CHS Member Cooperative Career Center

Director of Agronomy

Location: Northern, Colorado
Date Posted: 02-02-2018

CHS Selection Services is partnering with a progressive member cooperative located in Northern, Colorado to hire a Director of Agronomy.  The successful candidate will lead the agronomy sales and operations for multiple locations and possess a strong agronomy background.
 
The successful candidate will lead the agronomy division in a manner that will optimize market share with a focus on regularly increasing sales while maintaining margin, and improving efficiency. 
 
Responsibilities:
  • Managing a multi-location agronomy operation which includes all operations and sales responsibilities. 
  • Experience in agronomy as it relates to irrigation, turf, row crops and forage.
  • Analyze and monitor financial and other market conditions and demographic factors to capitalize on market opportunities through the use of company finance programs.
  • Monitor and recommend product positioning, packaging, and pricing.
  • Overseeing operational requirements at the Agronomy facilities as well as application and delivery equipment including preventative maintenance programs.
  • Overseeing inventory levels and associated market risk.
  • Ensure staffing and delegation of workloads to meet market requirements.
  • Optimize marketing of agronomy products in agricultural and urban market places.
  • Assist with the establishment and achievement of divisional profitability and sales goals through the use of ongoing measurement of current-to-goal performance.
  • Implement advertising and promotional activities as well as communicating sales programs, incentives and product procurement options.
  • Submitting all required operational and financial reports.
 
Experience:
Minimum of 5 years’ experience in senior-level management positions within the agricultural industry, emphasizing previous sales experience and encompassing operations, maintenance, marketing, and financial planning, analysis, and a thorough understanding of agronomy marketplace and operations.
 
Education:
Bachelor’s Degree in business or related field (6-10 years related experience may substitute for education) MBA, advanced degree, and agronomic certifications (CCA)
 
Additional Details:
This organization is an equal opportunity employer and offers competitive salary and benefits. All interested applicants should apply online. For more information about this exciting position, please contact Brian Slaughter at Brian.slaughter@chsinc.com or (701) 721-7247.
 
 
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