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Product Line Manager - Crop Protection Job

DATE POSTED: Mar 14,2017

LOCATION: High River, AB

CATEGORY : Product Marketing

BUSINESS UNIT : Crop Production Services (Retail)

JOB ID: 2017-5475

FULL JOB TITLE: Product Line Manager

If you live safety always and everywhere and have a strong desire to build a better tomorrow then look to the company who helps feed the world.

Cultivating Excellence is Crop Production Services culture of ownership and joint accountability. At its heart, Cultivating Excellence is aboutachieving superior results with integrity together, connecting and collaborating across the entire organization.

While we have great people, it is not just about that; it’s the ability to own your own engagement, the opportunity to be innovative. It’s the opportunity to grow and develop your career in ways you never imagined while teaming up with people with a passion to make a difference in the world.

Who You Will Work With

You will work daily beside teams of people who will care about your safety on the job and at home. Together, you will have a Commitment to Zero and follow our 3 Safety Principles: Do It safely or not at all, There is always time to do it safely, and Care for each other’s health, safety and security.

Your team will bring out the best in you by enabling you to achieve goals and reach your full potential. You will own your own work and find innovative ways to deliver on our vision of feeding the world responsibly while working along beside 15,000 people around the globe who care about you.

Product Line Manager

High River, AB

Reporting to the Director - The Product Line Manager is responsible for the overall profitability of the product line, this includes product planning and execution throughout the annual product lifecycle, including: gathering and prioritizing product requirements through the forecast cycle, working with product allocations, defining programs and promotions to support the product vision, while working closely with Division and Branch to ensure profitability and customer satisfaction goals are met.

Key Tasks:

  • Responsibility for the execution of the Crop Protection product pricing and positioning strategy in Canada.
  • Execute marketing plan with the key suppliers:
    • Promotion activities, supply management, joint programs
  • Identify cross market opportunities in the marketplace
  • Be an expert with respect to the competition
  • Understand programming that drives sales to the channel, both retail and grower
  • Work closely with Division Management to create programs and promotions to drive sales
  • Responsible for providing the Division teams with the necessary tools and analysis to enable them to execute the sales plan.
  • Manage allocation of products to all Divisions in Canada
  • Work with Distribution on product movement and positioning

The Ideal Candidate

Outside of the skills and necessary qualifications, our ideal candidate must be committed to achieving superior results with integrity and sustaining our safe and positive work environment while having the ability to embrace working side by side others in a diverse culture.


  • Strong understanding of Agricultural Crops, practices and terminology
  • Highly motivated, organized, self-starter with good communication skills
  • Strong time management skills - have the ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Proficient in MS Excel, Access and Outlook



  • Minimum four (4) years of demonstrated experience in agricultural or in a combination in supervisory, education and work experience


  • University Degree in Agriculture or Business/Marketing

Why Crop Production Services?

Winning together; Our Cultivating Excellence culture coupled with great people and delivering superior results with integrity is what sets Agrium apart from other career opportunities. We’re dedicated to winning together and that is what consistently makes Agrium an award winning company, listed as one of the best places to work both in Canada and the U.S.

Crop Production Services (an Agrium company) is an organizational culture that promotes sustainability and innovation, with a vision to help ‘feed the world’ in ways that protect the environment, support economic vitality, and enhance communities.

Crop Production Services is committed to creating a diverse workplace and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans.

Those interested in this challenging opportunity please apply in confidence directly While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

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