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 250 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. Lake Lenore Agro Co-op invites applications for the position of Agronomist.
Within our GROW team of agro-business professionals the Sales Agronomist will take a lead role in partnering with local producers in the Northeast Saskatchewan region.
The Sales Agronomist will be responsible for preforming a variety of duties including, but not limited to:
Developing and implementing a farm contact plan
Providing our customers with relevant, timely, accurate information on agronomy, products and services available through Co-op
Providing agronomic information and guidance on seed, pest identification and management and where applicable crop nutrition
Aiding local producers in finding innovative solutions to help grow their business
Delivering on field activities such as scouting and soil testing where required and communicating results effectively to grower-customers
Responsible for purchasing, sales, margin, expenses;
Developing and supporting the AG GROW marketing team
Supporting and assisting additional AG division operations
Ensuring customer service is a top priority by efficiently answering to product inquires, orders and resolution of complaints
Ensuring proper health and safety procedures are followed; all other duties as assigned.
The ideal candidate will have a post-secondary degree or diploma in Agriculture and/or CCA certification with 5-7+ years industry related work experience. Knowledge of sales and the rural farming business is essential. General knowledge of the Co-operative Retail System and its culture is considered an asset.
We are looking for an individual with a positive attitude, strong communication and interpersonal skills.
In addition, effective team leadership skills and the ability to work well within a multi-generational team are desired. The candidate must also be self reliant and goal- oriented with the ability to set and adjust priorities. The ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and written is required.
The candidate must have a Class 5 Driver’s License. Local travel is required 75% of the time. Hours of this position will be 40 hours per week with the possibility of early mornings, late evenings and weekends.
This position will report to the Crop Supplies Operations Manager and will be based office will be the Lake Lenore Administration Office in Lake Lenore, SK.
The Lake Lenore Agro Co-op offers a comprehensive salary and benefits package as well as on-going training, personal and professional development and excellent opportunities for advancement.