Job - Field Representative

Job Title: Field Representative

Job Order #: KH-9653

Location: New Brunswick, Canada

Salary Range: $65000 - $75000

Commission / Bonus:

Benefits: Excellent Benefit Package

Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent agriculture related field experience. Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Agriculture Business, Agronomy, or related field preferred
• Minimum 1-3 years relevant working experience, preferably within agriculture, manufacturing and/or quality.
• Strong leadership qualities and interpersonal skills, with a proven ability to develop and nurture strong cross-functional and departmental relationships.
• Experience with Microsoft Office and Excel is required.
• Knowledge of computers, GPS, and smartphone technologies are essential. Understanding of GIS and remote sensing an asset.
• Excellent command of English, both verbal & written.
• Valid driver’s license (current Drivers Abstract required)


Job Description

Hansen Agri-PLACEMENT is representing an established Food Processing company who is searching for a Field Representative for their organization. This position will report to the Field Department Manager, the Field Representative will work with a team of agriculture professionals to drive innovative idea creation and new technology implementation supporting continuous improvement goals. This position will work with growers to develop best practices and identify potato issues that may impact quality, and partner with the Operations team to ensure the raw requirements match the production schedule to provide the right raw at the right time.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

• Foster relationships with grower/suppliers that enable business development for all parties. Proactively inspect and monitor fields and raw product storage facilities for food safety, environmental conditions and product quality.
• Coordinate with the Agriculture Food Safety Manager for North America on Company's Food Safety Initiatives relevant to the location. Extend programs to the farm and ensure grower compliance.
• Identify and communicate key improvement areas regarding production, quality, and food safety, to grower/suppliers.
• Inspect, gather, analyze and report potato crop data and field activities of contract grower/suppliers.
• Retrieve field and storage samples as applicable during the season. Proactively collect and process grower/suppliers field and storage records including seed source data, chemical application records, & agronomic data.
• Drive change within Company's Foods and within our grower group as new technology and apps are adapted and integrated into our business.
• Utilize databases as decision-making tools, recommend actions and follow through to reach or exceed goals in managing raw potatoes into the plant.
• Participate in cross-functional teams with our production partners to gain knowledge and drive continuous improvement in French Fry manufacturing.
• Attend and participate in local and national agricultural production meetings to gain knowledge of current and upcoming agricultural practices. Drive the Safety Agenda in the work environment.
• Complete other duties as assigned and act as back-up to team for coverage. Provide weekend and holiday coverage for the potato scheduler as required.



Contact Info:
To be considered for this position, please refer to the Job Order # above and email your resume to Kirk Hansen at kirk@hansenagriplacement.com or call 308-382-7370. You are encouraged to fill out our online application if you are not currently registered.

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