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ZTR President

by ZTR Control Systems

Position Type: Full-time
Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Mar 21, 2022
ZTR Control Systems

Job Description

ZTR President

About the Job

Located in London, Ontario, ZTR is looking for a talented candidate to fill an exciting executive-level opportunity as ZTR President.  As President, you’re a passionate leader with proven success in leading, inspiring, coaching and building teams to excel. You have the ability to develop and execute business strategies, will be instrumental in the provision of global marketing direction, and can easily adapt in an ever-changing environment to significantly increase revenue.


About us

ZTR is a pioneer in locomotive modernization. Innovation is in our DNA. At the core, that means our capabilities are deeply rooted in engineering ingenuity which helps us anticipate, design and deliver products and solutions to meet the unique needs of our valued customers.


ZTR designs sophisticated solutions focused on improving the performance, reliability, and emissions of aging locomotives. We’ve been exceeding railway industry expectations for more than 30 years with our progressive technology, using expertly engineered micro-processor control systems. Our key products and services reduce emissions, increase tractive effort, and improve battery and starting reliability.


We enhance our product value with key information that’s wirelessly transmitted to our back office where we create performance reports for our customers. In addition, our systems integrate within the communication architecture of the locomotive, making it possible for data aggregation and information transfer between multiple on-board processors.


Our Telematics Solutions enable remote Railcar and Maintenance of Way (MoW) construction equipment monitoring so customers can manage mobile assets. ZTR offers Railroads, MoW Contractors, Lessors and OEMs unparalleled visibility across the entire railway network to increase availability, enhance reliability and improve maintainability. Our customer base includes short line railroads, as well as all billion-dollar Class 1 railways located on six continents across the globe.


Working at ZTR

ZTR has been honoured with a Canada's Best Managed designation for seven consecutive years. The program recognizes companies in Canada demonstrating strategy, capability and commitment to achieve sustainable growth. The principles of collaboration, empathy and creative ingenuity flourish within our company. ZTR is boldly increasing industry recognition with a strategic focus on solidifying global expansion efforts.  Many customers are looking to ZTR to provide solutions that enhance and support their own Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) strategies.


Enter a workplace where you can put your skills and talents to work, making a difference, both as an individual and as a high-performance leader. ZTR hires only the most talented and brightest employees to join an innovative environment where new ideas are encouraged and extraordinary performance is rewarded.


Job Details

All departments in ZTR report to the President.  This position provides strategic leadership for the development and growth, while ensuring teams are aligned with the company’s mission and objectives. 


This individual will provide leadership and focus on defining and launching new products and services, global product marketing, business development, technology, and sales.


Position Responsibilities


  • Drive results of the business unit with regards to financial, marketing, sales, operations, customer service and new product development
  • Ensure cost and time effective delivery of services and solutions
  • Mentor and coach key personnel
  • Inspire highly technical and innovative employees
  • Liaison with clients, business partners and industry associations to further the growth of ZTR and propel the industry
  • Analyze budgets and financial reports regularly
  • Display visible, creative and inspirational leadership
  • Demonstrate emotional intelligence to lead the company by example and with confidence
  • Develop, enforce and re-evaluate company policies and procedures



  • Provide vision and lead strategy to meet business needs, while identifying new opportunities for further growth
  • Develop and implement an effective organizational structure to drive effective execution of initiative execution
  • Significantly grow SaaS and services opportunities
  • Create and maintain key strategic alliances and partnerships


 Business Development

  • Drive Product Marketing to research and obtain voice-of-customer to reveal new innovative product and services opportunities
  • Look for opportunities for investment/investors, partnerships, alliances and mergers.
  • Create and maintain relationships with industry leaders
  • Conduct C-level customer meetings
  • Promote global expansion
  • Participate in industry trade shows and various marketing endeavours, and campaigns
  • Report to the board of directors and preside at board meetings.


 Education and Experience Required

  • 10+ years of experience in a senior management position, preferably as President, CEO, Chief Commercial Officer, or Director of Business Development with P&L responsibility
  • A Master’s Degree in a business administration program or similar field would be an asset
  • SaaS and services experience would be an asset
  • Proven strategic planning and execution experience, with proven ability to set vision and strategy for operations
  • Proven leadership skills – passionate, positive attitude, persuasive, innovative, encouraging and motivating
  • Data-driven with strong analytical and quantitative skills as well as attention to detail
  • Excellent written, interpersonal and presentation skills


What makes us different?

Proven. Trusted. Enduring. That's ZTR. We're committed to delivering an exceptional customer experience by consistently applying the principles of trust, partnership, expertise, and proven technology – knowing that our employees are the key to our success.


At ZTR, we’ve created a distinctive culture. We have many dynamic and diverse departments that contribute to the company as a whole. We create strategies and work to accomplish our goals as a team. Through the application of the ZTR Golden Rules, we follow an elevated code of conduct for interactions with each other and our customers, knowing that by engaging in positive collaboration, we win together. We reward hard work. We know family is important and so we encourage a healthy work/life balance. Employees enjoy a complete benefits package including vacation time, life insurance, medical, dental, long term disability, a group retirement savings plan, and educational opportunities. 


ZTR Control Systems provides accommodations for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodation, please contact Human Resources. We will address information received regarding the accommodation needs of applicants in confidence.

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