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Business Unit Manager

Job No: 76013
Location: Sydney, Nova Scotia

  • Take the helm of a growing data storage solutions provider to the global technology industry! 
  • Work with great clients and lead a team of dedicated professionals to achieve business growth! 
  • Highly competitive remuneration package plus great benefits and culture! 

About 45 Drives  

A successful and growing division of Protocase Inc., 45 Drives is fast becoming one of the world's leading suppliers of unique and affordable data storage solutions. Specializing in the manufacture of large data storage servers that run on open source software, 45 Drives is part of a global community that is working hard to create better technology solutions.   

Protocase Inc. is the parent company of 45 Drives. Built around a unique and ultra lean manufacturing process, Protocase produces fully finished, made-to-order metal enclosures, as well as sheet metal parts and machined parts. With a two-to-three day turnaround and no minimum order, Protocase is now the leading supplier of custom enclosures to the global engineering and science markets.  Based in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Protocase has a dedicated team of over 125 employees who are focused on helping our 10,000 loyal customers get their jobs done quickly and simply. From small businesses to some of the world's biggest brands and research institutes, our customers come from every corner of the globe, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia and Asia.

If you relish the opportunity to work with clients like Boeing, Google, Apple, NASA, TeslaSpaceX, MIT and Standfordas well as learn from some of the best in the business, don't let this truly unique opportunity pass you by. Join Protocase Inc. and 45 Drives today!  

About the Opportunity

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced professional to lead our 45 Drives division! 

Based in Sydney, Nova Scotia, you will be responsible for the operational management of 45 Drives. Specifically, you will use your expertise to execute the strategic marketing plan, lead sales, and direct R&D and production in order to achieve forecasted business growth. 

With the full support of Protocase Inc., you will also adopt a continuous improvement approach and manage key projects to optimize process efficiency and service delivery. 

This is truly unique opportunity for someone with the vision, drive and dedication to see 45 Drives reach its full potential. 

The successful candidate will have a post-secondary education in Business, Engineering, Computer Science or a relevant discipline, and possess extensive experience in an operational management or senior sales capacity.

Ideally with previous experience in the technology industry, you will have working knowledge of research and development (R&D) and business computing solutions. Specific knowledge of large data storage servers is a definite asset, but not essential for success in this role. What is essential is your ability to fully understand the needs of the market and how our innovative products are positioned to address these needs. 

This role is well suited to a driven, self-motivated and highly organized leader who can manage multiple projects to build market awareness, allocate resources, manage customer/supplier relationships and drive revenue.  

If this sounds like you, don't miss this rare and exciting opportunity! Come and join the team responsible for building dashboards for NASA and electronic enclosures for Google. Please read on to see what a career at 45 Drives can offer you!  

About the Benefits

At 45 Drives our culture is based on four key values: flexibility, fairness, honesty and respect. We believe in supporting each other to ensure the success of everyone. We also believe that top talent should be rewarded and retained.

In exchange for your hard work and dedication, the successful candidate will be rewarded with a competitive remuneration package consisting of base plus incentive plan. Total compensation will range from $71,000 - $102,000, depending on experience and performance.

You will also receive a host of employee benefits, including:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision;
  • Pension Plan; 
  • Life and Disability Insurance; 
  • YCMA membership program; and 
  • Regular social events, including go-karting, golf tournaments and seasonal parties.  

Although our business is growing, our team remains supportive, inclusive and tight-knit. Continuous improvement has always underpinned our success and we actively foster an environment of open communication, creative collaboration and the sharing of ideas. 

Want to see what it's really like to work at Protocase and 45 Drives? Watch the video below and take a behind-the-scenes look.  

Why move to Sydney, Nova Scotia? 

As the largest urban area on Cape Breton and the island’s historical capital, Sydney offers the perfect mix of metropolitan charm and home-town hospitality.

Like many ocean-side communities, the heart of Sydney is its waterfront. On a warm, summer evening it’s a great place to go for a walk, stop to listen to a busker and watch the ships in the harbour. Along the way, be sure to visit the world’s largest fiddle, built in recognition of Cape Breton’s musical talent. It is also an ideal place for those who enjoy the outdoors, with unparalleled access to unspoiled beaches, hiking in the famous Cape Breton Highlands, sea kayaking, skiing, and sailing on the world renowned Bras d’Or Lakes. 

Nova Scotia is not just a picturesque vacation destination, it also offers residents innumerable lifestyle benefits. With affordable property prices and virtually no traffic, you can watch your career flourish while enjoying a easy commute and more time to spend with your family, friends and in the outdoors. 

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Are you are a focused and ambitious leader with a passion for innovation and technology, then we want you on our team. APPLY TODAY!  


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