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Organization:    Ministry of Agriculture and Food and the Ministry of Rural Affairs
Division:    Business Development Branch
City:    Guelph
Job Term:    1 Permanent
Job Code:    12124 - Industrial Development Officer 3
Salary:    $1,356.49 - $1,731.39 Per Week*
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    54857
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Want to help Ontario's food, beverage and agriculture sectors increase their sales revenue by identifying and maximizing their export opportunities?

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:
• help food, beverage and agricultural companies make the most of their export opportunities
• help develop sales strategies to address evolving export challenges
• help link Ontario suppliers with buyers in the United States (U.S.).
• provide actionable market intelligence
• deliver educational programs that help prepare Ontario's exporters
• manage consultants in the U.S. that provide trade advisory services to Ontario

How do I qualify?

Mandatory requirements:
• You hold a valid Ontario Driver's Licence, minimum of Class “G” or equivalent as recognized by the Province of Ontario.
• You are able to travel frequently and work outside regular business hours.

Knowledge of international trade:
• You have knowledge of the principles and practices of international trade including finance, logistics and marketing.
• You have knowledge of international trade relating to food and agriculture exports to the U.S.
• You have knowledge of the relevant regulations for food and agriculture exports to the U.S. (e.g. U.S. labeling, U.S. Food Safety Modernization Act, etc.).
• You have knowledge of the U.S. distribution channels for food, beverage and agriculture products, including the current requirements of retail and foodservice buyers.
• You have knowledge of the Ontario food, beverage and agriculture industry and related potential export opportunities.

Other important skills:
• You have analytical, research and problem-solving skills to identify industry trends and practices.
• You have oral communication and presentation skills to clearly communicate Ontario's export support services to Ontario producers.
• You have written communication skills to develop a broad range of correspondence (e.g. presentations, briefing materials, reports, etc.).
• You have project management and organizational skills to develop and manage effective marketing plans.
• You have tact, diplomacy and good judgement to build relationships with a variety of stakeholders such as foreign buyers, distributors and other government colleagues.
• You have computer skills to utilize a variety of software programs (e.g. word processing, presentation, database and client relationship management programs, etc.).

Additional information:

  • 1 Permanent, 1 Stone Rd, Guelph, West Region
Compensation Group:   Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:   6
Category:   Finance and Economics
Posted on:   Wednesday, June 19, 2013
  • W-AF-54857/13
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Thursday, July 4, 2013 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
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