Branch Manager – Nutrien Ag Solutions (Hoopeston, Illinois, U.S.A.)At Nutrien, our Purpose is to grow our world from the ground up and we do so with safety and integrity as our core values. Nothing is more important than sending our people home safe, every day. Nutrien Ag Solutions is the retail division of Nutrien™, the largest crop inputs company in the world. As part of our collective mission of Feeding the Future, Nutrien Ag Solutions provides full-acre solutions through our trusted crop consultants at more than 2,000 locations in North America, South America, Europe and Australia. For more than 150 years, we have been helping growers achieve the highest yields with a wide selection of products, including our proprietary brands: Loveland Products, Inc.; Proven®Seed and Dyna-Gro®Seed; as well as financial, custom application and precision ag services.We harvest the best. Diverse views and experience make us strong. We look for people who have a safety-first mindset, who are collaborative team players, who deliver on their commitments, who are innovators in search of a better way, and who believe in inclusion. Working at Nutrien Ag Solutions will provide you an opportunity to help us Feed the Future, and grow your career. Responsible for day-to-day operations of a retail location focused on being the leading agricultural input provider in the market. Responsibilities include the development and expansion of retail sales to customers within a geographic area surrounding the physical location, sales and servicing of designated customers, supervision of the location’s workforce of up to 20-45 employees during season, and accountability for the location’s financial objectives. Ensures company policies, guidelines and best practices are strictly followed. Works closely with Division Manager.What you will do: Manage day-to-day operations, including inventory levels, receivables, product delivery and sales Work with Division Manager to set Location objectivesResponsible for meeting location objectivesSupervise sales staff to assure that sales and margin objectives for the location are met Provide direction to increase customer baseAssure location’s inventory is optimized to meet customers’ requirements, while maintaining appropriate turns and other key financial indicatorsManage the location’s workforce: determine and maintain the appropriate staffing levels; manage employee performance; provide a safe work environment; maintain necessary training; resolve work related employee issuesAssure environmental compliance is maintained at all times Properly dispose of all unusable product Assure that all employees are trained to respond to environmental issuesCovers all sales functions for assigned customer listProvide for a clean and secure site. Other duties as assignedWhat you will bring: High school diploma or equivalent; BS in Ag Economics or ag-related courses preferred5+ years of experience in ag industry; understanding of relative federal and state regulationsWorking knowledge of computers and various software packages used in business applicationsProven knowledge of standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the agriculture industry, as well as the application of agricultural chemicalsAbility to work autonomously with very limited guidance from Company or Division ManagerDemonstrated ability to recruit, motivate and retain employees Excellent written and verbal communication skills; good listenerAbility to understand and manage the location’s financial objectivesWillingness and ability to work long hoursAbility to lift up to 60 lbs; between 25 – 150 times per day Capacity to walk in uneven fields 2-3 miles per dayGeneral ability to sit, stoop, bend, climb, stand, walk and work on concrete floors for long periods at a time, up to 8-10 hours per dayTravelAre you a good match? Apply today!Nutrien Ag Solutions is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristicsThis job will remain posted until filled. In accordance with Nutrien policies, you will be required to undergo a background check, and may be required to undergo a substance test. While we appreciate all applications we receive, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.To stay connected to us and for the latest job postings and news, follow us on: LinkedIn, Facebook and TwitterApply for this job.