Agronomy Location Manager - GRAINCO FS, Inc. - Lostant, IL

The FS brand represents a standard of excellence for agricultural and energy-related products. It's the people who represent the FS brand that set it apart. As local cooperatives, FS Companies believe it is their responsibility to ensure that our earth, our communities, and businesses perform together, sustainably. FS Companies are committed to ensuring the continued profitability for the company, their owners, and their customers, while enacting to help the environment and greater good.




Provides management, supervision, and leadership of the operations of assigned locations including personnel, scheduling, logistics, product handling, application services, and customer satisfaction. 





Provides supervision and leadership for the  Plant Managers, Operators, Ag Operations, and Administrative Assistant personnel assigned to the location.





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


Responsible for assigned product ordering, profitable pricing, inventory control 


Collaborates with the Operations Manager to insure all equipment, rolling stock, and facilities are in good working order. 


Assists with annual budget planning process.


Sells to customers at the location or by phone.  


Works with operators in field to train, assist, and assure optimum application performance.


Prepares reports of business transactions and keeps expense accounts.


Works with Logistics to assure timely application of all products.


Develops and implements business plans that maximize location profitability.




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


Performs all other duties as assigned.





Normally requires a college degree in agriculture or business and 6 or more years of sales and marketing experience to demonstrate marketing skills and sales leadership.  Prefer agronomy management, sales and marketing experience.


Demonstrates proficiency in the areas of competitive adeptness, inventory management, customer credit worthiness, and product knowledge with fertilizers, ag chemicals, seed, soil needs, and field monitoring.


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


Must be able to obtain and maintain all applicable certifications, licenses, including DOA Applicators license, CDL license with all applicable endorsements.


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


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.

FS. Bringing You What's Next. 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, motor vehicle report, and/or reference check, as applicable and permissible by law.


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