Vice President, Ottawa, ON

Email: Text: (289) 888-1692

We have been appointed by the CSCB to reach out to senior people in the Ottawa region regarding a VP-level position, which is outlined in general terms below.

The ideal candidate will have strong experience in customs compliance/operations and border management, along with an interest in advocacy and change management. A collaborative, consultative approach to advocacy and managing change is the leadership style sought in the successful candidate. Innovation and ideas for improvement of programs and services will be supported.


  • Consulting with stakeholders to determine needs
  • Advocacy with CBSA officials regarding legislative program changes
  • Implementing and managing changing programs with stakeholders 
  • Subject matter expert in customs and border management
  • A full position description will be provided to qualified candidates


  • Managerial experience in a customs broker, consulting or trade advocacy organization, or a corresponding department within the CBSA or other relevant government departments
  • CCS or CTCS qualifications desirable but not essential
  • Strong technical knowledge of CBSA legislative programs gained in customs compliance or customs  operations management roles
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong consultative, organizational, problem solving and decision-making
  • AMPS/Compliance, Audits, Valuations, Exportations knowledge base desirable
  • A hands-on approach to serving the stakeholders
  • Proactive in following up with stakeholders and providing feedback
  • Team-player, focused on creating successful solutions to client problems

Compensation: The salary range is negotiable at a senior level, 5-6 weeks vacation and full benefits

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