Chief Operating Officer, Food Banks Mississauga

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Mississauga
  • 200 - 250
  • Salary: 200 - 250

Four Corners Group, Inc.

Food Banks Mississauga is the largest organization focused on relieving food insecurity in Mississauga, Ontario. The organization serves the City of Mississauga, with a population of 718,000 people, making Mississauga the seventh largest city in Canada, and the third largest city in Ontario. Mississauga’s population has been growing rapidly and with that, food insecurity has also seen an unprecedented rise. Food Banks Mississauga has grown into the leader of a robust network of 65+ agency members, including neighbourhood food banks, pantries, cupboards, and meal & snack programs, working together to realize a food-secure Mississauga. The organization operates a distribution centre (“hub and spoke”) model and provides leadership support to diverse agency members located across Mississauga.

Food Banks Mississauga has grown over 400% in the last 3 years due to the increase in demand brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic the cost-of-living crisis, and the continued lack of governmental action to meaningfully address poverty. The organization anticipates a rise from 19,000 food bank users in 2019 to supporting 58,000 neighbors by the end of 2024, with an expected increase to 90,000 by 2027. To meet the organization’s needs to support this future demand, Food Banks Mississauga is looking for a key leader to join its team and support and champion growth into the future.

Food Banks Mississauga seeks a strategic and experienced leader to join as Chief Operating Officer (COO). In this newly created position, the Chief Operating Officer will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer and will be the second-in-command at Food Banks Mississauga. The COO will be responsible and focused on internal operational excellence, accountable for leading a diverse portfolio including the overall operational management, oversight of an annual budget of $8 million, human resources, IT, and other administrative responsibilities. The position leads a highly engaged team of 19 and is supported by 4 direct reports, including the partnership with an externally contracted finance firm.



The COO will be proficient in adapting to multiple competing priorities and have a relevant background and experience to advance the organization through transformation to meet the growing needs of the organization and community.

Position Requirements:

  • Post secondary degree in Business Administration, Operations Management, or related field.
  • 10+ years of senior leadership experience overseeing multiple areas of a business or organization, including strong knowledge of supply chain best practices and financial management. Experience working at a non-profit or mission-driven for-profit with at least a similar scale and complexity is preferred.
  • An experienced operations leader, with strong expertise in all aspects of operations including warehousing, logistics, transportation, and related systems and technology. Additional experience in the areas of finance & accounting, human resources, IT, and/or risk management is preferred.
  • Proven experience in process improvement, operations management, and developing, implementing, and managing SOPs within an organization.
  • The ideal candidate is an exceptional communicator with the ability to interact and communicate effectively internally with cross-functional teams and possess the ability to present complex information in a clear and concise manner to diverse audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide strategic advice and expertise working with senior leaders, and the Board of Directors and committees.
  • Strong computer skills using Microsoft Office and/or Google Workspace applications and ability to understand and adapt to Food Bank Mississauga’s processes and systems.
  • Ability to work flexible hours outside of normal working hours as occasionally required.
  • Passion for mission-driven work and personal values aligned with those of Food Banks Mississauga. Concern for and commitment to continue learning about issues of poverty reduction, food security, and social justice.

Food Banks Mississauga offers a flexible hybrid work model requiring a minimum of 3 days per week in office.

Food Banks Mississauga is located at 4544 Eastgate Parkway, Mississauga ON, L4W 3W6.


The hiring salary range for this position is $150,000 – $170,000 based on experience.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity or to submit your candidacy in confidence, please contact:

Gallagher Executive Search & Leadership Advisors


Karen Hsiung, VP, Senior Client Partner | Karen_Hsiung@ajg.com



Erin Plasky, VP, Senior Client Partner | Erin_Plasky@ajg.com

As part of its commitment to racial justice and reconciliation, Food Banks Mississauga encourages applications from those who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, and other under-represented communities. We welcome applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates participating in all aspects of the selection process


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