Pioneer Hi-Bred Expands Operations in Canada
Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business, is expanding its operations in Canada, including the introduction of Eastern and Western Canada commercial units. These units will have responsibility for sales and marketing, production, and research. As Canada’s leading seed company, Pioneer also plans to add a number of positions over the next five years, including agronomists, research scientists, production technicians and sales professionals.
“As the world’s second largest country, Canada has a vast geography and varied growing conditions. The addition of two dedicated commercial units will deliver more focused and defined market approaches for our growers in the East and West,” says Ian Grant, President, Pioneer Hi-Bred Limited. “The ultimate goal is to position Pioneer even closer to our customers, providing unmatched levels of service.”
The eastern commercial unit will be based in Chatham, Ontario. The western commercial unit will be based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
The Pioneer Hi-Bred Limited head office and a number of national positions are located in the new DuPont Canada headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario.
“A shared Canadian headquarters improves integration and alignment within DuPont,” says Grant.
In response to the growing global demand for increased food production, Pioneer expects to add approximately 4,000 positions over the next five years globally.
“Since 2008, Pioneer in Canada has doubled the size of its workforce from 200 positions to over 400 today,” says Grant. “We look forward to adding even more jobs in the thriving agriculture industry.”
In addition, DuPont recently indicated its commitment to invest $10 billion in research and development, and 4,000 new product introductions by the end of 2020 toward the accomplishment of its food goals.