Assist in overall management of processing, warehousing and distribution at designated plant.
- Analyze and facilitate plant efficiencies
- Assist in supervision and development of location personnel
- Lead and develop I.Q., conditioning, shipping, and warehouse teams
- Track and report new crop bagging, rebag, and retag progress to Location Manager and Production Operations Manager.
- Create, manage, and communicate shift schedule as needed for conditioning and warehouse
- Participate in hiring of fulltime, part-time, and seasonal staff as needed
- Communicate treating and packaging supply needs to Purchasing Administrator
- Work with Location Manager to create annual facility budgets
- Work with field management/agronomy and manage growing areas as needed
- Lead root cause analysis of any seed loss and Customer Service Calls at the site
- Local lead for new employee onboarding
- Participates in and demonstrates an understanding of safety principles and practices; follows all safety policies and procedures to support a safe working environment, including safe operation of equipment
- Implements and maintains the Corporate Health & Safety Program
- Other duties as assigned
- Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural or business – related field
- 2 or more years of previous management/leadership experience
- 3 or more years of seed industry experience (or related industry)
- Technical knowledge of plant, agronomy, field and warehousing operations
- Excellent communication skills
- Ability to work as part of a team
- Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
- Ability to think strategically.
- Ability to develop and maintain site budgets
- Excellent leadership, people management, and relationship/team building skills.
- Excellent organization and planning skills with strong attention to detail.
- Problem solving and continuous improvement mindset.
- Must have valid driver’s license and meet MVR Requirements
- Some overnight travel required
- Variable environmental working conditions (office, warehouse, and field)