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CHS Inc. General Manager in Sharon Springs, Kansas


Posting Title:

General Manager

Job Posting:

CHS has an exciting opportunity in our Country Operations Division. We are looking for a General Manager to manage our CHS United Plains Ag & CHS Quinter business unit located in Sharon Springs, KS. and surrounding area. You will work with a local producer board, and must understand accounting, finance/budgeting, planning, business process controls, as well as have supervisory, public relations and organizational skills to manage the total operation. You must be able to make decisions, work independently, and be detail oriented with excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

CHS United Plains Ag & CHS Quinter is a diverse cooperative with 10 locations including grain, feed, petroleum, fertilizer, precision ag, crop protection, retail seed.

You will:

  • Manage the business unit operation according to company objectives to provide patrons with prompt, courteous and effective service while maintaining the efficiency necessary to achieve a maximum margin of profit.

  • Establish and implement a program of safety and equipment maintenance to avoid breakdowns and limit safety hazards. Operate in compliance with all company safety policies.

  • Evaluate patron credit needs and extend credit in accordance with company policies. Monitor credit liability and manage the collection of accounts receivable.

  • Monitor the daily long/short position for petroleum, grain, fertilizer and freight to effectively control market and inventory risk, and monitor handling, storage, and transportation capabilities.

  • Educate both employees and patrons in the operations of the Co-op’s business objectives to enhance employee effectiveness and improve customer relations.

  • Establish and implement short-term goals that are consistent with long-range plans for growth in operation, including facility, equipment and personnel.

  • Utilize team / personnel within business unit to maximize profitability for the Co-op as a company.

  • Manage the region’s workforce through responsible training and clear job assignment definition and explanation, including organizational chart, job descriptions, and regular employee reviews (annual).

  • Monitor the work of all employees to correct deficient performance and effectively reward and develop all employees.

  • Oversee the information provided for month-end close, inventory valuation, bringing contracts to market, physical inventory, freight, etc. Properly document daily and month-end accounting transactions for compliance with the owners’ Sarbanes-Oxley procedures.

  • Oversee the administration of company policies and procedures to ensure our promise of helping our owners grow is fulfilled

  • Communicate with business unit management and staff to coordinate and complete all aspects of the consolidated operation.

  • Conduct ongoing communication with the Local Producer Board, including organizing board meetings, Senior management, and appropriate divisional personnel.

  • Keep abreast of industry trends or changes to accurately answer patron inquiries.

  • Work extended hours as needed to meet business needs.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications: (required)

  • High school diploma or equivalency degree

  • 12+ years of agriculture retail experience in one or more of the following:

  • Management experience

  • Sales/Marketing/Merchandising experience

Preferred Qualifications: (desired)

  • Associate’s degree in Business or Agriculture related program

  • Co-op experience

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CHS offers a competitive total compensation package. Benefits include: Health, Dental, Vision, Hearing, Life Insurance, Health and Day Care Savings Accounts, Paid Vacation , 401K, Company Funded Pension, Profit Sharing, Long and Short Term Disability, Tuition reimbursement, and Adoption assistance. This position will have opportunity for growth.

CHS Inc. is a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States. Diversified in energy, grains and foods, CHS is committed to helping its customers, farmer-owners and other stakeholders grow their businesses through its domestic and global operations. CHS supplies energy, crop nutrients, grain marketing services, animal feed, food and food ingredients, along with insurance, financial and risk management services. The company operates petroleum refineries/pipelines and manufactures, markets and distributes Cenex® brand refined fuels, lubricants, propane and renewable energy products. CHS is an equal opportunity employer/disability/veteran.

The CHS Talent Acquisition Team supports recruitment for positions within CHS as well as finding opportunities for candidates within our robust network of member cooperatives. By submitting an application for any position, you give CHS permission to review your application and contact you to discuss opportunities within our member cooperatives. To explore current openings within our member cooperatives, please click here. at http://chsmembercooperative.catsone.com/careers/

Effective January 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires employers to conduct a pre-employment verification full query against the newly established License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse prior to beginning employment in a position that requires a valid commercial driver’s license (CDL). Candidates seeking employment in a position that requires a commercial motor vehicle license must voluntarily enter their information into the FMCSA and must provide disclosure authorization, at the time of offer, to CHS or an authorized third-party agent of CHS to verify information.

Minimum Years of Experience Required:



Sharon Springs


LE - Ag Business Country Ops



Minimum Education Required:

GED / High School Diploma

Employment Status:


Career Type:

Manufacturing / Operations