Vice-President, Finance in Montreal at Sollio Agriculture

Date Posted: 10/31/2019

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About Sollio Agriculture

 Sollio Agriculture, the Agri-business Division of La Coop fédérée, is a Canadian leader in the agriculture industry. It specializes in the merchandising of farm inputs and value-added agronomic services. It benefits from a synergy between three sectors: livestock production, crop production and grains. Present in almost every part of Canada, it has close to 1,100 employees and made $2.125 billion in sales in 2018 in Canada and abroad. For more information about Sollio Agriculture, visit


Our sector is seeking a:


Vice-President, Finance - 




Work location: 9001 de l’Acadie Blvd. Suite 200, Montreal, Quebec H4N 3H7

Status: Permanent, Full Time, Replacement

As a key member of the Sollio Agriculture Executive Team, reporting to La Coop fédérée’s Chief Financial Officer, the Vice-President, Finance, will assume a strategic advisory role for the Chief Executive Officer and the members of the Sollio Agriculture Executive Committee.

You will assume an important leadership role in the development and execution of the organization’s strategy and the achievement of strong performance targets. You will be an operational efficiency ambassador for our business sectors and lead a major project aiming to optimize our financial processes. You will be a business partner connected to the business needs and the reality of the agricultural world.

Your team is responsible for budget and financial performance monitoring, accounting, financial results analysis, management and financial business intelligence reporting, and measuring and monitoring your sector’s performance. You will efficiently plan, direct and control the organization’s financial activities.


  • Implement deployment strategies for financial processes and tools for the organization;
  • Capture synergies, define, deploy and control the organization’s set of financial administrative processes, including an efficient financial closure process;
  • Put forward an internal offer of service for your sector, centred on the needs of the business sector and the achievement of business goals (strategic offer and transactional services);
  • Collaborate with the business sectors’ general managers to determine ambitious and realistic financial targets for their sector and review the financial reporting system;
  • Define, monitor and analyze financial performance indicators;
  • Accompany the executive team in the management of Sollio Agriculture’s balance sheet;
  • Provide analysis, expertise, and recommendations on organizational performance;
  • Prepare budgets and financial forecasts as well as the resulting action plans;
  • Oversee potential investment projects and issue the best investment recommendations (acquisitions, divestitures, organizational restructurings, etc.);
  • Ensure the production of the financial analysis and forecasts required in the framework of requests for financing;
  • Collaborate with business sectors and centres of expertise in transformation projects;
  • Maintain a close relationship with La Coop fédérée’s financial governance to ensure compliance with corporate practices and policies;
  • Participate in La Coop fédérée’s Board of Directors and the Chief Financial Officer’s Executive Committee.

This position requires occasional travel to Québec, Canada and potentially abroad.



  • You have 15 years of relevant experience and hold, at least, a CPA designation;
  • You are a committed manager and can mobilize your team to meet high standards of operational efficiency and performance while maintaining a positive and engaging work environment;
  • You are a skilled communicator and know how to rally your team members behind the vision of your sector and the organization;
  • You know how to navigate a complex organization where the business model includes different types of partnerships (subsidiaries, joint ventures, etc.);
  • You know how to move efficiently from strategy to execution and have a developed practical sense;
  • You are skilled at exercising a strategic advisory role for your employees and adding value to the organization;
  • You have work experience outside of Québec and have worked in a pan-Canadian context and/or internationally;
  • You are comfortable and efficient with technology. Your knowledge of software and ERP processes is an important asset;
  • You have experience in the agri-food and/or retail sector and have good knowledge of the commodities market: this is also an asset;
  • You are bilingual, spoken and written (English and French).

What we offer:

  • The opportunity to be a strategic contributor to one of the most important agri-food players in the country;
  • The opportunity to join a successful, ambitious and caring team;
  • A competitive compensation package, including a short-term and long-term bonus program;
  • A comprehensive benefits package for you and your family, including a health care account;
  • A stimulating, newly renovated work environment.


If you want to join the ranks of an organization with a bright future that provides interesting challenges, a stimulating work environment as well as a competitive compensation package, we invite you to join our team.

Send your application to, by the 29/11/2019 at the latest.

We thank all candidates for their interest in this position; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Sollio Agriculture is an equal opportunity employer.

Thank you for your consideration.