Oneida-Madison Milk Producers Cooperative, Inc.

Who We Are:

Oneida-Madison Milk Producers Cooperative, Inc. is a member-owned organization formed in 1961 for the purpose of hauling and marketing milk produced by 49 family-owned dairy farms in and around Sherrill, NY (between Syracuse and Utica, NY). We are a reputable supplier of high-quality milk to our customers.

Oneida-Madison Milk Producers Cooperative, Inc. currently seeks a General Manager to oversee the day -to-day operations of the business with good communication skills and proven ability to collaborate with people across multiple levels. The successful candidate will be self -motivated with strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks, and flexibility to address changing needs.

Roles and responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

  • Ability to develop exceptional working relationships with others including farmer -members, employees, and customers
  • Oversee truck fleet and milk hauling and delivery logistics
  • Supervise and coordinate, under Board direction, the business activities of the co-op by managing the people staff of 9 employees, capital, and physical resources to achieve short and long-term business goals
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully negotiate marketing and labor contracts
  • Provide timely, accurate, and complete reports to the Board of Directors, including monthly financial statements to assist with governance and decision making
  • Provide analytical expertise by utilizing financial tools and reports available to develop budgets and support operations
  • Present to the cooperative membership at the annual meeting, a report of the cooperative's operational highlights
  • Oversee hiring, training, supervision, performance, and set compensation for employees
  • Willingness to learn and ability to assist the cooperative to remain competitive in the shifting landscape of the dairy sector
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable laws: licenses, permits, health regulations, workers compensation and employment requirements

Required qualifications and experience:

  • Track record of holding self and others to high levels of integrity
  • Ability to analyze problems and develop appropriate solutions
  • Five years' experience in managerial roles
  • Ability to coach and motivate employees
  • Financial accounting skills highly desired
  • College degree in business management or agribusiness management

Desired skills:

  • Detail-oriented to complete accurate reports to Federal Milk Marketing Order Administrator
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office products
  • Familiarity with dairy industry and cooperative-structured businesses
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