Government Relations Manager

Job requisition ID: R-1004347
Locations: Ottawa, Ontario
Closing Date (MM/DD/YYYY): 11/29/2022
Worker Type: Permanent
Language(s) Required: English, French

Relationship-building expertise rewarded:
Develop strategic partnerships that will enhance FCC’s ability to serve Canada’s agriculture producers. agribusiness operators and agri-food entrepreneurs. This position is designated bilingual (English and French), and the successful candidate must be able to communicate in both of Canada’s official languages.

What you’ll do:
- Build and manage relationships with influencers in the agriculture industry and key government departments
- Contribute sector-specific and industry information in support of the corporate strategic planning process
- Lead the FCC visitation program for members of parliament
- Coach and mentor colleagues on building relationships within the industry and government

What we're looking for: 
- Strong communicator comfortable interacting with audiences at all levels of partner organizations
- Experienced networker passionate about connecting people in agriculture with government stakeholders for the mutual benefit of moving the industry forward
- Strategic thinker who can translate observations into insights and forward-looking recommendations

What you'll need: 
- A bachelor’s degree in agricultural finance, business or commerce and at least five years of experience (or an equivalent combination of education and experience); extensive agricultural industry knowledge supplemented by knowledge of FCC’s lending and non-lending products and services is an asset
- Expertise in stakeholder relations, analysis of the agriculture industry, and the processes and policies of government and parliament
- Intuitive understanding of political factors, key issues, risks and opportunities in the agriculture industry
- Demonstrated ability to build relationships and rapport with people at all levels of a wide variety of organizations and associations, including government

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