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Senior Industry Specialist

​Agricorp is looking for a Senior Industry Specialist to join the Product Management and Industry Relations (PMIR) department within the Program Development division. The Program Development division is responsible for external relations with industry groups and government partners, program analysis and program development. The division plays a role in developing new programs and making program changes to ensure effective, timely, transparent and streamlined delivery. This is a 24-month contract.

The Role

As a member of PMIR, the Senior Industry Specialist is responsible for providing industry and program expertise. In this role, you will:

  • Apply strong agronomic expertise and experience to monitoring program performance and stakeholder relations
  • Develop and manage relationships with industry groups while staying informed about all aspects of the industry
  • Share knowledge and resolve program issues with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Support the development of effective and efficient programs for new sectors and enhance current programs and processes
  • Support the Manager, PMIR and other team members in the proactive identification and resolution of annual business calendar related issues within Program Development, including understanding the organizational impacts to ensure collaboration with appropriate divisions and departments (e.g. Program Quality Assurance & Performance Standards, Information & Technology Services, Corporate Services)
  • Provide coordination for delivery processes to develop and distribute customer program documents and system requirements
  • Interpret and communicate program legislation and requirements, such as regulations, acts, orders in council, guidelines and the contract of insurance.

Job status: 24-month contract
Salary range: Open
Location: Guelph

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in agriculture, economics, political science, business, statistics or a related field, or equivalent experience (master's degree an asset)
  • Minimum 5 years' work experience in related fields
  • Demonstrated relationship management abilities
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Solid business judgment
  • Strong agricultural knowledge
  • Knowledge of Agricorp's programs and policies, including AgriStability and Production Insurance
  • Knowledge of business processes, legislation and regulations an asset
  • Agricultural, agronomic, policy, government, financial, or insurance industry background an asset

Key Competencies

  • Critical judgment, decision making and problem solving – Uses critical judgment to make decisions and solve problems involving varied levels of complexity, ambiguity, and risk
  • Business acumen – Knows and understands business fundamentals and uses this knowledge to enhance business performance
  • Program knowledge – Knows and understands the programs and services provided by Agricorp
  • Achieving personal results – Focuses efforts on managing one's self to achieve high quality results consistent with the organization's standards and measures, while managing risk
  • Industry knowledge – Understands how own organization fits into the industry, the industry as a whole, and links to related industries
  • Networking and relationship building – Establishes, sustains, and fosters professional contacts to build, enhance, and connect networks for work purposes
  • Initiative – Identifies and deals with situations and issues proactively and persistently, seizing opportunities that arise
  • ​Planning and organizing – Develops, implements, evaluates and adjusts plans to reach goals, while ensuring the optimal use of resources

​​Background

As an agency of the Government of Ontario, Agricorp works with partners to contribute to a vibrant and sustainable agricultural industry. With more than 400 employees serving more than 44,000 producers province-wide, Agricorp delivers programs that help producers manage risk and remain financially secure. The agency was established in 1997 by the provincial government under the authority of the AgriCorp Act, 1996.

Agricorp delivers a variety of programs and payments on behalf of the federal and provincial governments, including AgriStability, Farm Business Registration and Production Insurance. Please see the full list of programs for more information.

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We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted directly.

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