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Marketing and Communications Manager

Position: Marketing and Communications Manager

Term:  Full-time, permanent position

Location: Humboldt, Saskatchewan

Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute (PAMI) is an applied Engineering organization that works in technology and applications development. Our diversified engineering expertise allows us to work on projects that can change the world and has direct application for agriculture, transportation, military, aeronautics, forestry, and mining. Our services include design, development, fabrication, and evaluation of vehicles, machinery, and components. We also offer value-added process reviews, pilot plant design, and optimization.
PAMI is often considered on the front lines of providing marketplace credibility for our industry. Our interdisciplinary team includes engineers, agronomics, technologists, and science and technology professionals who work across our two locations in Humboldt and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and Portage la Prairie and Winnipeg, Manitoba.
PAMI also manages WESTEST’s business functions and provides all personnel under an operating agreement. WESTEST is a state-of-the-art machinery component testing facility that provides access to physical testing and product performance evaluation services.

Your New Role

PAMI is changing in line with the digital revolution that is marching across all industries. We’re looking for a Marketing and Communications Manager to share the story of our transformation with our consumer base. While Humboldt will be considered the primary workplace of the Marketing and Communications Manager there is flexibility to work from our Saskatoon office.
Reporting to the VP of Operations, and working closely with both the Business Development Team and the Corporate Management Team, the Marketing and Communications Manager
is responsible for effectively communicating our research, our project work, and our value propositions to our stakeholders and clients.

More specifically your responsibilities will include:

  • Ensuring the PAMI/WESTEST brand strategies and directions are incorporated into both marketing and communications plans. Subsequently managing the integrated communications of both brands with the goals of raising visibility, increasing awareness, and cultivating our story.
  • Supporting the VP of Operations in the development of PAMIs culture and modernized values.
  • Securing marketing material and opportunities that speak to PAMI/WESTEST’s clients in a meaningful way while always working with our clients to ensure there is no commercial harm.
  • Effectively leading an engaged student and intern marketing team in the creation and execution of marketing strategies and collateral.
  • Managing all media and marketing vendor relationships to ensure PAMI/WESTEST’s intellectual property and publishing rights are preserved.
  • Managing the budgets for all owned projects including the promotional campaigns and events, advertising collateral production, and contracted services.
  • Creating standardized work and processes for each marketing initiative, public event, and social media engagement for future repeat use.
  • Travelling to support setup and take down of tradeshow booths while also participating in ongoing initiatives within public events.
  • Providing marketing communications support for published articles, technical transfer initiatives, and related events.
  • Monitoring and updating website content to ensure its ongoing usability, relevance, and accuracy.
  • Providing marketing and communications guidance to all staff that demonstrate PAMI/WESTEST’s core values.

In order to qualify for this role, you will have 5 years of experience in Marketing or Communication along with a relevant Bachelor’s Degree from a university or a Diploma from an accredited college. Candidates with a differing mix of education and experience that have demonstratable marketing success, eagerness, drive, and creativity may also be considered.
You will also be required to have excellent project management skills with the proven ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects. Proficiency with all Microsoft Products is a must as is proficiency with social media hub platforms such as HootSuite, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

Our ideal candidate for this role will have excellent leadership, communication, and teamwork skills that allow you to thrive in a relationship orientated culture. You will also be detail orientated while still being comfortable using creative thinking to shift between thinking strategically and seeing the bigger picture.
Finally, candidates with experience in B2B marketing will have an advantage. As will candidates that have experience in organizing and managing events such as tours, tradeshows, and media engagements.

The Rewards

In exchange for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with a competitive annual salary plus benefits including:

  • Extended health and dental benefits.
  • LTD and STD insurance.
  • Access to a generous pension plan.
  • A 36 hour week (extra day off every 2 weeks).
  • 3 weeks vacation to start with additional time off over the Christmas/New Years.
  • Professional association dues paid plus on the job training as required.
  • Relocation assistance available.

And that’s not all! Upon joining PAMI you will be welcomed into a close-knit and cohesive organization that is akin to family. With a range of social events, there is something for everyone to enjoy!

Applications Close:  March 31, 2019.

Online application form can be found at jobs.applyfirst.ca/jobs/109144

 

Business Development & Sales Representative

Position: Business Development & Sales Representative

Term:  Full-time, permanent position

Location: Humboldt, Saskatchewan

Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute (PAMI) is an applied Engineering organization that works in technology and applications development. Our diversified engineering expertise allows us to work on projects that can change the world and has direct application for agriculture, transportation, military, aeronautics, forestry, and mining. Our services include design, development, fabrication, and evaluation of vehicles, machinery, and components. We also offer value-added process reviews, pilot plant design, and optimization.
PAMI is often considered on the front lines of providing marketplace credibility for our industry. Our interdisciplinary team includes engineers, agronomics, technologists, and science and technology professionals who work across our two locations in Humboldt and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and Portage la Prairie and Winnipeg, Manitoba.
PAMI also manages WESTEST’s business functions and provides all personnel under an operating agreement. WESTEST is a state-of-the-art machinery component testing facility that provides access to physical testing and product performance evaluation services.

Your New Role

PAMI is looking for a determined Business Development and Sales Representative to join their team.
Reporting to the VP of Operations SK, this role will give the successful candidate the opportunity to build the PAMI brand among new customers through the deployment of their customer hunting skills. This will entail reaching out to potential clients with the intention of acquiring new business for PAMI and building this initial contact into long-lasting, mutually beneficial business relationships.

More specifically your responsibilities will include:

  • The hunting and pursuing of leads in the market sectors of Agriculture, Mining, Transportation, and Construction.
  • Building long term relationships and partnerships based on mutual benefits.
  • Carrying out contact visits and call plans with prospective customers in alignment with sales objectives. Subsequently reporting on a weekly basis the progress of contact visits and call plans through formalized call reports within CRM.
  • Maintaining a database of key and target customers for PAMI using the Sugar CRM system.
  • Leading and contributing to strategic discussions and the development of the sales plan, trade group membership plans, tradeshow and conference plans, networking plans, and special interest group participation plans.
  • Regularly travelling throughout western Canada along with occasional travel as required to the US and other parts of Canada in order to visit customers, support customers, and follow up with customers in a face to face capacity.

In order to qualify for this role, you will have at least 3 years of experience in technical sales or a related role along with a present clean driving abstract and a valid Class 5 Driver’s License. Experience in the Agriculture, Mining, Transportation, and Construction industries is considered an asset as is a college diploma or university degree with a technical focus.
Our ideal candidate for this role will be an excellent communicator both verbally and in written form while also possessing proven sales hunting and closing skills. You will also be highly organized and will have used a CRM in a previous role.
Finally, ambitious individuals who are ready to be the face of the sales side of PAMI will excel in this role.

The Rewards

In exchange for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with a competitive annual salary plus benefits including:

  • Extended health and dental benefits.
  • LTD and STD insurance.
  • Access to a generous pension plan.
  • A 36 hour week (extra day off every 2 weeks).
  • 3 weeks vacation to start with additional time off over the Christmas/New Years.
  • Professional association dues paid plus on the job training as required.
  • Relocation assistance available.

And that’s not all! Upon joining PAMI you will be welcomed into a close-knit and cohesive organization that is akin to family. With a range of social events, there is something for everyone to enjoy!

Applications Close:  March 31, 2019.

Online application form can be found at  jobs.applyfirst.ca/jobs/109150

Human Resources and Payroll Administrator

Position: Human Resources and Payroll Administrator

Term:  Full-time, permanent position

Location: Humboldt, Saskatchewan

Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute (PAMI) is an applied research, development, and testing organization serving agriculture and industry in Western Canada and beyond. We have a new opportunity for an experienced individual who enjoys the challenge of working in various capacities in a fast-paced environment.

The Human Resources and Payroll Administrator will report to the Director, Finance and Administration and will provide service to the entire organization across its Canadian operations. The position is based in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, a vibrant and growing community with a population of approximately 6,000, located 120 km east of Saskatoon.

Core functions for the role include responsibility for processing a bi-weekly payroll and supporting the human resources needs for employees in multiple locations. More specifically, and without being limited to the following, the incumbent will:

  • Support time and attendance tracking, reconcile time entries and address discrepancieswhile interacting with management
  • Provide full support for the employee life cycle, including recruitment, new-hire orientation and onboarding, and termination
  •  Administer the organization’s employee pension and benefit plans
  • Lead management in delivering the performance evaluation system, and support employee development initiatives
  • Develop, maintain and implement job descriptions and HR policies

The successful candidate will have the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Experience with payroll accounting and computerized payroll systems, and
    comprehensive knowledge of payroll and employment standards legislation in multiple provinces
  • Experience in leading employment-related activities such as recruitment and
    performance management, and supporting managers in these activities
  • Working knowledge of employee benefit programs and their administration
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Exceptional organizational skills, including time management, attention to detail, problem solving and handling multiple priorities
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with varied stakeholders, often in situations requiring confidentiality and discretion

In addition, the successful candidate will possess some post-secondary education in business administration, human resources and payroll administration, and will have a minimum of three to five years of relevant work experience.

PAMI offers great benefits and a great working environment, with the opportunity to grow and succeed.

Applications Close:  March 26, 2019, at 5:00 p.m.

To apply, please forward your resume to humboldt@pami.ca.

Measuring and Estimating Airflow Rates From Fans

Airflow resistance in a grain bin is an important measure as it dictates how much airflow (cfm or cubic feet of air per minute) your fan is pushing into the grain.

This handout describes two methods for using airflow resistance to know or predict airflow rate.

Click here to open the“Measuring and estimating airflow rates from fans” handout.

Note: This handout should be used in conjunction with manufacturer information. (i.e. “Grain Guard Fan Guide” and the video titled “Selecting Fans for Grain Conditioning and Natural Air Drying.”

 

Using Supplemental Heat to Manage Grain in the Bin – FAQ

Rain, snow and cool temperatures at harvest time mean producers
must manage grain in the bin as carefully as they manage it in the field.
Adding supplemental heat to natural air drying (NAD) can be an efficient
and effective way to dry stored grain if done correctly.

Click here for the answers to some frequently asked questions about supplemental heat.

Supplemental Heating for Natural Air Drying Grain

Click  here for the Aeration vs NAD  vs NAD + heating vs Heated Air Drying presentation .

Guidebook For Straight Cutting Canola

This guidebook summarizes the results from the “Canola Direct-Cut Harvest System Development” project and includes general harvest management aspects acquired by PAMI through its years of field testings.

Click here for the Guidebook For Straight Cutting Canola

Interim Research Update: Improved Management Of Stored Pulses

Year one of a two-year study on storage of pulses
is complete. The overall objective of the project is
to better define best management practices for
the storage of pulses.

Click here for the Interim Research Update.

PAMI-WESTEST mobile sensor to monitor spoilage in grain bins set to demo at Ag In Motion

PAMI and WESTEST are in the initial phase of developing a mobile sensor that can wirelessly transmit real-time data from the grain bin to a mobile phone. The sensor, small enough to fit in the palm of a hand, will be able to measure relative humidity, temperature and air motion and calculate moisture content throughout the bin to provide farmers with a unique solution for monitoring spoilage. Its small size and shape will allow the sensor to be fed into bins through grain conveying equipment to monitor grain health and measure temperature at a large number of random locations within the bin.

Click here to more details.

PAMI And Alberta Pulse Growers Collaborate To Help Alberta Producers Better Manage Stored Pulse Crops

Researchers at the Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute (PAMI) are collaborating with Alberta Pulse Growers (APG) to provide information and tools to Alberta growers on how to better manage their grain and pulses during the storage seasons.

“PAMI has been doing grain storage research for several decades,” said Dr. Joy Agnew, program manager with Prairie Agricultural Machine Institute in Humboldt, Saskatchewan. “This partnership will help get the results and important information to the primary stakeholders: the producers.”

Click here to read the full News Release.