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Area Grain Operations Manager


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Job Title: Area Grain Operations Manager
Location: Holyoke, CO, West United States, USA
Company: CHS Inc.
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Input Retail, Cooperative and Related Crop Services
Career Type: Specialists
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: 0
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CHS has an exciting opportunity in our Country Operations Division. We are looking for an Area Grain Operations Manager who has a strong understanding of the industry. You will lead, plan, direct and coordinate grain location operations within the CHS - Grainland business unit based out of Amherst, Colorado & Lamar, Nebraska (Stateline). You must be organized, detail oriented, and have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

You must live within the business unit territory.

You will:
  • Oversee the operations of multiple locations in a defined region 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.
  • Ensure programs are implemented at sites, to include housekeeping, safety and equipment maintenance to avoid breakdowns and limit safety hazards. Work with Location Managers 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 consistent with long range plans for growth in operation, including facility, equipment, and personnel.
  • Communicate regularly with location managers, branch managers, department managers, supervisors, and divisional staff (fertilizer marketing, farm supply, credit).
  • Utilize staff and equipment within CHS to provide excellent customer service and satisfaction.
  • Supervise staff through responsible training, clear job assignment definition, and explanation.
  • Monitor work of all employees to correct deficient performance and effectively reward and develop all employees.
  • Assist in developing budget and asset needs, manage approved operating budget.
  • Coordinate movement of grain, receiving, grading, loading and storage with Grain Department Manager and Location Managers. Ensure a quality product through regular monitoring of inventory and grain.
  • Keep abreast of market conditions and area crop conditions to minimize exposure and maximize profitability.
  • Work extended hours as needed to meet business needs.
  • Basic Qualifications: (required)
  • High school diploma or equivalency degree
  • 8+ years of agriculture retail experience to include;
    • Supervisory experience
    • Grain handling experience
  • Preferred Qualifications: (desired)
  • Associate's degree in Agronomy or Agriculture related program
  • Agribusiness/Location management experience
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    Job Post Date: 02/14/20
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