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Agronomy Services Manager

Company: AgHires
Location: Binghamton
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Dairy One Cooperative, Inc is a not-for-profit cooperative based in Ithaca, New York. We work primarily throughout the Northeast and mid-Atlantic region providing a full range of services to the agricultural industry including: DHI testing, milk, forage, and soil analyses, software support, on farm technology, and agronomy services.

We are hiring an Agronomy Services Manager , who is responsible for managing the department in a way that results in satisfied clients, steady growth in volume of work and revenue, and increased value delivered to the farms we serve. The manager will accomplish these goals through strategic and thoughtful planning, organizing, and collaboration. Major accountabilities include: strategic planning, budgeting and financial oversight, as well as managing staff and the organization's deliverables.

The Manager will be expected to build their own and their team's leadership capabilities and to participate in broader organizational planning. Finally, the Manager will function as a member of the Integrated Farming Solutions Management Team and collaborate with other business units to harmonize the value collectively delivered to farms.

We offer a competitive salary based on experience, along with a company-provided vehicle and cell phone.


Strategic Planning
- Develop short and long term goals for Agronomy Services in the areas of sales, business development, financial, customer service, and staffing. Allocate and deploy resources to meet the goals. Activities may include:
- Advise management on current market conditions, identify market opportunities, and make recommendations for strategic priorities.
- Collaborate with other IFS and Dairy One business units in delivery of services.
- Prepare & deliver reports for senior leadership and Dairy One Board.

Financial Management
- Provide oversight of annual budgeting process and ongoing profit and loss tracking.
- Prepare budget & monitor monthly P&L
- Monitor accounts receivable & support staff in collection efforts

- This position oversees Environmental Planners who create regulatory compliance plans for CAFOs in Vermont and New York as well as independent crop consults who offer a wide range of crop consulting services to farms.
- Ensure that compliance services are delivered in accordance with state environmental regulatory requirements.
- Ensure that crop consulting services are delivered appropriately to the market and develop new services that improve our impact on farms.

Staff Management
- Position currently manages a team of Crop Consultants, Service Managers, Environmental Planners and the Technical Services Manager.
- Hire, train, develop, and evaluate direct reports.
- Provide support to staff in meeting their position requirements.
- Assist and support staff in setting and achieving performance expectations and goals.
- Work with the Sales Manager and staff to increase Sales
- Direct the development and application of cropping software
Leadership Development
- Regularly seek and participate in opportunities to build your own leadership capabilities and those of the people you manage.

- Bachelor Degree in Agronomy or related field.
- At least 5 years of experience with progressing responsibility for consulting, managing client relationships, managing others, business development, budgeting and financial control, and nutrient management planning.
- Certified Crop Advisor.

Keywords: AgHires, Binghamton , Agronomy Services Manager, Executive , Binghamton, New York

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