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Assistant Location Manager - Southern FS - Macedonia, IL

COMPANY: Southern FS


LOCATION: Macedonia, IL



Do a professional job; keep equipment and facilities in a high state of repair.  Assist Location Manager in daily operations of plant, other duties as assigned. Follows all policies as adopted and implemented by Southern FS, Inc.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


  1. Promote sales of all products sold by the company.


              A.  Make patron satisfaction a top priority.


              B. Personal contact of assigned accounts.


              C. Properly display, maintain, and market all product lines.


         2.  Plant Operations.


              A. Assist location Manager in the Custom Application operation at the Macedonia Location, assist location Manager in directing and dispatching operators and while insuring acres are applied in a professional manner.


              B. Assist in Scheduling delivery of products and the routing of 1 to 5 custom applicators and seasonal support help.


              C. Professionally Manage Chemical (Bulk and Package) Inventory, controls shrinks and keep to an absolute minimum.


              D. Practice good prevention maintenance on all plant equipment.


              E. Maintain facilities and equipment in neat and orderly fashion--(vehicles, tools, office, and shop).


              F.  Maintain operational hours as patrons needs deem necessary -- (timely arrival to work, special hours to meet patron needs).


         3.  Handle complaint and follow-up.


              A.  Acknowledge complaint (report to supervisor) and present solution promptly - (24 hours).  Also, communicate complaint to product specialist.


       4.  Administering credit.


             A.  Follow company credit policy and conditions.


             B.  Have credit approved on all new patrons.


             C.  Make eligible patrons aware of agri-finance service.


             D.  Assist in collection of all accounts as assigned.


         5.  Product inventories.


            A.  Maintain a reasonable inventory of "sellable" products.


            B.  Count inventory on a monthly basis and account for any longs and shorts.


         6.  Other duties.


            A.  Attend all company functions - (Annual meeting, Company meetings, farm bureau functions, etc.).  Arrive on a timely basis.


            B.  Obtain prior approval from supervisor for any personal time needed.  (Vacations, personal days, etc.).


            C.  Project a good image of company in personal appearance and habits.


            D.  Maintain an active interest in self development and personal improvement.


            E.  Company vehicle will be furnished for use of job related duties only.


            F.  Perform other duties and responsibilities which may be assigned from time to time.


            G.  Submit weekly activity reports on contacts and projects.



Supervisory Responsibilities                                           


Indirectly directs five to 7 employees in the Plant and Field Operations. Carries out Directional responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; addressing complaints and resolving problems.





To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:


Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.


Project Management - Develops project plans; Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget; Manages project team activities.


Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.


Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.


Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.


Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.


Visionary Leadership - Displays passion and optimism; Inspires respect and trust; mobilizes others to fulfill the vision; Provides vision and inspiration to peers and subordinates.


Change Management - Develops workable implementation plans; Communicates changes effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance; Prepares and supports those affected by change; Monitors transition and evaluates results.


Delegation - Delegates work assignments; Matches the responsibility to the person; Gives authority to work independently; Sets expectations and monitors delegated activities; Provides recognition for results.


Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; effectively influences actions and opinions of others; Accepts feedback from others; Gives appropriate recognition to others.


Managing People - Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; Takes responsibility for subordinates' activities; Makes self available to staff; Provides regular performance feedback; Develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth; Solicits and applies customer feedback (internal and external); Fosters quality focus in others; Improves processes, products and services.; Continually works to improve supervisory skills.


Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.


Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; Aligns work with strategic goals.


Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Contributes to profits and revenue; Conserves organizational resources.


Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.


Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values; Benefits organization through outside activities; Supports affirmative action and respects diversity.


Strategic Thinking - Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; Understands organization's strengths & weaknesses; Analyzes market and competition; Identifies external threats and opportunities; Adapts strategy to changing conditions.


Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.


Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence.


Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans.


Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.


Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.


Quantity - Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity.


Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.


Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.


Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.


Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.


Initiative - Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.


Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.





To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



Education and/or Experience                                                  


Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year College or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.



Language Skills


Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.  Ability to write simple correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.



Mathematical Skills                                           


Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.



Reasoning Ability                                          


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.



Computer Skills  


To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Accounting Agvance software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software, Application Equipment Monitors (Vipers, Ravens, etc.)



Certificates, Licenses, Registrations


Class A CDL with Double, Triple, Tanker and Hazmat endorsements

IDOA Pesticide Applicators License, IDOA Seed Treating License                                         



Physical Demands


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.



Work Environment


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles and outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; toxic or caustic chemicals; extreme cold; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock; explosives and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud.

Nearest Major Market: Mount Vernon

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