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Crop Advisor (Cardston)


Cardston, AB, CA, T0K 0K0

Simplot Canada (II) Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of the J.R. Simplot Company. The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. The J.R. Simplot Company is a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution.

This Simplot Grower Solutions role provides customer service to growers through the sale of crop nutrition, crop protection, seed, specialty, technology and other agronomic products and consultative services. The role is led under the general direction of the Market Manager, who provides support and leadership to all Crop Advisors within Southern Alberta.

Key Responsibilities

  • Promote and live the Simplot brand as the best-in-class Ag Retailer. Grow new business and manage a customer base within a defined area to meet and exceed area sales and profitability goals and gross margin targets.
  • Learn and understand the products and services Simplot provides. Continue to build confidence and experience in soil management & plant health while sharing best practices with the Simplot team. 
  • Attend local information meetings, conferences & in-season tours and bring the knowledge back to our entire team. 
  • Approach the Ag industry and community in a professional manner such that Simplot maintains a presence as a market leader.
  • Seek out product and service opportunities for current customers that enhance both Simplot and the customer’s bottom line. Market products to growers by initiating sales calls, providing advice and consultative services, and monitoring individualized agronomic programs in respect to use of crop protection, crop nutrition, seed, specialty, technology and other related areas..
  • Collaborate with other Simplot team members, to increase knowledge, develop sales, Agronomy, and marketing skillset.  Manage customer relationships and increase profits in the Sales Area.
  • Regularly interface with Management to execute market strategies, report sales trends and competitor activities, as well as opportunities and challenges in the geography.
  • Ensure adequate follow-through in regard to operational aspects of the business such as delivery, application and billing are handled appropriately. Regularly and reliably communicate with operations and customers to ensure strong performance in delivery and service outcomes.
  • Maintain customer agronomic records, assist in establishing customer financial records and collaborate with the Area Financial Services Manager in the establishment of credit and resolution of credit matters.

Disclaimer   The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

Typical Education
Diploma or Degree from a recognized institution and, or related field experience with emphasis on soil science, plant science, and crop production.

Relevant Experience and Requirements

  • Valid Class 5 driver’s license.
  • Past industry experience is a valued asset.
  • Established book-of-business is highly desired.
  • 1-3 years of similar experience in the industry is required.
  • Required computer skills include knowledge of Microsoft Office, Excel and Outlook.
  • Demonstrated focus on meeting customer expectations and working to deliver excellent customer service.
  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail.
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with management, other team members, and customers.
  • Must be self-driven, self-motivated, and customer service-oriented, while being an effective team player.
  • CCA and P.Ag are preferred.

Job Requisition ID: 12943 

Travel Required: Up to 50% 

Location(s): SGS Retail - Cardston 

Country: Canada 


** Simplot Canada (II) Limited is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status.**

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