Plant Manager


Tremont,  Illinois


Under the direction of Operations Manager oversee day to day operations of the facility to maximize customer satisfaction, emphasize employee safety and maximize location profitability.


Coordinates distribution, warehousing, and purchasing in accordance with established principles and procedures
Supervise both full time and part time operations personnel
Evaluate location employee performance through annual employee evaluations
Assist in recruiting, hiring, training, discipline, and dismissal of employees
Responsible for making sure that location employees have the proper skills, training, licenses for the jobs they are performing
Maintains a high level of employee, facility, and equipment image
Monitor inventory to maintain condition and prevent shrink
Assist in developing the location budget
Assist in determining location asset needs
Work with walk in customers
Use people and equipment to provide excellent customer service and satisfaction
Develop plans and work with other locations to maximize employee and equipment efficiency
Work with Operations Manager on all safety and compliance issues
Perform all other duties as assigned


  • Previous experience ( 3 – 5 years) in retail agronomy operations
  • Must be a customer focused individual, committed to customer service
  • Proven people skills
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills along with verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be highly organized, mature and professional
  • Must be able to work with or gain knowledge to operate Ag-Vance software to make blend tickets, transfers, and reports
  • Meticulous housekeeping skills; attention to detail
  • Able to obtain results through others
  • Must be able to work without direct supervision
  • Must work as a team member and continue to grow the team philosophy at the location
  • Must be able to operate equipment necessary
  • Must be able to handle multiple tasks at the same time
  • Must have or ability to obtain a valid CDL and State of Illinois Commercial Pesticide Applicators License


  • Must be able to make decisions under pressure
  • Must be able to perform a wide variety of tasks on a daily basis
  • Must be able to handle customer complaints and determine if complaint is legitimate and work
  • with customer to resolve problem in a fair and equitable manner
  • Must be willing to perform the physical demands of the job including but not limited too:
  • Consistently lift and carry 70 lbs
  • Be on your feet for long periods of time
  • Walk through standing crops to inspect fields
  • Climb on and off of equipment
  • Work hours beyond those considered normal in the peak season and as customer needs dictate

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