The Chicken Farmers of Saskatchewan (CFS) is a non-profit, farmer funded marketing board for Saskatchewan’s chicken farmers. Through regulation and agreements with the Chicken Farmers of Canada, the CFS sets the allocation of chicken to its farmers in a supply managed system. The CFS also operates in close relation to the registered processing plants and negotiates prices on behalf of its farmers. The CFS office is located downtown Saskatoon, Saskatchewan with a staff of four full-time employees as well as contracted food safety and animal care auditors.
The Executive Director will be responsible for the management of the Chicken Farmers of Saskatchewan Marketing Board. The Executive Director is accountable to the Board of Directors for providing leadership and vision to all aspects of the CFS, as well as achieving strategic, financial, policy, regulation, and operating objectives in accordance with the policies established by the Board of Directors.
The successful candidate will bring a demonstrated leadership experience ideally gained as a leader within agriculture or other supply management focused organizations. They will have a bachelor’s degree in agriculture, economics, business or related field. A master’s degree in business is beneficial. They will possess the ability to support for the supply managed system for chicken production and current production practices. They will have strong business and organizational acumen, as well as a demonstrated ability to work with a Board of Directors. They will be willing to travel to national and regional meetings several times per year.
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