Careers at TPG

An Exceptional Opportunity for Growth
An Impactful Career in Management Consulting

The Poirier Group (TPG) offers an environment in which passionate, talented, results-driven professionals can flourish.

As a boutique consulting firm operating through-out North America, TPG creates and executes operational strategies, business transformations and process improvements for a variety of industries and businesses. TPG is a ‘values based’ organization that brings balance to all engagements through human alignment – effectively creating dramatic change. We are proud of our track record of 13+ years exceeding client expectations!

Unlike most corporate jobs where you can expect a predictable work life, a career in management consulting is exciting, challenging, and an extraordinary opportunity to learn and grow. At The Poirier Group, you will work with exceptional people and become an integral part of our team.

Although we want you to leverage your strengths, we will also encourage you to maximize your potential through continuous learning opportunities. Our team regularly shares practical insights, in addition to providing you with open, honest, and direct feedback.

Whether you are an intern, new graduate, or experienced operations executive, we believe that The Poirier Group will provide you with the best opportunities to push your career to the next level!

Who We Look For

While academic credentials and a lengthy resume can be important, a hardworking attitude and drive for success will set you above the rest! We actively seek out individuals who have a proven ability to thrive under pressure and produce results, while also being a supportive team member.

You will find that all our employees are very hard working. This may not always mean working long hours, but it does mean delivering the high-quality results we commit to, on time.

However, we carry the same drive after hours to build team relationships and seek out new hobbies. We know that fostering a true team-oriented environment plays a crucial role in delivering the best possible work on every project, every time.

We look for people who demonstrate integrity, a passion for continuous learning, excellence, and serving the greater good in all aspects of our business. These values, and our commitment to uphold them, are in large part what differentiates us from other top-tier consulting firms!

We appreciate the value of varied expertise, and often look beyond degrees for the following additional designations: LSSBB, PMP, CA/CPA/CMA, SCMP and IT competencies.

As our work is predominantly throughout North America, a Canadian or US passport is mandatory for obtaining required work Visas.

Some Practical Considerations

Expect Frequent Travel

Working hands-on with our clients means travelling to their head office, factory or distribution centre. This could mean being out of town or out of the country for weeks at a time.

Adaptability and Confidence

This is not just an office job. You may be getting your hands dirty on the shop floor alongside our clients or meeting with executives in a boardroom making presentations on your progress.

Pressure to deliver results

Sometimes things don’t go as planned and our client may change course or make new demands to which you must quickly adjust. We expect you to exhibit an extraordinary level of professionalism and a determination to meet deadlines. This may mean working long hours or travelling over weekends to deliver the high-quality results our reputation is built upon.

Each day may not be like the last, so you need to be prepared for almost anything, and be resilient when faced with changing priorities!

At TPG, we expect you to deliver your best work, and we’ll work with you to achieve each success!

Current Opportunities
Industrial Engineer/Consultant

The Consultant experience at The Poirier Group (TPG) is varied, challenging, and exciting! As such, this role demands a passion for delivering high quality service and client satisfaction. We welcome you to bring your ‘A’ game!

Individuals with clear communication skills and high energy, who take deep personal accountability for their work, have a passion for excellence and learning, are driven to achieve their full potential and understand the value of building relationships with clients, future clients, and other team members will find this role to be a perfect fit.

Utilizing your past 36+ months of work experience in Retail, Supply Chain or Manufacturing environments, you’ll drive continuous improvement and process excellence as part of a team or when working independently on individual or at times, multiple engagements. Each client engagement will be different, but all must deliver a high degree of impact to organizational strategies and employee engagement/ performance.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Relationship Management/Leadership

  • Build, manage and maintain client relationships with key stakeholders, management, and staff across all lines of business.
  • Communicate regular updates and consult with executive and mid-level management on assigned project/program performance objectives

Project Management

  • Assess and develop project plans, manage against scope, timelines, resources and budget allocation to ensure a return on investment is achieved successfully while exceeding client expectations
  • Mitigate/minimize risks by assessing, anticipating, planning, escalating or taking action where necessary
  • Identify skill and/or performance gaps, create action plans and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Complete timely project closure and benefit analysis with project sponsor and process owners.
  • Work closely with the TPG team to identify further client opportunities and recommendations
  • Identify opportunities beyond current project scope that will benefit the client in the short term.

Analysis & Research

  • Design and/or conduct various analyses (ie. stakeholder, survey) specific to client needs.
  • Keep abreast of industry trends within your current profession and industry expertise
  • Provide research and support for initiation of RFP’s and other bid opportunities

Facilitation

  • Facilitate interviews with various levels of an organization to identify pain points, create gap analyses, RACIs, process maps, labour/work analyses and other process improvement techniques (i.e. Lean, Six Sigma, PDCA, TRIZ, etc.).
  • Facilitate meetings and workshops with client stakeholders and teams as required
  • Monitor, direct and positively encourage the progress and contribution of all participants.

Professional Development:

  • Keep current with professional certifications, continuing to be recognized as an expert in continuous and process improvement as well as a ‘subject matter’ resource in your areas of expertise
  • Identify new skill sets that will support the business and maintain a personal commitment to continuous learning
  • Regularly share information on leading edge solutions, methodologies, tools, trends and innovations with the tea

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • University Degree in Industrial Engineering or Business and Lean Six Sigma Green or Black Belt Certification
  • 36+ months of relevant work experience in a retail, manufacturing, or supply chain environmentwith mid-large size employer(s)
  • Solid experience in process improvement techniques (data analysis, process mapping, and object-oriented analysis and modelling techniques, project sizing and costing, and current state analysis/needs assessment, statistical process control charting, significance testing).
  • Familiar with business assessment tools (e.g., feasibility studies, business cases, cost/benefit, benchmarking, etc.)
  • Advanced knowledge/experience with Microsoft Professional Suite (Word, Excel, & PowerPoint), Microsoft Project and Access
  • Experience on the shop floor with crew load charts, time studies, man power efficiency studies, is an asset.
  • Ability to recognize and positively influence inter-relationships between functions, departments and lines of business and capable in effectively managing work ‘upward’
  • A professional, positive, energetic, personable, and polished image is a must
  • Clear and professional communication skills(sound knowledge and application of the English language)
  • Valid Driver’s license, clear criminal record and ability to work through-out North America if required
  • A valid Canadian or US passport is essential

Compensation/Benefits:

At TPG we actively support an environment where team players willingly contribute to a disciplined, yet passionate and fun environment that is engaging, supportive and energizing – allowing you to bring out your best!

In addition, we offer:

  • A Competitive Industry Salary and Incentive Bonus plan commensurate with experience
  • Comprehensive Health Benefits
  • A business casual head office work environment with access to an on-site gym and sauna

Please apply to:  info@thepoiriergroup.com

Qualified candidates will be contacted within 2 weeks of application. 

TPG values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. TPG is committed to providing a reasonable barrier-free pathway throughout our recruitment selection process. If you require accommodation because of a disability at any stage of our hiring process, please let us know.

Industrial Engineer Intern

TPG actively participates in the development of interns by offering opportunities to deliver on customer experience while also learning through regular feedback and mentoring sessions.  All TPG interns complete their terms having gained essential practical work experience, while having built great and lasting relationships/resources they can draw from and a valuable understanding of what ‘work hard/play hard’ truly means.

As an intern, you will support process improvement projects through methodologies such as Lean Six Sigma.  Other projects could include: driving efficiencies in complex Supply Chains; revamping IT strategies; and/or contributing to the creation of Strategic Plans for multi-site and/or multi-departmental client projects.  Additionally, you can contribute to a growing management consulting business through internal process improvement projects, pipeline and sales development, marketing, and/or any other business skill sets you wish to apply, improve upon, or develop, as required.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Recent graduates with work experience, who have acquired a degree in Industrial Engineering or Business
  • Fundamental understanding of basic quality methods, statistical problem-solving techniques, Six Sigma, and Lean analytical tools
  • Minimum 3.3 grade point average
  • A Canadian or US citizen with a valid passport from either country, and ability to travel for work as required
  • A self-motivated work ethic complimented by integrity, accountability, and a desire to contribute in a team environment
  • A thirst for knowledge, challenge and willingness to learn from, adapt, and provide exemplary support to an energetic and talented team
  • Experience handling multiple tasks and large workloads while meeting deadlines and delivering quality results
  • Evidenced strength in data analysis through MS Excel and/or MS Access
  • Additional knowledge or ability to quickly learn various software platforms, is an asset
  • Strong communication (written/oral) / presentation skills
  • A professional and polished image that complements an engaging and upbeat personality

We offer an exciting opportunity for an intern to challenge their abilities and to learn through real work/project experience.  We look for candidates who have high integrity, enjoy a spirited and supportive environment and are eager to make a meaningful contribution to a continuously growing team.  In return, you’ll gain a valuable work experience you will never forget!

If interested, we would like to hear from you.  Please send your resume and transcript in confidence today to: info@thepoiriergroup.com and indicate “Internship” in the subject line.

TPG values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. TPG is committed to providing a barrier-free pathway throughout our recruitment selection process. If you require accommodation because of a disability at any stage of our hiring process, please let us know.

Interns at TPG

Another Great Idea That Benefits Our Team

At TPG, we support educational experiences by creating opportunities for professional education year (PEY) and summer internships, allowing our future best and brightest stars to begin their journey with real world experience.

If you have exemplary educational performance, relevant practical experience, an innate drive and desire to make an impact at TPG, and personality to boot, then we’d love to hear from you!