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Agronomist (Virden, 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 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. Valleyview Consumers Co-op Ltd.  invites applications for the position of Agronomist.

Valleyview Consumers Co-op Ltd. is a thriving retail located in the progressive southwest corner of Manitoba. We are a multi-million dollar organization with many exciting changes happening and the successful candidate will embrace the positive values, possibilities and evolution of this challenging and rewarding opportunity.

Valleyview Consumers Co-op Ltd. is now accepting applications for the position of Agronomist. As a member of our AG Team of agri-business professionals, the position will take a lead role in partnering with producers in the Virden and Pierson, MB area, assisting them in finding innovative solutions to help grow their business. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop and implement a grower customer communication plan, providing our customers with relevant, timely, accurate information on agronomy, products, and services available at the Co-op.
  • Provide agronomic information and guidance on seed, pest identification and management, and where applicable, crop nutrition, so our grower customers can make informed decisions.
  • Deliver on field activities such as scouting and soil testing where required and communicate results effectively to grower customers.
  • To efficiently facilitate the resolution of product inquiries between our customer and supplier.
  • Adherence to general health and safety.
  • An interest in continuing both personal and professional development.

Qualifications:

  • Degree or Diploma in agriculture or related field
  • Proven experience in customer contact, sales, and in-field experience.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a highly motivated team
  • Must be creative and resourceful
  • Must have the ability to effectively communicate, both orally and written
  • Hold a valid Driver’s License
  • A Certified Crop Advisor designation is considered an asset 

The Valleyview Consumers Co-op Ltd. as part of the Co-operative Retailing System offers a comprehensive salary and benefit package, with excellent opportunities for advancement

 

Please Apply Online or submit a detailed résumé in confidence on or before September 01, 2017 to:

Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL)
Box 1004, Winnipeg, MB R3C 2W6
1615 King Edward Street, Winnipeg, MB R3H 0R7
Email: wpg.hr@fcl.ca
Fax: (204) 631-4647

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