The position is responsible for directing, managing, supervising, and coordinating the activities and operations of the Mountain View Co-op (MVC) agronomy location. The LM must maintain a positive and cooperative attitude that promotes teamwork, integrity, honesty, and helpfulness. They must embrace and exhibit MVC’s philosophy and culture of customer service.
Reports to the Agronomy Division Manager.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Establish and maintain a positive customer service experience.
- Establish and maintain a positive experience for MVC customers, clients, and vendors, through professional interpersonal interactions.
- Supervise, plan, coordinate, and direct the work of the assigned location.
- Make staffing decisions including hiring, firing, discipline, performance evaluation, and scheduling.
- Promote, sell, support, and implement a “Whole Crop Production” agronomy department philosophy with respect to crop nutrients, crop protection products, seed, and services.
- Work with agronomy management in developing and implementing marketing plans and sales programs for producers.
- Assist in competitive market analysis to maintain margins for MVC, to include but not limited to, retail and service pricing.
- Implement reporting and control methods.
- Maintain a high level of knowledge of all product information, merchandise, promotions, and advertisement.
- Respond to and initiate necessary sales communication in a timely and effective manner.
- Keep current on MVC’s products and services.
- Report for duty in a fit condition, complying with the location dress code and acceptable personal hygiene.
- Provide feedback to Managers.
- Practice and encourage workplace safety and hold employees accountable to practice workplace safety.
- Other duties as assigned.
ESSENTIAL SKILLS & ABILITIES
Knowledge and understanding of:
- Supervisory principles and practices
- Principles and methods of program development, implementation, and promotion
- Safety rules, procedures, and practices
- Establish effective working relationships with the General Manager, Division Manager, Human Resource Manager, Chief Financial Officer, co-workers, subordinates, and the general public.
- Maintain time, cost, and material records and prepare comprehensive reports.
- Plan, organize, prioritize, supervise, direct, and evaluate the work of assigned staff.
- Prepare accurate and reliable reports containing findings, recommendations, and technical documentation.
- Operate a personal computer using word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications appropriate to assigned duties.
- Operate a smartphone.
- Use logical and creative thought processes to develop solutions according to written specifications and/or verbal instructions.
- Perform a wide variety of supervisory and public relations tasks with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines.
- Quickly learn and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information and technology.
- Meet challenges with resourcefulness through original thinking and creativity.
- Communicate effectively with others in both technical and non-technical terms.
- Drive to meetings year-round within the state of Montana.
- Work the varied hours required of the position during peak seasons.
- High School diploma or GED and
- Five (5) years of Agronomy and Agricultural experience
- Two (2) years of Supervisory experience
- Valid Driver’s License issued by the State of Montana
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL ABILITIES
The physical demands described herein are representative of those that are required by the employee in order to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. The work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those an employee will encounter while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job, unless doing so would pose an undue hardship.
Essential Physical Abilities:
- Clarity of speech and hearing that permits the employee to communicate effectively with internal and external customers.
- Clarity of vision to include; near and far vision, ability to focus while operating equipment, and ability to read printed materials.
- Manual dexterity that permits the employee to operate a personal computer, files, and equipment.
- Personal mobility that permits the employee to enter, operate, and exit motor vehicles.
- Ability to lift 50 pounds.
- Ability to walk, stand, and reach for the duration of the shift.
- Ability to occasionally stoop, kneel, climb, and navigate tough terrain.
- Work is generally performed in an office environment.
- Travel in and outside the County to attend meetings etc. in all weather conditions.
- Must drive and sit for extended periods of time.
- Various noise levels are present in the work environment, from low to moderately loud.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive, all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the employee.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY & REASONABLE ACCOMODATION
MVC is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any protected category including; race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, disability, age, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.
MVC is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in its employment, services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, contact Human Resources at 406-453-5900.