Assistant Branch Manager

  • Agricruit
  • Newton, IL, USA
  • Apr 13, 2024
Full-time Agronomy Management Seed

Job Description


Assist in training and supervising all personnel under this positions control. Assist in development and implementation of procedure for efficient product sales, distribution and warehousing, patron services, plant maintenance and housekeeping, and customer relation. Perform other assignments as required.



1. Assist in organizing, train, develop, and direct clerical, operational, and sales team.

2. In conjunction with County manager establish work schedules and duty assignments for personnel under this positions control to maximize efficiency and effectiveness in the use of people resources.

3. Maintain people expenses in accordance with location budget. Monitor and maintain people productivity in accordance with location budget.


1. Assist in the responsibility for all inventory record keeping and reporting consistent with company policies and guidelines at that location.

2. Through the direction of County manager and clerical personnel, maintain an efficient inventory management program.

3. Assure that all products leaving this location are properly accounted for through proper documentation of either billing invoice or product transfers form.

4. Maintain seasonal and non-seasonal inventory quantities at a minimum workable level to provide customer satisfaction and coordinate with other plants to strive to minimize total company inventories.

5. Develop procedures for keeping warehouse orderly, clean, and safe.


1. Keep store area and product displays of current seasonal items neat and clean.

2. Maintain a system of product pricing and technical information availability to assure customer satisfaction and employee efficiency in handling counter sales.

3. Assure that all customers walk in and telephone are greeted promptly and served efficiently and effectively. 


1. Implement, develop and maintain an efficient equipment maintenance program

2. Maintain equipment and facility in a fashion, which reflects a good company image and minimizes downtime.

3. Oversee operation and use of seed treatment equipment for accurate application of treatment chemicals based on orders from locations.

4. Maintain location pickups, trailers, LP trucks, Fuel Trucks, etc. to minimize downtime and maximize efficiencies.


1. Assist  sales people in dealing with customers and prospects.

2. Work with  sales people in coordinating service to customers.

3. Assist  sales people in handling customer complaints due to service.

4. Perform “in house sales”

5. Assist salesmen in delivery of chemical, LP, Fuel, Oil, etc. on occasion.


1. Provide assistance to other locations at the direction of the Location Manager, Area Manager and General Manager

2. Oversee seed treatment, manage seed inventory, chemicals, equipment upkeep and maintenance, operations regarding seed treater, and communications with other locations for seed treating needs.

3. Must submit required reports promptly, and help and oversee timecards

4. Attends meetings as required

5. Displays good judgment, positive attitude, and enthusiasm in dealing with customers and employees.

6. Must maintain a valid CDL driver’s license with HAZMAT endorsement.

7. Works with Location Manager and Area Manager to keep sales/delivery staff training and certification current.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.

The employee must regularly lift and/ or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception


Through the direction of office, clerical, and operational work force, maintain an efficient inventory management, equipment maintenance, customer service, and sales support that leads to improve: operating efficiency, sales growth, people productivity, and location profitability consistent with company policies.