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Plant Manager - AgView FS, Inc. - Ashton, IL

COMPANY:¬  AgView FS, Inc.¬ 


LOCATION:¬  Ashton, IL


HIRING MANAGER:¬  Mark Wright


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PURPOSE AND SUMMARY STATEMENT


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Provides management, supervision, and leadership of the operations of the assigned location including personnel, scheduling, logistics, product handling, application services, and customer satisfaction. Develops and implements of business plans that maximize location profitability.


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SUPERVISION AND LEADERSHIP


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Provides supervision and leadership for the Assist Plant Manager, Operators, Ag Operations, and Administrative Assistant personnel assigned to the location.


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ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS


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Hires, supervises, leads and develops both full-time and part-time assigned employees required to operate the facility.¬  Trains employees to meet state, federal, and company regulatory and safety criteria.


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Responsible for assigned product ordering, profitable pricing, inventory control, and shipping/receiving of product.¬  Schedules product delivery and oversees product application.¬ 


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Responsible for plant operations including dry fertilizer blending and loading, the handling of anhydrous ammonia, and the mixing and handling of ag chemicals and liquid fertilizer.


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Collaborates with the Operations Manager to insure all equipment, rolling stock, and facilities are in good working order. Assists with annual budget planning process.


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Responsible to sell to customers at the location or by phone.¬ 


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Prepares reports of business transactions and keeps expense accounts.


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Develops and implements business plans that maximize location profitability.


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OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS


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


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Responsible for maintaining the assigned vehicle according to company standards, adheres to the uniform policy, and maintains the appropriate professional image.


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Performs all other duties as assigned.


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REQUIREMENTS


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Normally requires an Associate's Degree in agricultural or business discipline, or the equivalent thereof, and 3 years or more of supervisory related work experience to demonstrate knowledge to effectively manage the assigned facilities and personnel.


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Understanding and experience with competitive adeptness, inventory management, customer credit worthiness, and product knowledge and proficiency, including fertilizers, ag chemicals, seed, soil needs, and field monitoring.


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Must have and maintain a valid driver's license, a satisfactory driving record, and have the ability to travel independently.


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Must be able to obtain and maintain all applicable certifications, licenses, and permits.


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


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Occasionally exposed or required to:


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  • Extreme weather conditions (hot, cold, wet, snow, ice, etc.)

  • Noisy conditions

  • Working conditions may include dust, fumes, chemicals, and electrical hazards with appropriate safety measures

  • May be required to work at varying heights

  • Lift 51 - 70 lbs.


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Demonstrates essential abilities including business knowledge, collaboration, communication, customer focus, decision making and skill development.


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