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Vice President, Business Development – Matrix Solutions Inc.


Matrix Solutions Inc. is a Canadian, employee-owned environmental and engineering consulting company. Strategically located across Canada, we help our clients, employees, environment and communities thrive. With our ability to collaborate across services, disciplines, and geographies, we deliver responsive, locally connected, and scalable solutions customized to our client’s project and environmental challenges.

Our integrated approach is supported by talented professionals focused on three key areas of service: assessment, remediation, reclamation and monitoring; environmental planning, assessment and approvals; and water resources.

For further information about Matrix Solutions Inc., please visit their website at



Job Title: Vice President, Business Development

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer

Direct Reports: 2

Location: Calgary, Alberta



Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Vice President, Business Development will partner with the Senior Leadership Team to identify, pursue, and execute on opportunities that will build out and augment the organization’s vision of growth across Canada. This role requires a highly driven business development executive with extensive skills in strategy, customer relationships, opportunity management, and revenue growth.

As a member of the Senior Leadership Team the role plays an integral part, working closely with operations, finance, health and safety, and functional leaders. The successful candidate is a seasoned professional and an effective business leader with a high sense of urgency and natural ability to garner top performance from others and deliver winning practices.  The role has oversight of all market facing activities, including marketing, brand strategies, market research, and internal and external business development communications.


Key Accountabilities

The position will include the following responsibilities:


  • Provide business development and marketing leadership, guidance, and mentorship to the organization and your direct reports who include the Oil & Gas Sector Lead and the Community Infrastructure Sector Lead
  • Be recognized within the organization as a key business leader responsible for providing innovative solutions and presenting business opportunities to increase revenue
  • Take responsibility for the safety performance of the business development team by promoting and maintaining a safe working environment, following all company protocols for safety
  • Through visible leadership create a strong health and safety culture for employees and clients
  • Attract, retain and develop business development professionals to support best-in-class processes
  • Lead a team that understands the strategy of the business and demonstrates Matrix’s values

Build Organizational Capability

  • In partnership with the Human Resources team, champion and drive skill development activities to grow business development competency
  • Develop business development capability across Sector Lead’s and the team through coaching and regular one on one meetings
  • Develop and implement marketing and sales capabilities as needed to meet our revenue growth goals

Develop & Execute Business Development Strategy

  • Develop, lead, and execute Matrix’s business development strategy
  • Lead and support your direct reports in the creation of market sector specific business development plans that align with the growth strategy
  • Collaborate with the Senior Leadership Team and stakeholders on strategic projects that drive growth
  • Identify, pursue and partner with the VP Operations and Sector Leads to develop relationships with new and existing key accounts
  • Present strategic business opportunities to the Senior Leadership Team
  • Represent Matrix at relevant industry functions, partnering with our staff to prepare and present as required
  • Participate in major contract negotiations for key accounts
  • Provide direction to Sector Leads conducting relevant market research; coordinate and oversee this activity and monitor trends
  • Conduct reviews and support the development of major bids and proposals to ensure success through opportunity, risk, and financial analysis
  • Develop a consistent approach to customer relationship management across the business

Drive Results

  • Lead a business development team to achieve targeted growth goals
  • Provide executive leadership in the development of key accounts and marketing activities for all sectors
  • Fully utilize and further develop a network of relevant senior contacts to foster future commercial opportunities and maintain existing relationships
  • Set annual individual business development goals in alignment with business strategy. Track progress to ensure performance success


  • Assist in communicating the business development strategy to internal staff and external stakeholders
  • Working with Senior Leadership Team and others, identify challenges and emerging issues to recognize internal and external marketing opportunities and solutions
  • Develop short and long-term plans and budgets for marketing and communications


Opportunities and Challenges

  • Working on strategy with the organization’s Senior Leaders while also working with a talented team to deliver on a strategic business strategy to increase market share
  • Develop and implement a long-term roadmap while balancing existing and divergent business needs and opportunities
  • Utilize your experience to recognize continuous improvement opportunities and areas where you can impact the growth of the business
  • Motivate and challenge a team to deliver on ambitious goals and ensure they are set up for success



  • Flexibility around where you work, when you work and projects you support providing that you are meeting client needs
  • Join an employee owned organization which will provide you with the opportunity to profit from your dedication and hard work
  • Work with smart and innovative colleagues that live our clients core values and are truly invested in the success of our projects and client satisfaction
  • Make an impact and lead the implementation of an organization wide strategy to improve companywide business development sophistication



Success in the first year will be determined by the candidate’s ability to:

  • Meet established revenue targets and increase market visibility for Matrix and their service offerings
  • Develop a thorough understanding of the organization and their work to better understand the needs of internal and external stakeholders
  • Build trust and credibility within the Senior Leadership Team
  • Provide inspiration and establish a collaborative team environment which encourages continuous improvement and a level of excellence
  • Support recruitment efforts for current vacancies and future growth



The successful candidate will have the following:


  • Bachelor’s degree in business or equivalent education and experience


  • 15+ years of relevant business development experience in the environmental services industry, preferably in BC, ON and AB.
  • Experience working with a Senior Leadership Team in developing strategy, influencing business process and change management
  • Proven ability to functionally lead, as well as develop and implement strategic business development initiatives across industries and geographies
  • Demonstrated personal track record of meeting business objectives and sales targets
  • Experience in a complex multi-business line organization would be considered an asset

Competencies and Attributes

  • Strong financial and business acumen
  • Leadership and communication skills in a collaborative environment
  • Possesses a strong sense of urgency, adaptability, and flexibility
  • Relentless in their drive for improvement
  • Passionate for measuring progress and outcomes
  • Fosters a service mindset in the teams they lead



An excellent compensation package awaits the successful candidate.

How to Apply:

Please send your resume in Word or PDF format to: Copy and Paste the following job title and code and place it in the subject line of your email so we can identify the job and confirm receipt of your application:
AXJE-170677 Vice President, Business Development – Matrix Solutions Inc. - AB - Calgary and Area (OTIAPPLY)

Please note that only those candidates meeting the selection criteria, established by our client, will be contacted further. Although we may not contact you directly for this particular role, all applications will be reviewed as we would like to consider you for future opportunities that may be appropriate. We encourage you to continue to visit our website at as our opportunities are updated on a regular basis.