COO and General Manager

  • Location: Antigonish
  • Posting Date: March 07, 2023
  • Job Order ID: 908184
  • Consultant: Paul Melanson
  • Industry: Insurance
POSITION - Chief Operations Officer (COO) and General Manager (GM) Location: Antigonish, NS
Reporting Relationship Board of Directors, Antigonish Farmers’ Mutual Insurance Co.

As the new COO and GM, you will have a unique opportunity to build on a solid foundation while strategically moving Antigonish Farmers’ Mutual to the next level of growth and profitability. As a strategic visionary, you embody the values that transcend the ‘Mutual System’ and are comfortable questioning the status quo as well as empowering change. You make decisions rooted in facts and thorough analysis and empower those around you to take initiative.

You nurture and maintain an open and transparent relationship with the Board of Directors by providing frequent and timely reports on strategic, operational, and insurance policy matter impacting the organization and, by extension, the policyholders. Finally, you have a passion to make a difference within your community and want to be part of something bigger.

If this sounds like you, your areas of focus will include the following:
Strategic Planning Financial Leadership
Board Advisor and Collaborator
Employee Engagement and Empowerment
Regulatory Compliance, Governance, and Risk Management External representation

Antigonish Farmers’ Mutual Insurance Company offers property and liability insurance for homes, mini homes, seasonal residences, farm operations, and fishing boats and equipment. We are also able to provide automobile insurance through our wholly owned subsidiary, Farmers’ Mutual Insurance Agency. With agents located throughout Nova Scotia, you can count on us to fulfill your insurance needs in the following counties: Antigonish, Guysborough, Pictou, Colchester, Cumberland, Hants, Halifax, Inverness, Victoria, Richmond, and Cape Breton

Strategic Thought Leader: Seen as an industry thought leader through a demonstrated ability to turn strategy into action and action into fiscally responsible results. Thinks critically before making decisions by tapping into a strong understanding of financials, data, analytics, and market trends to support business cases that will positively influence long-term success.

People First Leadership: Empowers people to greatness by being inclusive, leading by example, and leaning into situational leadership skills that unlock individual potential. Inspires personal growth through a coaching mindset. Builds a strong team, fueled by trust and facilitates cross-functional relationships and sharing of information.

An Idea Incubator: Creates space for internal and external collaboration that drives innovation and change. Champions relationships with key stakeholders and takes an active role in furthering the success of the Mutual system.

Business Savvy: Understands business issues, can adapt, and remain flexible during times of change. Quickly comprehends business operations and provides quality acumen as to how to achieve goals and safeguard business success.

Compensation will be commensurate with background and experience and will include a base salary, variable performance incentives, and benefits.

Next Steps: If this sounds like a role where you could excel, please apply to Paul Melanson in Halifax today!