.

·  Accountable for 4 operational areas: Retail Operations; Supply Chain & Logistics; Training; and Project Management Office for all corporate initiatives.

  • Continuously strengthening the functional areas by recruiting, developing, retaining and carefully managing the careers of talented and high potential team members.

·  Responsible for the development and implementation of a multi-channel supply chain distribution and logistics program and retail operation’s program. 

·  Responsible for initiating, implementing, and executing strategies, programs and processes resulting in great customer experiences and strong business processes.

Director of Operations and Supply Chain Channel Execution                          8/2006 - 5/2009

Bell Distribution, Inc., Mississauga, Ontario

·  Directed a team responsible for strategically executing projects which aligned with Bell's corporate strategies, improving Sales Channel customer experience and Supply Chain operations.

·  Ensured that processes within the Retail Sales Channel and Supply Chain were safeguarded and aligned based on ongoing initiative implementations in Mobility.

·  Responsible for building and maintaining a multimillion dollar budget for capital improvements.

Independent Contractor (Six Sigma Master Black Belt)                                 1/2002 - 8/2006

Six Sigma Canada, Inc., Chatham, Ontario

·  Independent contractor working exclusively for Six Sigma Canada, Inc. servicing contracts with companies such as ThyssenKrupp Inc., CN Rail, Roger's Wireless, Bell TV, BMO, MasterBrand Cabinets,   etc.

·  Provided training in Six Sigma DMAIC methodology.

·  Mentored, coached and trained over 1,000 candidates as they executed their initiatives.

·  Worked with corporate executives to create and embrace a change management environment within their organizations.                                                                                                                                             

Six Sigma Master Black Belt                                                                   

            International Truck and Engine, Chatham, Ontario                                                         6/1999 - 1/2002

·  Instructed and utilized Six Sigma tools (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control) for quality improvement and cost reduction.

·  Utilized Six Sigma tools and philosophies while working on quality improvement and cost savings projects.

·  Knowledgeable in 5-S implementation and techniques.

·  Mentored Black Belts during D.M.A.I.C. training.

Education and Credentials

Honours BA, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario 1992

Dean’s Honours List 1990-1991 & 1991-1992


Tim Wolfert

26 Albert Street, Cambridge, ON  N1R 3M4



Seeking a senior role in communications to

support and advance the work of an established ministry.


A professional communicator and award-winning public relations practitioner with more than twenty-five years of experience promoting Christian education. Able to identify, address and respond to an organization’s opportunities and challenges. Committed to a collaborative approach to developing and implementing strategic goals.



Redeemer University College, Hamilton (1991-2016)


Marketing and Communications

Working with senior administrators, oversaw all aspects of Redeemer’s public relations and communication strategy by:

  • Developing the University’s first comprehensive external and internal communication plans
  • Planning and launching a new website and intranet
  • Providing communications support, including strategic advice and message development, for the institution and its individual departments
  • Editing Redeemer’s flagship publications
  • Generating content for print and digital media
  • Being primary liaison for media relations
  • Representing Redeemer within its traditional support community and with other constituent groups


Alumni and Community Relations

Collaborating with other departments, developed messages, planned events and oversaw other opportunities for building relationships between Redeemer and its various constituent groups, such as:

  • Churches — raising the awareness of Redeemer among churches of many denominations; includes presentations at several classes
  • Volunteers — creating opportunities for others to become involved in promoting Redeemer’s mission
  • Alumni — developing programs to encourage alumni to remain active in the university



Developed and implemented strategies to promote Redeemer University College to prospective students, parents, guidance counsellors, church leaders and other influencers by:

  • Designing and implementing a comprehensive, targeted communications strategy
  • Engaging with approximately 500 prospective students annually
  • Overseeing the day-to-day operation of the office and its staff


    Responsible for managing every department served, including supervising full-time staff, student workers and contract staff, developing and overseeing the department’s budget and negotiating with vendors and suppliers.




    Woodland Christian High School, Breslau, ON (1988 - 91)

History and Geography Teacher

  • Developed and taught a variety of courses for students in grades 9-12
  • As part of Promotion Committee, developed and implemented strategies to attract new families



           2015    Certificate in Public Relations

                       McMaster University, Continuing Education

                       Received “Award for Academic Excellence” for highest GPA in graduating class

           1988    Bachelor of Arts in Education; Provisional Teacher's Certificate

                       Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI

           1987    Bachelor of Arts (History major and Geography minor)

                       Redeemer College, Ancaster, ON


Cecil Alkema

30 Brian Boulevard, Waterdown ON

905 689 7378 -


  • Overview

    o   A dynamic, results-oriented Business Operations Manager/Consultant with extensive, broad-based knowledge of the business world and the IT industry

    o   A wealth of experience in Finance, IT, Applications Software, Legal, Data Analytics, Training, Customer Service, Logistics, Sales

    o   Skills are transferable across many industries

    o   Can add value to a company or an organization in terms of growth, profitability and efficiency

    o   Open to any type of relationship … full-time or part-time … employment, contract, project, initiative, consultation


    Business Operations Services (that I can provide)

    Financial: Analysis, forecasting, budgets, software, cost modeling, procurement, leasing, assets, data warehousing, business intelligence

    Information Technology consultation:

  • Strategy, investment, business value

  • Installation, implementation, training and on-going support of new or updated applications software

  • Database design, data analytics

  • Document repositories (organization)

  • Microsoft Office products

  • Outsourcing services

  • Legal: Contracts, research, terms & conditions, track deliverables

    Sales: Account Manager, relationships, products, services

    Business Process Engineering: Improve efficiency, lower cost

    Management: Accounts, vendors, governance, communications, presentations, projects, organization, logistics.


    Career Summary


    Hewlett-Packard – Account Business Operations Manager (2009-2015)

    o   Managed the business operations for HP’s largest accounts in Canada


    Hewlett-Packard – Business Operations Manager (2003-2009)

    o   Internal job … built & managed the Operations of HP’s new IT Outsourcing business


    Intria-HP - Transition Deployment Manager (2001-2003)

    o   Managed a departmental budget and 20 senior technical consultants

    o   Optimized business operations between this key department and all its touchpoints


    Baan Company – Director, Global Strategic Account Support (1996-2000)

    o   Managed a departmental budget and the 10 top applications consultants in the Americas

    o   Managed the support of Baan’s largest accounts in North America


    A&D Computer Systems – Partner, IT Manager, IT Consultant (1991-1996)

    o   Part owner, provided business and technical consulting to clients


    Neuron Data – Product Engineering, Implementation, Support (1979-1991)

    o   Designed and developed an ERP system for the printing industry


    Soft Skills

    o   Very well organized … work efficiently

    o   Natural leader, problem solver, good communicator/presenter

    o   Build solid relationships easily

    o   Can always see the “big picture” in regards to a situation or project … but can also dive into any level of detail to solve problems and move ahead

    o   Hard-working, reliable, punctual and trustworthy

    o   Accustomed to working in a virtual world



    o   Mohawk College, Hamilton, Ontario

    Computer Science Technology

    Full co-op program … 3 work terms

    o   ITSM Certified



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