Location Manager - New Century FS - Rockwell City, IA


New Century FS is headquartered in Grinnell, Iowa with locations in Central Iowa. New Century FS has about 210 employees (including seasonal workers) and approximately 4,500 customers. The cooperative does business in agronomy, energy, and precision farming. New Century FS is part of the GROWMARK System, an agricultural cooperative serving more than 100,000 customers across North America and Ontario, Canada.



Provides management, supervision, and leadership of the operations of the assigned location including personnel, scheduling, logistics, product handling, application services, and customer satisfaction. Develops and implements business plans that maximize location profitability. 





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





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, profitable pricing, 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. 


Collaborates with the Operations Manager to ensure all equipment, rolling stock, and facilities are in good working order. Assists with annual budget planning process. 


Responsible to sell to customers at the location or by phone.   


Prepares reports of business transactions and keeps expense accounts. 


Develops and implements business plans that maximize location profitability. 





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’s Degree in 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 credit worthiness, 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 have the ability to travel independently. 


Must be able to obtain and maintain all applicable certifications, licenses, and permits. 


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.   


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.

Nearest Major Market: Fort Dodge
Nearest Secondary Market: Ames

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