Exec Dir, Grain

GROWMARK, Inc.   •  

Bloomington, IL

Industry: Agriculture & Natural Resources


8 - 10 years

Posted 35 days ago

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Under the general direction of the Sr. Vice President, Member Business assumes overall responsibility for Grain Division operations and profitability. Maintains relationships with appropriate partners, alliance entities, and industry representatives. Provides grain division leadership, to GROWMARK Member Cooperatives, and oversees the operations of MID-CO COMMODITIES, INC., AgriVisor LLC, Facility Planning, Grain Member Services, and Retail Grain Units.


Supervises, leads, and develops the MID-CO COMMODITIES INC Director, AgriVisor LLC Manager, Grain Business Manager, Facility Planning Division Manager, Grain Business Relationship Managers, and an Administrative Assistant.


Lead short and long term strategic planning for the Grain Division. Provides appropriate information to the CEO and GROWMARK Board of Directors as required.

Provides leadership and direction in the development and implementation of the Grain Division’s and Retail Grain Units’ annual and strategic plans including: financialbudgets, capital budgets, and operational plans designed to provide appropriate services and expertise in order to enhance GROWMARK and member profitability.

Provides Member Cooperatives with operating, marketing, growth, acquisition, risk management and profitability direction and counsel.

Oversee the operation of MID-CO COMMODITIES, INC. to achieve and maintain profitable operations and assure the delivery of maximum service levels to customers.

Oversees the operations of AgriVisor, LLC to achieve and maintain profitable operations, provides support and information to Country Financial and Farm Bureau and strives to achieve effective utilization of member cooperative origination strategies and efforts.

Ensures that all Grain Division operations, including MID-CO Commodities, and AgriVisor, LLC, are executed in compliance with corporate policies, governmental legislation, and authoritative regulatory agency requirements.

Directs staff in involving appropriate support divisions to assist in achieving division objectives.

Serves as a spokesperson for GROWMARK on grain related activities as necessary.

Recommends policies relating to assigned activities and directs execution upon approval.


Serves as a key corporate communicator in the grain industry.

Serves in a leadership capacity for the organization by participation and/or leadership with industry associations and groups. Serves on appropriate boards of directors as requested.

Follows GROWMARK’s Code of Conduct and Corporate Compliance Program, Environmental Health and Safety, OSHA and DOT policies and procedures, as they apply.

Performs all other duties as assigned.


Normally requires a college degree in a business-related area with an emphasis in agricultural economics or related field, with 8 to 10 or more years' experience and training in management and the ability to provide strategic planning and grain leadership to the GROWMARK System.

Requires a Series III National Commonities Futures Certificate, or the ability to obtain one within six months of assuming the position.

Prefer previous grain management experience.

Understanding and experience with management-related areas including management strategic thinking, leadership, and decision-making; organizational analysis and structure, managing change, motivation, risk management, policies and procedures, and compliance along with strategic planning, budgeting, and communications.

Ability to build professional relationships and partnerships within the organization and industry. Assess business opportunities and negotiate appropriate agreements.

Proven supervisory and leadership skills including staffing, orientation, coaching, performance evaluations, training, and development, etc. and the ability to achieve results through others.

Proven professional management communication, interpersonal, persuasion, and presentation skills.

Demonstrated planning, organization, problem-solving, and project management skills.

Proven team building skills with the ability to work independently in a team-oriented environment.

Demonstrated essential GROWMARK core competencies including business knowledge, collaboration, communication, customer focus, decision making and skill development.

Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and have the ability to travel domestically, internationally, independently and overnight when necessary.

We are an equal opportunity employer, including protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities. Employment may be contingent upon receipt of an acceptable and job-related background check, drug test, motor vehicle report, and/or reference check, as applicable and permissible by law.