CHS Member Cooperative Career Center

Agronomy Sales & Grain/Agronomy Branch Manager

Location: Southwestern, Iowa
Date Posted: 05-18-2017
CHS Aligned Solutions has an exciting career growth opportunity for a talented, motivated person with a passion for agriculture.  Our team is partnering with a member cooperative in southwestern Iowa to hire an Agronomy and Grain Branch Manager for a hybrid role.  This role will bring together branch management, employee development and training and agronomy sales at the customer level.  
Co-op Details:
Located in Adair County, north of Creston, this multi-branch cooperative is growing and making positive improvements serving customers with quality Ag retail products and customer service.  The co-op is customer focused and provides career advancement opportunities.
Position Overview:
This position will be a hybrid role between an Ag Retail Branch Manager & an Agronomy Sales and Customer Service Manager.  Combined, this unique opportunity will allow career development as well as skill growth while working at the field-level with growers.
  • 70% of time will be responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of a productive grain and agronomy facility; including supervising and mentoring employees, leading customer service and maximizing facility productivity. 
  • 30% partnering with growers on agronomy needs including chemical and fertilizer recommendations, serving as a trusted partner to growers.
  • Provide friendly, courteous and efficient customer service while exceeding expectations for customer support. 
  • Serve as a liaison between suppliers, vendors, distributors to sales staff, management and employees.
  • Achieve satisfactory profit/loss ratio and market share in relation to preset standards and industry and economic trends.  Work with the management team on long-range branch/facility planning as well as annual budgeting.
  • Partner with the Grain Merchandiser to ensure movement of grain and space availability.
Qualifications & Additional Information:
  • Must have at least 4 years’ experience in agronomy and ability to make crop recommendations
  • Ability to work extended hours seasonally & be available after-hours as an emergency contact
  • Must be able to lift 50+ pounds, bend, lift and walk on uneven surfaces
  • A valid, clean driver’s license and ability to pass a background check
  • A hard-working personality, ability to build relationships and outstanding to follow-up are the most imperative to the success of this role. 
This is an equal opportunity employer that provides competitive pay and full-time benefits.  All applicants must apply online. If assistance is required please email Dani Heeren at
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