Industry leading company that prides itself in being a reliable, trustworthy partner assisting farmers in keeping and utilizing farm business data to make sound business management decisions is seeking a Chief Executive Officer. We are seeking a CEO who will work strategically with the Board of Directors to lead the business into the next level of excellence.
The successful individual will be financially-minded, a strategic visionary, and a leader who can inspire and motivate the organization's extraordinary team of professionals to all work together in carrying out the mission and vision of the company.
Other vital attributes include having an ability to adapt to change, unquestionable honesty and integrity, and a sharp intellect to solve problems and continuously learn and teach. Being respectful, decisive and a good listener are also important.
Excellent communication skills and a solid ability to use technology to communicate are key in order to relate well to all stakeholders of the company.
Candidates must have an ability to lead by example in order to inspire others and build a cohesive team of people who are spread out over a wide geography. This leader must be goal-oriented and have a personal passion and commitment to the company's mission and working with agricultural producers.
An agricultural understanding is ideal along with an ability to transform the organization in a vibrant direction to stay ahead of the curve while being mindful of the historic building blocks that have brought them to where they are.
Skills in sales, marketing, and the use of technology will be helpful in leading the company in their vision, promoting valuable services, and adapting to new programs.
Just a few of the opportunities that await the chosen CEO are: creating a clear, unified vision for all team members; staff training, development and retention; program development; adaptation to new programs and technology; evaluating services offered and pricing structures; and recruiting, training, and leading a diverse team of talented individuals to bring valued services to a younger generation of farmers as well as long-time clients.
This is a rare and unique opportunity that offers exciting challenges and rewards with a recognized leader in the agribusiness community; their business has been built for decades around providing important and valuable services to farmers with honesty and integrity. There is unlimited potential as you lead the team through the new and uncharted waters of opportunity.
Located in east central Illinois, this position offers the opportunity to live in a vibrant university community, a rural setting, or a smaller community. Ample educational, entertainment, and recreational opportunities are within easy driving distance.
Compensation will include a very competitive salary plus an incentive package and excellent benefits.
Qualified and passionate business leaders please contact Dave Allen.