Agricultural Location Operations Manager (Plattsmouth / Omaha, NE)
Plattsmouth, NE  / Omaha, NE 
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Do you have a solid understanding of the Agricultural industry and how it functions? Do you have at least five years' experience in distribution with a demonstrated track record in management? Do you have experience creating a culture of safety? If you said yes to these questions, consider a career with Wilbur-Ellis!

For nearly a century, Wilbur-Ellis has experienced success and growth in marketing and distributing agricultural products and services. Join us and grow your career with a strong and profitable industry leader offering competitive compensation, tremendous growth and development opportunities, and a people-first work environment. Come grow with us!

General Purpose and Scope of Position:

The Location Operations Manager manages the interaction of support groups within the branch including warehouse, production plants (fertilizer, manufacturing), dispatch, and purchasing. It is the responsibility of the Location Operations Manager to ensure each group operates efficiently to achieve their goals and interacts effectively with the other operation groups within the facility. Reports include plant, warehouse, and purchasing and dispatch managers.

Key Skills and Abilities Include:

  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office applications
  • Minimum of five years' experience in the agriculture business with a demonstrated track record in sales and marketing or retail branch management
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Agriculture or Business related field is preferred

Key Personal Attributes Include:

  • Detail and accuracy orientation with an ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Good interpersonal and team-building skills with a positive attitude and ability to establish relationships with branch personnel, peers, and customers
  • Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills with an ability to lead and influence
  • Understands and maintains confidentiality

Specific Responsibilities and Key Deliverables Include:

  • Responsible for managing branch operations at the Plattsmouth location including management of support personnel, operational oversight, and customer service
  • Estimate 60% of time will be spent performing logistics and dispatching duties for Plattsmouth
  • Coordinate all support resources for the location to ensure compliance with Wilbur Ellis safety, regulatory, credit, and other policies
  • Support programs to establish Wilbur Ellis as a leading provider of agronomic products
  • Operations management oversight of the locations
  • Work and communicate with the Location Sales Manager and team to determine their needs, develop plans and actions to meet customer requirements with appropriate operational solutions.
  • Communicate with Location Sales Manager on initiatives, objectives, strategies, and action plans
  • Coordinate Operations support resources including fertilizer, value-added nutrition, branded products, seed, and PPP purchasing to maximize opportunities
  • Inventory control and responsible for coordinating inventory counts, adjustments, etc.
  • Responsible for the operational P&L, communicating and coordinating with the Location Sales Manager on any large purchases needed for operations
  • Other duties as assigned

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Competitive annual salary (to be determined based on experience and other factors)
  • Benefit package (medical, dental, vision, 401k, Employee Assistance Program, vacation, sick time, life insurance, + more); Pension Plan, 401k match up to 3%
  • Drug-Free Workplace

If you are currently a Wilbur-Ellis employee, please notify your Manager prior to applying for this position. Thank you!

COMPANY CULTURE

Wilbur-Ellis is a company you can be proud to call your employer

Wilbur-Ellis markets and distributes agricultural products, animal feed, and specialty chemicals and food ingredients. A privately held and consistently profitable company, we employ more than 4,000 people throughout North America and Asia-Pacific.

Wilbur-Ellis is for and about people

Wilbur-Ellis has enjoyedover ninety-three years of success and growth, all thanks to our people. Our employees are both leaders and team players who thrive on creativity, entrepreneurial spirit, and a dedication to quality work, our customers, and each other.

Wilbur-Ellis invests in the industry's best workforce

Wilbur-Ellis invests heavily in our employees by offering skill development and training, competitive compensation and benefits, and a tradition of promoting from within for a broad range of career opportunities. And we foster a supportive, people-first work environment.

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Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Wilbur-Ellis Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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