General Manager

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BRITISH COLUMBIA TURKEY MARKETING BOARD

In 1965 the B.C. Turkey Association (BCTA) passed a resolution to form The British Columbia Turkey Marketing Board (BCTMB) with a mandate to improve the marketing of turkey products and provide stability to the turkey industry. Today, BCTMB and the BCTA represent 60 registered turkey farmers in British Columbia representing an annual farm gate value of $50M. The BCTMB distributes BC’s share of the national quota, as allocated by Turkey Farmers of Canada (TFC) and monitors the production to ensure that the demand for turkey is met without shortages or surpluses.

BCTMB and BCTA work in partnership with other industry partners to promote safe, quality, and nutritious turkey products in BC, and also works closely with Turkey Farmers of Canada (TFC) who encourage cooperation throughout the Canadian turkey industry, promote the consumption of turkey meat, and oversee the supply management system for turkey in Canada.

The current General Manager (GM) of the BCTMB was in the role of 15 years and was highly knowledgeable of the sector and well regarded by the Board and peers across Canada. However, there is an opportunity for the BCTMB to better understand the BC marketplace, including retailers, food service distributors, restaurants, and further processors.

GENERAL MANAGER

Reporting to a four-person Board of Directors (Board), the General Manager (GM) is responsible for managing a small team of three office staff, and establishing short- and long-range objectives, plans, and policies in accordance with applicable provincial and federal regulations for approval by the Board. The GM serves as a resource to the Board to assist them in making informed policy decisions and act as the liaison between the Board and staff, producers, and industry representatives. The GM will also oversee the financial, human resources, administrative and regulatory functions of the organization, and ensure services are provided efficiently and cost effectively.

Education and Experience

  • Post-secondary education is preferred, or equivalent industry experience
  • Minimum five years of progressively responsible general management experience in the private sector
  • Strong understanding of agriculture and/or supply management is desirable, but not essential
  • Experience working within a regulated industry is preferred

Competencies and Personal Attributes

  • An analytical and strategic thinker; can assess and integrate operational complexities
  • Above average financial acumen
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with a wide range of partners and interest holders
  • Ability to understand and interpret government regulations and statutes
  • Creative problem solver
  • Can handle multiple tasks with conflicting deadlines and constant interruptions
  • Proficient in the use of computers and MS Office with Advanced level Excel skills