Job: Ag Business Specialist – Yorkton – Full time, Permanent

Ag Business Specialist – Yorkton – Full time, Permanent

Location

Yorkton, SK.

Job Information

Position – Ag Business Specialist

Location:  Blair’s Yorkton, SK.

Term: Permanent, full-time.

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, crop protection, agronomic and livestock nutrition solutions for our customers. More recently, our business has expanded to include 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 profitableBlair’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.

 

The Ag Business Specialist Position

The Ag Business Specialist position is Blair’s window to the customer.  In this position you will be part of the Blair’s sales team, working to create solutions and opportunities for customers to help their business be more profitable and efficient.  You will work with customers at the Blair’s Yorkton retail location and by customer farm calls.  The Ag Business Specialist is tasked with developing specific plans to help customers create sustainable production. Blair’s is looking for individuals that can problem solve at the farm-gate and benefit customers with adding efficiency and/or increasing profitability.  Blair’s is a leader in developing sustainable agriculture initiatives that help individual farms understand and develop sustainable production for future generations. You will have the ability to work with the Blair’s team of professional sales individuals and enhance your agronomic skills specifically as it relates to assisting with customers, field trials, and other related projects as directed by the Sales Director.

 

This position will appeal to people who are…

  • Self directed but coachable
  • Enjoy meeting people and enjoy the sales environment
  • Have great execution and customer follow up skills
  • Innovative (outside the box thinkers)
  • Creative
  • Have a winning attitude
  • Team oriented
  • Willing to learn
  • Passionate about agriculture
  • Strategic thinkers

 

Skills Required

An ability to understand the needs and challenges of primary agriculture, excellent oral communication skills, the ability to take direction and coaching from your sales or agronomy team mentors, time management, the ability to communicate clearly through writing, emails, etc., the ability to use Microsoft office applications, most importantly the ability to identify problems and challenges and work with the Blair’s customer to develop an effective solution.

 

Position Requirements

The Ag Business Specialist position will be based out of the Blair’s Yorkton retail location and will work with the sales team and the professional agronomy team in Blair’s. If you have sales experience and/or a background in the agricultural industry, we would be interested in hearing from you.  Eligibility for enrollment in the Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologist is an asset.

 

Compensation and Benefits

A competitive salary, vehicle allowance, pension, benefits, office and professional equipment required to do your job will be provided to you.

For further information, and to obtain a detailed description of the roles and responsibilities for the Ag Business Specialist position, please contact:

Rick Bilous – Location Manager, Yorkton Blair’s

(306) 621-6491     

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