Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
?Big Horn Co-operative, headquartered in Greybull, Wyoming offers farm, ranch, home and commercial customers reliable energy, agricultural and convenience products through its network of locations in North Central Wyoming.?The Big Horn Co-op includes locations in Greybull, Basin, Worland, Riverton, Powell and Buffalo.?Position Description:The CEO will be responsible for implementing best retail practices and professional management practices while maximizing profitability within the bounds of the overall strategic plan of the business. Key metrics are sales and profit. He or she must be comfortable being an agent of change and challenging the status quo.Best retail practices include a broad range, including buying and merchandising, receiving, inventory management, sales and marketing strategies, and tactics.?Professional management practices include building a high energy, motivated, and capable team, and providing the leadership, training, and mentoring necessary to enable them to reach the full potential success of the business.?Key Responsibilities:The CEO will be responsible for implementing the strategic business plan and budget and for writing budgets on an annual basis.The CEO will work directly with the Board of Directors in reviewing strategy, long term objectives and plans.In support of the responsibilities above, oversee and manage the business decisions pertaining to:Buying and merchandisingMarketing, advertising, and design of promotional programsInventory management proceduresOperations, personnel management and all key decisionsCommunicate effectively to encourage the team of employees to engage the Coops customer base with a high level of customer service and satisfactionOversee, recruit, evaluate, coach, and train team members leveraging diversity to create a respectful and inclusive environmentAccess the buying/merchandising and sales functions to implement changes as neededFoster a strong network of contacts within the local and regional retail communityThe CEO will be well informed on best retail practices within several large retail segments which are relevant to the Coop.Manage the financial review of sales, gross margin, expenses, liquidity, operations, and capital expenditures, if necessary implement plans for improvement.The CEO will review all legal contracts in general: buying/ merchandising, construction, advertising, employment, and service/vendor.?Experience Talent and Education Requirements:Demonstrated track record as CEO/GM or department head or location manager or management experience running a successful retail, agronomy and energy businessesSales and marketing experience with the ability to grow the businessDemonstrated track record of building strong teams and mentoring key employees into significant management rolesStrong retail management operations with combined merchandising/buying experienceBachelor?s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experienceProven leadership skills with the ability to build teams and foster partnershipsStrong work ethic and hands on management approachDemonstrated financial management, merchandising, analytical, and planning skillsExceptional problem-solving, decision making skills combined with ability to be organizedPrevious direct experience in a retail operation and refined fuels which has substantial overlap with the Coops products and customersStrong written and oral communications skillsComputer skills: Email, Excel, PowerPointWorking knowledge of software for inventory management systems and point of sales systemsExperience handling many SKU?s within different product categoriesMust be capable of ensuring that a relevant website be maintainedMust be capable of managing a fleet for sales, delivery and custom application, including maintenance shop for fleet?Additional Details:Big Horn Co-operative, Greybull, Wyoming is an equal opportunity employer and offers competitive salary and benefits.??All inquiries and information will be handled in strict confidence.??For more information about the organization and position, please contact Dave Lemmon at?David.Lemmon@chsinc.com?or (320) 219-0270.?Deadline for applications:? May 5, 2019Interested applicants should apply online??Apply for this job.