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Seed Production Manager (Remote)

Wilbur-Ellis Company
United States, Iowa, Cedar Rapids
February 19, 2023
Description

Do you have a Bachelor's or another advanced degree in Agriculture or a related field? Do you have knowledge in end-to-end seed production processes? Do you have a deep understanding of data management and analysis? Do you have excellent problem-solving skills? If you said yes to these questions, we want to hear from you!

For 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:

This position would be responsible for managing the day-to-day production activities of the INTEGRA seed brand.

Key Skills and Abilities:



  • Bachelor's degree in Agriculture, Agronomy, Horticulture, or a related field
  • Knowledge of seed business
  • Knowledge in end-to-end seed production processes
  • Data management and analysis skills


Key Personal Attributes:



  • Excellent communication skills; verbal & written
  • Work independently with minimum supervision
  • Ability to take initiative to accomplish tasks
  • Excellent problem-solving skills


Key Deliverables and Responsibilities include:



  • Responsible for maintaining production workflow and quality assurance, meeting production and shipping deadlines.
  • Ensure that seed production activities are completed to optimize quality and volumes in accordance with defined standard operating procedures
  • Responsible for managing all the contracts for corn and soybean production
  • Develop and maintain relationships with all third-party conditioners
  • Work closely with agronomists on making product selections and forecasting yearly production plans
  • Managing all inventory and supply, and ensuring that processes and expectations are being met internally
  • Developing and communicating tasks and objectives to the seed team
  • Develops, coordinates, and enforces policies, procedures, and productivity standards
  • Contributing to the long-term strategic planning of the production department to ensure that we can meet demand and face challenges by thoroughly understanding the issues and identifying future trends and their impact on seed production


Compensation and Benefits:



  • Competitive annual salary (to be determined based on experience and other factors)
  • Comprehensive employee health and retirement benefit offerings


If you are a current Wilbur Ellis employee, please speak with your manager first before applying.

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 enjoyed over 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 promotion 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)

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