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Location Manager - Prairieland FS - Franklin, IL

COMPANY: Prairieland FS 

LOCATION: Franklin, IL





Under the direction of the Eastern Agronomy Operations Area Manager, supervises the operations of the assigned location including scheduling, logistics, product handling, rolling stock, and on-site customer sales.  Assists in the development and implementation of plans that maximize location profitability.




Hires, supervises, leads and develops both full-time and part-time assigned employees required to operate the facility.  Trains employees to meet state, federal, and company regulatory and safety criteria.


Responsible for assigned product ordering, inventory control, and shipping/receiving of product.  Schedules product delivery and oversees product application. 


Responsible for plant operations including dry fertilizer blending and loading, the handling of anhydrous ammonia, and the mixing and handling of ag chemicals and liquid fertilizer.


Responsible for the maintenance and appearance of assigned equipment, rolling stock, and facilities.


Responsible to sell to customers at the location or by phone.  Promotes the use of member cooperative credit programs as a selling tool, helps provide the required information to establish credit, and works closely with the credit department in collection of accounts receivable.


Attends all required meetings and training programs.





Responsible for maintaining the assigned vehicle according to company standards, adheres to the member cooperative Uniform Policy, and maintains the appropriate professional image.


Serves on the location Safety Committee and adheres to member cooperative environmental health and safety policies and training.


Performs other duties as assigned.




Education and Experience


Normally requires a college degree in agriculture or business and supervisory experience to demonstrate the ability to provide leadership for location management.


Functional Competencies


Understanding and experience competitive adeptness, inventory development and management, credit worthiness, and product knowledge and proficiency including fertilizer, chemicals, seed, soil needs, and field monitoring.


Demonstrated supervisory experience including hiring, orientation, coaching, counseling, performance evaluations, and training and development, etc. and the ability to get work done through others.


Proven team building skills and the ability to work independently and in a team-oriented environment. 


Proven professional communication, persuasion, and customer service skills.


Demonstrated planning, organization, time management, and problem-solving skills.


Ability to use the computer to enhance business processes along with basic math skills.


Core Competencies


Demonstrated core competencies including business knowledge, collaboration, communication, customer focus, decision making and skill development.


Other Requirements


Ability to work hours other than those considered normal to meet seasonal demands.


Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and CDL and spray applicator’s license.


Must be able or learn to operate a fork lift and shop equipment.


Occasionally exposed or required to:


  • Extreme weather conditions (hot, cold, wet, snow, ice, etc.)
  • Noisy conditions
  • Working conditions may include dust, fumes, chemicals, and electrical hazards with appropriate safety measures
  • May be required to work at varying heights
  • Lift 51 - 70 lbs.


Prairieland FS, 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, employer matched 401k plan, and other voluntary group benefit programs.  We are an equal opportunity employer.