CHS Inc. Agronomy Department Manager in Gettysburg, South Dakota

13821BRPosting Title:Agronomy Department ManagerJob Posting:CHS Northern Plains has an exciting opportunity in our Country Operations Division. We are looking for an Agronomy Department Manager. You will plan and direct the marketing of the organization’s Agronomy products and services offered by the cooperative to area producers through a team effort including multiple agronomy locations.

You Will:

  • Oversee a multi-million dollar Agronomy operation to include Chemical, Crop Nutrients, and Seed at multiple locations.

  • Develop and manage Agronomy division operating, capital, and lease budgets.

  • Manage Agronomy Sales Manager and any direct Agronomy Department staff.

  • Work with management and sales team on programs, pricing and overall strategy for the Agronomy division.

  • Develop & recommend product positioning, packaging, and pricing strategy to produce the highest possible long-term market share.

  • Develop, establish, and execute comprehensive marketing plans & programs, both short & long range, to support sales and revenue objectives of the organization.

  • Oversee and ensure inventory is in place and accurately accounted for.

  • Evaluate and recommend distribution channel development programs.

  • Oversee maintenance of facilities and equipment.

  • Vendor Management:

  • Determine vendors, suppliers, negotiate contract terms & conditions for all product and major services.

  • Serve as a liaison between suppliers, vendors, and distributors to management and sales staff

  • Achieve satisfactory profit/loss ratio & market share in relation to preset standards & industry & economic trends.

  • Ensure effective control of marketing results, and takes corrective action to guarantee that achievement of marketing objectives fall within designated budgets.

  • Guide preparation of marketing activity reports and present to senior management.

  • Establish & maintain a consistent corporate image throughout all product lines, promotional materials, and events.

  • Research, analyze, and monitor financial, technological, and demographic factors to capitalize on market opportunities and minimize effects of competitive activity.

  • Oversee & evaluate market research, adjust marketing strategy to meet changing market & competitive conditions.

  • Establish and maintain relationships with key industry and strategic community partners.

  • Conduct marketing surveys on current & new product concepts; provide feedback for future product development.

  • Monitor competitive products and marketing activities through ongoing communication with management.

Basic Qualifications: (required)

  • Degree with 5 years of agriculture experience to include:

  • Managing staff

  • Developing & managing operating budgets

  • Overseeing multiple locations

Preferred Qualifications: (desired)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy or Agriculture related program

  • Experience managing an Agronomy Sales team or location

Auto req ID:13821BR :CHS offers a competitive total compensation package. Benefits include: Health, Dental, Vision, Hearing, Life Insurance, Health and Day Care Savings Accounts, Paid Vacation , 401K, Company Funded Pension, Profit Sharing, Long and Short Term Disability, Tuition reimbursement, and Adoption assistance. This position will have opportunity for growth.

CHS is a diversified Fortune 100 company providing essential grain, food and energy resources to businesses and consumers. CHS is a cooperative system owned by farmers, ranchers and their local cooperatives from the Great Lakes to the Pacific Northwest and from Canada to Texas. CHS is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Minority, Female, Veteran, Disability, Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation employer.

The CHS Talent Acquisition Team supports recruitment for positions within CHS as well as finding opportunities for candidates within our robust network of member cooperatives. By submitting an application for any position, you give CHS permission to review your application and contact you to discuss opportunities within our member cooperatives. To explore current openings within our member cooperatives, please click here.Minimum Years of Experience Required:5City:GettysburgDivision:LE - Ag Business Country Ops State/Province:South Dakota Minimum Education Required:AssociateEmployment Status:ACTIVE FULL TIME Career Type:Agronomy, Fertilizer, Manager / Director / Vice President