Area General Manager

Area General Manager
Employment type: Full-time
City: Montréal
Last visit: 2014-10-10
Author's ads: 1

Posted: 2014-10-10


About Us

As Canada's largest student transportation company, we're committed to the safety of our passengers, employees and the buses we put on the road. First Student Canada has local transportation locations operating throughout Canada providing transportation solutions for school districts and private customers alike.

First Student Canda Facts

Over 10,000 vehicles

Over 10,000 employees

Operate in 9 Provinces and 1 Territory

Over 100 locations nationwide

Largest school bus provider in Canada

Perfect for Part-Time Job Seekers

Ideal for retirees, stay-at-home parents and the self-employed. Retirees will enjoy ample free time to pursue other interests. Self-employed people can supplement their income with a sure thing. You could play an important role in a child's education.

Top Ten Reasons to Become a First Student Canada Bus Driver

Professional experience not required

Absolutely free, friendly professional training

Over 100 locations coast to coast

Enhanced value-added employee discount program

Being part of a world class organization

Opportunities for extra work and advancement

Great selection of routes and vehicle sizes

A chance to give something back to the community

Make a difference in the life of a child

Job Posting

Area General Manager

School Bus Operations for Saskatchewan


First Student, North America’s largest and leading provider of student transportation services, offers an exceptional opportunity for an Area General Manager for the School Bus Operations in Saskatchewan.


PURPOSE: Oversee the daily operation of multiple school bus facilities, ensuring appropriate attention to customer service, employee relations and cost control. Safety, training, employee & customer care are key to the business.



Mentor/coach Branch (Location) Managers and Operations (Assistant Location Managers) to improve business/personal skills and thereby enhance their effectiveness in developing their individual businesses

Act as the central customer relations representative, in conjunction with branch management for their area of responsibility

Act as lead negotiator for both customer and employee contracts

Act as local business development/marketing agent in order to maintain current customer contracts as well as developing contracts to develop relationships that would provide growth opportunities

Analyze branch financial statements with managers, reviewing variances and implementing action plans

Monitor revenue contract compliance, negotiate revenue contracts, bid tenders

Manages relationships internally with senior management and employees, employee associations and unions, externally with customers, suppliers, contractors, industry associations, the community, politicians, bureaucrats, regulatory agencies and the media

Monitor compliance with maintenance programs & ensure they are completed in a cost efficient, timely manner

Recommends and justifies capital expenditures for branches and shops

Co-ordinates allocation of vehicles between branches meeting business activity, contractual obligation & effective management of assets

Maintain an ongoing knowledge of industry practices and trends.  Ministry of Education, Ministry of Transportation and Transport Canada statutory requirements, environmental requirements, Labour Codes, Employment Standards and Human Rights Act, Health & Safety and Workers Compensation as they relate to the branch operations.

Monitor safety standards of branches within area of responsibility

Coach and develop management trainees for succession planning purposes

Formulate a strategic plan for the area with an emphasis on growth, and the development of people

Establish strong collaborative working/interpersonal relationship with operating personnel, ensuring direction and compliance with initiatives, business plans, and company policy

Maintain a high profile with key customers, government bodies and stakeholders within the service area


EDUCATION:   Post-secondary education with emphasis on Business related studies



Demonstrated strong interpersonal and communication skills, ability to provide initiative and leadership

Five to ten years’ progressive management experience, preferably in the school bus or other transportation industries



Office environment with frequent travel to branches, customer offices and stakeholders within area of responsibility


Interested candidates should submit their resumes to:


Janice Redmond, EA to Stan Weber, Western Canada Region Vice President

4836 6th Street North East, Calgary, Alberta, T2E 3Z9

Fax: 403-230-0860




Career Level: Experienced

Years of Relevant Experience: Any

Industry: Transportation and Couriers

Job Function: Operations