Job: AgIntelligence Specialist, Lipton – 12 month maternity leave position

AgIntelligence Specialist, Lipton – 12 month maternity leave position

Location

Lipton, Sk.

Job Information


Position – AgIntelligence Specialist

Location:  Blair’s – Lipton, Sask.

Term: 12 month maternity leave position

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. 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.

The AgIntelligence 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.

Position Requirements

The AgIntelligence Specialist will work with and report to the Director of AgIntelligence while championing the Blair’s clientele based out of the Blair’s Lipton location. This position requires the ability to: service the current customer base, gain sales of crop inputs, prospect for new customers; and focus on the growth of this business unit. This person will be expected to build relationships with farming operations both at their kitchen tables and in their fields while committed to prospecting for new business out on the road. Frequent travel within the Blair’s Lipton geography throughout the entire term will be required.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Maintain a strong positive relationship with existing Blair’s Lipton clients and also pursue opportunities for growth of the business unit.
  • Work closely with Blair’s customers to help them achieve greater ROI based on their farming goals and objectives.
  • Provide both agronomic knowledge for clients’ crop fertility needs based off of soil samples and in-field recommendations on proper application and timing.
  • Create business plans for personal and future success within the AgIntelligence Role.
  • Work closely with industry partners for the most up to date agronomic product knowledge and industry advances.
  • Keep up to date on new technologies and innovations within the agriculture industry.
  • Participate in the planning and execution of plot initiatives for learning opportunities.
  • Work closely with the AgIntelligence team on special projects and growth of those projects.

This Position is Appealing To Those Who Are

  • Passionate about agriculture
  • Enjoy working closely with agricultural producers
  • Self directed
  • Self motivated
  • Strategic thinkers
  • Creative
  • Have a winning attitude
  • Like to work in an environment that requires flexibility and adaptability
  • Team oriented while being invested in both individual and team success
  • Entrepreneurial

Skills Required

  • The ability to understand and execute a business plan
  • Understanding of western Canadian agronomic practices and ability to relate to growers in both practical application as well as new crop science technologies.
  • Willingness to learn new processes, agronomic skills and any other requirements that successfully fulfill Blair’s customers’ experiences.
  • Excellent time management and prioritization skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Compensation and Benefits

A vehicle or vehicle allowance, office space and reimbursement for reasonable travel expenses will be provided.  Blair’s offers a competitive salary, and a full benefit and pension package.

For Further Information

Additional information can be obtained by contacting:

Amy Grindheim – Director of AgIntelligence

(306) 561-7322

amy@blairs.ag

 

 

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