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Crop Protection Manager (Pierson, 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 250 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. Valleyview Consumers Co-op Ltd. invites applications for the position of Crop Protection Manager.

The Valleyview Consumers Co-op provides agronomic service from two Crop Protection sites located in Virden and Pierson, Manitoba and has a trading area that encompasses all of southwestern Manitoba.

 This position is located at our Pierson Agro Centre location.


Reporting to the Agro Division Manager, the Crop Protection Manager is responsibilities for:

  • Marketing and promoting sales of seed, fertilizer, and crop protection products to new and existing customers
  • Leading the agronomic team in providing advice to customers and coordination of the farm contact program.
  • Managing and controlling of product inventories and ensuring proper management and maintenance of departmental assets
  • Ensuring the proper handling and storage of crop input products with adherence to company and industry safety standards.
  • Oversee employee performance management, training and recruitment and retention of Crop Protection Department staff.
  • Managing all financial aspects for crop protection department including budgeting, expenses, margins and complete financial reporting.


  • Degree or Diploma in agriculture or related field is preferred.
  • Strong technical competency requiring at least two years` of Ag based experience.  Preference will be given to Ag Protection sales experience and good knowledge of Ag chemical and fertilizer.
  • Candidates must possess strong leadership skills, management and supervisory skills
  • Candidates must have exceptional organizational, communication and interpersonal skills with a focus on customers.


Valleyview Consumers Co-op Ltd. offers a competitive salary, benefits including Extended Health and Dental, Life Insurance, Long-term Disability, Matched Superannuation Pension Plan, Co-operative Retailing System (CRS) training, on-going professional development, work-life balance and excellent opportunities for career advancement

Please Apply Online or submit a detailed résumé in confidence on or before January 26, 2018 to:

Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL)
Box 1004, Winnipeg, MB R3C 2W6
1615 King Edward Street, Winnipeg, MB R3H 0R7
Email: wpg.hr@fcl.crs
Fax: (204) 631-4647

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