Agronomy Operations Manager – Southern States – Owensboro, KY 42301
Agronomy Operations Manager
Southern States 52 reviews – Owensboro, KY 42301
|Directly supervises all plant employees to support sales and service needs of customers in a safe and cost effective manner.PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: 1. Supports sales effort through direct association with customers. Maintains highest level of customer service and relationship.2. Hires, trains, and manages employees in order to meet expected performance goals. Administers all applicable personnel programs including, but not limited to, scheduling, performance appraisals and progressive discipline.3. Plans, coordinates, and directs delivery and receiving of inventory. Monitors inventory levels daily and supervises accurate monthly physical inventories. Dispatches custom applicators in an efficient and effective manner.4. Uses the CRM Tool to maintain accurate customer records, prospect lists, and report weekly sales calls to both customers and prospects. Transmits weekly fieldwork reports and weekly expense voucher to General Manager..5. Promotes use of John Deere Financial, GrowMaster and other company programs as sales tools for building new business.6. Represents the Cooperative in a professional manner by wearing approved company uniform and maintaining a neat and well-maintained vehicle.7. Attends schools and training sessions on selling and servicing accounts, and staying up-to-date on industry trends and SSC products and services. Takes advantage of all available resources, including internet searches as well as other more traditional sources, to improve effectiveness.8. Pursues continuing education by attending Crops Certification seminars where applicable, and may possess CDL license, and other Ag related certifications.9. Ensures the completion and processing of all required reports.10. Controls expenses within budget as a percent to sales. Approves all local invoices. Processes accounts payable promptly according to corporate policy.11. Establishes and directs equipment maintenance program to maximize useful life of all plant equipment, including rolling stock, within expense budget limitations.12. Directs and promotes safety on a daily basis. Holds and documents monthly safety meetings. Conducts safety training according to policy, or more often as needed.13. Performs other duties as assigned.College degree desirable or have two to four years experience in plant production. Must be able to supervise personnel effectively.
Requires physical strength and dexterity to frequently manipulate controls, walk, stand, bend, climb, reach, stoop, twist and lift/carry 50 to 100 pounds. Hand coordination to grasp, push, pull and fine manipulation. Vision, hearing and speech essential. Job requires contact with hazardous materials and work in adverse weather conditions.