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General Manager

Location Yuma, Colorado Date posted 10/15/2021
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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 10,000 employees are in the United States, but today we have employees in 19 countries. At CHS, we are creating connections to empower agriculture.


CHS has an exciting opportunity in our Country Operations Division. We are looking for a General Manager to lead our CHS Yuma business unit.  The main office is located in Yuma, CO. You will work with the 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 Yuma is a cooperative with 9 locations including grain & petroleum/LP.


• 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.

• Extend credit in accordance with company credit policies and manage the collection of accounts receivable.

• Monitor the daily long/short position for grain and petroleum/LP 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, 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.

Minimum Qualifications (required)

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

Additional Qualifications

  • Associates degree in Business or Agriculture related program
  • Co-op experience

Compensation: Salary Range $150,000+ Depending on experience.  This position may be an opportunity for promotion. 

Physical Requirements

CHS offers a competitive total compensation package. 

Compensation: This includes base wage and may consist of other earnings depending upon position within CHS, consisting of bonuses, incentives, commissions, merit pay.  This position may be an opportunity for promotion. 
Benefits: 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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