Crop Input Associate 2020
Cargill
Edmonton, AB
From day one, you will be an integral part of the team. You will have the opportunity to build specific skills, knowledge and attitudes that will enable you to transition to various roles within Cargill. We pride ourselves on having one of the most diverse career trajectories in the industry. As an associate, you will collaborate and build relationships with colleagues and clients who represent diverse work, culture and resolution styles. At Cargill we look for people who want to grow, support, think and produce. You've got big plans. We can help you pursue them.

Crop Input Associate Position:
Cargill’s Agricultural Supply Chain – North America (CASC NA) connects agricultural producers to food, feed and industrial customers through a seamless supply chain. We help our customers compete in the global market and efficiently deliver products from origins to destinations through our marketing, sourcing, originating, storing, trading, consulting and processing of grain, oilseeds and crop inputs products and solutions. CASC NA business reaches across Canada, United States & Mexico with an expansive asset footprint including over 200 grain elevators, export/import facilities, oilseed crush plants and biodiesel facilities.

You will participate in a training program to prepare you be become a Crop Input Representative for Cargill in Canada. A CI Representative works directly with the location sales and agronomy team to provide agronomic and crop production product solutions for our farm customers. By providing superior agronomic advice, the CIA will learn how to help our farm customers make better crop production decisions for their business.

Training:
Working closely with your Manager and the location Sales Leader, you will participate in extensive training including one-on-one, on-the-job, classroom and online training in agronomy and selling skills. Typically a CIA will be assigned a territory within 12 months.

Associate Program Benefits:


Cargill offers relocation benefits to associates who qualify (based on mileage).



Associates are eligible for a supplementary health, dental, disability and life benefits package.



Tuition reimbursement benefits are offered to associates who wish to continue their education in their career field.



Associates are offered competitive retirement plans and registration assistance.



As employees, associates receive access to Cargill volunteer and community outreach opportunities and paid time off to participate in volunteer activities.

Job Locations:


Various locations across Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta



Movement from an associate role to an experienced sales position may require additional relocation



Frequent travel within assigned region for meetings with customers, prospects and other Cargill personnel. You must have a safe driving history; a motor vehicle record history will be reviewed.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:


Currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree or diploma in Agricultural Business, Agronomy, Plant Science, Soils Science, or related discipline graduating between December 2019 and May 2020



Ability to relocate to various locations throughout Western Canada



Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures



Ability to contribute, both as part of a team and individually



Eligible for membership in the Provincial Institute of Agrologists



A valid Canadian driver's license and clean driving record



Must be legally entitled to work for Cargill in Canada

Preferred Qualifications:


Overall 3.0 GPA or higher



Previous scouting experience



Sales aptitude



Demonstrated ability to solve problems and make decisions independently



Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, with ability to influence decision-making



Demonstrated leadership skills and experience



Knowledge of agronomy services, farm customers and the agriculture industry



Knowledge of the crop inputs business and the significance of supplier relationships



Knowledge of the Canadian agricultural production and farm management

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

Job

Sales

Primary Location

Canada-Alberta-Edmonton

Other Locations

Canada-Saskatchewan-Moose Jaw, Canada-Saskatchewan-Unity, Canada-Alberta-Lethbridge, Canada-Alberta-Peace River, Canada-Manitoba-Oakner