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Crop Input Sales Manager (Biggar, 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 190 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. Duperow Co-op is recruiting for the position of Crop Input Sales Manager for the New Agro Centre location in Biggar, SK.

This position will start out of the Duperow office in Duperow and then transition to the new location in Biggar spring of 2019. We are seeking individuals who have a desire to provide high performance customer service and wishes to be part of a professional team with the same goals. 

The primary role for this position will be to continue the current sales program for the Duperow Co-operative member-owners as well as assist in the transition to the new agro site in Biggar. This role will evolve and grow based on the needs for the association and its members. This role will work closely with the Ag Development team in this transition process. The Ag Development team members along with FCL will provide on the job training on systems and processes utilized within the Cooperative Retailing System (CRS), with the goal of attaining the skills needed to manage all aspects of the Crop Supply department. Including the ability to supervise, train, and onboard new staff members.

This position will spend much of their time working closely with farm clients in providing a variety of farm related services and products. Focusing on Crop Protection, Agronomy, Seed, (Including bulk seed), and Fertilizer, Grain handling and Storage, Oil, Fuel, Feed, as well as a many other farm related products and services.  The successful applicant will create and track customer farm cropping plans, client quotes, and work with the General Manager in managing inventory and inventory requirements. Work with General Manager in developing and maintaining marketing programs. Other duties as assigned

The ideal candidate will have a strong agronomic background as well as good business acumen. Those with ag retail management experience or, an agronomist who want to advance into the next level of career development, would enjoy the challenges and rewards this role could bring. Candidates must have a valid Class 5 driver’s license.

Duperow Co-operative serves West Central Saskatchewan including Biggar and area communities.  The Co-operative Retailing System offers a comprehensive salary and benefit package with excellent opportunities for advancement.
 
 

 

Please Apply Online or submit a detailed résumé in confidence on or before March 29, 2019 to:

Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL)
Box 1050, Saskatoon, SK S7K 3M9
401 – 22nd Street East, Saskatoon, SK S7K 0H2
Email: stn.hr@fcl.crs
Fax: (306) 244-3462

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