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Position Title: Field Representative, Potato -- 12 month contract 

Position Type: Regular - Full-Time ​

Position Location: Plover 

Requisition ID: 27490 

 

 

We know the importance that food plays in people's lives – the power it has to bring people, families and communities together. Our purpose is to bring enjoyment to people’s lives through great tasting food, in a way which reflects our values.
 

Reporting to the Ag Operations Leader, the Field Representative will work with a team of agriculture professionals to drive innovative idea creation and new technology implementation in support of 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.
 

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Foster relationships with our 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 McCain Food Safety Initiatives relevant to the location. Extend programs to the farm and ensure grower compliance.
  • Identify and communicate key improvement areas with respect to 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, control product, nutrient and irrigation applications & other agronomic data.
  • Drive change within McCain 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.
  • Supporting various functions within McCain’s North America Agriculture Strategy, including cost savings initiatives, new variety contracting, and agronomy.
  • Complete other duties as assigned and act as a secondary scheduler to the team for coverage. Provide weekend and holiday coverage for the potato scheduler as required.
  • Directly responsible for the daily supply of raw materials aligned with facility needs by matching raw material requirements to the production schedule
  • Coordinate delivery of loads
  • Ability to work flexible hours periodically when abnormal situations arise.

 

 

Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree and/or equivalent agriculture related field experience.  Associates degree in Agriculture, Agriculture Business, Agronomy, or related field preferred
  • 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 smart phone technologies are essential.
  • Understanding of GIS and remote sensing an asset.
  • Strong communication skills – written and verbal.
  • Valid driver’s license (current Drivers Abstract required).
  • A Safety Mindset is required.
  • Travel required within local region and other McCain locations to support Developmental Plan and business deliverables as needed.

 

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McCain Foods is an equal opportunity employer. We see value in ensuring we have a diverse, antiracist, inclusive, merit-based, and equitable workplace.  As a global family-owned company we are proud to reflect the diverse communities around the world in which we live and work. We recognize that diversity drives our creativity, resilience, and success and makes our business stronger. 
 
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Job Family: Agriculture; Student & Graduates      
Division: NA Ag Strategy 
Department: ​Agriculture Field Plover ​
Location(s): US - United States of America : Wisconsin : Plover || US - United States of America : Wisconsin : Appleton || US - United States of America : Wisconsin : Milwaukee 

Company: McCain Foods USA, Inc. 

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