CAREERS: AGRONOMY LOCATION MANAGER

Location Manager

Type:  Full-Time

Department:  Agronomy


Why Ag Partners? We are a strong member-owned cooperative serving producers, communities, homeowners and businesses across Southern Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. Join our growing team! This position has above industry standard wages, plus overtime during the peak season, and bonus potential.

All employees 18 and older can join the 401(k) retirement plan and receive company match. Full-Time employees are eligible for profit-sharing, medical, dental, vision, PTO, company paid short- and long-term disability benefits, basic life, and a yearly clothing allowance.


Job Summary:

The agronomy location manager is responsible for the supervision of agronomy operations and staff at their specific location. Duties include dispatching staff for daily jobs, coordinating office duties including walk-in sales and customer inquiries, as well as the ordering, delivery, and receiving of agronomy products. This is not an all-encompassing list of duties; other duties may be added as needed with business need. Duties and Responsibilities may vary based on location.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Oversee operational functions including operation of spray rigs and tender trucks, completion of work orders, training of spray rig operators, quality of spray applications, and resolving of customer complaints in a timely manner.
  • Make recommendations to customers using best practice decisions for the grower; assist in taking customer orders, invoicing, returns, payments, etc.
  • Keep current on agronomic products, trends, issues, services, and resources to sell agronomy products in an ethical manner.
  • Oversee inventory and loss of products, equipment, and services; coordinate with other departments/positions for ordering, application, etc.
  • Maintain knowledge of all applicable regulations; oversee compliance with all applicable regulatory agencies (DOT, OSHA, EPA, USDA, etc.).
  • Assist in developing budget and asset needs.
  • With working with the Safety Director and Shop Manager, establish and implement a program to include housekeeping, safety, and equipment maintenance to avoid breakdowns and limit safety hazards; identify and correct safety concerns.
  • Supervise the daily activities of full-time, part-time, and seasonal employees within all aspects of employment: recruiting, interviewing, hiring, training (including meeting state, federal, and company safety and regulation guidelines), performance reviews, recommending pay and/or position changes, employee development and discipline, etc.
  • Communicate with other locations, departments, all levels of management, etc. effectively and within a timely manner.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Ability to identify and resolve inadequacies in processes; assist in developing ways to increase efficiency.
  • Excellent leadership skills; positive attitude.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work evening and weekend hours during busy seasons and as business dictates.
  • High level of organization, efficiency, and the ability to adapt and prioritize.
  • High attention to detail and high level of accuracy; ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or similar software and ability to learn internal computer software programs.
  • Ability to accept responsibility and accountability for job performance.
  • Ability to work in a team or independently, multi-task in a fast-paced environment, and ability to accept responsibility and accountability for job performance.

Education and Experience:

  • 2+ years previous leadership and/or supervisory experience required.
  • Experience in production agriculture; strong agronomy background
  • 2- or 4-year degree in related field preferred but not required.
  • Must have or be able to obtain a Class A CDL with necessary endorsements and maintain commercial eligibility.
  • Must have or be able to obtain a Commercial Pesticide Applicators license.

Physical Requirements:

  • Moderate to heavy lifting is required (50-100 lbs) daily.
  • Work conditions may include dust, fumes, moderate to loud noise levels, uneven surfaces, various heights.
  • Working near moving equipment, outside and insider, and in all- weather conditions
  • While performing the duties of the job, it is required to speak, hear, see, and use hands/fingers to operate a computer and telephone.
  • Ability to regularly stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, push and pull.
  • Travel to other locations may be required.
  • Must pass DOT physical, pre-employment and all subsequent required drug screening.