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BC Public Service

BAND 5 - Executive Director - Food and Beverage Branch

Abbotsford, BC
Full Time
4 days ago
105,700 to 134,800 per year
Posting Title
BAND 5 - Executive Director - Food and Beverage Branch

Position Classification
Band 5


Abbotsford, BC V5T 5E3 CA
Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Surrey, BC V5V 3K4 CA
Victoria, BC V9B6X2 CA

Salary Range
$105,700.02 - $134,800.02 annually

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Agriculture, Food & Fisheries

Ministry Branch / Division
Resource Development Division

Job Summary

Executive Director - Food and Beverage Branch
Management Band 5

This position is located in Victoria, however, Surrey and Abbotsford may also be considered subject to Ministry operational requirements.
This position is excluded from union membership.
An eligibility list may be established.
Although this position has onsite office based requirements, it may temporarily be performed virtually due to the current extraordinary circumstances related to COVID-19. This may remain in place until physical distancing advisories are lifted.
Due to present physical distancing requirements related to COVID-19, the recruitment process for this competition may take place virtually.

Combine your client service, stakeholder engagement and strategic planning skills in this challenging role

The Agriculture Resource Division provides provincial and federal-provincial agricultural risk management programs and insurance schemes. The Division is also responsible for providing regional sector support in business development, youth development, agro-forestry and promoting public awareness of BC's agriculture and food sectors. The Division supports initiatives aimed at strengthening farming programs through partnerships with industry and local governments. It engages stakeholders in agricultural land use planning, resolving farm management issues and identifying business opportunities including market development. The Division is responsible for agri-environmental initiatives supporting program development, addressing environmental risks, and development of beneficial management practices as well as activities relating to climate adaptation, market development and traceability.

The Division identifies and promotes agriculture and food production/processing systems that are sustainable and enhance the economic benefits to the province, and delivers a range of business development strategies, programs, services and resources to support the capacity of the sector to successfully participate in market opportunities and increase regional economic opportunities and provincial food system resilience. A network of Professional Agrologists and Industry and Business Development specialists fosters the effective delivery of Ministry programs and promotes their optimal use by the agriculture and food sector. The Division is the primary point of contact for the Ministry's agriculture and food clients, both businesses and associations.

The Executive Director leads the Food and Beverage Branch in the creation and promotion of marketing and business development activities for farmers, food processors and Indigenous communities as well as key initiatives such as Feed BC, Buy BC, and the B.C. Food Hub Network. The Branch provides ongoing expertise and support for domestic and international marketing, works in partnership with various stakeholders, industry and levels of government to deliver a suite of programs and services to support current and next generation agriculture entrepreneurs through business knowledge and skills to enhance the sector's capacity, resilience, inclusivity, and competitiveness. Promotes adoption of innovative approaches, technologies, and business opportunities. The Branch leads the development and support of programs that increase the capacity of youth through active participation in the agricultural sector.

The Branch synthesizes and focuses research and information from the industry, the public and academic sectors to provide timely advice for the Ministry with respect to emerging trends, and issues affecting the agri-food sectors.

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The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For advice and guidance on applying and/or preparing for an interview for this opportunity, we invite applicants to connect with the Indigenous Applicant Advisor Amanda by email: or by phone: 778-698-1336.

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NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Requirements:
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:

  • Degree in agriculture, business administration, economics, public administration or a related field minimum six years management experience.
  • Experience in a senior management role leading new business development projects and/or business transformation projects involving a diverse range of project portfolios.
  • Experience in strategic business planning; contract management; financial management; and leading multi-party negotiations.
  • Experience in the management and/or supervision of multi-disciplinary staff.
  • Experience establishing and reconciling program and project objectives, priorities and budgets.

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.


Cover letter required: YES -
A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.

Resume required: YES - Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

Questionnaire: YES - You will be required to answer a standard questionnaire.

Job Category
Leadership and Management