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COMPANY: Coop Regionale

HIRING MANAGER: Brandon Tiunema

LOCATION: Timiskaming, ON

PAY GRADE: Salary

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Build and nurture strong relationships with farm customers and our suppliers

 

Provide sound agronomic advice and determine appropriate recommendations and technical positioning for agronomic practices and products

 

Provide customer support and expert advice on crop nutrition, soil test interpretation, field scouting, diagnostics, and product recommendations

 

Utilize agronomic expertise and anticipation of agronomic trends to improve market positioning and profitability of proprietary and vended crop protection and plant nutrition/performance products.

 

Assist with the management and delivery of crop nutrition products, seed, crop protection products and services

 

Develop business plans with farm customers and provide follow-up on cropping plans and recommendations

 

Support agronomy and sales activities such as agronomy alerts/updates, agronomy bulletins, crop tips, grower agronomy and product meetings, field diagnostics, product inquiry resolution, quick response access to agronomic information by phone and/or email, marketing and advertising ideas and tools

 

Daily travel, extended hours and overnight travel as required

 

Be able to lift 40-50 lbs.

 

Be willing to train and certify as a forklift operator

 

Strive to maximize on our ability to obtain/sustain customers business, within profit margin

 

Achieve agreed upon sales targets and outcomes

 

Emphasize product features based on analyses of customers' needs and on technical knowledge of product capabilities and limitations.

 

Work within a marketing/sales budget to promote the business, inform our growers, develop/maintain relationships and maintain a presence within our community.

 

Develop and maintain effective business relations with current and potential future customers.

 

Work with and advise farmers on cropping practices that will improve their economic returns as well as protect environmental sustainability.

 

Provide assistance in crop production, planning, and forecasting.

 

Inform management with reports on customer needs, problems, interests, competitive activities, and potential for new products and services.

 

Remain current with trends in the marketplace and within the ag industry

 

 

REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

 

A demonstrated passion for Northern Ontario agriculture

 

Experience in Ag retail, Agronomy, Sales, Precision Ag/or related field

 

Degree or Diploma in Agronomy or closely aligned field – P. Ag. or CCA is beneficial

 

Organized, self-directed and self-motivated

 

Excellent time management skills and strong work ethic

 

Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including presentation skills

 

High commitment to learning new technologies and agronomic practices

 

Valid class G driver’s license and clean drivers abstract

 

Excellent computer skills with the ability to use MS Office Suite

 

Positive and upbeat attitude

 

Life-long learner