Agronomy Location Manager
CHS Inc. has an exciting opportunity in our Country Operations division. We are looking for an Agronomy Location Manager for our Fergus Falls, MN location to plan and direct the marketing of the location?s Agronomy products and services offered by the cooperative to area producers through a team effort. You will: Manage a full service Agronomy operation, including dry and liquid fertilizer, seed, seed treatment, crop protection products and custom application.
This location is building a new, state of the art 11,000 ton plant.Research, analyze, and monitor financial, technological, and demographic factors to capitalize on market opportunities and minimize effects of competitive activity. Work with General Manager and Agronomy Department Manager to create and manage agronomy location operating budget.Work with Agronomy Dept. Manager to negotiate contract terms & conditions for all product and major services. Work with Agronomy Department Manager and Sales Manager in product positioning, packaging, and pricing strategy to produce the highest possible long-term market share. Work with General Manager and Agronomy Department Manager to establish strategic marketing plans to achieve company objectives for Agronomy products & services.Evaluate and recommend distribution channel development programs.Maintain ongoing communication with General Manager, Location Managers, and Sales Manager to monitor competitive products and marketing activities. Establish and maintain relationships with key industry and strategic community partners. Establish and maintain a consistent corporate image throughout all product lines, promotional materials, and events. Monitor the work of all employees to correct deficient performance and effectively reward and develop all employees.Cultivate and promote a strong safety culture and follow all safety policies, procedures and regulations. Identify and communicate workplace hazards and correct or seek assistance in correcting unsafe actions or conditions. Basic Qualifications:
(required) Bachelor?s degree in Agronomy, Soil Science or other Agriculture degree program (additional years of Agronomy operations experience may substitute for education)5 years of agronomy operations or elevator operations experience Preferred Qualifications:
(desired) Experience in Agronomy Operations or Agronomy SalesSupervisory experienceFamiliar with AGRIS accounting system