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Cornbelt Region Fertilizer Manager


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Job Title: Cornbelt Region Fertilizer Manager
Location: International/Other
Company: Nutrien Ag Solutions, Inc
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Chemical, Pesticide and Fertilizer
Career Type: Business Development/Strategic Management
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive
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Cornbelt Region Fertilizer Manager, US
Why work at Nutrien Ag Solutions? Great question!
Safety is a core value at Nutrien Ag Solutions. Keeping every employee safe, healthy and secure is our top priority. Nothing is more important than seeing our people go home safe at the end of every single day.
While working here you will have the opportunity to grow your career while helping us feed the future. We pride ourselves in hiring from a variety of backgrounds and truly believe that it is our differences that make us stronger so we hope you will join us.
In addition to exciting and challenging opportunities, Nutrien Ag Solutions offers competitive salaries, great benefits and performance based incentives.
Outside of the skills and necessary qualifications, you will be committed to sustaining our safe and positive work environment while welcoming working side by side others in a diverse culture. Culture at Nutrien Ag Solutions is the core of everything we do and all employees are respectful of diverse opinions and views.
 
Job Summary:
Reporting to the Director of Fertilizer Procurement, with a dotted line to the regional manager, the roles key focus will be to ramp up fertilizer management, communication, and strategy across the region with the goal of margin improvement. The role will drive consistencies between divisions and regions by focusing on best practices within these three pillars: sales, purchasing, distribution/logistics.   This role will focus their time on the Cornbelt Region which encompasses the states of KS, OK, NE, ND, SD, MN, IA, WI, and Il but will have daily communication and strategy sessions with other areas of the country.
Key Tasks:
Sales/Margin Focus
    Obtain and distribute market intel for each divisionProvide market and sales direction at each division/region sales and budget meetingDefine new sales opportunities…bids, national accounts, direct to farm Manage system to track booking and grower prepay sales.Collaborate with divisions on sales price for each productOwnership of regions annual fertilizer sales budget
Purchasing
    Work daily with fertilizer product leads on purchasing decisions for all divisions and productsManage and distribute Divisional Purchasing DashboardDesign and execute a fertilizer supply strategy for each division and region Collaborate on all fertilizer purchases for regionResponsible for rebate programs with regional fertilizer suppliersDistribute and track all fertilizer rebates by division by productDirect procurement responsibility for Micro’s and specialty fertilizersDevelop a region-specific supply strategy for local resellers
Distribution
    Determine cost to serve for each branch/terminal/division Assist divisions on setting up region consistencies when dealing with terminals thru-puts, rebates, discounts, etc.Negotiate 3rd party warehouses agreementsWork with Greenfield group to determine new opportunities for terminalsCollaborate with corporate Supply Chain on driving synergies between divisions and regions on rail, truck, and barge shipments
Qualifications:
    BA degree ideally in an Ag or businessMinimum of 10 years working in agricultureExperience with commodity fertilizer negotiationsSuccessful track record of leading large projects in continuous improvement or transformation effortsStrong communication skills requiredExtremely knowledgeable about logistics and supply chain optimization
 
Nutrien Ag Solutions, a Nutrien Company, is committed to creating an inclusive workplace.  We encourage applications from all well qualified candidates who reflect the diversity of the regions where we operate.  This includes recognizing the voluntary identification of status such as gender, sexual orientation, visible minority, Indigenous status, persons with disabilities, and veterans, where applicable.
 
If this sounds like a good match, apply now. You may be required to undergo a background check and substance test in accordance with Nutrien Ag Solution policies.
While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.
 
**EOE race/color/sex/sexual orientation/gender identity/disability/veteran
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Job Post Date: 01/14/19
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