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Director, Sales & Corporate Development - Atlantic Poultry Inc. (Filled)

Growth through excellence in products and services for producers

Atlantic Poultry Incorporated (API) is a significant supplier of high-quality feed, chicks, fresh eggs, and poults to Atlantic Canada’s poultry industry. Formed in 2012, API is a private company and is proudly owned and operated by Atlantic Canadian farmers. An integrated agricultural producer, marketer, and distributor, API has operations in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland and Labrador.

The API brand is defined by integrity, sustainability, and a strong sense of quality, purpose, and alignment among partners – whether farmers, processors, or distributors. Headquartered in Port Williams, Nova Scotia, which is an hour from Halifax and an international airport. API employs approximately 170 people directly through its hatcheries, farms, grading station, and feed division. API is committed to feeding communities through stewardship of the land and animals in their care and inspiring the next generation of Atlantic Canadian farmers.

API is searching for a Director, Sales & Corporate Development to help their shareholders and customers maximize the performance of their businesses by providing the best poultry products in the region. Reporting to the Vice President, Sales & Corporate Development, the Director is a key member of the team who supports poultry producers in Atlantic Canada to anticipate and understand their needs as customers, owners, and industry leaders. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to the growth of a vibrant and sustainable agriculture industry, business and economic growth and to leverage technology, information and insight to inform products and services. They will work closely with all teams at API, including Operations, Finance and HR, and external partners to ensure that products and services are well designed, efficiently delivered and that costs/pricing are aligned. Building trust with customers and providing data-driven solutions and outcomes are key to success.

The successful candidate will be exceptional at relationship management and have high standards of customer service, is agile and curious and has a degree in commerce or agriculture. They will have at least seven years of experience in a sales or business development role, have mentorship skills and enjoy working with people. Knowledge and experience with live-animal or agricultural industries and supply management are considered strong assets. The ideal candidate is a proven leader who is diplomatic, communicates well, and navigates well within a complex environment., understanding the relationships between producers, boards, and industry stakeholders. They are personable, customer-focused, have a strategic and business mindset, and enjoy collaboration and mentorship.

To learn more about the Atlantic Poultry Incorporated, please visit

Royer Thompson is committed to presenting a diverse and inclusive roster of candidates to our clients. We welcome and encourage applications from the following under-represented groups: Indigenous persons, racially visible persons, persons with a disability, women, and persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity. If you are a member of one of these under-represented groups, we invite you to self-identify on your cover letter or resume.

Should this opportunity interest you, please submit your resume and cover letter online by clicking “Apply.” For further information about this opportunity, please contact Brent Wallace in confidence at 902-422-2099.

Royer Thompson Management & Human Resources Consulting is a Canadian talent management firm focused on capturing the full potential of people in organizations by supporting a shared sense of purpose, recruiting and cultivating leadership, and fostering an innovative, caring, and entrepreneurial spirit.

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