Executive Director

About CargoM

As part of Greater Montreal's economic development strategy, CargoM was launched in 2012 to support the industrial clusters established in recent years.

CargoM brings together all the companies and stakeholders in the logistics and transport sector to coordinate its development. More specifically, CargoM's mission is to undertake important projects, publicize Montreal's position as a hub for freight transportation, ensure the sharing of leading-edge practices and technologies, and promote the attraction and retention of workers in the industry's various sectors.

The Cluster is made up of industrial, institutional, associative, and governmental members. The Cluster’s governance is made up of the Members' Assembly, the Board of Directors, and the Executive Committee. Industry members represent the following sectors: air transport, rail transport, maritime transport and terminals, exporters importers, committees and associations, road transport, and logistics intermediaries, administrations and shared infrastructure, and educational and research institutions.


Culture, Mission & Values


To bring together the Greater Montreal freight transport and logistics stakeholders whose activities promote Montreal as an industry hub around common goals and concerted actions to increase its cohesion, competitiveness, growth, and reach.


To establish Greater Montreal as a recognized intermodal hub, sought after for its operational and environmental performance as well as its contribution to the competitiveness of its business partners and the economic development of Greater Montreal and Quebec.


Brief Description

The Executive Director is responsible for leading and ensuring the sustainability of the Logistics and Transportation Metropolitan Cluster of Montreal under the direction of the Board of Directors. CargoM's permanent staff consists of an Executive Director, two (2) project managers, and one (1) executive assistant.


Main Tasks & Responsibilities

Main Responsibilities

  • Develop the Cluster's strategic plan and recommend it to the Board of Directors
  • Facilitate consultation among the key players in this sector, through committees and project implementation teams
  • Establish partnerships with key players in economic development, both at government level and in the private enterprise and research sectors
  • Raise the profile of the Cluster to emphasize Montreal’s intermodality and the economic benefits it offers


  • Manage the rules of governance approved by the Board of Directors
  • Develop, update, and implement the three-year strategic plan


  • Ensure the smooth running of The Cluster's permanent staff, recruit employees as needed, and develop their skills
  • Manage finances (budgets, financial statements)
  • Ensure the smooth running of the projects set out in the business plan


  • Ensure the smooth operation of communication tools (websites, newsletter, Intermodal, etc.)
  • Communicate with public bodies inside and outside the Cluster
  • Represent the Cluster in dealings with government authorities


  • Monitor funding rules for different categories of members
  • Contribute to the recruitment of new members
  • Structure fund-raising activities and contribute to their success
  • Secure funding for the Cluster through subsidies, membership fees, and sponsorships
  • Prepare periodic activity reports for the Cluster's financial partners


Required Qualifications


  • University degree in a relevant discipline

Professional Experience

  • Three (3) to five (5) years of relevant experience in an executive director role
  • Having prior experience working with a Board of Directors is considered an asset


  • Knowledge of how an NPO operates
  • French and English, spoken and written

Specific Skills

  • Proven verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to represent and negotiate with various bodies
  • Political acumen
  • Leadership and ability to mobilize teams
  • A high degree of professional autonomy
  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • Sense of ethics
  • Thoroughness
  • Highly organized and able to manage priorities
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Results-oriented


Among the Challenges of the Role

  • Play a daily role in bringing together volunteers involved in CargoM
  • Be involved in both the implementation of strategic orientations and the day-to-day management of CargoM
  • Ensure the Cluster's funding and sound financial management


Why Join CargoM

  • Participate in the economic development of the metropolitan community
  • Take part in innovative research and development
  • Hybrid mode
  • Group insurance
  • RRSP
  • Expense account


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