Nutrien LTD

Vice President, Digital

Job Locations CA
Posted Date 2 months ago(1/9/2018 3:46 PM)
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Job Description

Vice President, Digital

Why work at Nutrien? Great question! 

Safety is a core value at Nutrien. 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, Nutrien 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 Nutrien is the core of everything we do and all employees are respectful of diverse opinions and views.

Nutrien’s Retail Digital Organization operates like a start-up within the world’s leading multinational crop input distributor and fertilizer wholesaler. This mandate is exciting as we are creating a market-leading integrated agriculture experience for our 3000 crop consultants and 500,000 growers across the US and Canada (and extending to Australia and Brazil). Our product teams are small, flexible and use agile and lean methods to quickly provide internal salesforce and grower customers with innovative digital offerings. We combine the latest technologies with customer-centric design to consistently deliver exciting online and on-board innovations for Nutrien’s customer base

The Vice President, Digital will have the mandate of the Nutrien CEO and the Nutrien Retail President to lead the cultural and technical transformation of Nutrien Retail into the digital era. This senior leadership role will be an important driver of the digital organization’s future success.

Key Tasks:

  • Owning the digital vision, digital strategy and execution of the digital roadmap

  • Mapping digital capabilities to strategic priorities and translating ideas into execution

  • Serving as executive sponsor for digital innovation and “agile” cultural transformation

  • Developing the strategy and specific partnership plans for 3rd party partnerships across Nutrien’s digital platform, including digital agronomy partners and external platforms (e.g., CRM systems), in addition to relationships across the industry (e.g., other input players, equipment manufacturers, etc.)

  • Attracting, building, and retaining a team of top talent, reaching >100 professionals, including developers, designers, product managers, and field implementation staff

  • Maintaining a balance between business and technology and connecting digital investments to enterprise KPIs


  • The exhilaration of building out the digital space for a world class organization and ultimately redefining the industry as we know it today.

  • Putting your stamp on and redefining how the industry accesses data, information and makes critical business decisions.

  • Building your career and surpassing your potential in an ever-evolving agricultural industry and technical space.


  • A solid academic background and/or deep experience in digital product development in B2B/B2C context

  • Successful track record leading large digital organizations, ideally within leading agriculture, retail, or industrial contexts

  • Experience implementing "Best Practice" approaches in digital strategy and transformation

  • Expertise in managing the complexity of a “corporate role”, from developing strategic frameworks through to delivering innovative ideas and offerings

  • Proven experience in developing new creative concepts from discovery through to implementation

  • Demonstrated effectiveness in leading change within a decentralized organization resulting in support and field adoption

  • Successful track record working in complex international business areas

  • Well-networked in the digital community in North America


Competencies & Attributes:

  • Proven ability to think as the end-user/customer and interpret needs into solutions that can further develop the organization’s range of services

  • Ability to translate customer needs into digital strategies and successfully implement and optimize them

  • Ability to lead and foster teamwork including the building, coaching and development of a successful team

  • Collaborate, communicate, engage and inspire stakeholders at all levels

  • Innovative thinker with an ability to anticipate and create technical solutions

  • Entrepreneurial and proactive management skills coupled with a "can do attitude

  • Proven track record in operating with a high energy level, resilience and cultural openness

For More Information:

  • To express your interest in this exciting leadership role or to request additional information, please contact: Lori Free, Director Global Talent Attraction & Sourcing by phone at: 403-225-7270 or email at For further information about the company please visit

Nutrien 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. To ensure consideration for this role, candidates are encouraged to apply by January 30, 2018. However, this job will remain posted until filled.  You may be required to undergo a background check in accordance with Nutrien policies.

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



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