Spearhead one of Canada’s Sustainable Food Processing Industry Associations
About the Association:
Our client is the esteemed National voice for Canada’s sustainable food processing industry, dedicated to providing Canadians with safe and nutritious food. As a $1.6M national trade association headquartered in Ottawa, they collaborate closely with members, government regulators, and stakeholders to champion Canadian food value. Their mission extends to enhancing sector competitiveness and upholding the highest standards of food safety, animal welfare, and environmental stewardship.
Who you are:
You will be a dynamic and visionary leader who can propel the sector toward growth, innovation, and sustainability. Your wealth of experience in the food processing industry, coupled with a proven track record of success in leadership roles, positions you ideally for this position. You will demonstrate a deep understanding of the industry’s complexities and a commitment to excellence in all aspects of food processing, along with a passion for leading an industry association.
you will possess comprehensive knowledge of the agriculture environment, food processing, trade issues, food safety, policies, regulations, and supply chain management. You will appreciate the unique nature of the agriculture industry, demonstrating keen insight, knowledge, and the ability to thrive in a regulated environment.
As a collaborative leader, you will draw on your superior general management experience in operations, finance, human resources, communications, team building, and collaboration. Your exceptional relationship management skills, including effective communication, negotiation, and consensus-building
Finally, the ability to reliably produce results as a steady hand for the board and as a predictable leader for members is key. Preference will be afforded to those who are bilingual in French & English.
The impact you will have:
Your mandate is to continue to build and enhance the association’s role as the “voice of the industry”. You will craft a strategic plan, build and sustain strong government and industry relations, and influence government policies, programs, and regulations for the benefit of members. With an entrepreneurial spirit and personal integrity, you will develop and execute the business plan and operational activities and most importantly lead the national association in membership growth.
What are we looking for?
Candidates must have the following experience to be considered:
- Experience and knowledge of the agricultural sector (i.e. agri-food manufacturing, association, etc.) and/or a good understanding of the industry’s supply management system and associated regulations.
- Government operations: demonstrated success in advocacy and federal government lobbying – Understands the machinery of government, authorities, and decision-making processes with a high degree of political acumen.
- Experience working in an industry association is a definite asset.
- Financial Management – Understands the basics of accounting, budgeting, and reporting.
- Communication – Understands the role and importance of media, including social media. Is comfortable being a public spokesperson.
- Bilingual will be an asset.
As the CEO, your transformative leadership will shape the future of the sector, ensuring excellence, sustainability, and global recognition. If you are a visionary leader with a passion for shaping the food processing industry’s success, we invite you to apply and become an instrumental force in driving positive change and progress.
- Employees: 4
- Revenues: $1.6M
- Ownership: Not for Profit
- Reports into: Board of Directors
- Direct Reports: 5
- Work Location: Hybrid
Egility is committed to creating and fostering culturally diverse, equitable, and inclusive organizations. We recognize the value of a wide range of ideas, perspectives, experiences, and skill sets in our client’s workplaces. Our client is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessible Canada Act, 2019, and all applicable provincial accessibility standards, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Egility and our client throughout the recruitment, selection, and/or assessment process for applicants with disabilities.
Due to the high volume, we will only be contacting applicants who meet all of the minimum requirements listed in the job description. Only those applicants who align most closely with our minimum and preferred qualifications will be contacted for an interview. The Recruiting team at Egility will retain your application materials and may contact you regarding future opportunities.