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)
- Demonstrated ability to lead is considered a strong asset
- Ability to communicate (both verbally and in writing) in French is considered an asset
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 was named one of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures for the seventh consecutive year and we have again been selected as one of the National Capital Region’s Top employers for 2021 for the ninth consecutive year! For more information about Egg Farmers of Canada, visit eggfarmers.ca.
Egg Farmers of Canada welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.