Grain Elevator Assistant Manager - Route 16 Grain Cooperative - Nokomis, IL


COMPANY: Route 16 Grain Cooperative




The Assistant Manager will be responsible for grain merchandising, plant operations, financial reporting, employee supervision/performance management, and customer development.  The Assistant Manager will be provided with all reasonable tools to accomplish these objectives within the capabilities of the company.


A bachelor’s degree, and 3 years of relatable industry experience with recent management responsibilities is required. A candidate must be a highly effective communicator as well as have strong interpersonal skills. A proven record of success and understanding of grain origination, marketing, and merchandising, as well as solid grain accounting and financial background is required. Demonstrated ability to develop and strengthen partnerships, assess business opportunities, and negotiate appropriate agreements with others inside and outside of the organization is a plus. Employee supervision experience including conducting performance management appraisals is required. Customer service skills to increase customer base and volume are key.


General daily duties include:

  • Responsibility for all day to day elevator activities at the Nokomis branch
  • Enhance grain receipts through strong customer relations and service
  • Oversee and dispatch trucks
  • Assume General Manager’s duties in his absence.


If your interests are to lead a successful business and embrace the interests of the long-term viability of an independent elevator, this is the position for you.  You will have the full support of the General Manager and that of our loyal patron base.



A three-location cooperative grain company in central Illinois is seeking a new Assistant Manager.  This leader will work in tandem with the General Manager to implement a five-year strategic business plan to drive financial growth, operational efficiency, and reflect to our patrons the values shared in the Cooperative.  


The new Assistant Manager will be working with an accomplished General Manager to continue to drive the long-term success of the business.   


The Nokomis elevator is located on Rt 16 about 45 minutes from Decatur or Springfield, IL.  Additionally, the two other elevator locations, in Rosamond and Witt, IL, are within a 10 mile radius of the Nokomis location. Continued growth is key to remaining competitive, and the importance of a fully aligned Assistant Manager, General Manager, Staff, and Board are critical to this long-term vision.


Full time
Nokomis, IL 62075, US