Assistant General Manager

Posted Date: Apr 18, 2018
Expiry Date: May 02, 2018
Location: Truro, Nova Scotia
Tags: Communications, Agribusiness, Dairy, Manager, Milk, Nova Scotia, Livestock, Administration, Agriculture, Operations

Dairy Farmers of Nova Scotia


Assistant General Manager

General Management

Dairy Farmers of Nova Scotia (DFNS)

Truro, Nova Scotia

Dairy Farmers of Nova Scotia (DFNS) provides a regulatory and administrative service to Nova Scotia's dairy producers including but not limited to licensing producers, setting milk prices, administering the production quota system and representing the producers on various committees.

DFNS has approximately 215 members located on farms from Port Morien to Yarmouth. Together, they produce over 200,000,000 litres of high-quality milk each year. This represents revenue at the farm of approximately $150,000,000 per year, and over 600 on-farm jobs.

The majority of the milk is processed in the province, and the province's five processors and two producer/processors make fluid milk and cream, yogurt, ice cream, a variety of cheese, and skim milk powder.

We are pleased to be growing our team with the addition of Assistant General Manager.

Assistant General Manager

Reporting to the General Manager, the Assistant General Manager will manage the daily operations including managing priorities, performance management, solving operational issues, coordination of responsibilities, and producer communications. The incumbent will also provide policy support to the General Manager, including data analysis preparation of materials and Board support.


  • Manages staff including performance management, scheduling, attendance, payroll and maintaining corporate culture.
  • Seeks and implements operations process improvements across DFNS and acts as a first point of contact for operational issues.
  • Oversees office supplies and acts as a liaison with vendors, landlord, etc.
  • Supports policy development by collecting, managing, and analyzing data and other statistical information/documentation.
  • Research, proof, and verify information, documents and presentations.
  • Provides information to public and responds to public inquiries.
  • Coordinates, attends and documents all Board meetings including the follow up on action items and preparation of correspondence.
  • Works with the Administrative Assistant to create the Annual Report, producer newsletters/communication as well maintain our website.


  • University Degree, preferably in Business Administration or Agriculture
  • 5+ years work experience, including management / supervision  experience
  • Must have demonstrated business acumen with relevant business experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are required
  • Strong mathematical, data analysis skills and problem-solving skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail are a must
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Proven track record building positive relationships
  • Must be strategic, proactive and diplomatic when solving issues
  • Dairy industry knowledge is an asset
  • Work experience in a regulated environment is preferred but not necessary
  • Bilingual in French and English is an asset

DFNS Provides:

  • The opportunity to have an impact on industry while working with a small, supportive team
  • Competitive compensation package
  • Lucrative RRSP Matching Plan
  • Above market vacation entitlement
  • The opportunity to live and work in Nova Scotia

This is a great opportunity for an operationally focused team member to make a mark on Nova Scotia’s progressive Dairy Industry. Please apply online.

For further information on the Dairy Farmers of Nova Scotia, visit the Dairy Farmers of Nova Scotia website (listed above)

DFNS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Dairy Farmers of Nova Scotia, Truro, Nova Scotia

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