General Manager - Farber Financial Group

Company Information

Farber Financial Group (Farber) is a financial and business advisory services firm that offers practical solutions to complex financial problems. We have a reputation for responsiveness and results. We are a client-centric organization.

For almost 40 years, the firm has distinguished itself as a leader in its profession and we now employ more than 185 people in more than 50 offices in Ontario and BC.

We have two primary Divisions – Consumer (Personal) and Corporate, along with a number of other related businesses.

The Consumer Division works with families and individuals (B2C) in financial crises. For more information, please visit: www.afarber.com. The Corporate Division is the B2B division of the Firm focused on helping companies grow, improve or wind-down. For more information, please visit: www.farberfinancial.com.

Farber is undergoing growth and planning for the future. Our strong and unique corporate culture has played an important role in the success of the firm. It is built upon honesty and integrity, mutual respect, hard work, and a sincere interest in the well-being of each client, staff member and his/her family. Our consumer practice has been instrumental in improving the lives of countless Canadian families with severe debt problems, a history we are proud of and embodies the values of our organization and culture.

Position Summary

We are currently hiring a General Manager, reporting to the Managing Partner. The position is responsible for the overall performance of Farber's Consumer Practice (CP). This practice area currently employs approximately 100+ people and spans 50 offices in Ontario and the greater Vancouver area. This role is a growth opportunity within the firm with broad and critical responsibilities cross-functionally. Within the scope of general management, expertise in leadership, strategic planning, marketing and human resources will be critical to the ongoing success of the CP.

As a key leader of the business, take ownership of the annual and 5 year strategic plans and the annual operating plans in order to achieve the corporate plan. Identify opportunities, proactively direct the firm based on market conditions and changes, collaborate and build consensus and generally continue to grow the practice. Manage various teams nationally,
including Regional Managers, Human Resources, Marketing (traditional, digital and customer service) Operations, and Business Development. Lead and mentor these high performing teams, continuously identifying growth and development opportunities; ensuring optimum productivity. Perpetuate the Farber culture of respect and professionalism both internally and externally, building on the importance of community involvement and professional/business association interactions.

Manage Farber’s industry leading marketing function, developing the annual marketing plan for both traditional and digital marketing media, together with the CMO and the marketing teams. Provide leadership on the development of the Farber brand. Bring the mindset of continuous research of market and consumer needs, and pro-actively refine products and
services as required. As the GM, influence and drive future initiatives and operational change.

Education and Skill Requirements

In order to be considered for this role, you will possess the following:

  • Undergraduate in Business Administration, Accounting or Marketing, ideally with relevant post-graduate education
  • Licensed Insolvency Trustee preferred
  • A progressive and successful career, with a minimum of 10 years in general business management, strategic planning and financial oversight delivering on corporate objectives
  • Experience in business development, cross-functional leadership and leading large teams through high-performing executives and senior managers
  • Professional services industry experience is strongly preferred
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, emphasizing collaboration, and leading-by-example
  • The highest ethical and moral standards and willingness to go the extra mile that represent the Farber culture
  • An awareness of the other Farber business units and a commitment to continuously cross-sell

Work closely in a mentorship relationship with Farber’s Partners, developing your capabilities and skills in this long term growth opportunity. Please apply in confidence for consideration.

Application Instructions

To apply directly for this position, please email your resume directly to Human Resources at careers@farberfinancial.com or fax to 416-496-9651.

Please be sure to:

• Copy or type your resume into the body of the email message; or 
• Attach your resume via a file attachment in Word, PDF, HTML, or plain text.

We thank all candidates for submitting their resume, however, only those elected for an interview will
be contacted.

We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA). Farber Financial and its entities will provide accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require an accommodation, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.