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Marketing Director Job

DATE POSTED: Jul 22,2017

LOCATION: Loveland, CO

CATEGORY : Marketing & Communications

BUSINESS UNIT : Crop Production Services (Retail)

JOB ID: 2017-5876

FULL JOB TITLE: Director of Marketing

Director of Marketing

If you live safety always 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 Service's culture of ownership and joint accountability. At its heart, Cultivating Excellence is about achieving s

uperior results with integrity together while connecting and collaborating across the entire organization.

While we have great people, it is not just about that; it’s the ability to lead your own engagement. It’s the opportunity to grow and develop your career in ways you never envisioned 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 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 find innovative ways to deliver on our vision of feeding the world responsibly while working side by side in an inclusive culture.

Loveland Products Inc., a division of CPS, is a manufacturer and marketer of products for agricultural and professional non-crop markets. Our product lines offer a complete line of high performance input products across seed treatments, plant nutrition, adjuvant and crop protection product shelves. With net sales of over $1 billion globally, the company has a number of powerful and trusted brands, with significant investments in continued product development. The organization is known to cultivate an innovative, entrepreneurial, demanding, and marketing-driven culture. In addition to the Retail channels in North America, Australia, and South America, Loveland Products has supply agreements in place with several major distributors globally.

Position Summary:

The Director of Marketing, in alignment with Loveland’s short and long term vision, will be responsible for the planning, development and implementation of the Organization’s marketing strategies and communications for both internal and external customers as well as driving the strategic direction for product development in coordination with the Innovation/R&D groups. As a Marketing led organization, this position will oversee the development and implementation of product strategy and related support materials and services to grow all products/product lines. This position will work closely with the Director of Sales to ensure overall strategies are implemented, the Senior Director of R&D, to ensure strategic focus on pipeline development, the Director of Regulatory to ensure market access, and the Directors of Supply Chain and Operations to ensure timely production and delivery. The right candidate should also have the ability to work across other business functions, such as Tech Services, Regulatory, Supply Chain and Operations to ensure timely completion of projects/products and/or meeting customer requirements. Also, the right candidate will need strong business acumen with the ability to lead groups of individuals towards a common goal.

This position reports to the Sr. Director, Commercial for Loveland Products and requires that the successful candidate lives within commuting distance from Loveland, CO, with 30-40% travel required throughout North America.

Key Tasks:

  • Lead the development and execution of product strategies across all product shelves, driving continued growth consistent with the Organization’s strategic priorities, including strategic direction for new product development in coordination with the Innovation/R&D groups.
  • Responsible for creating, implementing and measuring the success of:
    • a comprehensive marketing, communications and digital program that will enhance the Organization’s image and position within the marketplace and,
    • All Organizational marketing, communications and services activities and materials including publications, POS pieces, and websites (apps).
  • Ensure articulation of the Organization’s desired image and position, assure consistent communication of image and position throughout the Organization, and assure communication of image and position to all customers, both internal and external.
  • Responsible for editorial direction, design, production and distribution of all Organizational publications.
  • Coordinate the appearance of all Organizational print and electronic materials such as letterhead, use of logos, brochures, website design, etc.
  • Effectively enable staff to take actions on behalf of the Organization by:
    • Transmitting the Organization’s values, vision and direction;
    • Engaging people in the Vision and Mission of the Organization;
    • Providing direction and resources, removing barriers and helping develop people’s skills; articulating expectations and clarifying roles and relationships;
    • Encouraging people to question organizational assumptions and ask strategic questions; ensuring quality decision making;
    • Anticipate conflicts and facilitate resolutions;
    • Modeling the correct behavior;
    • Coaching people to success.

Skills:

  • Minimum 4-year Bachelor Degree (Ag-related field preferred)
  • Minimum 8-10 years’ experience in sales or marketing in Ag related field
  • Strong strategic, creative, and personal sales/marketing skills.
  • Experienced in hiring, training, developing, supervising and appraising personnel, as well as developing and managing budgets.
  • Proven experience in driving product, sales and margin growth.
  • Experienced in overseeing the design and production of print materials and publications.
  • Commitment to working with shared leadership and in cross-functional teams.
  • Strong Oral and Written communications skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at one time
  • Highly self-motivated
  • Ability to lead small groups to achieve a common goal
  • The highest ethical standards and sense of accountability


Why Crop Production Services?

Winning together; our culture coupled with great people, who deliver results with integrity, is what sets Crop Production Services apart from other career opportunities. We’re dedicated to winning together and that is what consistently makes Crop Production Services an award winning company. We are listed as one of the best places to work both in Canada and the U.S.

Crop Production Services, an Agrium company, is committed to building an inclusive 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. Additionally, our Employee Resource Groups – the Women's Inclusion Network and the Young Professionals Network, create awareness and opportunity for constructive action and dialogue.

Those passionate about this challenging opportunity please apply in confidence directly at www.cpsagu.com/careers. While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only applicants under consideration will be contacted.


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