Project Manager – Commercial Grain Systems – GROWMARK, Inc. – Bloomington, IL
GROWMARK is a regional cooperative with annual sales of $10.1 billion (FY 2013 data) providing agronomy, energy, facility planning, and logistics products and services, as well as grain marketing and risk management services in more than 40 states and Ontario, Canada.? GROWMARK is ranked fifth on the NCB Co-op 100 listing of the nation?s 100 highest revenue-earning cooperative businesses.? GROWMARK owns the FS trademark, which is used by affiliated member cooperatives. GROWMARK is large enough to offer solid career opportunities, but small enough to provide a family-oriented, welcoming environment and great benefits.
PURPOSE AND SUMMARY STATEMENT
Responsible for sales and project management to Commercial Grain System customers including supply and grain members, independent (non-affiliated) customers, and the GROWMARK Grain Division.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Conduct sales calls to develop repeat and new-customer business.? Emphasize the unique value-proposition of Growmark Commercial Grain Systems in ascertaining and designing the system that exceeds expectations of the customer.? To carry out a continuous improvement cycle of innovations both for sales tools and tangible product.
Manage supervision of construction projects by proactive planning, communicating, administering contracts and jobsite controls.? Manage safety, environmental, and other applicable regulatory compliance. Pro-actively communicate within the Grain Systems Department to ensure and contribute to best practices in sales, project design, project management, and resource utilization.? Administer accounting controls on projects as directed by department and corporate accounting standards.? Review and report on margin performance for projects.
OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS
Attend, and exhibit where applicable, industry events as directed and approved by department management.
Follows GROWMARK?s Code of Conduct and Corporate Compliance Program, Environmental Health and Safety, OSHA and DOT policies and procedures, as they apply.
Performs all other duties as assigned.
Normally requires a Bachelor?s degree in an agri-mechanical discipline, or the equivalent thereof, and six years or more of marketing and design related work experience to demonstrate knowledge of construction management.
Demonstrates essential abilities including business knowledge, collaboration, communication, customer focus, decision making and skill development.
Must have and maintain a valid driver?s license and satisfactory driving record.
Occasionally requires extreme weather conditions, noisy conditions, dust, electrical hazards, heights, confined spaces, lifting 21-50 lbs.
Prefer an understanding of GROWMARK grain systems.
Will be required to work extended hours.? Will need to travel independently and overnight.? Passport for travel to Canada will be required.
Ability and willingness to participate in required training that may include education on GROWMARK?s policies and procedures and additional training as it relates to the requirements of the position.?
GROWMARK, Inc. strives to provide a Total Rewards package that delivers exceptional pay for exceptional performance, recognizes your dedication to our mission and helps us attract and retain the highest caliber of talent. The cornerstone of our benefits package is the company paid, defined benefit pension plan along with health and disability insurance, an employer matched 401k plan, and other voluntary group benefit programs.
We are an equal opportunity employer, including protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities. Employment may be contingent upon receipt of an acceptable and job-related background check, drug test, motor vehicle report, and/or reference check, as applicable and permissible by law.Skills: