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Service Manager, Operations

Burlington, ON, Canada Req #4683
July 8, 2024

Find Your Limitless with Reliance 

By joining Reliance as a Service Manager, Operations, you’ll become an important team member and will be provided with the tools you need to succeed.  We have ambitious growth plans and are looking for Team Members who want to grow with us. At Reliance, we pride ourselves on the fact that we provide limitless opportunities for growth and we encourage it by rewarding our Team Members for their success in many ways. If you’re ready to find your limitless – join us!  

What will you do? 


  • Learn and grow as an important part of a team that cares about Reliance and its customers. 
  • Collaborate with all local Manager(s) to plan, budget and deliver on P & L targets to plan, budget and deliver on P & L targets 
  • Develop and maintain relationships within all areas of the business 
  • Develop any potential sales or customer service opportunities to maximize portfolio growth 
  • Ensure staffing plans are forecast, updated and delivered to maximize customer service and meet our service commitments 
  • Measure, monitor and drive achievement of all Operational metrics and provide appropriate reporting and analysis 
  • Lead and support the development of Growth through Service mentality that drives customer satisfaction and future business growth 
  • Coach and manage a team of Technical professionals to maximize their performance, engagement and achievement of objectives 
  • Drive excellence through our 3rd party partners by finding, selecting, and negotiating agreements with partners who are committed to Reliance’s strategy and goals.  Manage these relationships to ensure these vendors deliver on all our key metrics and standards 
  • Perform regular reviews of cost, quality, safety and productivity metrics, setting plans and executing these effectively to drive optimal performance of Operations team and 3rd party partners through goal setting, observation, coaching and reviews  
  • Arrange monthly Health and Safety meetings to explain current company initiatives and policies. 
  • Coordinate team member training sessions with individual needs. 
  • Partner and collaborate with other stakeholders (i.e. Quality, Project Management, Training, HR, Regulatory) to continually improve team performance   
  • Drive ‘destination of choice’ for team members, customers and 3rd party partners by setting a standard of service excellence and engaging team members/3rd party partners to support this standard 
  • Ensure company vehicles are being maintained and repaired in a timely matter as required including seasonal tire replacements. 
  • Ensure the supply of parts in both warehouse and on team members vehicles are sufficiently stocked and organized.  
  • Ensure team members are equipped with well maintained and functioning tools so they may execute their day-to-day tasks completely and efficiently perform weekly onsite visits with each team member for observation and/or coaching opportunities. 


What do we offer? 


  • The tools you need to succeed – including the tools for the job and fully stocked trucks as well as ongoing skills training and professional development programs 
  • Competitive wages with opportunity to earn additional commissions and bonuses 
  • Fully paid tuition and apprentice leave top-up for eligible Team Members  
  • Consistent work with a predictable and stable work schedule 
  • And award-winning and one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures with a proudly diverse and inclusive team 
  • A variety of perks for high-performing Team Members including the chance to win and be part of our annual President’s Club trip to a tropical destination  


What do you bring? 


  • A growth mindset: above all else, we’re looking for people who are dependable, ambitious and want to grow with Reliance 
  • You are a determined self-starter with a high degree of integrity, sense of urgency, passion for high performance and attention to detail who thrives working in a team environment and individually 
  • 3-5 years of progressive experience overseeing a field operations team required 
  • Knowledge and technical experience within the HVAC and/or water heater industry is required 
  • Gas license is an asset 
  • Sales experience and a demonstrated ability to meet sales quotas would be an asset 
  • Demonstrated results in driving process control, productivity/quality improvement  
  • Excellent communication (written, verbal and presentation), interpersonal skills along with innovative thinking and problem-solving skills  
  • Highly motivated to succeed with the ability to build team spirit, motivate team members and encourage collaboration 
  • Professional negotiation skills with the ability to influence and drive change  
  • Strong initiative to drive results with speed of implementation 
  • Strong ability to develop effective relationships with team, internal and external stakeholders 
  • Ability to challenge the status quo and help drive change  


Why Reliance? 

Reliance is the industry leader in providing home comfort solutions and we do just that in over 2 million customer homes across North America. Reliance is a trusted source and has become one of Canada’s largest providers of water heaters, furnaces, heat pumps, air conditioners, water purification, plumbing, protection plans, smart home, electrical, and EV chargers. Reliance is a $1 Billion business with 2,600 Team Members and we’re growing! We’re proud to be recognized as one of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures. It's our Team Members and their relentless focus on the business, each other, and our customers that makes us great.  


Reliance Home Comfort is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds including minorities and those with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. 



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  • Burlington, ON, Canada