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Branch Manager Job

DATE POSTED: Dec 14,2016

LOCATION: Melvin, IL

CATEGORY : Retail Management

BUSINESS UNIT : Crop Production Services (Retail)

JOB ID: 2016-5092

FULL JOB TITLE: Branch Manager

Title: Branch Manager

If you live safety always and everywhere and have a strong desire to build a better tomorrow then look to the company who helps feed the world.

Cultivating Excellence is Crop Production Services culture of ownership and joint accountability. At its heart, Cultivating Excellence is aboutachieving superior results with integrity together, connecting and collaborating across the entire organization.

While we have great people, it is not just about that; it’s the ability to own your own engagement, the opportunity to be innovative. It’s the opportunity to grow and develop your career in ways you never imagined while teaming up with people with a passion to make a difference in the world.

Who You Will Work With

You will work daily beside teams of people who will care about your safety on the job and at home. Together, you will have a Commitment to Zero and follow our 3 Safety Principles: Do It safely or not at all, There is always time to do it safely, and Care for each other’s health, safety and security.

Your team will bring out the best in you by enabling you to achieve goals and reach your full potential. You will own your own work and find innovative ways to deliver on our vision of feeding the world responsibly while working along beside 15,000 people around the globe who care about you.

RESPONSIBLE FOR DAY-TO-DAY OPERATIONS OF A RETAIL AGRICULTURAL DISTRIBUTION WAREHOUSE THAT IS PART OF AN INTERNATIONAL AGRICULTURAL CROP INPUT DISTRIBUTION COMPANY. RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE THE DEVELOPMENT AND EXPANSION OF RETAIL SALES TO CUSTOMERS WITHIN A GEOGRAPHIC AREA SURROUNDING THE PHYSICAL LOCATION, SALES AND SERVICING OF DESIGNATED CUSTOMERS, SUPERVISION OF THE LOCATION’S WORKFORCE OF UP TO 20-45 EMPLOYEES DURING SEASON, AND ACCOUNTABILITY FOR THE LOCATION’S FINANCIAL OBJECTIVES. ENSURES COMPANY POLICIES, GUIDELINES AND BEST PRACTICES ARE STRICTLY FOLLOWED. WORKS CLOSELY WITH DIVISION MANAGER.

Key Tasks:

  • MANAGE DAY-TO-DAY OPERATIONS, INCLUDING INVENTORY LEVELS, RECEIVABLES, PRODUCT DELIVERY AND SALES. WORKS WITH DIVISION MANAGER TO SET LOCATION OBJECTIVES. RESPONSIBLE FOR MEETING LOCATION OBJECTIVES.
  • SUPERVISE SALES STAFF TO ASSURE THAT SALES AND MARGIN OBJECTIVES FOR THE LOCATION ARE MET. PROVIDE DIRECTION TO INCREASE CUSTOMER BASE.
  • ASSURE LOCATION’S INVENTORY IS OPTIMIZED TO MEET CUSTOMERS’ REQUIREMENTS, WHILE MAINTAINING APPROPRIATE TURNS AND OTHER KEY FINANCIAL INDICATORS.
  • MANAGE THE LOCATION’S WORKFORCE: DETERMINE AND MAINTAIN THE APPROPRIATE STAFFING LEVELS; MANAGE EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE; PROVIDE A SAFE WORK ENVIRONMENT; MAINTAIN NECESSARY TRAINING; RESOLVE WORK RELATED EMPLOYEE ISSUES.

  • ASSURE ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE IS MAINTAINED AT ALL TIMES. PROPERLY DISPOSE OF ALL UNUSABLE PRODUCT. ASSURE THAT ALL EMPLOYEES ARE TRAINED TO RESPOND TO ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

  • COVERS ALL SALES FUNCTIONS FOR ASSIGNED CUSTOMER LIST

  • PROVIDE FOR A CLEAN AND SECURE SITE.

  • OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED.

The Ideal Candidate

Outside of the skills and necessary qualifications, our ideal candidate must be committed to achieving superior results with integrity and sustaining our safe and positive work environment while having the ability to embrace working side by side others in a diverse culture.

Skills:

  • ABILITY TO LIFT UP TO 60 LBS; BETWEEN 25 – 150 TIMES PER DAY

  • CAPACITY TO WALK IN UNEVEN FIELDS 2-3 MILES PER DAY

  • GENERAL ABILITY TO SIT, STOOP, BEND, CLIMB, STAND, WALK AND WORK ON CONCRETE FLOORS FOR LONG PERIODS AT A TIME, UP TO 8-10 HOURS PER DAY

  • ABILITY TO WORK IN EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS

  • TRAVEL

  • MANAGE EMPLOYEES WHILE MAINTAINING PROFESSIONAL BEHAVIOR

  • MANAGE DURING “CRISIS SITUATIONS” WHILE MAINTAINING PROFESSIONAL BEHAVIOR

Qualifications

  • HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR EQUIVALENT; BS IN AG ECONOMICS OR AG-RELATED COURSES PREFERRED
  • 5+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN AG INDUSTRY; UNDERSTANDING OF RELATIVE FEDERAL AND STATE REGULATIONS
  • WORKING KNOWLEDGE OF COMPUTERS AND VARIOUS SOFTWARE PACKAGES USED IN BUSINESS APPLICATIONS
  • PROVEN KNOWLEDGE OF STANDARD CONCEPTS, PRACTICES, AND PROCEDURES WITHIN THE AGRICULTURE INDUSTRY, AS WELL AS THE APPLICATION OF AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS
  • ABILITY TO WORK AUTONOMOUSLY WITH VERY LIMITED GUIDANCE FROM COMPANY GENERAL MANAGER OR DIVISION MANAGER
  • DEMONSTRATED ABILITY TO RECRUIT, MOTIVATE AND RETAIN EMPLOYEES
  • EXCELLENT WRITTEN AND VERBAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS; GOOD LISTENER
  • ABILITY TO UNDERSTAND AND MANAGE THE LOCATION’S FINANCIAL OBJECTIVES
  • WILLINGNESS AND ABILITY TO WORK LONG HOURS

Why Crop Production Services?

Winning together; Our Cultivating Excellence culture coupled with great people and delivering superior results with integrity is what sets Agrium apart from other career opportunities. We’re dedicated to winning together and that is what consistently makes Agrium an award winning company, listed as one of the best places to work both in Canada and the U.S.

Crop Production Services (an Agrium company) is an organizational culture that promotes sustainability and innovation, with a vision to help ‘feed the world’ in ways that protect the environment, support economic vitality, and enhance communities.

Crop Production Services is committed to creating a diverse workplace and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans.

Those interested in this challenging opportunity please apply in confidence directly atwww.cpsagu.com/careers. While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.


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