Director Freshwater Operations

Director Freshwater Operations
Cooke Aquaculture Inc., a dynamic and growing east coast family company, with Platinum Member status in the Canada's Best Managed Companies Program has an opportunity for a highly motivated, results orientated individual with effective verbal and written communication skills to join our Management Team.
Cooke is a global seafood company with operations in North America, Europe, and South America. Our company's success is driven by our dynamic, highly skilled and innovative management team, supported by dedicated employees who live in coastal communities and contribute to the local area's economy and sense of community.
We are seeking a Director of Freshwater Operations for Kelly Cove Salmon (KCS) to work out of our Oak Bay Hatchery. This division of Cooke Aquaculture is responsible for the management of our internal Broodstock management program and the production of approximately 15 million Atlantic Salmon smolt.
Reporting to the Vice President of Freshwater operations your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to leadership in the following:
  • Operational leadership to the freshwater team.
  • Short term and long term operational and CAPEX plans.
  • Lead the coordination and logistics of Smolt transfer.
  • Leading and execution of Continuous Improvement initiatives.
  • Forecasting and communicating the needs of the business to various support and service companies.
  • Knowledgeable in both flow through and recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS).
  • Reporting on key biological performance indicators.
  • Reporting on key financial performance indicators.
  • Responsible in providing industry leadership and may be required to sit on industry association boards from time to time.
  • In a team environment, must have the ability to understand and interpret complex fish farming business dynamics including government regulation, environmental monitoring, new site development processes, NGO interactions, etc.
  • Basic understanding and commitment to the requirements of various industry certification schemes (eg BAP).
  • Corporate support and structure provided in the areas of HR, Feed Management, Nutrition, Health and Safety, Fish Health, R&D, maintenance, engineering, Logistics, Communications and Public Relations, Process Improvement, Legal, Accounting and Business management.
  • May be called upon to support global land-based farming operations from time to time.

To be considered for this role you will bring a minimum of 10 years related experience in aquaculture and a deep knowledge of modern recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS). A master's degree in a related study would be considered an asset.
The Opportunity:
The role description is just one part of the story. This is an opportunity to grow, to stretch, to work within the parameters of the role but stretch to your fullest potential. We are a team that counts performance, we reward contribution and we recognize talent. It is about being at the center of the fastest growing company in New Brunswick and knowing you are part of that growth. The ability to bring your passion for learning, desire for growth, and energy for moving your career forward is what we offer.
The Why: Why Cooke…simple because we are a company that rewards initiative, resourcefulness and work ethic. We will champion your growth and provide you with the platform to create your path, your career, and your future.
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