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Agro Accounts Manager (Tugaske and Surrounding Area, 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 180 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

Palliser Plains Co-op is looking for an Agro Accounts Manager to join our team. We are seeking an individual that is self-motivated, ambitious and energetic.

Palliser Plains Co-op is a growing independent retail that is part of the Co-operative Retailing System (CRS). We serve the Saskatchewan communities of Craik, Tugaske, Central Butte, Shamrock, and surrounding areas. The successful candidate for this position will embrace the Co-op Brand values: locally invested, community minded and offers lifetime membership benefits; as well as embrace the possibilities and evolution of this challenging and rewarding career. 

Roles and responsibilities include but not limited to the following:
• Promote the Co-op brand within the Agro department along with all other departments involved with Palliser Plains Co-op.
• Build and maintain customer relationships with focus to key accounts.
• Work closely with the Agro Division Manager to achieve Palliser Plains Co-op goals set forth by the Agro Division Manager.
• Accountable for key area growth in agro and for agronomy services.
• Focus on sales of all agro products under FLC categories including; Grow, Fuel, Equip, Build, and Feed.
• Development of current staff in agronomy and sales support.
• Attend FCL and other industry events to help stay on top of issues or opportunities in the agricultural industry.
• Work with our team members at Palliser Plains as well as FCL team members on a daily basis.
Requirements:
• A degree or diploma in agriculture with ability to obtain a PAg or equivalent. 
• Minimum 5+ years in sales and/or management.
• 5+ years agronomy work.
• Positive attitude and the drive to succeed in an environment that can demand long hours in the busy season.
• Teamwork mentality.
• Ability to build and maintain relationships though integrity and trust.
• Computer and Microsoft knowledge/skills.
• Valid driver’s license.
• Bondable.
• Demonstrated skill in our competencies: Action Oriented, Collaborates, Customer Focused, Drives Results and Instill Trust
• Alignment with the CRS values of integrity, excellence and responsibility.

Palliser Plains Co-op offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, along with excellent training and opportunities for advancement.  We are committed to developing our staff through extensive training programs in house, within the agricultural industry, and with our partners at FCL.

Application deadline: April 12, 2019
Please email your resume to the following:  a.sheppard@palliserplainscoop.ca
For further inquiries please phone: Adam Sheppard: 306-796-7017

Please Apply Online or submit a detailed résumé in confidence on or before April 12, 2019 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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