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Ag Sales Representative (Ituna, 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 160 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.

Prairie Co-op is dedicated to its members and communities by providing quality products and service in a sustainable manner.  Currently we operate 12 locations in the communities of Melville, Lemberg, Fort Qu’Appelle, Lipton, Cupar, Strasbourg, Ituna and Kelliher, with over 12,000 members, 240 employees and retails sales in excess of 92 million per year. We are a leader in providing goods and services to our members in these communities.

Prairie Co-op is looking for a full-time Ag Sales Representative based out of our Home & Agro Centre in Ituna, SK. We are seeking a self-motivated, ambitious, and energetic individual who is expected to administer a farm contact program with present and perspective customers, assist in developing the yearly forecast and marketing plan, and maintain the sales work plan.

Major responsibilities of this position include:
• Be accountable for sales and marketing of Ag and farm supply products within the designated trading area, including seed, fertilizer, ag equipment, propane and fuel, etc.
• Build network and develop relationship with existing and new accounts to understand their needs. Introduce Co-op Crop Supply products and resources to satisfy customer needs.
• Maintain the annual Ag Sales Representative Work Plan.
• Assist the management with the development of a yearly forecast and marketing plan.
• Work with Sales Agronomists to provide agronomic services to clients.
• Understand and follow all relevant Prairie Co-op policies and procedures.
• Ensure self-development is planned and implemented to improve knowledge and skills.
• Other duties as assigned.
 
Qualifications and Competencies:
• Post-secondary education
• 3-5 years of progressive and successful sales experience in the field
• Commitment to ongoing development in the industry and relevant designations/knowledge areas (agronomy, chemical, seed, crop production, etc.)
• Valid Canadian driver's license with a clean driving record
• Must be legally entitled to work in Canada

Prairie 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 programs and opportunities for advancement. If you have the desire to develop and grow, the opportunities are endless.

If you feel this role would be a great fit with your skills and experience, and want to embrace the possibilities and evolution of this challenging and rewarding career opportunity, we look forward to having you join our team!
If you are interested in this career opportunity, please submit a cover letter and detailed resume in confidence on or before June 18, 2020 to:

Human Resources Advisor
Prairie Co-operative Limited
Box 1330
Melville, SK S0A 2P0
Email: hr@prairiecoop.com
www.prairiecoop.com

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected to continue in the recruitment process will be contacted.

 

Please Apply Online or submit a detailed résumé in confidence on or before June 18, 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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