September 29, 2020
    Western Michigan, United States


    A financially sound agricultural cooperative in Western Michigan is seeking a motivated and committed CEO to replace their retiring CEO. This individual will bring solid agribusiness leadership skills, ambition and a positive attitude to lead an existing quality team of professionals to the next level of success at this multi-facility agronomy, feed, and grain company.

    The successful candidate will be a clear communicator with excellent people skills and unquestionable integrity who enjoys building relationships on trust. You will help team members set clear boundaries and goals to operate successfully while not micromanaging. Thinking out of the box, being assertive and willing to take calculated risks, making tough decisions, and guiding the team with realistic optimism are also key.

    Outgoing and fiscally responsible will describe this leader who must have a big picture understanding of where the cooperative is trending and be able to develop a vision for the future of the company. They will also be humble, willing to get their hands dirty, and help all team members develop, grow and achieve goals and know they are an important part of the team.

    The new CEO will project energy and be ready to take on multiple tasks while being visible to customers, employees, and the community.

    This cooperative is very family oriented and desires to build on over 100 years of dedicated and very good service to patrons while continuing to update facilities to profitably meet future needs. It's a good group of people who enjoy what they do; people who join their team typically stay. To continue this, the new CEO must be flexible and change with the times to utilize technology and new tools that maximize efficiency while never losing sight of the customer and team member needs.

    This CEO will team up with a Board that is passionate about keeping the cooperative independent and thriving as a leader in their service territory; continuing to profitably expand while meeting their members' needs is their primary goal. They will stand behind a leader who is creative in looking for other opportunities that will improve their financial health and grow the company.

    This opportunity is located in a beautiful area of Western Michigan with many lakes, ample hunting, and exceptional school systems. It is also within a short distance to very nice urban communities with a wide variety of entertainment and recreational opportunities.

    Ideally, candidates will have a farm background with successful agribusiness experience and be seeking a long-term career where they can put their positive mark on this business while putting down roots in Western Michigan.

    Compensation will be competitive with an excellent benefits and incentive package.

    This cooperative has quality people already in key positions and an entire team of dedicated professionals who work as a unit and respect each other.

    Interviews for this position will be held in February 2021 with applications accepted through late December 2020.

    If you are an agribusiness leader who will thrive serving in this exceptional and rare opportunity, contact Dave Allen or Chelbi Williams Alt today.

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