Seed Department Manager
Quincy , Washington
October 05, 2017

CHS has an exciting opportunity in our Country Operations Division. We are looking for a Seed Department Manager. You will plan and direct the sales and marketing of the organization’s seed products and services offered by the cooperative to area producers through a collaborative, team effort.

You will:

  • Managing the sales team and production activities for the seed department.
  • Train and Develop sales team on programs, pricing and overall strategy for the Seed business.
  • Assist in overseeing the ongoing training of the agronomy sales team from both an agronomic and seed sales/marketing perspective.
  • Ensure sales team is promoting program and product offerings which have been predetermined to offer the best return on investment for both the patron and cooperative.
  • Ensure retail pricing and programs are administered consistently across all locations.
  • Work with sales team and business partners on competitive issues to create best possible outcomes.
  • Work with producers to earn new business and manage assigned key accounts.
  • Development of annual budget for the Seed Department.
  • Communicate with Management & Sales staff to monitor competitive products and market activities.
  • Establish, build, and maintain relationships with key industry and strategic community partners.
  • Engage in the planning and development of the Seed Department in conjunction with Management.
  • Understand what margins are needed to achieve budget, take corrective action(s) when needed to ensure marketing objectives support the achievement of designated budgets.
  • Maintain a consistent corporate image throughout all product lines, promotional materials, and events.
  • Maintain and promote a strong safety culture and follow all safety policies, procedures and regulations.
  • Identify and communicate workplace hazards and correct or seek assistance in correcting unsafe actions or conditions.
  • Oversee safe and efficient daily seed production operations through supervision of the Frischneckt and Connell, Location Supervisor.
  • Have a working knowledge and understanding of government regulation requirements regarding seed manufacturing and transportation.
  • Identify and submit annual capital appropriations request and oversee project completion with Location Supervisors through vendor management once projects are approved.
  • Analyze and promote efficient human and asset resource use in the seed manufacturing locations in the areas of bulk seed receiving, manufacturing and delivery.
  • Work in conjunction with Credit Manager to assure company credit policy is maintained.

Basic Qualifications: (required)
  • Degree in Agronomy or Agriculture related program (additional years of experience may offset education requirement)
  • 5 years of experience in Agronomy Sales to include Chemical, Crop Nutrient, and/or Seed sales

Preferred Qualifications: (desired)
  • Certified Crop Advisor license

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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