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Feed Division General Manager


Posted: 04/01/2024 Industry: Feed Job Number: 17161 Targeted Compensation: $0.00

Job Description

Feed Division - General Manager

Ag 1 Source is looking for a Feed Division General Manager for a highly regarded, state-of-the-art, feed manufacturing, delivery and sales organization with multiple locations. The chosen candidate will need a minimum of 10-15 plus years of strong, proven experience, as this role will report directly to the CEO and has the opportunity for company advancement with strong performance. You must have 5+ years of sales management and 5+ years of operational feed mill management experience. Additional dairy industry general knowledge and experience would be a strong plus! This position will manage and oversee the high performing, multi-location, feed-milling department, operations, and nutrition sales division for the organization. This person will be a key team member in the Leadership Group for the entire company, and will also have continued growth, expansion, strategic direction, potential M&A, total P&L, budgets, capital improvements, etc.. responsibilities. Very autonomous role with a highly successful company!

What’s in it for you:

  • Highly respected, well established and great company to work for with continued growth and expansion goals.
  • Progressively minded CEO that is a strong support link and avid proponent for the Feed and Nutrition platform.
  • High performing, great team that is up for a challenging, operational feed division future of growth.
  • Position open due to retirement. Building trust relationships with current staff and customer base will be paramount!

What will you be doing:

  • Establishing and providing total leadership for the feed and ingredient division. Boots on the ground and BOD meetings!
  • Manage and work with key team members in all purchasing, feed manufacturing, pricing, risk management, delivery, ingredient and commodity products, blends, and services.
  • Developing and executing marketing plans & programs to enhance the growth of the organization.
  • Responsibility for all safety, quality and production standards SOPs at each location working closely with EMS personnel.
  • Establishing and managing the division’s profit and loss performance relative to budget expectations.
  • Hiring, training, and leading a high performing team of employees.
  • Establishing and managing strategic relationships with larger system clients, vendors and external business partners.

A successful candidate for this Feed Division General Manager role will possess the following:

Due to the level of responsibility in this role, the organization desires a 4 year degree in related field and 10-15 plus years experience in the high-volume feed industry. They are requiring a minimum of 5 years of management experience in feed manufacturing, including supervising lead employees, budgeting, P&L, operational efficiencies, and experience with government feed regulations as well as 5 years of total Sales Team management with proven performance.
  • B.S. degree minimum in Animal Science or Ag Business, M.S. or M.B.A. preferred.
  • 5+ years of livestock industry related sales and sales management experience.
  • 5+ years of operational management experience with manufacturing, warehousing, freight logistics, purchasing, inventory, loss control, etc.
  • 15+ total years of overall industry experience.
  • Very strong, proven track record of successfully leading teams to full potential and excellence in performance.

Compensation: The company provides a strong base salary, solid bonus structure and year-end overall company bonus structure/profit sharing program.

Benefits: A great, full benefits package is included with this position.

Desired Location: The Feed Division General Manager will be located in East Central Wisconsin, possibly the Green Bay region.

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*Candidates must be eligible to work in the US as well as meet the qualifications listed above in order to be considered for the Feed Division Manager job.

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