Nutrien LTD

Manager of Agronomic Services

Job Locations CA-AB-Grande Prairie
Posted Date 2 months ago(1/1/2018 8:27 AM)
System ID
2017-6095
Job Category
Leadership & Management
Business Unit
Retail
Number of Positions (Vacancies)
1

Job Description

Manager of Agronomic Services, Grande Prairie, AB

 

Why work at Crop Production Services (CPS)?  Great question!

 

Safety is a core value at CPS.  Keeping every employee safe, healthy and secure is our top priority.  Nothing is more important than seeing our people go home safe at the end of every single day.

 

While working here you will have the opportunity to grow your career while helping us feed the future.  We pride ourselves in hiring from a variety of backgrounds and truly believe that it is our differences that make us stronger so we hope you will join us.

 

In addition to exciting and challenging opportunities, CPS offers competitive salaries, great benefits and performance based incentives.

 

Outside of the skills and necessary qualifications, you will be committed to sustaining our safe and positive work environment while welcoming working side by side others in a diverse culture.  Culture at CPS is the core of everything we do and all employees are respectful of diverse opinions and views.

 

The Manager of Agronomic Services 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:

  • 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:

  • Oral and written communication and reporting skills
  • Asset management skills – human, equipment, fixed
  • Ability to budget, program, manage, and schedule
  • Ability to plan ahead and to look at the whole picture
  • Ability to work well with people.

Qualifications: 

  • Degree in Agriculture
  • 5-10 years plus of ag-retail business experience
  • Can present an excellent track record of agriculture related sales and services with a focus on Agronomy

CPS, a Nutrien Company, is committed to creating an inclusive workplace.  We encourage applications from all well qualified candidates who reflect the diversity of the regions where we operate.  This includes recognizing the voluntary identification of status such as gender, sexual orientation, visible minority, Indigenous status, persons with disabilities, and veterans, where applicable.

 

If this sounds like a good match, apply now. You may be required to undergo a background check and substance test in accordance with CPS policies.

 

While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

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