Overview

POSITION SUMMARY:

Assist in overall management of processing, warehousing and distribution at designated plant.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • 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

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • 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

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • 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.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Must have valid driver’s license and meet MVR Requirements
  • Some overnight travel required
  • Variable environmental working conditions (office, warehouse, and field)

Tagged as: EARLY CAREER, MID TO SENIOR LEVEL