Location Manager - Prairieland FS - Illiopolis, IL

At Prairieland FS, you have the opportunity to make an immediate impact. Working with the industry's top professionals, you'll develop new expertise through varied job experiences and company-sponsored training programs. And you'll be recognized and rewarded for your contributions. Plus, FS believes in attracting and retaining diverse talent. You can contribute your unique experiences and background to build a community that fosters mutual respect and meaningful relationships.



Under the direction of the Area Operations 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 products.  Efficiently schedules product delivery and oversees product application for maximum profitability. 
  • Responsible for plant operations including but not limited to dry fertilizer blending and loading, the handling of anhydrous ammonia, mixing and handling of ag chemicals, liquid fertilizer, and all seed products.
  • Responsible for the maintenance and appearance of assigned equipment, rolling stock, and facilities.
  • Responsible for selling to customers at the location or by phone. Promotes member cooperative credit programs as a selling tool, helps provide the required information to establish credit, and works closely with the credit department to collect accounts receivable.
  • Attends all required meetings and training programs.



  • Responsible for maintaining the assigned vehicle according to company standards, adhering to the member cooperative Uniform Policy, and maintaining the appropriate professional image.
  • Responsible for upholding, implementing, and enforcing the Company employee policy manual and safety policies.
  • May serve 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, 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 and 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 obtain and maintain a valid driver’s license and CDL and spray applicator’s license within the first six months of employment.
  • Must be able or learn to operate a forklift 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. 

Prairieland FS, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, always looking for hardworking individuals to join our team.

Nearest Major Market: Springfield

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