Grain Department Operations Manager - New Century FS - Yankton, SD


New Century FS is headquartered in Ames, Iowa with branches across Central to Northwest Iowa and Southeast South Dakota. New Century FS employs approximately 330 employees (including seasonal workers) and serves over 13,000 customers. Providing quality solutions to be the first clear choice as your partner for long-term success, New Century FS offers energy, agronomy, agri-finance, precision agriculture, nutrient management, feed, grain, and turf products and services. New Century FS is part of the GROWMARK System, an agricultural cooperative serving more than 100,000 customers across North America and Ontario, Canada.



  • Responsible for directing the operations, implementing the policies and programs, and ensuring the growth and profitability of the Grain Department.   



  • Supervises, leads, and develops the employees of the Grain Department.  



  • Directs the operations, implementing grain marketing programs, communications, budgets and ensuring the growth and profitability of the Grain Department 
  • Ensures the maximum utilization efficiency of storage and grain handling equipment 
  • Takes ownership for both the quantity and quality of all grain under company ownership 
  • Maintains proper grain dealer, grain warehouse, and regulatory requirements 
  • Develops and implements grain strategic plans, operating and fixed budgets 



  • Communicates professionally and provides optimal customer service 
  • Utilizes technology and Microsoft offices programs and proprietary software to enhance business processes 
  • 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 a Bachelor’s degree in Ag Economics, Ag Marketing or Agri-Business or similar field and 6 or more years of experience in operations, marketing and/or commodity trading, or a combination of equivalent education & experience to demonstrate knowledge of grain operations leadership 
  • Demonstrated core competencies including business knowledge, collaboration, communication, customer focus, decision making and skill development 
  • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record 
  • Must have the ability to travel independently and overnight when necessary 
  • Occasionally required to lift 21-50 lbs. 
  • 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: Sioux Falls

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