The Manager, FPPAC and CHF is a permanent senior, full-time position based in Ottawa, Ontario, focussed on the fastest growing sector of the animal protein industry – poultry. The successful candidate will be replacing the existing FPPAC and CHF Managers after a period of overlap to provide the opportunity for the smooth transfer of corporate memory. The Manager will report to the respective Boards of Directors and Chairpersons on policy matters.  The position reports functionally to the President of CPEPC and the Manager will work with CPEPC staff on administrative and regulatory matters.


The following will be expected of the successful candidate:

  • Assume the role of primary contact for FPPAC and CHF member companies.  The Manager, FPPAC and CHF will be CPEPC’s subject matter expert and the key staff support for two of CPEPC’s six sectors (the other sectors within CPEPC are:  primary chicken processors, primary turkey processors, egg graders and egg processors).

  • Lead a process to build consensus positions from FPPAC and CHF members and directors to be carried to the supply managed producer agencies, government departments, retail and food service organizations, etc.

  • In the role of FPPAC Manager, the key task will be to ensure further processors have access to the poultry supply required to meet their customer needs from both domestic and import supply sources. This requires data collection and analysis of domestic chicken and turkey markets as well as relevant trade patterns and data.

  • In the role of CHF manager, key tasks will include market analytics as well as dealing with more technical issues (animal welfare, antimicrobial usage, pathogen reduction, etc.).

  • Develop an understanding of, and relationship with, each of the chicken, turkey, table egg and hatching egg producers’ agencies which operate under a federal and provincial supply management system.

  • Provide full support and leadership to FPPAC and CHF representatives on the Boards of Directors of Chicken Farmers of Canada, Turkey Famers of Canada, Egg Farmers of Canada, Canadian Hatching Egg Producers and to representatives on committees or working groups of these Agencies.

  • Become fully knowledgeable of the import supply elements including the relevant harmonized tariff classification,, the global and supplementary import system and be FPPAC’s and CHF’s TQAC (Tariff Quota Advisory Committee) representative.

  • Assume the role of CPEPC’s primary contact on issues and policies of concern for poultry further processors and hatcheries with government departments and agencies such as:  Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Health Canada, Global Affairs Canada, Agriculture & Agri-food Canada, and develop working relationships with officials from these departments.

  • Monitor issues in the industry (poultry and competitive proteins), both nationally and internationally and provide advocacy to members and directors.

  • Work with the respective Sector Chairs and directors to prepare materials and act as key staff resource for FPPAC and CHF meetings or prepare reports when asked to do so.

  • Participate in industry, government and stakeholder meetings on behalf of CPEPC, with a focus on FPPAC and CHF and represent sector members.

  • Work with other CPEPC Sector Managers and CEO to develop a strong single message when such opportunities arise.



This position requires strong written and verbal communication skills, along with the ability to forge relationships with business leaders, build consensus and lead change.  The successful candidate must demonstrate analytical and data skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including statistical programs such as Excel.  Post-secondary education in one or more of Business, Agriculture, International Trade, Economics or Political Science and/or relevant background experience, is required


Experience in agriculture or the food industry, particularly in the poultry industry, will be an asset.  This position requires the ability to multi-task, to work independently within a small staff environment, flexibility to work outside of regular office hours when required and involves some travel.  English is required and fluency in French is an asset. 


Salary is commensurate with experience and the position includes a full benefits package.  Please send your CV to:

Mr. K. Robin Horel, President and CEO

Canadian Poultry and Egg Processors Council

400-1545 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1Z 8P9



 Deadline for application is April 27, 2018