General Manager

  • Full Time
  • Truro, NS
  • October 25, 2019

Website Egg Farmers of Nova Scotia

Job Start Date: To be determined

The first step…
If you can confidently check the following boxes, please read on because you may be the ideal person to lead Egg Farmers of Nova Scotia through the next stage of our growth and evolution:
 I want to be challenged and know my efforts are making a difference.
 I want to work with a small, tight and talented team of people.
 I embrace the opportunity to network with industry partners.
 I enjoy collaboration with individuals as much as groups, committees and boards.
 I can take direction as effectively as I can provide direction to others.
 I take pride in my organizational skills and my attention to detail.
 I prefer a governance model when working with a Board.
 I can think on my feet.
 I am not afraid to make a tough decision.

 I believe the egg farming industry should be regulated.
 I love eggs!

Who are we, you may ask?
Egg Farmers of Nova Scotia (EFNS) is a not-for-profit organization incorporated in 1972, for the purpose of providing effective promotion, control and regulation of the marketing of eggs and pullets in Nova Scotia. EFNS represents the province’s 26 registered egg farmers who are dedicated to providing Nova Scotians with a stable supply of fresh, high quality, nutritious, and locally produced eggs.

Why is there an opening for a General Manager?
After serving as the organization’s General Manager for over 22 years, the current incumbent is retiring.

What is expected of you?
In addition to a passion for all things egg-related, there are 11 key areas of responsibility as listed below in order of priority:
1. Board Relations
2. External Organizations / Committees / Boards
3. Program & Project Management
4. Fiscal Management
5. Strategic Planning
6. Egg Farmer Relations
7. Public Relations / Media Relations
8. Human Resources
9. Regulations
10. Issues Management
11. Administration / General Support

What are we looking for in our new leader?
This list reflects what we would like for you to bring to the role or what you are willing to actively work towards acquiring in this role:
 Related post-secondary education or equivalent years of relevant experience (a Business or Agricultural Business background will be considered an asset)
 At least five years of managerial experience or equivalent
 Knowledge of office administration processes and procedures
 Strong financial literacy including the ability to analyze and evaluate financial documents
 Direct experience with all aspects of building and performance managing a team
 Strong oral and written communication skills
 Proficiency with Word and Excel
 Experience with Project Management
 Soft skills – confidentiality, strong work ethic, attention to detail, time management, teamwork, diplomacy, organizational skills, and ability to manage multiple projects / tasks at the same time
 Willing and able to travel
 Ability to work flexible and extended hours as necessary
 Agricultural background would be an asset
 Experience working with a Board would also be an asset

We believe we are a great workplace and offer:
 A competitive wage.
 An attractive group benefits plan.
 A challenging and enjoyable work environment.
 A great team of people to work with.
 A clear and strategic plan to guide our mandate.

    Essential Skills:
  • Reading
  • Working with Others
  • Document Use
  • Communications Skills
  • Writing
  • Problem Solving
  • Continuous Learning
  • Computer Skills
    Soft Skills:
  • Motivation
  • Accountability
  • Stress Management
  • Team Work
  • Adaptability
  • Confidence
How to Apply:

If you are interested in this excellent opportunity, please send your resume and a cover letter outlining why you are the ideal candidate for this position. Applications close at 1:00 p.m. Atlantic on Friday, October 25, 2019.

Submit your application in a PDF format, to the name and address listed below:

Debbie Lawrence
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