Agronomy Department Manager - Insight FS - Jefferson, WI

GROWMARK
Baltimore, WI
United States
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Job Description

 


Insight FS is headquartered in Jefferson, Wisconsin with branches all over the state. Insight FS has about 410 employees (including seasonal workers) and approximately 41,000 customers. The cooperative does business in agronomy, agri-finance, precision agriculture, nutrient management, energy, feed, grain, and turf. Insight FS is part of the GROWMARK System, an agricultural cooperative serving more than 100,000 customers across North America and Ontario, Canada.


WHY INSIGHT FS


 


With 22 locations across Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Insight FS has a variety of opportunities within an industry that is virtually unfazed by economic, political, or social challenges.  As an AG cooperative, we provide agriculture and energy products and services to farmers, growers, producers, transportation companies, retail businesses, residential customers, and more.  We strive to be the best agricultural cooperative in North America, ready to move the bar forward, and always asking “What’s Next?”


 


The FS brand has been present in Wisconsin communities for almost 100 years and is focused on the Financial, Physical, and Emotional well-being of its employees.  Over 300 regular employees and nearly 200 seasonal employees all “get it”.  That is, they know that working for Insight FS is rewarding to them, both professionally and personally.  Apart from the company’s wages (that meet or beat the local market), we offer:


 



  • A fully paid pension (zero out of pocket from the employee)

  • Unrivaled PTO (available day one)

  • World-class health, medical and well-being options

  • Company seeded HSA (company adds up to $500)

  • Profit sharing

  • Accessible digital training platform

  • On-the-job professional and personal development

  • Career Path mapping for each job classification

  • Access to the GROWMARK career network

  • Corporate affiliates who provide support to meet you and your family’s changing needs

  • Periodic outings which include the entire family

  • Other incentives and awards


 


We hope you too see the benefit of working for a company like Insight FS.  A company who values transparency and growing its business upon a diverse and dynamic culture. 


 


For more information about Insight FS, please search the following:


 


Webpage – https://www.insightfs.com/


Careers – https://www.insightfs.com/Careers


Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/InsightFSWI/


Twitter - https://twitter.com/Insight_fs


 


PURPOSE AND SUMMARY STATEMENT


 


Responsible for the development and implementation of the agronomy marketing plan, sales and margins of the agronomy department, and the supervision of the agronomy department sales and procurement personnel.




SUPERVISION AND LEADERSHIP


 


Supervises, leads, and develops the assigned direct reports, and/or any assigned indirect reports applicable to the department by providing leadership, setting performance expectations, providing feedback, and actively maintaining performance management standards.




ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

 


Develops and implements agronomy marketing plans including marketing communications, strategic plans, and target budgets, etc.


 


Coordinates all agronomy products procurement and distribution while developing and implementing risk management plans.


 


Responsible for sales and margins of the agronomy department through target marketing, competitive analysis, pricing strategies, continual management and evaluation of people and structure and


managing inventories.


 


Develops and implements effective sales administration plan setting expectations, training in the field, coaching, measuring results and follow-up.


 


Provides leadership to the agronomy sales  team by setting performance expectations, managing sales activities, calling on key customers, and serving as a communication and public relations link to


the company.


 


Works with the Credit Department in determining the credit worthiness of customers and the accounts receivable administration. Responsible for ensuring credit policies and procedures are followed by the sales team.


 


Coordinates with the Agronomy Operations Manager to establish efficient plant operations and asset utilization.


 


OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS


 


Develops beneficial relationships with required vendors for agronomy products.


 


Recruits, selects, and retains quality personnel. Trains, coaches, counsels, and disciplines employees to develop individual talents


 


Conducts and assists with training and informational meetings.


 


Assists with the development of the company budget by forecasting sales volumes, projected margins and expense items.


 


Supports and contributes to total company goals and objectives through collaboration efforts.


 


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.




REQUIREMENTS


 


Normally requires a Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, marketing, business or related discipline or the equivalent thereof, and 6 years or more of business related work experience to demonstrate knowledge of and the ability to supervise employees, generate profitable sales, build a repeat customer base, and gain market share.


 


CCA preferred.


 


Demonstrated essential abilities 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.


 


Ability to work extended hours or on-call as business conditions warrant.


 


Prefer an understanding of GROWMARK agronomy division products and services and risk management programs.


 


Must be able to obtain and maintain applicable professional certifications associated with the agronomy industry. 


 


May be required to lift up to 70lbs.


 


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.


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