Chicken Farmers of Ontario (CFO) represents more than 1,300 family run farms that collectively ensure Ontario consumers enjoy a reliable supply of safe, healthy, high quality, Ontario-grown chicken. The Ontario chicken industry is an important contributor to the economic health of the province and is supported by an extensive value chain including Ontario chicken farms, Ontario corn and soybean growers, feed mills, chick hatcheries, and chicken processors that collectively contribute more than $3.8 billion annually to the Ontario economy and support more than 22,000 full-time local jobs.
CFO provides leadership to the supply management system that matches domestic production to domestic consumer demand, provincially and nationally. The new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) will be responsible for ensuring CFO fulfills its supply management mandate and obligations under the Ontario Farm Products Marketing Act and the Federal Provincial Agreement.
Working closely with and reporting to the Board, the CEO will have oversight of the overall operations of the organization, act as chief advisor to the Board, and as the ambassador and strategic leader for CFO. Working in close collaboration with the executive team, and with a complex group of stakeholders, the CEO will foster and model a trusting and accountable corporate culture to a staff of 50 and develop business opportunities which inclusively continue the advancement and growth of the poultry industry. It is the CEO’s responsibility to represent farmers and to act as a liaison between CFO and industry organizations, provincial boards, and other like organizations to form partnerships which strengthens the industry.
A leader from a service focused organization, with experience reporting to a Board, the successful candidate brings a minimum of ten (10)+ years’ progressive executive experience in the supply management, agricultural and/or food processing industries.. The CEO will bring an optimal combination of the following:
- Work experience or an understanding of a regulated, policy environment;
- Is influential, and has strong relationship building skills with a complex stakeholder group;
- Demonstrates high emotional intelligence, strong business acumen, and is politically astute;
- Brings a passion for representing Ontario’s chicken farmers and poultry industry, and the role it plays in the economy and high-quality food for Canadians.
If you are interested in exploring this opportunity, please submit a resume and cover letter online below. To acquire more information about the role, please contact Camille Petitti at Camille.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chicken Farmers of Ontario 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 Odgers Berndtson and Chicken Farmers of Ontario throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.