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Administrative Assistant, VAULT
Agrium, Inc. - Saskatoon, SK

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Growth is a top priority for Agrium Wholesale and it doesn’t just apply to the nutrients we make or the size of our Company. To achieve growth and remain healthy and profitable we need talented, diverse employees to support our initiatives. In 2012, we were named as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers and in 2012 one of Alberta’s Top 55 Employers. Come grow your career at Agrium Wholesale where our employees strive to make a difference and take pride in helping to feed the world.

The Administrative Assistant provides a full range of administrative and confidential services for the both the Human Resource Business Advisor and the Engineering Manager/team in support of the successful completion of the VAULT Programme mine and mill expansion project. The expected duration of this assignment is 18 months.


Responsible for all Engineering and HR administration services

Perform administrative and secretarial duties as required

Coordinate meetings as assigned

Schedule and coordinate travel arrangements

Compile and prepare a variety of information and reports

On-board all new hires

Take, compile and distribute accurate meeting minutes

Perform miscellaneous photocopying, faxing, e-mailing

Provide backup and/or training for other administrative support positions as required

Record and reconcile employee time sheets using SAP

Maintain up to date Organizational Chart and Contact lists

Employ sound judgment in screening incoming calls and correspondence, including confidential information and inquiries

Assists other VAULT teams with administrative functions as required

Act as a first point of contact for visitors to the office

Trouble-shoot problems with computers and other office equipment and liaise with service providers to resolve equipment problems


Administrative diploma or certificate preferred

3 – 5 years of administrative experience

Proficiency in Microsoft Office software such as Word, Excel, Visio and Power Point

Experience with SAP is an asset but not required

HR knowledge an asset but not required

Personal Qualities/Competencies

Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a team

Inherent organizational skills and coordination skills

Outstanding communication skills, verbal and written

High attention to detail and accuracy

Problem solving skills and strong client focus

Self starter with the ability to work with minimal supervision,

Flexibility to adjust to changing priorities and a varied workloads

This position is located at the Agrium's Vanscoy, Saskatchewan, Potash Mine facility. Vanscoy Potash Operations (VPO) is located approximately 33 kilometers southwest of Saskatoon.

VPO produces four sizes of high quality potash for shipment to markets around the world. The ore body is one kilometer below the surface. An extensive network of underground roads takes workers to the mine faces and various shops. This operation directly employs over 550 people in both the surface and underground operations.

Agrium Wholesale is committed to providing employees with competitive compensation that reflects individual contribution, business performance and the markets in which we compete for talent. We pay-for-performance; employee total compensation is linked to Agrium’s goals and performance. We welcome diversity in our workplace and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and First Nations.

Join Agrium, and “Help Feed the World!”

While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

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