General Manager

Paterson Grain, LLC is currently seeking a hands-on, strategic leader to fill the role of General Manager at our grain terminal in Bowbells, ND. As General Manager, you will be responsible for the overall operation of the grain terminal including grain procurement and shipments, inventory, staff management, grain grading and storage. With the knack to think creatively, you will execute sales and marketing tactics, develop new sales channels, and diversify our market share by uncovering opportunities within the industry. This candidate must have the ability to provide support, recommendations, and operational execution for a variety of existing challenges and opportunities. Excellent critical, strategic, and decision-making competencies are a must to devise annual budget targets, and to prepare forecasts based on data trends, profits, and losses over a period of time.


  • Assist in Employee Relations including coaching, managing & mentoring direct reports to keep an engaged work force, interpreting policies, and providing oversight on disciplinary letters/action;
  • Assist in financial decision making, including budgeting, facility cost and profitability;
  • Optimize throughput and grain handling of the facility;
  • Supervise operations team’s daily activities to ensure a safe working environment, certify quality standards are met, maximize productivity and meet customer service requirements;
  • Communicate with the marketing staff in an ongoing fashion to coordinate grain activities;
  • Monitor stored grain conditions and schedule maintenance/cleaning of facilities and equipment;
  • Report high level items to Regional Manager and ensure department goals/budgets are being met;
  • Demonstrate integrity, service, market knowledge and professionalism in dealings with farmers and end users to build customer loyalty and positive working relationships;
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum of 5 years relevant experience in the agribusiness, manufacturing, construction, and/or transportation sectors;
  • Degree/Certificate in Agriculture, Agribusiness or equivalent post-secondary education is considered an asset;
  • Success in a leadership capacity, providing mentorship to staff;
  • Excellent verbal skills reflected in the ability to foster strong relationships with staff and customers.


  • Excellent work environment;
  • Competitive salary and profit-sharing opportunities;
  • Great benefits package;
  • Paid vacation and personal days.

Paterson Grain, LLC is a family-owned business that has over 100 years of experience in agriculture.   The Paterson family has always strived to make sure that it links American farmers to international buyers around the world.  We source high quality grains and oilseeds from across North America to meet global demand.  Our livelihood depends on the success of local farming communities and that is why we put farmers first – through exceptional service, fair pricing, and by providing hundreds of markets for their crops.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Paterson Grain, LLC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed in building a skilled and diverse workforce. We encourage women, aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities and persons with disabilities to apply.

Job Category: Grain Handling & Crop Inputs
Job Type: Full-time Permanent
Company: Paterson Grain USA
Country: USA
State: ND
City: Bowbells

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