#RichardsonIs: Employee Spotlight Campaign

#RichardsonIs: Employee Spotlight Campaign

#RichardsonIs: Employee Spotlight Campaign

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#RichardsonIs introduces you to some of the great people who work for our company and sheds a bit more light on the diversity of career options that exist within agriculture.

This week, #RichardsonIs… George, Feed Barley and Organic Oat Merchandiser at Richardson’s head office in Winnipeg.

George James, Merchandiser with Richardson for the past 6 years.

His Role: As a grain merchandiser, George’s role is to sell the grain our network of Richardson Pioneer elevators purchases from local farmers to buyers in Canada,  the U.S. and other countries around the world.  The sales process depends on collaboration between our network of Richardson Pioneer grain elevators and head office departments such as transportation and logistics.

Favourite Part of the Job: “I enjoy absorbing and implementing all the global information that merchandising is exposed to. We get to work closely with all our farm customers and since Richardson has world-class intel, we’re in a strong position to find them the best markets for their grain. Being in a corporate role, I like that I get to collaborate with our Richardson Pioneer team as well- they play a big part in helping me do my job effectively.”

Why George Recommends a Career in Ag: “The ag industry is so dynamic. My background is farming and every year is very different from the last. The seasonality of the business is unique to the industry. Richardson provides opportunities to participate in all facets of the business from field to plate. We really do it all!”

Out of Office: When George isn’t moving grain, he leads a very active lifestyle. George is an RPM (cycle) instructor at GoodLife Fitness and his bike is his preferred mode of transportation to work from spring to fall. He and his wife, Karin, have two adult sons and two dogs – keeping everyone quite busy.

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