Crop Protection & Seed Manager - Canada


Kindersley, SK, CA, S0L 1S0

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 position works diligently to ensure the best position for Simplot Grower Solutions (SGS) in the acquisition of Seed, Seed Care, Inoculant, and Crop Protection products; ensure position of these products in the SGS network, and the resourcing and support for selling the products for our retails. Lead and inspire excellence in forecasting and planning for products to ensure SGS is a leader in inventory management.

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee the negotiation of retail Marketing Letters with each manufacturer which includes identifying incremental opportunities to enhance the margin opportunity for SGS, in cooperation with the Product Line Leads.
  • Oversee planning and forecasting function and work closely with Product Line Leads to ensure timely and accurate plans.
  • Oversee setting prices for Crop Protection and Seed products for locations in cooperation with Product Line leads and Market Managers
  • Work with team members to develop programs and work with locations and sales team to execute programs.
  • Communicate programs, pricing/sales tactics with sales employees in cooperation with Product Line Leads and Market Managers.
  • Ensure Product Line Leads support location employees in assisting with pricing issues.
  • Oversee reconciliation process of product inventory with distribution partners and retail locations.
  • Oversee logistics processes and support distribution partners in arranging trucking, warehousing, and proper storage of all products, ensuring product is in position in season and efficiently stored in off season.
  • Oversee development of reporting systems to ensure proper tracking of shipments and supply contracts.
  • Direct the allocation of products to the appropriate locations to ensure optimal sales targets are met.
  • Ensure communication of direction to team members
  • Ensure that the Organizational Direction is clearly understood by all team members and that all team members are aligned.
  • Assist with the development and communication of the company annual plan.
  • Consult to the development of annual operations budget in cooperation with Director, and Region Manager
  • Learn and upgrade knowledge of new products and product updates on chemical, and seed as required

Typical Education


  • A Bachelor’s Degree (Business Management or Agriculture) from 4 year college or university

Relevant Experience

8+ years related experience and/or training

Other Information

  • Be an active supporter and contributor to the communities we serve
  • Contribute to and maintain a positive attitude in the workplace
  • Keep and maintain confidentiality of all customers, employees and suppliers and Simplot Grower Solutions business.
  • Be familiar with and live the values that are defined by the Simplot Grower Solutions
  • Approve, attend, and contribute to community activities when appropriate.
  • Fill in for all roles when needed with appropriate skills and talents
  • Support safety practices and initiatives as set by safety officer and ensure safe driving habits
  • Establish and maintain excellent working relationships with Leadership Team members and Sales Reps
  • A true passion for Agriculture and the understanding of the industry 
  • Experience managing vendor relationships
  • Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and time sensitive requests
  • Willingness to contribute additional hours to accommodate the cycles in the business, given the nature of the industry
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Valid Driver’s License

Job Requisition ID: 16231 

Travel Required: Up to 25% 

Location(s): SGS Office - Kindersley 

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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