CHS Member Cooperative Career Center

CEO/General Manager - Plattsburg, Missouri

Location: Plattsburg, Missouri
Date Posted: 08-04-2017
United Cooperatives, Inc. is a very successful two location cooperative located in Plattsburg, Missouri.  Plattsburg, Missouri is in Northwest Missouri about 40 miles North of Kansas City, Missouri.  United Cooperatives, Inc. is a $15 million dollar coop that consists of two agronomy / fertilizer facilities, crop protection, custom application, seed, grain, energy both refined fuels and propane and feed.
This position requires good management experience preferably in agribusiness and in cooperatives.  The position requires accounting skills as well as an understanding of finance/ budgeting, planning and business process controls, such as expense controls and credit controls.  

The position requires great communication skills with patrons, employees and the Board of Directors.  Must also have good communications in supervisory duties, public relations and organizational skills to manage the total operation.

The successful candidate will work extensively with a five person board. The ideal candidate must be able to make decisions and work independently.  The candidate must be detail oriented with excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.  Experience in agronomy, energy, feed and grain knowledge and contracting and risk management preferable.

  • Manage the operation of the entire business according to United Cooperatives, Inc.’s objectives to provide patrons with prompt, courteous and effective service while maintaining the efficiency necessary to achieve a return on investment.
  • Manage a program of safety and equipment maintenance to avoid breakdowns and limit safety hazards.  Maintain a clean and safe work environment.
  • Evaluate patron credit needs and extend credit in accordance with United Cooperatives, Inc. policies.  Monitor credit liability and manage the collection of accounts receivable 
  • Monitor the daily long/short position for commodities to effectively manage inventory risk.
  • Educate both employees and patrons in the operations of the 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 the operation, including facility, equipment and personnel.
  • Communicate with department managers to coordinate and complete all aspects of the consolidated operation.
  • Communicate with the Board of Directors and members of United Cooperatives, Inc.
  • Keep abreast of industry trends or changes to accurately answer patron inquiries.
  • Manage United Cooperatives, Inc.’s workforce through responsible training and clear job assignment definition and explanation, including organizational chart, job descriptions, and regular employee reviews (annual).
  • Continue to build a strong sales and marketing culture.
  • 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.
Employment Offering:
The opportunity to lead a team of employees and serve the members of United Cooperatives, Inc. in their quest to be successful in the agriculture industry.
The position will provide a diverse set of opportunities and challenges with a wide footprint, well-appointed resources and several enterprises.
Great location in a very strong Ag Production area with great schools, both grade schools and secondary, growing communities, a robust economy and year round recreation and entertainment. Close to airport, cultural activities, urban and rural lifestyles.

Basic Qualifications: (Preferred)
  • 4 year minimum degree in Agriculture or Business or equivalent experience
  • 5 – 7 years of Management / CEO or experience equivalent
Additional Details:
United Cooperatives, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and offers competitive salary and benefits.  For more information about the organization and position, please contact Dave Lemmon at or (320) 219-0270.

Deadline for applications:  September 22, 2017

Interested applicants should apply online.
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