Grain Department Manager
CHS has an exciting opportunity in our Country Operations Division. We are looking for a Grain Department Manager to become a member of an experienced Grain Team. You must be self-motivated, hardworking, have good time management skills, able to make decisions and work independently.
You must be detail oriented with excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.You will: Merchandise overall grain positions in accordance with company policy.Implement and administer marketing programs with patrons.Coordinate movement of grain, receiving, grading, loading, and storage among elevator facilities to maximize profitability and meet objectives of General Manager. Communicate with general manager and/or line merchandisers on grain positions and grain programs.Communicate marketing programs with farmer patrons.Keep abreast of market conditions and area crop conditions to minimize exposure and maximize profitability.Communicate with branch managers and operation specialists to facilitate orderly movement of grains and administration of marketing programs.Manage grain merchandisers and/or grain staff.Work with patrons in a courteous and professional manner.Ensure a quality product through regular monitoring of grain condition.Perform other duties as assigned.Establish and implement a program of elevator housekeeping, safety and equipment maintenance to avoid breakdowns and limit safety hazards.Educate both employees and patrons in the operations of a cooperative and CHS business objectives to enhance employee effectiveness and improve member relations.Manage the elevator workforce through responsible training and clear job assignment definition and explanation.Monitor the work of all employees to correct deficient performance and effectively reward and develop all employees.Work extended hours as needed to meet business needs.Purchase and sell commodities using available market data, market knowledge and expertise to attain the most cost effective and therefore most profitable results.Develop merchandising strategies unique to regional locations and consistent with company goals.Expand merchandising potential to accommodate opportunities with emphasis on increasing market share.Assist marketing staff with development of major positions by supplying accurate regional information.Maintain an awareness of business conditions and competition in the region and communicate pertinent information to respective personnel in the company.Maintain a sound understanding of rail and truck transportation for commodity shipment.
Keep abreast of transportation rates and make the most effective decisions involving procurement and logistics.Secure maximum expansion of market share in designated markets and ensure growth in both volume of grain and bottom line profits.Support department control by completing and monthly reports.Develop and maintain a strong working relationship with other operating departments to assure the company functions as a coordinated group.Check accounting for accuracy and follow through on contracts and settlements, making sure that they are settled in a timely manner.Review contract runs and take care of overfills and underfills.Review account sales for specific areas.Basic Qualifications: (required)Degree with 5 plus years of experience with Grain Merchandising and Elevator OperationsGrain handling experienceValid driver’s licensePreferred Qualifications: (desired) Bachelor’s degree in an Agriculture related program