Economist

Finance · Ottawa, Ontario
Department Finance
Employment Type Full-Time

 Economist


Scope:


 Egg Farmers of Canada is presently seeking an experienced Economist to join our Agricultural Policy & Costing (APC) team. Reporting to the Manager of Agricultural Policy & Costing, the Economist’s primary responsibilities include conducting accurate, comprehensive and timely analysis of data pertaining to the Canadian egg industry.  


 Duties and responsibilities:


 Cost of Production Study:


 


  • Assist with the Cost of Production (COP) study, including development of questionnaires, assessment of study population, evaluation of methods, interim updating techniques, and the implementation of cost formulas

  • Assist with the monitoring of the COP between studies with a focus on providing recommendations to Board Members for resolution

  • Conduct research and analysis of the COP, including input costs (e.g. feed; labour; capital costs)

  • Research sources, methodology to assess the accuracy and suitability of domestic and international data pertaining to the egg industry for COP purposes


    Economic Reporting:

  • Monitor, analyze impacts, compile data and prepare reports that accurately assess agricultural production, pricing, indices, market and macroeconomic variables

  • Respond to requests for data, information and analysis from internal and external stakeholders

  • Provide critical qualitative and quantitative analyses of externally published papers

  • Evaluate data requirements, assess and review work conducted by third party consultants

  • Apply cross-disciplinary knowledge on a variety of topics such as egg production; farm economics; finance to assess issues specific to the egg industry

  • Research and perform qualitative analyses of legislations and regulations pertaining to the egg industry and for communications with government agencies

  • Provide forecasts for input into EFC’s budget as well as perform and distribute forecast monitoring reports 


Qualifications and Skills:


Candidates will ideally have an undergraduate degree in a relevant field (Agricultural Economics, Economics), plus 5-6 years of relevant work experience or 2-3 years of experience if the candidate has a Master’s degree.


General Knowledge:


  


  • Advanced analytical and computer skills, including in-depth knowledge of MS Excel (pivot tables, complex formulas), data analysis tools and techniques for the purpose of performing data analysis

  • Economic knowledge of supply management

  • Demonstrated understanding of various agri-food sectors, food supply chain, and farm economics (livestock and crop production systems) is considered an asset


     Abilities:

  • Strong ability to multi-task and coordinate various tasks

  • Excellent attention to detail, with a focus on data quality

  • Strong statistical and mathematical skills

  • Excellent analytical and research skills

  • Ability to interact effectively with a variety of stakeholders and work as part of a team

  • Ability to perform mathematical analysis including regression, correlation, time series analysis, indices, and averages

  • Demonstrated ability to perform forecasting, including multivariate forecasting

  • Demonstrated ability to objectively and concisely present economic concepts or complex analysis to a non-technical audience (both verbally and in writing)

  • Ability to communicate (both verbally and in writing) in French is considered an asset


Now in its fifth decade as one of Canada’s leading agriculture organizations, Egg Farmers of Canada manages the national egg supply and promotes egg consumption while representing the interests of regulated egg producers from coast to coast. We are very proud to announce that Egg Farmers of Canada has recently (2020) been acknowledged as one of Canada’s top 100 Employers for young people for the second year running. Additionally we have been selected as one of the National Capitol Region’s Top employers for 2019 and were acknowledged as one of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures in 2017.


 EFC provides challenging opportunities and competitive rewards. 

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  • Location
    Ottawa, Ontario
  • Department
    Finance
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time