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General Manager

Location Holdrege, Nebraska Date posted 06/23/2021
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CHS Inc. is a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States that provides grain, food and energy resources to businesses and consumers around the world.  We serve agriculture customers and consumers across the United States and around the world.  Most of our 11,000 employees are in the United States, but today we have employees in 19 countries. At CHS, we are creating connections to empower agriculture.


CHS is currently looking for a General Manager to lead our CHS Holdrege, NE business unit located in Southern NE and the surrounding area.  This role will have supervisory & public relations responsibilities and will manage the total operation. In this highly visible leadership role, you will work with the local Producer Board and manage the finance/budgeting & planning processes. The ideal candidate would be able to make decisions, work independently, and be detail oriented with excellent communication skills. In addition, this role is eligible for relocation.

The CHS Holdrege business unit is a diverse cooperative with 13 locations including grain, agronomy and energy commodities. This business unit is comprised of approximately 110 employees including a volume of seasonal staff to accommodate our busy spring planting and fall harvest activities.

We offer excellent benefits, career growth opportunities and a chance to make a significant impact on this business unit & beyond!


  • 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.
  • 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 grain, petroleum 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.
  • 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.
  • Provide daily leadership and direction to a large team of managers, supervisors and other. Must be able to provide coaching, development and career opportunities to team members while also managing performance issues through direct feedback and coaching.
  • 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.
  • Conduct ongoing communication with the local Producer Board, 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.
  • 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.
  • Come build your career in the Holdridge area, where you can be a part of an incredible community!

Minimum Qualifications (required)

  • High School Diploma (or equivalency)
  • 12+ years of agriculture retail experience in one or more of the following:
    • Management experience
    • Sales/Marketing/Merchandising experience 

Additional Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree in Business or Agriculture related program
  • Co-op experience

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.

CHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 the information.

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