5621 General Manager
Highly successful, well-managed, and financially strong cooperative in central Illinois is seeking a General Manager who will provide strong leadership for the future growth and success of the company.? This cooperative features excellent facilities with multiple grain marketing outlets, strong customer loyalty, prime farmland throughout its market area, and a team of loyal, competent long-term professionals to provide quality customer service to patrons.?To win in this position, candidates must have a diversity of strengths beginning with a sound understanding of all aspects of the grain industry.? The successful candidate will be energetic with a friendly, outgoing personality who enjoys meeting and talking with customers, listens to what people have to say, and values building solid long-term relationships with people on all levels of the business.? Understanding and embracing the cooperative structure of business is important while empowering the employee base to excel within that structure and being open to other complementary business ventures that can strengthen the cooperative.?An effective General Manager will be vision-driven and open-minded.? Candidates must have an ability to think out of the box and a willingness to try new ways of attracting grain, be hungry for success, and have a keen awareness of the changes going on in production agriculture and know how to position for these changes.? This leader will thoroughly understand the grain markets and be a good grain merchandiser while always keeping an eye on the bottom line.?After nearly a century of serving farmers, this cooperative remains a stable, consistent, and dependable partner with patrons and continues to invest in modern facilities.? They have made multiple major facility improvements over the last several years to meet the demands of customers.??The new General Manager will enjoy overseeing all aspects of this successful company while sharing ideas, thoughts, and vision with the Board to work in unison to strategically plan for a bright future.? You must be eager to accept the challenge and opportunity to grow and improve a modern grain company that has deep roots and can handle grain with few problems but needs to be continually pushed out of the comfort zone.?If you are looking to lead a stable, growing company and appreciate the ongoing?management challenges inherent to the grain industry,?this may be?an opportunity that fits you perfectly.?Located among some?of the best farmland in the Midwest?and in an area with excellent schools, communities, and family values,?you will have the benefit of living in the country or in?one of several?forward-thinking,?progressive?communities nearby.? You will also be within easy driving distance of?a wide variety of educational, entertainment, and cultural opportunities.????Interviews for this position will be held in late March or early April 2017 with the intent of having the?new General Manager?on the job in early June 2017.? Salary will likely be in the $80,000-120,000 range based on experience with excellent benefits and a healthy bonus based on company profitability.?Contact us with your cover letter, resume, and references using the ?Apply To This Position? button.For a complete listing of our open jobs, visit our website:? www.agri-search.com.? We can be reached for additional follow-up at 217-543-2505.Rich Connell AGRI-SEARCH, Inc. is a client-centered confidential service.? All fees are paid by the employer.You must be authorized to work in the United States to be considered for this position or any of our other positions.? Sponsorship is not available.?Keywords: grain operations elevator origination originator merchandising corn soybeans wheat millwright bin storage merchandiser buyer superintendent container containers logistics trader broker hedging risk management arbitrage futures options put call merchant farm marketer commodity barge rail Chicago board of trade cbot cme mercantile exchange maintenance processing rail load out GEAPS safety OSHA storage river terminal feed ethanol processing biofuels biodiesel pits dryers augers facility export margins mill feed pellet commodity commoditiesApply for this job.