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Agronomist (Swift Current, 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 200 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.

Pioneer Co-op operates 18 locations in the communities of Swift Current, Abbey, Bracken, Cabri, Consul, Eastend, Frontier, Gull Lake, Herbert, Hodgeville, Kyle, Maple Creek, Morse, Ponteix, Sceptre, Shaunavon, Stewart Valley and Tompkins. With over 28,000 members, 600 employees, and sales in excess of $290 million, Pioneer Co-op is a leader in providing goods and services to our members. Our mission is to pursue new ideas and opportunities to increase the value of membership annually. The  successful candidate will embrace our CRS Brand values: integrity, excellence, responsibility and community-minded.

Pioneer Co-op is looking for an Agronomist (Fertilizer) to join our team at our Swift Current location. We are seeking a self-motivated, ambitious, and energetic individual who will be involved in all aspects of fertilizer for crop production to local area farmers. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Advising farmers on soil assessments and fertility management and harvesting decisions
• Inventory control and logistics in and out of the operation
• Direct sales calls to potential and current clients

Qualifications:

• Degree in Agriculture, specializing in Crop Sciences or a Certified Crop Advisor Designation, with agriculture experience and knowledge of fertilizer product
• Strong customer service skills
• Excellent leadership, interpersonal, organizational, and verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to foster a culture focused on safety, innovation, and teamwork
• Alignment with Pioneer Co-op’s values of Service Excellence, Teamwork and Pride

Pioneer Co-op offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package that includes extended health, dental, life insurance, long term disability, and pension, along with excellent training and opportunities for advancement. If you have the desire to grow and develop, the opportunities are endless.

If you feel this role would be a great fit with your skills and experience, and embrace the possibilities and evolution of this challenging and rewarding career opportunity, we look forward to having you join our team!

Please Apply Online or submit a detailed résumé in confidence on or before September 14, 2018 to:

Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL)
Box 2002, Regina, SK S4P 3E7
2107 E Turvey Road, Regina, SK, S4N 3W1
Email: reg.hr@fcl.crs
Fax: (306) 721-0462

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