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Crop Inputs Retail Manager

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Job ID 115296 Date posted 05/17/2021 Location : Plumas, Canada

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s agricultural supply chain business, where we seamlessly connect farming customers with food, feed and industry.Cargill is an equal opportunity employer and committed to providing accommodation to our job applicants with disabilities.


Job Purpose and Impact

The Crop Inputs Retail Manager will provide local teams with leadership in customer service, sales, agronomic knowledge, safety, operations, logistics and inventory management. In this role, you will lead the facility by engaging customers, executing on all critical process and systems to build a culture around operational excellence and customer service, lead and develop operational employees and closely collaborate with sales and agronomy teams. You will plan and execute physical daily operations as well as perform customer service and sales activities.

Key Accountabilities

  • Sell products to new and existing customers which includes identifying needs and helping customers make good decisions, prospecting customers, building customer relationships and closing sales.
  • Provide daily leadership for the local operations facility and people for financial, planning, safety, capital, training, risk management and continuous improvement projects and initiatives.
  • Be responsible to execute plans and schedules of operations staff ensuring appropriate staffing levels and that seasonal staff has proper training and direction.
  • Be the primary contact for identified customers including providing basic product recommendations, handling the customer account and recording customer information in customer tracking software.
  • Lead and oversee the integrated business planning process, forecasting and inventory management.
  • Drive forecasting, net earnings, budgets and return on gross investment for local facility collaborating with sales and agronomy teams.
  • Responsible for personnel decisions related to hiring, performance and disciplinary actions for your direct reports. You will also spend time completing the same tasks as employees on your team.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Experience working in crop input, agronomy, agricultural or manufacturing operations facility
  • Confirmed knowledge and ability to identify opportunities and prospects, build customer relationships and close sales
  • Knowledge of the industry including to be able to provide basic recommendations to customers
  • Must be legally entitled to work for Cargill in Canada


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Crop certification such as a certified professional agronomist or certified crop advisor
  • One year of supervisory experience
  • Knowledge of inventory control, operating efficiency and budget management
  • Experience leading and operating  crop inputs, agronomy or agricultural facility

Cargill is an equal opportunity employer and committed to providing accommodation to our job applicants with disabilities.

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