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Agro Manager (Bonnyville, Retail)

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The Co-operative Retailing System (CRS) is a unique, multi-billion dollar organization based on the fundamental principles of co-operation. It is comprised of a network of approximately 181 autonomous retail co-operatives across Western Canada along with their branch operations, and Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL). FCL is the wholesaling/manufacturing arm of the CRS, which provides the retail co-ops with a range of products and services. Lakeland Co-op invites applications for the position of Agro Manager.

Lakeland Co-op is an ever-growing and expanding Co-operative with annual sales in excess of $50 million with petroleum, lumber/building materials, and agriculture products.

Lakeland Co-op invites applications for the position of Agro Manager to join our team at our Agro Centre located in Bonnyville, AB.
Reporting to the General Manager, responsibilities for this position include the following:

1. Sales and marketing of hardware, crop protection, seed, livestock equipment and feed to new and existing customers
2. Prepare, monitor and maintain the Agro Department budget
3. Establish and maintain a strong customer contact program
4. Demonstrate a high level of product knowledge, inventory management and technical skills
5. Ensure all staff adheres to merchandising standards, marketing efforts, staff appearance, housekeeping and loss prevention
6. Ensure proper recruitment procedures are followed
7. Ensure self-development is planned for and the initiative is taken to improve knowledge, skills or attitude

• Post-secondary education in the areas of Agriculture an asset
• A strong agricultural background with sales and experience in crop protection products, seed, livestock equipment and feed
• Possess the ability to work as part of a team with excellent leadership, communication skills (written and oral), listening skills, ability to ask questions, be persuasive and delegate
• Have business insight – Understand financial statements, inventory controls and marketing
• Ability to plan and align – Planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals
• Related experience in the Co-operative Retailing System is considered an asset
• Hold a valid Class 5 driver’s license
• Alignment with Lakeland Co-op’s values of Integrity, Responsibility and Teamwork

Deadline: August 24th, 2018

Lakeland Co-op is committed to taking care of our employees and offers a variety of attractive benefits. These include:
• Comprehensive Benefit Plan including Extended Health Care, Dental, Life Insurance & Long Term Disability Insurance
• Employer Matched Pension Plan (6% Matched)
• Employee Family Assistance Program
• Competitive Wages paid bi-weekly & Bonus Incentive Plan
• Retail Purchase Rebate
• Excellent Opportunities for further development and advancement

If you are interested in this opportunity or require additional information, please contact Alysha Wenger, Human Resources Manager, by email lpsc11@telus.net or (780)826-3349

Please submit a detailed resume and cover letter in confidence to:

Alysha Wenger
Lakeland Co-op
6020 54th Avenue, Bonnyville, AB T9N 2M8
Email: lpsc11@telus.net
Fax: (780)826-7939


Please Apply Online or submit a detailed résumé in confidence on or before August 24, 2018 to:

Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL)
13232 – 170th Street, Edmonton, AB, T5V 1M7
Email: edm.hr@fcl.crs
Fax: (780)454-2153

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