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Eastern Field Trainer - GROWMARK, Inc. - (OH, PA, NY)

GROWMARK is a regional cooperative with annual sales of $7.0 billion providing agronomy, energy, facility planning, and logistics products and services, as well as grain marketing and risk management services in more than 40 states and Ontario, Canada. GROWMARK is ranked fourth on the NCB Co-op 100 listing of the nation’s 100 highest revenue-earning cooperative businesses.  GROWMARK owns the FS trademark, which is used by affiliated member cooperatives. GROWMARK is large enough to offer solid career opportunities, but small enough to provide a family-oriented, welcoming environment and great benefits.

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Responsible for designing, developing and delivering training programs, materials and activities for member cooperatives and retail divisions to help drive their strategic initiatives.  Primary focus is ensuring training programs meet the strategic goals of member cooperatives and retail divisions.  Also play a key role in formally facilitating sales and leadership training within the framework of the System competency model and to serve as a training consultant to help Members/Retail solve specific organizational needs.




Conducts needs assessments throughout the year with each member cooperative/retail management team in their designated region(s) to identify training/development needs that relate to the strategic efforts of the company.  Plan for short and long term program requirements that drive business results.


Leads initiatives to train and develop leadership and manager staff, sales and marketing staff of Retail and Member Cooperatives.  Consults with the management teams to define training requirements and determine timelines for implementation.


Facilitates or co-facilitates all sales training, leadership training and employee training in designated area and provide back-up support for other field trainers throughout the System.  Responsible for supporting core leadership training programs (Aspiring Leaders, Experienced Leaders and Senior Leaders) by understanding how to implement classroom learning from these programs back into the workplace.


Administers and coordinates the sales certification and testing programs for GROWMARK, Member Cooperatives, Retail Divisions and GFS/Seedway and Lubes Group.


Coordinates follow‑up and evaluations with employees to assure new skills and techniques have successfully been implemented on the job (after a training session).  Works directly with member and retail division HR managers to assess, deliver and ensure implementation of knowledge and skills.


May facilitate GMK Conference programs created by the Training Department. 


Provides educational leadership to Retail and Member Cooperatives in assigned territory.


Work with managers and staff as a consultant to help resolve organizational issues that relate to sales and leadership development/training.




Provides input for the Training and Development budget and administers area within budget parameters.


Advise and consult on program creation requested by GROWMARK product divisions and member managements that are supported by Training and Development.


Follows GROWMARK’s Code of Conduct and Corporate Compliance Program, Environmental Health and Safety, OSHA and DOT policies and procedures, as they apply.


Uses current technologies in performing job functions. 


Performs all other duties as assigned.




Normally requires a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Education, Business, or Business related discipline, or the equivalent thereof, and 5 years or more of System sales experience or experience in the Agriculture/Co-Op industry.


Must have experience with training adults in a learning environment as a facilitator or in a training capacity.  Proven understanding and experience in adult learning program development along with ability to utilize techniques in assessing adult learning program effectiveness.


Requires an understanding and proven experience in planning, developing, presenting, assessing training activities and programs, instructional design, needs analysis, content development, technological proficiency, cultural awareness, negotiation, financial statements, innovation, marketing, and consulting.


Normally requires a certificate / certification in appropriate ATD, SHRM, or other nationally recognized coursework to demonstrate advanced training or human resource knowledge.


Demonstrates essential abilities including business knowledge, collaboration, communication, customer focus, decision making and skill development.


Necessary to spend several nights on the road during peak training time.  Will require travel to Canada and coordination of potential events/training in territory with other Members.


Dedicated to continuous learning and staying current with industry and technology trends.


Ability to receive performance based feedback to modify courses and/or learning environments to meet the needs of each target audience.


Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record.


Must have and maintain a valid Passport.


Must have the ability to travel independently, frequently, and overnight as necessary including air travel and long car rides (5+ hours)


Frequently required to work extended hours during busy training season.


Occasionally required to work at varying heights.


Must be willing to work with other Divisions and across Divisions on important training initiatives.


Frequently required to lift and move 21-50 lbs.


Prefer an understanding of GROWMARK members and retail divisions.


Ability and willingness to participate in required training that may include education on GROWMARK’s policies and procedures and additional training as it relates to the requirements of the position. 

We are an equal opportunity employer, including protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities. Employment may be contingent upon receipt of an acceptable and job-related background check, drug test, motor vehicle report, and/or reference check, as applicable and permissible by law.


Full time
Philadelphia, PA 19019, US