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Position Title: Field Representative


Position Type: Regular – Full-Time ​


Position Location: Burley 


Grade: 00 


Requisition ID: 13433 


 


 


McCain It’s All Good™ is our philosophy.  As a food manufacturer, our business is driven by good people, making good food, from good ingredients – and the result is food that makes people feel good.  But McCain It’s All Good™ is not just about the food we make, it’s about how we conduct ourselves in every aspect of our business.  From farmer and customer relationships to sustainable agricultural processes – we strive to make every element of our business good.  The McCain It’s All Good™ philosophy underpins everything we do.


McCain Foods is a world-leading food company and one of the largest manufacturers of frozen potato specialties.  We also produce other foods including pizza, appetizers, vegetables, oven meals, and desserts and our products can be found in restaurants and supermarket freezers in more than 160 countries around the globe. 


 


Reporting 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 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.


 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.


  • 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 source data, chemical application records, & 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.
  • 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.

 


Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent agriculture related field experience.  Bachelor’s 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.
  • Excellent command of English, both verbal & written.
  • Valid driver’s license (current Drivers Abstract required)
  • Travels within local region and other McCain locations to support Developmental Plan and business deliverables as needed.

 


*Training opportunities will be available to successful candidates.

 


The health and safety of McCain employees and their families has been our number one priority since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Supported by science, and in line with our culture and values, we believe that being vaccinated is the most effective way to protect each other, our families, our customers, and our communities.  It is therefore a requirement that the successful candidate for this role be fully vaccinated and have completed the mandatory incubation period prior to the candidate’s start date with McCain, subject to reasonable accommodations if you are unable to be vaccinated for protected grounds under applicable human rights legislation (e.g. medical or religious reasons).

 


 


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. 

 

McCain is an accessible employer. If you require an accommodation throughout the recruitment process (including alternate formats of materials or accessible meeting rooms), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.

 

Your privacy is important to us. By submitting personal data or information to us, you agree this will be handled in accordance with the Global Employee Privacy Policy 


 


 


Job Family: Agriculture; Manufacturing      
Division: NA Potato 
Department: ​Burley Agriculture Field ​
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Company: McCain Foods USA, Inc. 



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