CHS Member Cooperative Career Center

Location Manager

Location: North Central, Montana
Date Posted: 11-06-2017
CHS is working with a progressive member cooperative, located in North Central Montana, to help find a Location Manager.
 
The ideal candidate will direct, promote and coordinate the location operations in a manner that will optimize market share and net savings. Promoting and supporting the Co-ops marketing strategy, sales and various services to include, but not limited to; retail sales and service, crop nutrients, crop protection products and seed; to improve the producer’s production efficiency and profitability.
 
Agronomy Responsibilities:
  • Promote, sell, support and implement a “Whole Crop Production” agronomy department philosophy with respect to crop nutrients, crop protection products, seed and service.
  • Work with the Agronomy Division Manager in developing and implementing marketing plans and sales programs for producers.
  • Foster new and existing marketing programs that will allow the Co-op additional profit opportunities for service revenue and specialty product areas.
  • Interact and maintain a positive relationship with producers to exchange crop production information that will/can be used to develop total farm plans and crop production strategies for those producers to enhance profitability.
  • Keep current on technological advancements and innovations in production agriculture.
  • Attend pertinent agronomy training seminars, and utilize Agvance as a resource tool.  


Management/Administrative Responsibilities: 
 
  • Coach, mentor and support staff’s ongoing professional development.
  • Preform performance appraisals/management and employee counseling as needed and/or required.
  • Hire, manage, terminate, and train staff according to business needs.
  • Able to supervise and manage staffing at location, delegate workload, and uphold policies.
  • Maintain an open, honest and efficient communications dialogue with location employees, division manager and administration staff and other location managers.
  • Prepare the various reports for the location’s department on an as needed basis as dictated by the division manager.
  • Skilled at/able to maintain and increase profitability and sales of department location.
  • Report monthly inventory, complaints, daily invoicing.
  • Maintain and establish effective utilization of all facilities, equipment, inventory and other assets.
  • Order necessary inventory as directed by division manager.
  • Communicate and assist in the scheduling and delivery of product and service.
  • Process A/P invoices, stock additions, sales invoices, time sheets, credit applications.  


Qualifications:
 
  • Minimum Education: High School diploma, post high school courses in agronomy, agriculture, and business preferred.
  • Minimum Experience: 3 to 5 years’ experience in agronomy and agriculture and 1 to 5 year management experience preferred.
 
Our successful candidate will be an outgoing, persuasive person who has a genuine interest in providing solutions for clients and meeting company's needs.
 
Additional Details:
This organization is an equal opportunity employer and offers competitive salary and benefits.  For more information about this exciting opportunity, please contact Brian Slaughter at (701) 721-7247 or brian.slaughter@chsinc.com.
 
Interested applicants need to apply online.
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