Job: Ag Business Specialist – Livestock Nutrition

Ag Business Specialist – Livestock Nutrition

Location

McLean, SK

Job Information

 

Position Name:  Ag Business Specialist – Livestock Nutrition

Location: McLean Location based

 

About Blair’s

Since 1948, Blair’s has been proudly serving the agricultural business needs of farmers in Saskatchewan. We are an integrated agriculture retail company with a proud tradition of providing leading edge crop nutrition and crop protection solutions for our customers.   In addition to the crop inputs business, we also offer professional agronomic consulting services, animal nutrition, livestock genetics, transportation logistics and real estate development. Our vision is to be the leader in providing innovative crop, livestock and land management solutions to help producers be more sustainable and profitable.

Blair’s is a fourth generation family company owned by Kevin Blair and Darren Blair. Our agriculture retail locations are currently located in the communities of Lanigan, Nokomis, Watrous, Liberty, McLean, Lipton, Strongfield, Rosthern and Yorkton.

Our Business

We offer an extensive line of crop protection and nutrition products – seed, herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, inoculants, fertilizers, and micronutrients. In addition to our extensive range of products we also offer custom application services, agronomic consulting services, animal nutrition products and the most knowledgeable and dedicated people in the agriculture business.

The Ag Business Specialist Position

The Ag Business Specialist position is Blair’s window to the customer. In this unique position you will create solutions and opportunities for customers to help their business be more profitable and efficient. The Ag Business Specialist role will have an animal nutrition focus (70% of time) with the ability to sell products within Blair’s wide portfolio of products (30% of time). The position will be based out of our McLean location.

This position will appeal to people who are…

  • Self directed
  • Innovative (outside the box thinkers)
  • Creative
  • Have a winning attitude
  • Willing to learn
  • Passionate about agriculture
  • Like to work in an environment that requires flexibility and adaptability
  • Team oriented
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Enjoy meeting people and enjoy the sales environment
  • Strategic Thinkers

 

Skills Required

The ability to understand and execute a business plan, knowledge of the sales planning and execution process, excellent oral communication skills, the ability to communicate clearly through writing, emails, etc., the ability to use Microsoft office applications, the ability to manage a customer base, use of basic sales tracking tools, the ability to be effective in a team environment, demonstrated ability to work in a mobile environment and time management skills.

Position Requirements

The Ag Business Specialist will be responsible for a territory/customer base and we will report to the Sales Director – South Saskatchewan.   The position will require the ability to sell to a current customer base, prospect for new customers, take sales orders, ensure the sale is executed, manage credit/receivables, understand sales and profit/margin relationships, work within the Blair’s team to create solutions within Blair’s product portfolio. Since this position is similar to an account management role, frequent travel to the customer’s location and representation at industry events is required. Travel to customers will be required 3-4 days per week.

Compensation and Benefits

A company vehicle will be provided, office equipment, and reimbursement for reasonable travel expenses. A competitive salary and sales incentive plan is provided. Blair’s offers a full benefit and pension package.

For Further Information Contact:

Curtis McCulllough

Sales Director – South Saskatchewan

Blair’s Family of Companies

(306) 535-4049

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