Location/Plant Manager - AgVantage FS - Hudson, IA


AgVantage FS is headquartered in Waverly, Iowa with branches in Northern and Eastern Iowa. AgVantage FS has about 400 employees (including seasonal workers) and approximately 23,000 customers. The cooperative does business in agronomy, energy, precision agronomy, and agri-finance. AgVantage FS is part of the GROWMARK System, an agricultural cooperative serving more than 100,000 customers across North America and Ontario, Canada.



Maximize profitable sales through effective and efficient management, supervision, and leadership of the operations of the assigned location including personnel, scheduling, assets, logistics, product handling, application services, and customer satisfaction.





Provides supervision and leadership for the assigned personnel at the location.





Hires, supervises, coaches, and develops both full-time and part-time assigned employees required to operate the facility. 


Accountable for providing timely, professional delivery and service of applicable products and services to customers utilizing company-approved processes and procedures.


Assists with training and development of assigned personnel on application procedures and use of application technology.


Assists with profitable sales and services of applicable products and programs to assigned customers and prospects.


Orders, maintains, and controls inventory according to company guidelines.


Maintains all equipment and facilities in a neat and professional manner and maintains all maintenance records as required.


Schedules and leads regularly scheduled location team meetings.


Supports and assists in driving the utilization of Agvance planning, blending, and dispatch.


Assists with the billing of products and services according to company policies and procedures. 


Prepares reports of business transactions and keeps expense accounts.


Develops and implements business plans that maximize location profitability, including the annual budget establishment and timely submittal upon request.





Attains and maintains all technical and sales skills required.


Supports and contributes to total company goals and objectives through collaboration efforts.


Responsible for maintaining the assigned vehicle according to company standards, adhering to the uniform policy, and maintains the appropriate professional image.


Follows GROWMARK’s Code of Conduct and Corporate Compliance Program, Environmental Health and Safety, OSHA and DOT policies and procedures, as they apply.


Performs all other duties as assigned.





Normally requires an associate degree in an agricultural or business discipline, or the equivalent thereof, and 3 years or more of supervisory-related work experience to demonstrate knowledge to effectively manage the assigned facilities and personnel.


Understanding and experience with competitive adeptness, inventory management, customer creditworthiness, and product knowledge and proficiency, including fertilizers, ag chemicals, seed, soil needs, and field monitoring.


Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license, a satisfactory driving record, and the ability to travel independently and overnight as required.


Must be able to obtain and maintain all applicable certifications, licenses, and permits required of the position.


Ability to work extended hours and on-call as business conditions warrant


Prefer an understanding of GROWMARK agronomy and/or energy operations.


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.


Demonstrates essential abilities including business knowledge, collaboration, communication, customer focus, decision making and skill development.


Ability and willingness to participate in required training that may include education on GROWMARK’s policies and procedures and additional training as it relates to the requirements of the position. 


Ability to learn all applicable company computer programs as required.


We are an equal opportunity employer, including protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities. Employment may be contingent upon receipt of an acceptable and job-related background check, drug test, motor vehicle report, and/or reference check, as applicable and permissible by law.


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