Director, Operations – City of Markham – Markham, ON

Markham, a municipality of more than 340,000 residents centrally located in the Greater Toronto area, is Canada’s most diverse community and home to more than 400 corporate head offices. Recipient of a 2010 Canada Award for Excellence – Silver for outstanding achievements in quality, customer service, and a healthy workplace, Markham is renowned for its rich heritage, vibrant neighbourhoods, and leadership on the environment and urban design. It is a dynamic and change oriented City with an unwavering desire for excellence and which takes pride in providing high quality service delivery and best value for tax dollar.

Reporting directly to the Commissioner, Community & Fire Services, you will lead a broad portfolio comprising Parks and Forestry, Roads, Fleet and Traffic Operations. Your role will include guiding the development and implementation of best practice operational strategies, delivering innovative solutions to improve the overall effectiveness of service delivery and acting as a change leader to introduce new business models. Comfortable leading a talented workforce, you will work closely with your team to inspire innovative approaches, enhance service delivery models, streamline processes and leverage technology to achieve customer service excellence and to maximize value for tax dollar.

You are an accomplished influencer of change and a strategic communicator with a demonstrated commitment to integrated and innovative service development to enhance community wellness while sustaining operations. You inspire a shared vision, build high performing teams, drive for action and results and you look beyond traditional solutions.

Broad and senior level experience in a complex organization with diverse stakeholders, preferably in the municipal arena, is a must. Used to meeting high expectations, you are well known as a politically astute and innovative leader who is comfortable working with community groups and politicians. Experience in either the public or private sectors with a priority on those with significant experience in the municipal sector and related agencies.

For more information on the City of Markham, please visit their website at

To confidentially explore this exciting and challenging opportunity, please email with a detailed resume letter by May 18th.


Location: Markham, ON
Profession(s): Parks & Recreation
Public Works & Operations
Transportation & Highways
Date Posted: Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 3:04:49 PM (PST)
Posting Expires: Monday, May 18, 2015 at 4:30:00 PM (PST)

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