Agronomy Operations Manager
Chinook , Montana
October 05, 2017
CHS has an exciting opportunity in our Country Operations Division. We are looking for an Agronomy Operations Manager who has a strong understanding of the industry. You will oversee the agronomy plant in Chinook, MT. You must be a proven leader able to motivate and lead employees to accomplish plant goals.

You will:
  • Manage a multi-million dollar agronomy plant operation according to divisional objectives to provide patrons with prompt, courteous and effective service while maintaining the efficiency necessary to achieve a maximum margin of profit.
  • Establish and implement a program for the agronomy plant to include housekeeping, safety and equipment maintenance to avoid breakdowns and limit safety hazards. Work with Location Manager on all safety and compliance issues.
  • Educate both employees and patrons in the operations of the cooperative and CHS business objectives to enhance employee effectiveness and improve member relations.
  • Establish and implement short-term goals that are consistent with long range plans for growth in operation, including facility, equipment, and personnel.
  • Communicate with location manager and appropriate personnel of consolidated group (other branch managers and department managers).
  • Communicate with supervisor and appropriate divisional personnel (fertilizer marketing, farm supply, credit).
  • Utilize personnel and equipment within CHS to provide excellent customer service and satisfaction
  • Supervise full and part-time operations personnel through responsible training clear job assignment definition and explanation.
  • Monitor the work of all employees to correct deficient performance and effectively reward and develop all employees.
  • Assist in developing budget & asset needs, manage approved operating budget.
  • Work extended hours as needed to meet business needs.

Basic Qualifications: (required)
  • 7 plus years of agriculture retail experience
  • 2 plus years of supervisory experience
  • Ability to work extended hours in season
  • Understand basic business principals of inventory management

Preferred Qualifications: (desired)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy or Agriculture related program
  • Agribusiness/Location management experience

A little about us:
CHS is proud to offer veterans a place to grow their careers. Driven by the values of the farm families who own CHS, our employees focus on helping farmers raise healthy crops.

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