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Are you a current or recent student completing a degree in Agriculture? Or do you have equivalent experience in forage or agricultural operations? Do you have a background in the forage industry and would like to grow your knowledge and expertise working with producers and farmers in a business relationship capacity? Do you want to gain experience purchasing or selling agricultural products and/or commodities? If so, AND, you have excellent communication skills, we want to hear from you!
For nearly a century, Wilbur-Ellis has experienced success and growth in marketing and distributing animal feed ingredients. Join us and grow your career with Wilbur-Ellis – a strong and profitable industry leader offering competitive compensation, tremendous growth & development opportunities, and a people-first work environment. Come grow with us!
General Purpose and Scope of Position:
The Wilbur Ellis Company Nutrition Division is seeking a driven professional to fill our Associate Marketer, Seasonal role in our Cremona, AB facility. This role will require occasional overtime and ideally will run through early June to late September. We need someone who is eager to learn more about the forage industry, product pricing, and wants to cultivate strong relationships with suppliers and customers. The ideal candidate has a love of agriculture and wants to build their sales and customer service skills. The Wilbur-Ellis team is a high-energy one, whose members’ longevity speaks to our positive work environment.
Key Skills and Abilities include:
Currently working on or has completed a degree in Agriculture and/or equivalent experience in forage or agricultural operations
Background in Agriculture – good knowledge of farming operations, working with producers or farmers in a business relationship capacity a plus
Experience purchasing or selling agricultural products or commodities would be an asset
Key Personal Attributes Include:
Strong will to succeed – a creative thinker who can build a business and has the ability to make cold calls and deal with rejection
Self-disciplined & motivated; grow negotiation & relationship-building skills
An outgoing, positive approach to business, a “can do” attitude with a high level of integrity
Specific Responsibilities and Key Deliverables Include:
Cultivate relationships with existing growers and suppliers
Regular field visits and daily updating of the online mapping system
Daily customer outreach including onsite visits
Check moistures in sheds and update online notes daily Pull representative samples and core samples for analysis as needed
Complete heater core tests in the field with farmers during the baling process
Assist with the purchase of forage products for our Lethbridge and Cremona facilities
Assist on customer visits and monitor product quality throughout the summer
Assist with the custom harvesting at our land agreement sites
Manage the sample process including taking sample pictures, cataloging of samples, prepare samples for distribution, tag bins with stack numbers, fill bins with representative samples and store properly in the sample room
Prepare field inspection reports of stacks that have been purchased for CFIA audit purposes
Compensation and Benefits:
Competitive hourly wage and comprehensive benefits package
If you are currently a Wilbur-Ellis employee, please notify your Manager prior to applying for this position. Thank you!
Wilbur-Ellis Nutrition, LLC is headquartered in Vancouver, Washington, and is a marketer and distributor of value-added feed ingredients in North America and Asia-Pacific. Wilbur Ellis provides feed solutions to our customers and suppliers in the Livestock, Pet Food, and Aquaculture Industries. Providing a complete supply chain, including logistics, warehousing, and customer service, in addition to expertise in import/export and regulatory, sets Wilbur-Ellis apart from our competitors. We understand the importance of providing on-time delivery of specified products and honoring our commitments to suppliers and customers.
Wilbur-Ellis is a company you can be proud to call your employer
Wilbur-Ellis markets and distributes agricultural products, animal feed and specialty chemicals and food ingredients. A privately held and consistently profitable company, we employ more than 4,000 people throughout North America and Asia-Pacific.
Wilbur-Ellis is for and about people
Wilbur-Ellis has enjoyed over ninety-five years of success and growth, all thanks to our people. Our employees are both leaders and team players who thrive on creativity, entrepreneurial spirit, and a dedication to quality work, our customers, and each other.
Wilbur-Ellis invests in the industry’s best workforce
Wilbur-Ellis invests heavily in our employees by offering skill development and training, competitive compensation and benefits, and a tradition of promoting from within for a broad range of career opportunities. And we foster a supportive, people-first work environment.
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