CHS Member Cooperative Career Center

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) - Rugby, North Dakota

Location: Rugby, North Dakota
Date Posted: 04-16-2018
Rugby Farmers Union Elevator Company, Rugby, North Dakota is a very successful $100 million dollar grain only cooperative with 3 locations and a shuttle loading facility.
Desired Previous Experience:
  • The ideal candidate will have successful senior level experience in the Coop Grain industry.   The candidate must have a strong track record of success with increasing levels of responsibility and accountability in his/her career and strong overall business knowledge.   Cooperative experience is not required but knowledge of the cooperative system is highly desired
  • The ideal candidate will have been a General Manager or Grain Merchant during their professional career with substantive P&L responsibility.  However, all candidates will be evaluated regarding their individual situations regarding job complexity, P&L and balance sheet accountability, and results/success. 
  • The ideal candidate will have a strong knowledge of the Grain industry
  • The candidate must understand risk management concepts.  The ideal candidate will have risk management experience and/or exposure in the following areas:  safety, insurance, Grain marketing and hedging
  • The ideal candidate will have driven the annual and capital budgeting process for his/her company or division. 
  • The ideal candidate will have driven a strategic planning process and have demonstrated success in implementing strategic and annual plans
  • The ideal candidate will have experience in Grain origination and contracting. 
  • The candidate must have had supervisory experience where a management team or staff has reported to the individual. 
  • The ideal candidate will have experience reporting to a Board of Directors.  
  • The candidate must show a demonstrated interest in their own personal development
Desired Qualifications/Skills:
  • Honesty and openness
  • Strong leadership skills with a vision for the future focusing on growth and financial performance
  • Excellent communication skills with employees and members/customers.  This includes:
    • Listening
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Presentation skills especially with large groups
    • Writing skills
  • Solid financial skills.  This includes:
    • Overall analytical skills
    • Balance sheet management
    • Understanding of the P&L, and the impact of actions on the P&L
  • Risk management skills.  This includes:
    • Overall grasp of safety and regulatory requirements
    • Understanding of grain risk management
    • Understanding of insurance requirements and subsequent premium ratings
  • Employee development skills. This includes:
    • Recruiting and hiring the right people
    • Motivating and developing department heads and employees
  • Planning and implementation skills. This includes:
    • Leading annual strategic planning
    • Overseeing annual planning and implementation
    • Delivering projects on-time and on-budget
  • Self-Improvement:
    • Attends manager's association and other management training meetings
    • Attends community and promotional meetings when possible
    • Keeps up-to-date on new trends in merchandising, management, financing, and technology

Additional Details:
Rugby Farmers Union Elevator Company is an equal opportunity employer and offers competitive salary and benefits.  All inquiries and information will be handled in strict confidence.  For more information about the organization and position, please contact Dave Lemmon at or (320) 219-0270.

Application Deadline:  June 3, 2018

Interested applicants should apply online.
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