As part of an ever-growing ag community, we are uniquely positioned to address the challenges and seize the opportunities of a growing global population. We are dedicated to finding the most talented people to support the businesses of our member owners, local ag retails and cooperatives across North America. We strive to match people that share our passion for agriculture with sustainable careers in the communities in which our member owners operate. There is no better time to be part of the growing, dynamic world of agriculture – let’s help you find your fit.
Vice President, Agronomy
Location: South Whitley, IN
This position directs, promotes, and coordinates all agronomy department operations, establishes and communicates departmental goals, plans, and results to the team. Leads the Team to achieve the cooperative mission, values, and goals. This position will manage all sales, marketing and operational activities of the agronomy department for the company by performing the essential duties and responsibilities personally or through subordinate supervisors.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
- Direct staffing and training to promote and support cooperatives agronomy programs.
- Responsible for cost controls and budgeting of the agronomy department.
- Analyzes and controls expenditures of staff to conform to budgetary requirements.
- Assess department performance and take corrective action as needed.
- Responsible for sales, inventories, and margins on agronomy department products.
- Define prices and market strategy of products and services in conjunction with the CEO
- Provides analysis for products sales and forecast.
- Prepares periodic sales report showing sales volume and potential sales.
- Effectively communicates with patrons, distributors, and company staff.
- Assist in preparing and presenting in producer meetings.
- Keep CEO informed on important developments affecting the department, or cooperative as a whole.
- Train, schedule, and supervise employees on work expectations and product knowledge.
- Assess, nurture, and support employee growth.
- Abides by all company’s safety and environmental policies and current industry standards.
- Maintain records and documentation as required by regulation.
- Follow good management practices.
- Perform other duties that may be directed by the CEO.
Education and/or Experience: Bachelor’s degree (B. S.) from four-year college or university; or 5-10 years or more related experience and/or education; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Certificates, Licenses, Registration:
- Valid Indiana Driver’s License
- (Commercial Driver’s License with Hazardous Material Endorsement a plus)
- Preferred Commercial Pesticide Applicator License 1A
- Preferred CCA certificate
- Preferred CAT 14
Employment is contingent on passing pre-employment drug test, driver check, and signing employment agreements.
If you have questions about how to apply, please call the HR Solution Center at 844-LOL-HR4U (844-565-4748) M-F 8:00am-4:30pm CT.