CHS Member Cooperative Career Center

General Manager

Location: Rochester, Minnesota
Date Posted: 05-31-2017
CHS Rochester Coop has an exciting opportunity in our Country Operations Division. We are looking for an experienced General Manager to work extensively with Coop Management and a local board of directors. You must understand accounting, finance/budgeting, planning, business process controls, as well as good communication, supervisory, public relations and organizational skills to manage the total operation.  You must be able to make decisions, work independently, and be detail oriented with excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
CHS Rochester Coop is a diverse cooperative with over 10 + locations including grain, feed, refined fuels, lubricants, fertilizer, precision ag, crop protection, retail seed, seed treatment and retail-convenience stores.
You will:
  • Manage the region operation according to company objectives to provide patrons with prompt, courteous and effective service while maintaining the efficiency necessary to achieve a maximum margin of profit.
  • Establish and implement a program of safety and equipment maintenance to avoid breakdowns and limit safety hazards.  Operate in compliance with all company safety policies.
  • Evaluate patron credit needs and extend credit in accordance with company policies.  Monitor credit liability and manage the collection of accounts receivable.
  • Monitor the daily long/short position for grain, agronomy, petroleum and freight.  Effectively control handling, storage, and transportation capabilities.
  • Educate both employees and patrons in the operations of the Coop’s business objectives to enhance employee effectiveness and improve customer relations.
  • Establish and implement short-term goals that are consistent with long-range plans for growth in operation, including facility, equipment and personnel.
  • Utilize team / personnel within company to maximize profitability for the Coop as a company.
  • Manage the region’s workforce through responsible training and clear job assignment definition and explanation, including organizational chart, job descriptions, and regular employee reviews (annual).
  • Monitor the work of all employees to correct deficient performance and effectively reward and develop all employees.
  • Oversee the information provided for month-end close, inventory valuation, bringing contracts to market, physical inventory, freight, etc.  Properly document daily and month-end accounting transactions for compliance with the owners’ Sarbanes-Oxley procedures.
  • Oversee the administration of company policies and procedures to ensure our promise of helping our owners grow is fulfilled.
  • Communicate with location managers and department managers to coordinate and complete all aspects of the consolidated operation.
  • Conduct ongoing communicate with Board of Directors, management, and appropriate divisional personnel.
  • Keep abreast of industry trends or changes to accurately answer patron inquiries.
Basic Qualifications: (required)
  • Associates degree in Agriculture or Business (additional years of Cooperative management experience may offset education)
  • 5 plus years of General Manager experience in the Retail Ag Sector
Preferred Qualifications: (desired)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture or Business
  • Background in Agronomy, Grain, Energy and Feed
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If you need assistance or have any questions, please contact David Lemmon at (320) 219-0270 or email at
CHS offers a competitive total compensation package. Benefits include: Health, Dental, Vision, Hearing, Life Insurance, Health and Day Care Savings Accounts, Paid Vacation , 401K, Company Funded Pension, Profit Sharing, Long and Short Term Disability, Tuition reimbursement, and Adoption assistance. This position will have opportunity for growth.
CHS is a diversified Fortune 100 company providing essential grain, food and energy resources to businesses and consumers. CHS is a cooperative system owned by farmers, ranchers and their local cooperatives from the Great Lakes to the Pacific Northwest and from Canada to Texas. CHS is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Minority, Female, Veteran, and Disability, Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation employer.

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