Job Description: Directs production, distribution, quality control, and marketing operations for location or assigned territory of Heartland Co-op by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate employees. Essential Duties and Responsibilities Coordinates production, distribution, warehousing, and sales in accordance with policies, principles, and procedures established by Heartland Co-op and Regional Manager. Confers with customers and representatives of associated industries to evaluate and promote improved and expanded services in area. Develops plans for efficient use of materials, machines, and employees. Reviews expenses and inventory control programs to maintain and enhance profitable operation of location. Reviews operations and directs sales program to develop income and new markets. Location leadership of grain quality, inventory control and safety compliance initiatives. Directs preparation of accounting records (sales, inventory, prepay, and expenses) for the location. Recommends budgets to management. Must maintain a valid driver’s license and commercial insurability at all times. Other duties may be assigned. Competency: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies : Customer Service - Responds to requests for service and assistance. Team Work - Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives. Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget. Organizational Support - Supports organization's goals and values. Judgment - Exhibits sound and accurate judgment. Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures. Experience and Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Education/Experience: Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or one to two;years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Language Ability: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, customers, and the general public. Math Ability: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry. Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of AS 400 accounting and inventory software. Certificates and Licenses: May be required to have a weighing license and a grain grading certificate. Supervisory Responsibilities: Directly supervises employees in the location. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to work near moving mechanical parts; work in high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particle; toxic or caustic chemicals and outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision and Ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and climb or balance. The employee is exposed to long seasonal work hours. PCP Level: 4 Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly. #CB
Website : http://www.heartlandcoop.com
Since the early days of the 1900's, Central Iowa farmers knew they needed a place to market their grain for a fair price. Now, over 100 years later, Heartland Co-op has evolved into the cooperative it is today with its 71 locations providing products and services to its farmer members/patrons. At each benchmark during the past 100 years, Heartland Co-op looked at the future needs of its members and chose growth over stagnation. The old, original elevators served the needs of those turn-of-the-century farmers who unified in order to put some clout in their grain marketing. We're still doing everything we can to give Heartland-area farmers a voice in the future of agriculture.