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Sales Agronomist (Temporary) (Cupar, 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.

Prairie Co-operative Limited operates 12 locations in the communities of Melville (3), Lemberg, Fort Qu’Appelle (2), Lipton, Cupar, Strasbourg, Ituna, and Kelliher (2). Our mission is to provide quality products and service in a sustainable manner to all our members and communities. The successful candidate will embrace our CRS Brand values: locally invested, community-minded, and lifetime membership benefits.

Prairie Co-op is looking for a temporary (18 months) full time Sales Agronomist to join our team at our Cupar location. We are seeking a self-motivated, ambitious, and energetic individual who is expected to administer a farm contact program with present and perspective customers, to ensure merchandising, product and facility image are at the highest standards, and to provide strong leadership and support to all Team Members.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Come to work with a positive, professional approach and attitude.
  • Ensure outstanding courteous customer service is provided at all times.
  • Develop and administer an aggressive farm contact program with present or perspective customers promoting the agronomic services of the agro centre.
  • Provide weed, disease and insect control advice to customers as required.
  • Provide field scouting as required and make appropriate recommendations.
  • Assist with administering and supervising the custom application service as per budget guidelines.
  • Act as a facilitator for the resolution of product complaint between the customer and supplier within the shortest possible time frame.
  • Be responsible for the compiling of accurate records and administration of the agronomy area.
  • Arrange informational and training meetings for the grower/producer and provide information and newsletters on a timely basis.
  • Assist in the training of Agro Centre employees in accordance with the Association’s policy and procedure in the area of crop protection.
  • Ensure that the Co-operative’s equipment is being operated and maintained in a safe and responsible manner and maintenance of assigned vehicle.
  • Be responsible in the area of loss prevention.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Diploma or Degree in Agriculture or related field
  • Certified Crop Advisor Designation is an asset
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Demonstrated supervisory and delegation experience
  • Previous retail experience is an asset
  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal, organizational, and verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to foster a culture focused on safety, innovation, and teamwork
  • Alignment with Prairie Co-op’s values of Excellence, Integrity and Progressive

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 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 want to 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 July 13, 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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