Successful and financially strong central Iowa grain company is seeking (due to retirement) a General Manager who will manage the business and oversee the consistent, quality customer service this elevator is known for.
The successful candidate will be a personable, self-motivated, and humble leader who is customer oriented and dedicated to doing whatever it takes to get the work done. The company's very loyal customer base appreciates and wants a GM who they can talk to about marketing; they are hungry for marketing programs and other services that add value and profitability to their farming operations.
Responsibilities will include overseeing a basically new elevator with a new leg, pit and dryer along with storage tanks and equipment that are well kept, neat and clean. Safety will be a priority, and you must love to merchandise grain. You will oversee the outside operations staff and the bookkeeper and must thrive in a situation where you will be your own boss and be trusted to win with no one looking over your shoulder. There is currently a small seed and feed business that helps keep the crew working in the off-season.
There is ample opportunity to expand the business by an energetic, skilled grain professional who is willing to make some changes and upgrade things that will help bring in new business. You must also enjoy bringing marketing tools and other opportunities to the customer base.
The owners understand it will take the new GM a year or two to get their feet on the ground, understand the business, and get to know the customer base. They will not put a lot of pressure on you to "hit a home run" right out of the gate.
With this opportunity you will be able to live in a very nice county seat, a nearby community, or find some acreage in the country where the hunting and fishing are excellent. It is located in Central Iowa in the middle of multiple larger university communities with "big city life" including ample shopping, entertainment and educational opportunities just a short drive away.
Compensation will be an industry competitive base with excellent benefits including fully paid health insurance for the employee and family. You will also have an excellent bonus opportunity to make as much money as you want in relation to the effort you put into doing an excellent job managing the business.
This is a very rare and unique opportunity for the forward thinking individual who has a desire to control their own destiny and manage a successful business. It is perfect for someone who has 20-30 years to build into a business into which they will have the opportunity for ownership and to wind up with something they can be very proud of and call their own.
If you love the grain business, prefer being in charge of your own future, and have the entrepreneurial drive to steer your own course, this is an opportunity you do not want to miss out on. Contact Dave Allen today.