Global Electric Electronic Processing (GEEP) is a provider of electronic recycling services (www.geepglobal.com). They are one of the most technologically advanced ewaste asset management companies in the world). With state-of-the-art recycling facilities using innovative equipment and a strict adherence to ISO standards, GEEP provides a complete solution for the management of used technology and end-of-life electric, electronic and telecommunications waste. They provide reverse logistics, refurbishing, remarketing, end of life recycling and commodity analysis and sale. They take used electronics and either rejuvenate them and put them back into the market or turn them into end of life commodities which are then used to build new electronics. GEEP has a zero landfill objective.
GEEP is headquartered in Barrie, Ontario. They currently have over 500 employees across 10 locations in Canada, United States and Costa Rica. With strong ownership and financial resources, GEEP is building a dynamic corporate enterprise.
The Barrie facility provides cost-effective, environmentally conscious asset disposal solutions for the recovery and recycling of commercial and consumer products. Redundant electrical and electronic equipment are refurbished and remarked. GEEP provides all electronics recycling and remarketing needs for computer and peripherals (desktop, laptops, keyboards, circuit boards), electronic and audio visual (TV, monitors, CD players) and telecom (cell phones, modems). Their data security solution ensures complete erasure and/or destruction of sensitive data on IT assets for a wide range of industries including banking, finance and government.
This is a unique opportunity to grow a business in a new industry. Their story is amazing! GEEP is on the leading edge of green technology innovation. Their aggressive growth targets could make GEEP the number one ewaste asset management company in the world!
Reporting to the VP of Operations, you will have full P&L responsibility to manage and grow the Barrie division. While you will have full support from head office (located on site), it will be up to you to further develop and expand the customer base and to improve operational efficiencies Your strong technical background in manufacturing and operations combined with your in-depth business skills in sales, marketing, costing, budgeting, logistics, human resources and health and safety, will enable you to begin to understand this complex business with multiple revenue streams and logistical components.
The Barrie plant is one of six divisions across Canada. With 300 employees, it is by far the largest and most capital intense of GEEP's facilities with a range of processing equipment unique to this site. The processing involves Reuse to refurbish devices or take them apart for spare parts. Cell phones, computers or TVs are usually checked and refurbished or disassembled for parts. Recycling consists of plastic or metal casings, circuit boards, batteries and wiring. Many devices contain precious metals like platinum, gold, silver, copper, tin, aluminum, but also rare earth metals. The various processes include: Sorting using manual disassembly. Batteries, toners and cartridges are removed, parts of TVs and monitors disassembled to remove toxic lead and mercury; Shredding where the devices are shredded to pieces; Sorting where the shredded pieces are processed further using a number of methods including manual sorting, removing metals with a magnet, filtering materials based on density using vibrating conveyor belts or centrifuges and identifying materials with infra-red light; and Contaminate Removal.
Location: Barrie, Ontario
Direct the overall operation of the facility ensuring attainment of all production goals within budget, time and quality standards
Drive continuous improvement in facility
Develop a strong customer base and drive sales growth Develop and lead a well-trained and motivated staff
Ensure compliance Occupational Health & Safety legislation and regulations
Participate as an active member of the senior management team
Strong operations experience in a manufacturing environment
A proven track record of understanding and growing businesses
A solid financial understanding with experience for bottom line P&L
An entrepreneurial mindset
Demonstrated experience in finance, sales and operations
Proven ability in building and managing successful teams
Successful track record of achieving budgeted results while improving operations
A desire to be part of a growing organization in a new industry
To sum up, we are looking for an entrepreneurial-minded General Manager with a passion to shape and build organizations. This is a great opportunity in an emerging industry. If you function best by being responsible for your own destiny, if you are confident in your ability to expand the customer base and gain operational efficiencies in a complex business and if you want to be part of an innovative industry leader that is helping to green our planet, this job is for you!