Vice President, Operations

Scotian Gold Cooperative

Scotian Gold Cooperative is a tree fruit co-operative owned by over 30 apple growers in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia. Scotian Gold stores, packs, and markets approximately 60 percent of the apple production in Atlantic Canada. It is the largest apple packing and storage operation in Eastern Canada and exports throughout North America, the Caribbean and select markets in Europe and Asia. A culture of innovation and continuous improvement has allowed Scotian Gold to continue to grow and thrive throughout the decades.

Based in Coldbrook, NS, and reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, as the Vice President, Operations, you will manage a wide portfolio including maintenance, quality control, production, and the receiving of apples. The ultimate goal is to produce the best quality product in the most efficient manner, exceeding our customers’ expectations.

A key member of a long-serving senior leadership team, you will ensure the right structure, people, and functional capabilities are in place in order to achieve strategic growth plans. Ensuring Scotian Gold consistently adheres to best practices and standards, you will lead a seasoned team of managers and provide guidance and leadership ensuring synergy and collaboration among the various departments. The Vice President, Operations will establish individual and team objectives in each area of responsibility ensuring consistency with Scotian Gold’s overall strategic vision.

As the ideal candidate you are a proven leader with significant operational and production experience, preferably within the food industry. A team player with a strong ethical mindset that promotes a positive corporate culture, you have a successful track record of identifying and driving value within the organization. You are a hands on and trusted business advisor who works collaboratively with your team and various stakeholders in order to identify opportunities to grow, improve and exceed expectations. You understand automation and production processes and have a strong background in the implementation of continuous improvement initiatives.  You are safety-focused with an entrepreneurial spirit and an appreciation for the lifestyle afforded by the beautiful Annapolis Valley. P.Eng and Lean Six Sigma or ISO certifications considered assets.

If you are interested in pursuing this exciting opportunity, please apply at

For more information please contact Kevin Stoddart at or Claire Holt at 902-424-1105 or

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