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
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.
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
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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