Facility Associate / Sales Coord - New Century FS - Albion, IA

    GrowMark Inc.
    Albion, IA
    Full-time, Part-time
    Similar jobs pay $26.42 - $52.97

    Job Description

    New Century FS is headquartered in Grinnell, Iowa with thirteenbranches in Central Iowa. New Century FS has about 210employees (including seasonal workers) and approximately 4,500 customers. The cooperative does business in agronomy, energy, and precision farming. New CenturyFS is part of the GROWMARK System, an agricultural cooperative serving more than 100,000 customers across North America and Ontario, Canada.


    Provides facility operations leadership and assist with inventory management. Assists Crop Specialist with developing field maps and blends. Promote and sell agronomy products to New Century FS customers and prospects.


    Assists with all agronomy inventory, ordering, and month end reporting procedures

    Operates product blending equipment and loading / unloading equipment, including trucks and all application equipment.

    Operates seed treating facility

    Plans, organizes, directs, and schedules work assignments and product batching sequences for dry & liquid fertilizer facilities under the direction of the plant manager.

    Completes delivery tickets, transfer tickets, and invoicing for fertilizer loads

    Performs preventative equipment and machinery maintenance, machinery trouble-shooting, and maintenance of the dry and liquid fertilizer facilities, seed treating facility, and assists in maintenance of all fixed assets.

    Implements marketing plans and develops sales strategies that generate profitable sales in the assigned territory.

    Utilizes target marketing and professional sales techniques, including the FS sales interview road map

    Assists Crop Specialist and Plant Manager in all facility functions including: selling and servicing accounts, crop scouting, plant operations, and machine operations.


    Responsible for maintaining the appearance of the facility according to company standards, maintains a safe environment of the facility, and maintains the appropriate professional image

    Supports and contributes to total company goals and objectives through collaboration efforts with logistics

    Serves as a back-up custom applicator as needed

    Follows GROWMARK's Code of Conduct and Corporate Compliance Program, Environmental Health and Safety, OSHA and DOT policies and procedures, as they apply

    Performs all other duties as assigned


    Normally requires an Associate's degree in agriculture or applicable field, or the equivalent thereof, and 3 years or more of related work experience to demonstrate knowledge of fertilizer facility operations, elevator operations, and equipment operations

    Demonstrates essential abilities including business knowledge, collaboration, communication, customer focus, decision making and skill development

    Strong organizational & leadership skills

    Strong fertilizer & crop protection knowledge

    Prefer a general understanding of GROWMARK agronomy facility operations

    Must obtain/have and maintain a valid CDL driver's license with applicable endorsements, a satisfactory driving record, and the ability to work extended hours during peak production times

    Frequently or continuously exposed or required to work in conditions that may include:
    • Extreme weather conditions (hot, cold, wet, snow, ice, etc.)
    • Noisy conditions
    • May include dust, fumes, chemicals, and electrical hazards with appropriate safety measures
    • May be required to work at varying heights
    • Confined spaces
    • Lifting 51-70 lbs
    Demonstrates the ability and willingness to participate in required training that may include education on GROWMARK's policies and procedures and additional training as it relates to the requirements of the position.

    We are an equal opportunity employer, including protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities. Employment may be contingent upon receipt of an acceptable and job-related background check, drug test, motor vehicle report, and/or reference check, as applicable and permissible by law.

    Posting ID: 552773798Posted: 2020-05-21