Website Co. Innovation Centre

Business Operations Manager
Co. Innovation Centre
St. John’s, NL
Reference #NH-18199

Are you ready to lead in a world-class innovation hub that’s shaping the future of technology?
Do you enjoy being at the heart of operations, ensuring everything runs seamlessly and efficiently?

Imagine a place where your leadership drives groundbreaking advancements, where you collaborate with top industry minds, and where your innovative spirit helps transform ideas into reality. If you are passionate about optimizing operations and thrive in a dynamic environment, then the Co. Innovation Centre is the perfect place for you. At the COIC, they don’t just keep up with the future – they create it!

The Co. Innovation Centre is a collaborative space in Newfoundland and Labrador designed to address the technology development needs of established and growing companies. Through unique programming, access to specialized technology assets, and proximity to other innovators, the Centre offers numerous opportunities for collaboration and visibility. Supported by techNL, in partnership with Energy NL, Canada’s Ocean Supercluster (OSC), and Energy Research & Innovation Newfoundland & Labrador (ERINL), its mission is to build a globally focused, Newfoundland-driven, world-leading Innovation Centre that enhances and diversifies the province’s innovation capacity.

Meridia Recruitment is proud to partner with the COIC in their search for a Business Operations Manager who will be the wizard behind the curtain, ensuring everything runs seamlessly in an ever-evolving environment. Reporting to the President, this key role will tackle important challenges and help to drive COIC’s vision forward. The position is divided into two fronts: managing the cutting-edge facility of their newly renovated 54,143 square foot building and steering organizational operations to new heights.

What You’ll Do:

Building Management
• Facility Maintenance: Maintain the innovative space in pristine condition by coordinating repairs, planning improvements, and ensuring the environment sparks creativity and productivity.
• Safety & Security: Implement top-notch security protocols, manage access control systems, and develop emergency response plans to ensure everyone’s safety.
• Tech & IT: Oversee the tech infrastructure by working with the managed network service provider to ensure seamless internet and IT services, regularly auditing and enhancing systems.
• Sustainability: Champion green practices by implementing energy-efficient solutions and recycling programs to make operations eco-friendly.

Organizational Management
• Operational Excellence: Develop and enforce policies that streamline operations and ensure compliance with the latest regulations and industry standards.
• Performance Tracking: Align operational goals with strategic vision, track performance metrics, identify areas for improvement, and drive initiatives for long-term success.
• Financial Management: Oversee the operational budget, manage expenses, and implement cost-saving measures without compromising quality.

Who You Are:
• Educational Background: You have a degree in business administration, operations management, hospitality management, or a related field, or equivalent experiences from your adventurous endeavors.
• Facility Management Pro: You’ve successfully navigated the challenges of facility management, demonstrating your expertise and resilience.
• Experienced and Thriving: You bring experience in similar roles, thriving in fast-paced environments.
• Partnership Builder: You excel at building strong partnerships with service providers and managing contracts with precision.
• Tech-Savvy: Proficient in Microsoft Office tools like SharePoint, Teams, and others.
• Operational Guru: You drive operational improvements, uncover efficiencies, and lead successful initiatives.
• Collaborative Partner: You seamlessly work with diverse teams and understand the nuances of operational processes.
• Agile and Innovative: Always ready to embrace new challenges and chart new paths forward.
• Resilient: Maintaining composure and effectiveness in dynamic, fast-changing environments.
• Problem-Solver: Ready to tackle complex issues head-on.
• EDI Ally: Experience in and commitment to increasing equity, diversity and inclusion in groups such as Indigenous people, women and 2SLGBTQIA+, visible minorities and racialized people and/or people living in rural areas is an asset.

Why You’ll Love It There:
• Innovative Atmosphere: Be at the epicenter of innovation, collaborating with industry leaders and forward-thinking startups.
• Dynamic Workspace: Enjoy a vibrant, modern workspace with free parking and all the amenities needed to thrive.
• Impactful Role: Drive initiatives that shape the future of technology and business in a supportive and dynamic environment.

If you are looking for an opportunity to make an impact and work alongside a growing team of movers and shakers changing the future of technology and innovation in NL, this is the role for you!

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that equity-deserving individuals are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. The Co. Innovation Centre is dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace. So, if you are excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with every requirement, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may just be the right candidate for this or other roles.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, preference will be given to applicants who are legally entitled to work in Canada. The Co. Innovation Centre is committed to employment equity and diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, 2SLGBTQIA+; Indigenous peoples; visible minorities and racialized people; and people with disabilities. Applicants may request accommodation for the application or interview process.

To express interest in this opportunity, apply here To learn more, contact Krista Power at or Caroline Aciely at If you require accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please let us know.

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