Agronomy Department Manager

Added: April 28, 2021

Job Location: Dekalb, Illinois

This thriving agribusiness company in north central Illinois is currently seeking an Agronomy Manager – someone to manage the agronomy operations of multiple locations.  This self-motivated individual will be responsible for providing producers with exceptional customer service while maintaining the efficiency necessary to achieve a maximum profit margin.

Position duties and responsibilities:

  • Provide clear leadership by establishing clear requirements, expectations, goals and leading by example
  • Select new hires, terminate when the situation requires it, review, reward and identify employee improvement needs.
  • Organization of employee training and development in an effort of continuous improvement
  • Oversee the financial business of the agronomy department, including budgeting
  • Accountable for timely and accurate inventory
  • Responsible for product selection, procurement, pricing, and setting profitable margins and making agronomic recommendations
  • Be a problem solver – resolve all issues fairly with vendors and customers
  • Create and execute a fair incentives program to appropriately award your team for performance.
  • Direct day-to-day operations of the division clearly and through your appropriate staff.
  • Make sure that all operations processes that require specific documentation are completed and followed by all
  • Monitor critical customer service processes such as custom app, precision ag, technical, product and rate write-ups, and the overall compliance of your division
  • Accountable for the care, maintenance, repair, and appearance of all facilities, equipment, and vehicles
  • Responsible for divisional cash management, inventory, fixed assets, and human resources needs to achieve the divisions annual business projections
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Maintain a positive attitude that promotes team work within the cooperative and a favorable image of the cooperative
  • Strong communication skills to lead the division as well as stay in connection with the leadership team of the company
  • Strong agronomic background – cooperative experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree or a two-year degree with a minimum of one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent experience.

For more information on this position, please contact Bryan –bryan@greatplainsinc.com.

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