Innovative Ag Services Location Manager in Hubbard, Iowa

Primary Objective: To provide the leadership and management needed for growth and effective operations of the location for the benefit of IAS and its members.

Major Accountabilities:

The following duties are typical for this job. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive.

  • Recruit, hire, and train all fulltime location personnel when necessary.

  • Supervise location operations and efficient distribution of farm supply products.

  • Safekeeping of location’s physical product inventory and accurate accounting thereof.

  • Maintain location hours to meet seasonal demands.

  • Manage labor and variable expenses in the location’s cost of operations.

  • Determine the best use of marketing strategies available for our customers and coordinate with our grain department personnel to promote those strategies.

  • Gain in market share growth of bushels purchased annually.

  • Control location inventories to meet seasonal demand.

  • Maintain location’s assets effectively; supervise maintenance program.

  • Provide a level of customer service that promotes growth in sales and purchases.

  • Manage grain facility operations and quality control; maximize blending opportunities.

  • Effective communications with marketing teams to accomplish volume goals.

  • Completion of inter company and regulatory requirements on a timely basis.

  • Manage location’s accounts receivable loss to less than .1% of sales.

  • Practice and enforce safety policies and procedures; minimize lost time accidents.

  • Maintain a clean and organized facility.

  • Accept and carry out other assigned tasks.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Knowledge of and experience in agricultural sales and retail management, including areas of feed, fertilizer, and grain.

  • Mechanical aptitude including basic understanding of mechanical, hydraulics, and piping systems and knowledge of various machines and tools including their design, use, repair, and maintenance.

  • Displays a high level of initiative, effort, and commitment towards completing assignments efficiently.

  • Ability to communicate information or ideas effectively in written or oral form.

  • Ability to organize, deal with change effectively, and work on multiple tasks concurrently.

  • Microsoft Office suite programs, including Word & Excel.

  • AS400 computer operation

Physical Requirements/Environmental Adaptability:

  • Requires static strength to lift, push, pull, or carry objects with a minimum weight of 50 pounds. Also flexibility to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs. Also trunk strength and ability to use abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time. Some tasks involve repetitive motion.

  • Agricultural Environment – Possible exposure to seasonal weather, outdoor conditions, and agriculture products.

  • Personal Protective Equipmentmay be required for some tasks.