Branch Manager - Agriculture Retail Sales – Blaine Lake, SK
At Nutrien, our Purpose is to grow our world from the ground up and we do so with safety and integrity as our core values. Nothing is more important than sending our people home safe, every day.
Nutrien Ag Solutions is the retail division of Nutrien™, the largest crop inputs company in the world. As part of our collective mission of Feeding the Future, Nutrien Ag Solutions provides full-acre solutions through our trusted crop consultants at more than 2,000 locations in North America, South America, Europe and Australia. For more than 150 years, we have been helping growers achieve the highest yields with a wide selection of products, including our proprietary brands: Loveland Products, Inc.; Proven®Seed and Dyna-Gro®Seed; as well as financial, custom application and precision ag services.
We harvest the best. Diverse views and experience make us strong. We look for people who have a safety-first mindset, who are collaborative team players, who deliver on their commitments, who are innovators in search of a better way, and who believe in inclusion.
Working at Nutrien Ag Solutions will provide you an opportunity to help us Feed the Future, and grow your career.
Reporting to the Division Manager, this position is responsible for management and financial, sales and operations of the Branches. The Branch Manager implements and maintains Nutrien Ag Solutions’ reputation as a strong leader of Agriculture Inputs in the industry.
What you will do:
Develop, implement and manage the Branch business plan and operating budget, including operating, financial and sales objectives
Direct all aspects and daily operations of the facility to ensure safety, efficiency and profitability
Review and analyze progress toward the achievement of sales forecasts and operational objectives on a regular basis, and initiates action as required
Responsible for managing sales forecasts and expected final results
Define level of service consistent with sales volume and profit margins
Responsible for the record keeping functions in recording sales and monies received, in maintaining inventory records, in requisitioning supplies in accordance to sales projections and movement of product within the market area
Manage all aspects of physical resources including maintenance and repair, compliance with industry and Nutrien Ag Solutions’ regulations and safety standards to ensure a safe working environment at the Branch
Responsible for retail audits
Manage inventory quantity and quality to ensure Branch will meet sales commitments and end-use customer programs
Analyze capital requirements and provides recommendations regarding capital budget needs
Liaise with customers, suppliers, division management and other appropriate industry personnel to promote Nutrien Ag Solutions’ products and services
Manage all invoicing and accounts receivable in accordance with company policy. Develop and implement a collection process as required
Continue education on the development of agricultural products/practices
Responsible for all aspects of human resource management within the Branch including hiring, promoting, performance management, coaching and discharging within company policy and regulatory compliance
Responsible for managing within and implementing the terms and conditions of the collective agreement(s), where applicable
Provide effective staff development and training of Branch
Perform other duties as required
What you will bring:
5+ years of progressively responsible experience in agri-business and/or other related customer service function. Equivalent combinations of education and experience, which result in the required level of knowledge, competencies, skills and abilities, may be considered
5+ years of experience in the Ag Business, with a track record in sales, marketing, or branch management
Applicant should have experience with crops, pesticides, and fertilizers in the current market
Must possess a valid class 5 driver’s licence
Grade 12 or recognized equivalent, supplemented with successful completion of Certificate in Agriculture, Agri-Business Certificate, or equivalent post-secondary education
Excellent interpersonal and team building skills with a positive attitude and ability to establish relationship with branch personnel, peers and customers
Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills to small and large groups with the ability to lead and influence
Must be able to think calmly in high stress environment, and perform under pressure
Conducts themselves in a professional manner
Are you a good match? Apply today!
Nutrien Ag Solutions is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics
This job will remain posted until filled. In accordance with Nutrien policies, you will be required to undergo a background check, and may be required to undergo a substance test. While we appreciate all applications we receive, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.
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