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Crop Protection Manager (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 Crop Protection Manager. The Valleyview Consumers Co-op provides agronomic service from two Crop Protection sites located in Virden and Pierson, Manitoba and has a trading area that encompasses all of southwestern Manitoba.

Reporting to the Agro Division Manager, the Crop Protection Manager is responsibilities for:

  • Marketing and promoting sales of seed, fertilizer, and crop protection products to new and existing customers
  • Leading the agronomic team in providing advice to customers and coordination of the farm contact program.
  • Managing and controlling of product inventories and ensuring proper management and maintenance of departmental assets
  • Ensuring the proper handling and storage of crop input products with adherence to company and industry safety standards.
  • Oversee employee performance management, training and recruitment and retention of Crop Protection Department staff.
  • Managing all financial aspects for crop protection department including budgeting, expenses, margins and complete financial reporting.

Qualifications:

  • Degree or Diploma in agriculture or related field is preferred.
  • Strong technical competency requiring at least two years` of Ag based experience.  Preference will be given to Ag Protection sales experience and good knowledge of Ag chemical and fertilizer.
  • Candidates must possess strong leadership skills, management and supervisory skills
  • Candidates must have exceptional organizational, communication and interpersonal skills with a focus on customers.

Valleyview Consumers Co-op Ltd. offers a competitive salary, benefits including Extended Health and Dental, Life Insurance, Long-term Disability, Matched Superannuation Pension Plan, Co-operative Retailing System (CRS) training, on-going professional development, work-life balance and excellent opportunities for career advancement.

Please Apply Online or submit a detailed résumé in confidence on or before September 08, 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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