Overview: The Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) is seeking a dynamic and experienced individual to serve as the Vice President of Trade & Market Development.

Reporting to the President, the ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker with a deep passion for the produce industry and a proven track record of driving growth while cultivating relationships within both domestic and international fresh fruit and vegetable markets.

Key Business Areas:

  • Trade Relationship Management
  • Member & Corporate Development
  • Policy/Advocacy
  • Training (Trade)
  • Strategic Planning

Qualifications :

  • Bachelor's degree in business, agriculture, international relations, or a related field; advanced degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in trade development, international business, agri-food, supply chains or related fields, focusing on agriculture or specifically on produce.
  • Understanding of trade regulations and market access requirements.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a talent for building and sustaining relationships with diverse stakeholders.
  • Proven leadership skills, with the capacity to design and execute strategic plans and initiatives.
  • Experience in policy advocacy and government relations is advantageous.
  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally.
  • Language skills: English required, French and Spanish proficiency an asset.

Additional Information

Ottawa, ON, Canada
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