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Agrimarketing : Canadian Agribusiness Employer Guide 08
CAREERS WITH A FUTURE The Co-operative Retailing System... offering careers with a challenge, careers with a future,and the opportunity to achieve excellence everyday! Who We Are The Co-operative Retailing System (CRS) is a unique, multi-billion dollar organization based on the fundamental principles of co- operation. It is comprised of a network of almost 260 autonomous retail co-operatives across Western Canada, along with their branch operations and Federated Co-opera- tives 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. merchandising services to retail CO-OP™ Agro Centres.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. WhatWe Offer The CRS prides itself on being a customer service-oriented organization.Our employ- ees offer solutions and high quality prod- ucts to rural communities and local farmers, creating relationships that are crucial to the success of the CRS.We offer employees challenging professional and management opportunities, training,and a variety of career advancement opportunities in retail- ing, wholesaling and manufacturing. Career Opportunities Retail CO-OP™ Agro Centres sell farm hardware, crop protection products, twine, livestock 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 • 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 promote-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. WhatWe 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 FAST FACTS Founded: 1929 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,Weyburn, Moosomin,Calgary, Edmonton Forest Products - Plywood and Sawmill - Canoe, B.C. Employees: 19,000 (wholesale/manufacturing: 3,000; retails: 16,000) Annual Sales: $ 5.8 billion (2007) 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.fcl.ca GROWYOUR CAREER WITH US! FEDER A TED C O-OPER A TIVES LIMITED – CELEBR A TING 80 YEARS ® Registered Trade-mark of TMC Distributing Ltd., Saskatoon, Sask. S7K 3M9 CO-OP™ is a Trade-mark of TMC Distributing Ltd., Saskatoon, Sask. S7K 3M9 21