Working at CPS

Are you a good fit?

While competitive compensation is obviously an important aspect of any job, the people who are most successful at CPS also look at other factors. If you're considering joining our team, take a quick look at the attributes below to see if you're the right fit for us – and we're the right fit for you.

  • Safety first - You will stop any unsafe work activity and seek clarification to ensure everyone's safety.
  • You are a steward of your resources and work to leave a positive mark on the world.
  • You can become an advocate and ambassador for the organization's mission to help feed the world. 
  • You own your work; you can walk through the unexpected to deliver on commitments without excuses or blame.
  • You are a change leader and  can develop new approaches to achieve extraordinary results.
  • You can be a part of one company and one collective team by working to inspire others and working towards the development of yourself and those around you.
  • You demonstrate a willingness to embrace change to strive for continuous improvement and consider the safety of people, environment, physical assets and reputation of the company.
  • You can build and lead CPS's culture by embodying CPS's values and behaviors.
  • While growing with our company over time, you can proactively develop value-added solutions that improve customer productivity by anticipating customer needs.
  • You demonstrate commitment to the well-being and success of others by valuing unique perspectives of others and recognizing the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
  • You will win together by sharing knowledge and best practices across and within the business units, functions or work locations to drive business results for the organization.
  • You embody and bring our Core Values to life: Safety, People, Execution and Ownership Mindset, Customer Focus, Operational Excellence, Sustainability, Innovation, and Effective Collaboration.

If you nodded "yes" several times, we encourage you to look at our current opportunities and apply.

Branch Manager

2017-6014

CA-SK-Redvers

September 08, 2017

Management

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 about achieving 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.
 
Branch Manager
Redvers, SK
 
Reporting to the Division Manager, this position is responsible for management and financial, sales and operations of the Branches. The Branch Manager implements and maintains CPS’s reputation as a strong leader of Agriculture Inputs in the industry.
 
Key Tasks:
- Develops, implements and manages the Branch business plan and operating budget, including operating, financial and sales objectives.
- Directs all aspects and daily operations of the facility to ensure safety, efficiency and profitability.
- Reviews and analyzes progress towards the achievement of sales forecasts and operational objectives on a regular basis, and initiates action as required.
- Manages and responsible for sales forecasts and expected final results.
- Defines level of service consistent with sales volume and profit margins.
- Responsible for all aspects of human resource management within the Branch including hiring, promoting, performance management, coaching and discharging within company policy and regulatory compliance. Responsible for managing within and implementing the terms and conditions of the collective agreement(s), where applicable.
- Provide for effective staff development and training of Branch.
- Responsible for the record keeping functions in recording sales and monies received, in maintaining inventory records, in requisitioning supplies in accordance to sales projections and movement of product within the market area.
- Manages all aspects of physical resources including maintenance and repair, compliance with industry and CPS regulations and safety standards to ensure a safe working environment at the Branch.
- Responsible for retail audits.
- Manages and responsible for inventory quantity and quality to ensure Branch will meet sales commitments and end-use customer programs.
- Analyses capital requirements and provides recommendations regarding capital budget needs. 
- Liaises with customers, suppliers, division management and other appropriate industry personnel to promote CPS products and services.
- Responsible for and manages all invoicing and accounts receivable in accordance with company policy. Develops and implements a collection process as required.
- Continued education on the development of agricultural products/practices.
- Performs other duties as required.
 
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. 
 
 
Qualifications
 
Experience:
- Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in agri-business and/or other related customer service function.  Equivalent combinations of education and experience, which result in the required level of knowledge, competencies, skills and abilities, may be considered.
Education:  
- Grade 12 or recognized equivalent, supplemented with successful completion of Certificate in Agriculture, Agri-Business Certificate, or equivalent post-secondary education.
Essential Job Requirements:
- Minimum of 5 years of experience in the Ag Business, with a track record in sales, marketing, or branch management
- Excellent interpersonal and team building skills with a positive attitude and ability to establish relationship with branch personnel, peers and customers
- Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills to small and large groups with the ability to lead and influence
- Must be dependable, reliable, and safety conscious
- Must be able to think calmly in high stress environment, and perform under pressure
- Applicant should have experience with crops, pesticides, and fertilizers in the current market
- Effective time management, planning and multi-tasking skills
- Conducts themselves in a professional manner
- Must possess a valid class 5 driver’s license
- Ability to meet the CPS policy requirement by completing a Criminal background check, Drug/alcohol testing, and Driving Record Abstract
 
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 at www.cpsagu.com/careers. While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

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