CHS Member Cooperative Career Center

General Manager

Location: Blackduck, Minnesota
Date Posted: 02-20-2018
Blackduck Cooperative Ag Services, Blackduck, Minnesota, has an exciting opportunity to hire a General Manager to lead and manage their thriving business due to an upcoming retirement. This company is located in the scenic Bemidji area and affords residents a multitude of outdoor recreational opportunities. The cooperative includes an elevator/feed mill, bulk fuel, agronomy and 24 hour cardtrol with annual sales in excess of $10 million.
Our ideal candidate will be proficient at problem solving, building successful customer relationships and possess a working knowledge of at least 3 years in Ag business.  Candidates must have a strong financial/budgeting background with superior employee and customer relation skills, good communication skills, both verbal and written, and strong computer skills. Preferred candidates will possess a working knowledge of all or most of the commodity areas marketed by the coop.
Position Responsibilities:
  • The General Manager will report directly to a five member Board of Directors.
  • Provide outstanding leadership by creating new ideas, developing customer relationships, providing competitive products and services while ensuring a financially successful company.
  • Establish and maintain the annual strategic financial objectives, goals and budget.
  • Implement programs, and recommend new products and services.
  • Manage accounting functions such as A/P and Notes receivable.
  • Manage accounts receivable, aging and risk management reporting.
  • Manage and develop team of accounting and administrative staff.
  • Design, develop, and implement effective internal controls for finance and accounting processes.
  • Build relationships with business division heads to create and implement policies process and solutions.
  • Support new and innovative business solutions from conception to deployment.
Minimum/Required Qualifications:
  • 3 plus years of experience working as a Location Manager, Department Manager and/or General Manager in Ag business
  • Strong work ethic and ability to jump into any situation and lend a hand
Preferred Skills and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred and/or a combination of education and experience
  • Cooperative experience
  • Visionary and planning skills
Additional Details:
Blackduck Cooperative Ag Services in Blackduck, Minnesota is an equal opportunity employer and offers competitive salary and excellent employee benefits.  Applicants need to apply online.  For more information about the organization and position, please contact Brian Slaughter at or (701) 721-7247.
Application Deadline:   March 26, 2018
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