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US General Manager


Posted: 06/10/2021 Industry: Agronomy Job Number: 15936 Targeted Compensation: $120,000.00

Job Description

US General Manager

Our client is an international organization seeking to add a General Manager to oversee and grow the entire operation in the US. The GM will build and manage the US team, lead the expansion of business throughout the US, and will be responsible for leading all aspects of the operations, sales, and marketing activities in the US where your team will focus on forming relationships with agribusinesses such as retailers, dealers and inputs manufacturers to educate them on our technology and its impact on a grower’s farm’s bottom line and the environment.

What’s in it for you:

  • The ability to lead and drive the expansion of a new technology in US agriculture
  • The opportunity to build and lead your own team throughout the US
  • Be key part of the international leadership team
  • Earn an equity position in the overall organization

What you will be doing:

  • Oversee all our US activities and operation.
  • Recruit and mange operations and sales/marketing teams.
  • Develop the sales and marketing strategy for each region and execute the plan for accounts including large farms, dealers, and retailers.
  • Identify and consistently engage with early adopter farmers for this technology.
  • Manage, develop, and foster relationships with retailers, ag chem manufacturers, dealers, equipment manufacturers, cooperatives and independent crop consultants within the region.
  • Attend industry functions, such as association events and conferences, and maintain a pulse on market trends.

A successful candidate for this US General Manager will possess the following:

  • A passion for agriculture, which could include a family farm upbringing and/or a degree in agronomy, crop science, plant science, agribusiness, or other agricultural related study.
  • 5+ years in management roles in agricultural industry and decision-making skills.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills; ability to present a strategy to key stakeholders within an organization.
  • Excellent project management, communications, presentation, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Location – Iowa / Illinois / Nebraska
  • Willingness to travel frequently.

Compensation: This company offers a competitive salary and incentive plan based on experience

Benefits: The role includes a vehicle plan, with benefits reimbursement and company equity opportunities

Desired Location: Illinois or Iowa

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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 General Manager job.

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