Job Description

Crop Inputs Retail Manager

Ref ​20-00074

Location - Raymore, Saskatchewan & Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

 

Our client, a leading agriculture supply chain company in North America, is looking for a Crop Inputs Retail Manager in various locations in Saskatchewan. The Crop Inputs Retail Manager is expected to provide local crop inputs teams with leadership in customer service, sales, agronomic knowledge, safety, operations, logistics and inventory management.

Key Responsibilities

50% Customer Service and Crop Input Sales:

  • Sell seed, fertilizer and crop protection products to new and existing customers

  • Prospect new customers, generate leads, build customer relationships and close sales

  • Provide basic crop input recommendations to farm customers.

  • Be the primary contact for identified customers and manage the customer account and record customer information in SFDC.

  • Ensure outstanding customer service; includes proactively engaging customers in their crop input needs

  • Work with the sales and administration team to manage credit and collection programs

  • Oversee and manage accounts payables and receivables​
     

40% Safely and efficiently lead the operations of a crop input facility:

  • Perform operations duties to serve customers, such as, blending and loading fertilizer, unloading and loading seed and agricultural chemical products.

  • Lead and manage the IBP process, forecasting and inventory management.

  • Ensure proper handling and storage of crop inputs products

  • Conduct regular plant inspections, hold monthly safety meetings with staff to review procedures and safety awareness issues.

  • Execute plans and schedules of operations staff ensuring staffing levels are always appropriate and that seasonal staff has proper training and direction.

  • Ensure proactive maintenance of facilities to ensure safe working environment.

  • Retail auditing and inventory management.

 

10% Net Earnings of the Crop Input Facility:

  • Collaborate with the Sales and Agronomy team to ensure top line sales and gross margin goals are being achieved.

  • Participate in crop input planning and forecasting.

  • Input into the location budget; ensuring cost-effective management (P+L)

  • Make recommendations and input into capital budget analysis and requests

  • Contribute to the development and implement the location’s business plan

 

Qualifications / Skills

 

  • 1-2 years of experience in an agricultural service business environment and related post-secondary education or training. Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

  • Knowledge of the crop input business/agronomy with the ability to provide basic crop input recommendations to farm customers.

  • Knowledge of inventory control, operating efficiency and budget management.

  • Certified Crop Advisor, P. Ag., or related designation would be an asset.

  • Ability to effectively lead a team of diverse employees with demonstrated leadership.

  • Excellent customer service and communication skills.

  • Ability to manage compliance with Environment, Health & Safety and Operations standards and regulations.

  • Must have valid Canadian driver license

300, 160 Quarry Park Boulevard SE

Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2C 3G3

Tel:      403-453-3797

Email: Calgary@enertechstaff.com

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