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Business Property Associate

Company: Christensen Farms
Location: Kansas
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Looking for an exciting career in housing management? Christensen Farms is looking to add a member to our team to help administrate and manage our employee housing initiatives throughout our company. This position would be based out our our Kansas, IL office. An ideal candidate would be someone with previous property management, real estate or leasing experience.

Christensen Farms is one of the largest, family-owned pork producers in the United States, marketing approximately 3.6 million hogs per year. Headquartered in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, the company operates throughout the Midwest with facilities in Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois and South Dakota. Christensen Farms owns three feed mills, manages 143,000 sows on 44 farms, and oversees more than 350 nurseries and grow-finish sites. The company employees nearly 1,000 people and maintains 1,500 contract partnerships.

The company is vertically integrated with a strong presence across the pork value chain - from farm to fork. Christensen Farms is the largest shareholder of Triumph Foods LLC, a producer-owned primary pork processing plant in St. Joseph, Missouri. In turn, Triumph Food members own 50 percent of Daily's Premium Meats, a specialty pork processor bacon and other premium pork products. Triumph Foods also holds a 50 percent partnership in Seaboard Triumph Foods, LLC of Sioux City, Iowa, a primary pork processing plant.

Position Overview & Responsibilities:

This position is accountable for implementation of the employee housing program. An individual in this role will successfully oversee the check in and checkout of employees to housing, being a resource to tenants with local needs, and ensuring monthly inspections are completed to keep property compliant with local, state, and federal ordinances/codes and functional condition.

Major Areas of Accountability:


* Coordinate with Talent Acquisition Team on arrival and move in dates for tenants.
* Ensure property is properly furnished, property locks/keys are ready and functional, and has appropriate amount of household products.
* Complete move-in/move-out process with tenants to ensure property is in functional order and document items that will need to be repaired/replaced and review security deposit returns.
* Provide transportation for groceries and other local needs to ensure tenants are set up properly within the community.
* Supervise and respond appropriately to tenant's needs.
* Schedule third party vendors to provide services to properties including but not limited to; inspections, maintenance, repairs, etc.
* Ensure properties conform to state, county and local health, safety and land use regulations.
* Implement safety and security policies and procedures related to CF owned and leased facilities and properties.
* Review SOP with tenants on how to operate and care for the equipment within the property along with how to report needed repairs.
* Create long-term and short-term property development and maintenance plans.


* Generate timely file memos related to property related changes.
* Create and manage work orders for all the properties with tenants.
* Maintain current knowledge of the county and state ordinances, regulations and codes in regions where CF is active.
* Actively participate as a member of Business Development Team providing leadership and guidance to other CF departments regarding property management.
* Offer quality internal and external customer service.

Education, Training and Experience Requirements:

* Minimum formal education required: AA, BS, or BA degree with a management-based major is preferred.
* Minimum number of years of prior job experience required: 2 year minimum of progressive and varied business management in real estate, sales, contract negotiation, finance and/or marketing experience.
* Additional skills required:
* Ensure ethical and honest representation of Christensen Farms
* Self-motivated with an ability to apply independent judgment in contract/lease and real estate negotiations.
* Ability to act responsibly in a fast-paced, changing environment
* Must be highly organized with ability to multitask and set weekly schedules to progress company objectives.
* Strong interpersonal skills including being comfortable and proficient at conflict resolution.
* Must be knowledgeable in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel, and demonstrate adequate computer skills to communicate effectively.
* Demonstrated knowledge and skills in maintaining year-round program and administrative facilities.
* Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize work to meet goals and objectives.
* Although not essential, bi-lingual skills are a plus.

Keywords: Christensen Farms, Champaign , Business Property Associate, Other , Kansas, Illinois

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