Agrium Inc

Manager of Agronomic Services

CA-AB-Grande Prairie
2 weeks ago
System ID
2017-6095
Number of Positions
1
Job Category
Management

Job Description

Manager of Agronomic Services

Location: Flexible, preferably in the Grande Prairie, AB Region

 

If you live safety always and have a strong desire to build a better tomorrow then look to the company who helps feed the world.

 

Cultivating Excellence is Crop Production Service's culture of ownership and joint accountability. At its heart, Cultivating Excellence is about achieving superior results with integrity together while connecting and collaborating across the entire organization.

 

While we have great people, it is not just about that; it’s the ability to lead your own engagement.  It’s the opportunity to grow and develop your career in ways you never envisioned while teaming up with people with a passion to make a difference in the world.

 

Who You Will Work With

 

You will work daily beside teams of people who care about your safety on the job and at home. Together, you will have a Commitment to Zero and follow our 3 Safety Principles: Do It safely or not at all, There is always time to do it safely, and Care for each other’s health, safety and security.

 

Your team will bring out the best in you by enabling you to achieve goals and reach your full potential.  You will find innovative ways to deliver on our vision of feeding the world responsibly while working side by side in an inclusive culture.

 

As Manager of Agronomic Services, you become part of an experienced and skilled team, providing solutions, growth, dedication and teamwork. Crop Production Services is also committed to provide education and training for all employees so each individual will contribute effectively to the achievement of the organizations goals.

 

You will be responsible for providing agronomic support, training, and leadership to the Northern Alberta Division team, including the General Manager, Marketing Manager, Branch Managers, Crop Production Advisors (CPA), Customer Service Representatives (CSR) and summer students. You will be available to assist our staff and our customers, either by phone, email or on location assistance to provide agronomic advice and develop solutions to fit the business needs of our customers, thereby supporting sales at our retail locations.

 

Key Tasks:

 

Within the limits of approved programs, policies and procedures, and working within the Division plan as set by the General Manager & Marketing Manager, the Manager of Agronomic Services has the following responsibilities:

  • Work closely with Marketing & General Managers, CPS and supplier representatives to ensure that correct agronomic knowledge and product positioning is communicated to CPS field staff and customers.
  • Work with Product Line Managers, Directors and Division management to lead the strategic direction of the Proven Seed and Loveland brand objectives with retail staff.
  • Provide technical support and coaching to retail staff with the objective of increasing the ability of the retail to provide solid agronomic knowledge to their customer base to profitably grow sales.
  • Support and assist with the Echelon and Optimal Acres programs.
  • Develop and facilitate internal Agronomic Training programs and materials for all CPS staff.
  • Work with the retail staff to organize local grower meetings and give presentations on agronomic topics pertaining to issues in the area.
  • Organize and help execute Proven Seed and Loveland on-farm trials, including plot tours for customers and staff and data collection.
  • Ensure safety and environmental standards are followed & maintained at all times.
  • Communicate progress and results compared to goals in all areas.
  • To work with the Agronomy team to become leaders in Agronomy service and knowledge.

 

Skills:

 

You have shown proven success as a results orientated individual by your:

  • ability in oral and written communication and reports;
  • ability to manage assets – human, equipment, fixed;
  • ability to budget, program, manage, schedule;
  • ability to plan ahead and to look at the whole picture; 
  • ability to work well with people.

Qualifications:

  • As Manager of Agronomic Services you have 5-10 years plus of ag-retail business experience plus a degree in Agriculture. You can present an excellent track record of agriculture related sales and services with a focus on Agronomy.

You will need to possess knowledge of the various pieces of equipment in use today at both the farm level and within CPS. You will have an understanding of the use of technology in today’s farm environment and will be able to bring this technology to the customers of CPS. You will be safety oriented and communicate safety issues immediately to co-workers and managers to ensure a safe work environment.

 

Ability to meet the CPS policy requirements by completing a pre-employment Criminal background check, Drug/alcohol testing, and Driving record abstract, when applicable. 

 

Why Crop Production Services?

 

Winning together; our culture coupled with great people, who deliver results with integrity, is what sets Crop Production Services apart from other career opportunities. We’re dedicated to winning together and that is what consistently makes Crop Production Services an award winning company. We are listed as one of the best places to work both in Canada and the U.S.

 

Crop Production Services, an Agrium company, is committed to building an inclusive workplace and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities and veterans.

 

We believe our diverse and inclusive workforce helps us communicate effectively and adds to our business success. This is just one of the reasons Agrium has been honored as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers for the past eight years.  Additionally, our Employee Resource Groups – the Women's Inclusion Network and the Young Professionals Network, create awareness and opportunity for constructive action and dialogue.

 

Those passionate about this challenging opportunity please apply in confidence directly at www.cpsagu.com/careers.  While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

 

 

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