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Product Owner Wlpip

July 31 2020
Industries Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting , Bank, Insurance, Financial services
Categories Bank, Insurance, Financial services, Bank, Insurance, Financial Services, Credit, Risk
Lacombe, AB
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Product Owner WLPIP
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Lacombe, Alberta, Canada
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$82992 - $107436 per year

Our Core Values

At AFSC, we recognize that the key to our success is our people. As a progressive and rapidly changing organization, we continue to develop and nurture our reputation as a great place to work and are always looking for skilled individuals to join our team in one of our 42 offices located throughout Alberta.


The Western Livestock Price Insurance Program (WLPIP) is a risk management tool available in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The program provides producers with protection against an unexpected drop in prices on cattle and hogs over a defined period of time.

As the Product Owner WLPIP, you are a great communicator and networker. You bring a passion for the Agriculture industry. You are a key contributor for ensuring that AFSC meets its obligations as a Service Provider for the provinces of British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, as well as, Agriculture and AgriFood Canada to deliver the Western Livestock Price Insurance Program.

What will your growth opportunities look like in this role?
• Be seen as a champion of the Western Livestock Price Insurance Program and a key contributor in providing a relevant product that helps producers manage price risk.
• Work with leaders in the cattle and hog industries, learning their business and bringing that perspective into daily program operations and program improvements.
• Interact with producers across Western Canada gaining perspective into their needs with respect to managing price risk.
• Take advantage of learning more about AFSC and the products we deliver in insurance, lending, and risk management.
• In-house learning and development

What will you be responsible for?
• Develop and maintain a network of professionals in the cattle/hog industry. Within this industry across Western Canada, you are a key source of program knowledge and a key point of contact.
• Monitor the activities and events in the cattle/hog industry seeking to understand and communicate any impact to program to the various stakeholders.
• You will be the program contact for the WLPIP Governance Committee, a group that consists of the executive from the participating provinces and federal government. This group will be looking to you to provide information and analysis to assist them in decision-making.
• Maintain a network of federal and provincial relations to ensure successful delivery of the program.
• Contribute to the creation and execution of the strategic and tactical plans.
• Actively seek out program improvements from industry, clients, coordinators, etc. and provide recommendations to the WLPIP Governance Committee.
• Oversee the daily operations of the WLPIP program; for the staff running the daily operations of the program you are the primary decision maker.
• Develop a strong collaborative working relationship with the WLPIP coordinators in the four provinces. This role provides leadership and direction to this group as well as taking a keen interest in understanding their needs and providing the relevant information and tools for them to be successful.
• Take the lead on a variety of initiatives to assist in meeting the objectives of the program.
• Oversee the risk management strategy for WLPIP and cross-provincial communication with program stakeholders.
• Ensure duties designated to AFSC, as outlined in the WLPIP Multilateral Agreement, are coordinated for timely and accurate completion.
• Ensure that AFSC meets its obligations to the provinces as a Service Provider.
• The author of documents including briefing notes, action requests, presentations, etc. for internal and external audiences.

What are we looking for from you?
• Strong understanding of the cattle and hog industries in Western Canada.
• Strong understanding of cash and futures, spot and forward basis in the grains, cattle and hog sectors in North America.
• Strong statistical, analytic and data reporting abilities, which can be adapted and targeted to a variety of audiences.
• Use of professional judgement in the interpretation of the various program agreements, contract of insurance, eligibility requirements, etc.
• Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team setting with Senior Leadership, and various internal and external stakeholders.
• Ability to inspire a vision and coordinate people toward that vision with no direct authority.
• An active personal interest in professional growth, actively seeking new ways to grow and be challenged using both formal and informal development channels.

What else is in it for you?
• Health, dental, and vision benefits on your first day of employment
• $950 health spending account
• Corporate functions
• Christmas closure
• PSPP contributions
• Generous vacation and special leave days
• Health and wellness initiatives


University Degree
6 years of total combined education and experience


$82,992 - $107,436 per annum

**Final candidates will be required to undergo a comprehensive background check, including security screening, and verification of credentials.**

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