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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 170 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 invites applications for the position of Agronomist to join our team at our Agronomy Centre located in Swift Current, SK.

The Agronomist will be involved in all aspects of fertilizer for crop production to local area farmers.
 
Reporting to the Agronomy Division Manager, the successful applicant will be responsible for providing professional information on all aspects of crop production to local area farmers.  This includes advising farmers on cropping plans, seed and soil assessments, fertility, pesticide use, resistance management and harvesting decisions.  The successful Grow Team applicant will be involved in direct sales calls and will be expected to stay current in the agricultural sector by becoming a member of the Saskatchewan Institute of Agrology, and attend training and industry meetings.  The position will be based out of the Swift Current Agronomy Centre and will assist with branch locations.

Qualifications
• Degree in Agriculture, or a Certified Crop Advisor Designation with agriculture experience
• Strong agriculture knowledge and expertise 
• Member of the Saskatchewan Institute of Agrology
• 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
• This position is classified as a Safety Sensitive Position and therefore is subject to pre-employment Alcohol & Substance testing as a condition of employment.

Deadline to Apply: January 31, 2020

If you are interested in this opportunity or require additional information, please contact Human Resources Department at 306-778-8807.

Please submit a detailed resume and cover letter in confidence to:

Pioneer Co-op
Attn: Human Resources
1150 Central Ave. N. Swift Current, SK   S9H 0G1
Email: hrpioneercoop@sasktel.net
Fax: 309.778.3424
www.pioneercoop.ca

Please Apply Online or submit a detailed résumé in confidence on or before January 31, 2020 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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