Fish Health Director

Based in Campbell River, BC, Canada, reporting to the General Manager, Operations for Canada, you will provide leadership, management and direction up to 10 direct reports and oversee, develop, and execute all strategic fish health.  This is a Permanent – Full Time Position.
Responsibilities/Job Duties
  • Advises and collaborates with the General Manager on fish health progress and issues formally and informally on a regular basis that reflects accurate and current information including risk assessments
  • Direct fish health strategies to optimize fish health, quality,  production efficiencies and welfare throughout the life cycle of the salmon
  • Develop and implement strategic control measures for specific fish health challenge so that the risk to stock is reduced or eliminated to the stock 
  • Represent the company in consultations with stakeholders including industry and government that speaks to the sustainability of the operations 
  • Direct the certification of production for continual improvement processes that provide Cermaq with world class certifications
  • Leads and Collaborates in research projects with internal and third parties that is focused on sustainable production 
  • Contributes to the overall success of Cermaq Canada by active participation and input in the Management Team 
  • Must have a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) that can be licensed in the BC 
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a senior management role in the aquaculture industry
  • Prior experience working with strategic budget & production goals 
  • Experience with research projects preferred 
  • Proven interpersonal and communications skills that drives results 
  • Ability to relocate to Campbell River, BC, Canada
  • Must be proficient in English (spoken and written)
Remuneration - A competitive salary (CDN), plus a benefits package (salary may be subject to discretionary merit increases)
Interested candidates are invited to submit their cover letter and resume on or before September 28th via email to:
Allan Welyk, Managing Partner Location
Elevate Search Group    

Address: Cermaq Canada
919 Island Hwy #203, Campbell River, BCEmail: V9W 2C2
We thank all applicants who are interested in our current posting for a Fish Health Director, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Cermaq Canada is an equal opportunity employer who provides a workplace that is free of discrimination.

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