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Agrimarketing : Career Supplement Canada
Who We Are The Co-operative Retailing System (CRS) is a unique, multi-billion dollar enterprise based on the fundamental principles of co-opera- tion. It is comprised of a network of over 260 autonomous retail co-operatives across Western Canada, along with their branch operations and Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL). FCL is the wholesal- ing/manufacturing arm of the CRS, which provides the retails with a range of prod- ucts and services. The CRS employs almost 19,000 people in over 500 communities. The CRS prides itself on being customer service-oriented. Our employees offer solutions and high quality products to rural communities and local farmers, creating relationships that are crucial to the success of the CRS. We offer employees challenging professional and management opportuni- ties, training, and a variety of career advancement opportunities in retailing, wholesaling and manufacturing. Career Opportunities Retail Retail Co-op Agro Centres sell farm hard- ware, crop protection products, twine, live- stock equipment, animal health products, and feed, and provide related services. Career opportunities include Supervisors, Department Managers, Agronomists, Crop Protection Specialists, and Sales and Marketing Specialists. Wholesale Crop Supplies/Feed serves the agriculture sector by providing crop supplies and ani- mal feed products, marketing programs and merchandising services to retail co-ops. Positions include Sales Co-ordinators, Agronomists, Feed Sales Representatives, and Product Marketing Specialists. Manufacturing Feed Plants serve the agriculture sector by manufacturing and marketing animal feed products, as well as animal supplies, live- stock equipment and animal health prod- ucts to retail co-ops and livestock produc- ers. Opportunities include Feed Sales Representatives, Plant Supervisors and Managers, Marketing Specialists, and Nutritionists. What We Offer • Training, development and opportunities for career advancement • A variety of learning experiences, includ- ing field tours, diagnostic school, home study classes and off-site seminars • A build-from-within culture • Support for personal growth and development • Recognition for doing good work • A stable and supportive work environment • Competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package, with one of the best pension plans in the industry. Benefits include dental, life insurance and extend- ed health plans, plus flexible hours, tuition assistance, employee recognition programs, and a staff purchase rebate. What We Look For To be successful in your career with the CRS, you will need: • the ability to work as part of a team • strong communication skills • a customer-service focus • a positive attitude • a willingness to learn and be flexible • initiative • integrity and high ethical standards The Co-operative Retailing System... offering careers with a challenge, careers with a future, and the opportunity to achieve excellence everyday! GROW YOUR CAREER WITH US! ® Registered Trade-mark of TMC Distributing Ltd., Saskatoon, Sask. S7K 3M9 CO-OPTM is a Trade-mark of TMC Distributing Ltd., Saskatoon, Sask. S7K 3M9 FAST FACTS Founded: 1928 Head Office: Saskatoon, SK (Federated Co-operatives Limited) Region Offices: Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg Distribution Centres: Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg Manufacturing Facilities: Consumers' Co-operative Refineries Limited - Regina, SK Feed Plants - Brandon, Saskatoon, Melfort, Moosomin, Calgary, Edmonton Forest Products - Plywood and Sawmill - Canoe, B.C. Employees: CRS: 19,000 (wholesale/manufacturing: 3,000; retails: 16,000) FCL's Annual Sales: $ 8.4 billion (2008) Positions Available: In addition to Agriculture opportunities, we regularly hire university and college graduates, as well as experienced professionals in the areas of Business Administration, Engineering, Finance and Accounting, Human Resources, Information Technology, Logistics and Transportation, Sales and Marketing, Pharmacy, and Retail Management. Contact Information: Human Resources - Central Recruitment: (306) 244-3276 or 244-3286 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.coopconnection.ca CAREERS WITH A FUTURE