Strategic Business Partner

by Buckland

Location: St Thomas, ON
Date Posted: Jun 18, 2024

Job Description

Strategic Business Partner


Who we are 

For over 70 years Buckland has been working to help companies across the world experience global trade in a better way. Buckland employs a unique approach to global trade that focuses on combining trusted technologies and talented people that know how to use them. As a customer-focused company, Buckland provides customers with a single source of unmatched Customs Brokerage (Canadian, US, Mexican), Trade Managed Solutions, Freight Forwarding, Trade Technologies and Warehousing/Distribution Services. Buckland strives to provide customized services in a memorable way.  

Buckland is looking for a Strategic Business Partner

What you’ll be doing

The Strategic Business Partner will report to the Chief Strategy Officer and will play a leadership role in supporting and collaborating with all levels of management. The Strategic Business Partner will manage competing priorities to drive system implementations, strategic initiatives, culture shift and enhance organizational efficiency.

As an integral part of our organization, the Strategic Business Partner will take ownership of schedules, assist senior leaders in tracking and reporting progress on OKR’s, and ensure seamless communication and coordination across various stakeholders. This role requires a proactive individual who will be responsible for initiating, planning, and executing various projects and work streams.

The ideal candidate will be self-motivated to implement solutions having a passion for new technology, finance, and project management.  Having proven success across all lines of business, and an understanding of the executive leadership vision you will be well positioned for career advancement at Buckland.


What we can offer you

  • Competitive salary, benefits package, and matching retirement plan
  • A friendly, collaborative work environment
  • Opportunities for professional development & ongoing learning
  • A chance to be part of a growing organization
  • Leadership development for the 1st 18-24 months of employment working a hybrid model


You will be responsible for

  • Self-starter who can operate independently and move quickly from one task to another; creative problem solver, seeks “win-win” solutions; energized by challenges with superb attention to detail
  • Creatively solves problems; finding solutions to improve operational performance
  • Financial modelling experience using Microsoft suite, including Power BI, Power Query, Power Apps.
  • Manage OKR process including updating OKRs, tracking & reporting progress
  • Leading projects by following Project Management principles in an Agile environment
  • Prioritizing and analyzing executive leadership calendar and advise what can be taken off their plate and personally manage
  • Plan events such as onsite cross functional team building activities and project kick-offs, as needed
  • Serve as a liaison between executives and various departments, ensuring deliverables are in line with set expectations
  • Provide data-driven recommendations to enhance strategic planning and execution
  • Stay informed with industry trends and best practices
  • Other duties as required


What we need from you

  • Postgraduate or Professional designation such as HBA, MBA, CPA, P. Log, P. Eng, etc.. is required
  • Positive attitude and a passion for customer service and supporting others
  • Ability to work independently and discreetly, demonstrating diplomacy, judgment, and confidentiality
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and ownership of projects with impeccable follow through
  • Strong finance acumen, analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Demonstrated high-level administrative experience, high flexibility, and responsiveness
  • Approachable and effective communicator across various communication channels and with all levels of the organization
  • Experience in a strategic executive support role
  • Exceptional project management skills
  • Strong communication (verbal and written) skills
  • Proficient in using productivity tools and software
  • Ability to travel within Canada, to the United States and/or Mexico – 30% travel required

Want to apply? Get in touch today

Please visit to learn more about Buckland and the services we provide.  The career page will highlight all current open positions and they can be found in this link. When applying, ensure to have your most up to date resume and all relevant documents related to your application ready to be uploaded.

Buckland provides equal employment opportunities for all qualified individuals and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type based on any protected ground under applicable human rights legislation.  This applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including: recruitment, hiring, training, placement, promotion, compensation, transfer, leaves of absence, layoff, recall and termination.


Buckland will work with and accommodate persons with disabilities throughout the entire recruitment, selection and on-boarding process.  If you require accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process, please contact Talent Acquisition at

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