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Product Line Manager - Crop Protection Job

DATE POSTED: Jan 09,2017

LOCATION: Loveland, CO

CATEGORY : Product Marketing

BUSINESS UNIT : Crop Production Services (Retail)

JOB ID: 2017-5176

FULL JOB TITLE: Product Manager, Canada Crop Protection

Product Manager, Canada Crop Protection

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 our 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.

Loveland Products Inc., a division of CPS, offers a complete line of high performance crop input products including seed treatment, plant performance, nutritionals, adjuvant and crop protection products. Loveland Products brings new, unique chemistries to the marketplace to provide innovative solutions to problems across the agricultural and professional non-crop industries. With net sales of over $1 billion globally, the company has a number of powerful and trusted brands. North America represents over 80% of total sales with extensive distribution through Crop Production Services. The organization is known to cultivate an innovative, entrepreneurial, demanding, and marketing-driven culture. In addition to the extensive North American, Australian, and South American distribution networks, Loveland Products has supply agreements in place with several major distributors globally.

Position Summary:

TheProduct Manager, Canada Crop Protection will be responsible for the implementation and execution of the crop protection marketing plan and strategies designed to create a differentiated position for our customers while improving overall grower performance in the Canadian market. The right candidate will have the ability to evaluate internal/external data, market conditions and competitive responses and recommend adjustments to the marketing plans as needed.

This position reports to the Sr. Marketing Manager, Crop Protection and requires that the successful candidate lives within commuting distance from Loveland, CO, with 30-40% travel required throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Key Tasks:

  • Execute strategic marketing plans for the Canadian crop protection product line consistent with Loveland’s long term direction.
  • Work closely with Loveland Regulatory, Operations, and Supply Chain departments to support smooth product flow, pricing management, and other relevant duties towards product management for the Canadian portfolio.
  • Work closely with sales and tech service group to validate product performances, both new and old, with marketing field trials designed to strengthen overall marketing messages.
  • Provide financial analysis for the product line, including new products, with timely and accurate forecasts as well as analyzing the current line to determine portfolio rationalization opportunities.
  • Identify and implement new promotional tactics to create awareness.

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.

Skills:

  • Highly self-motivated
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Willingness and ability to travel extensively in the US and Canada.
  • The highest ethical standards and sense of accountability

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 4-year Bachelor Degree in an Ag-related field
  • 3-5 years’ experience in sales or marketing in an Ag related field
  • Must have or possess the ability to gain a US Driver’s License and US Passport

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 atwww.cpsagu.com/careers. While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.


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