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Sales Agronomist (Biggar, 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 190 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. Duperow Co-op invites applications for the position of Sales Agronomist to join our team at our new Agro Centre located in Biggar, SK.

This position will start out of the Duperow Co-op office in Duperow, Saskatchewan and then transition to the new location in Biggar in spring of 2019. We are seeking individuals who have a desire to provide high performance customer service and wishes to be part of a professional team with the same goals. 
 
The primary role for this position will be to develop new sales and agronomy programs for the Duperow Co-operative member-owners as well as assist in the transition to the new agro site in Biggar. The successful candidate will be able to evolve and grow based on the needs for the association and its members.

This position will spend much of their time working closely with farm clients in providing a variety of farm related services and products. You will become the customers trusted advisor for their operations around our products and services including but not limited to Crop Protection, Agronomy, Seed, (Including bulk seed), and Fertilizer.

The successful applicant will create and track customer farm cropping plans, client quotes, and work with the General Manager in managing inventory and inventory requirements. Work with General Manager in developing and maintaining marketing programs as well as other duties as assigned.

Successful candidates will have agriculture sales and agronomy experience or a desire to exceed in the agriculture industry.  You will also enjoy working with Farm Clients in many areas of their operation. Customer service skills and the ability to develop working relationships as part of a team are essential. 

Qualifications:
• Candidates must have a valid Class 5 driver’s license.
• Degree or Diploma in Agriculture.
• Certified Crop Advisor designation or ability to attain within 2 years of employment.

Duperow Co-operative serves West Central Saskatchewan communities of Duperow, Biggar, Springwater, and Ruthilda. The Co-operative Retailing System offers a comprehensive salary and benefit package with excellent opportunities for advancement.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please Apply Online or submit a detailed résumé in confidence on or before January 25, 2019 to:

Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL)
Box 1050, Saskatoon, SK S7K 3M9
401 – 22nd Street East, Saskatoon, SK S7K 0H2
Email: stn.hr@fcl.crs
Fax: (306) 244-3462

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