Do you possess a degree in Business, Engineering or Supply Chain Management? Do you have at least five years’ experience in Operations Management? Are you safety focused with the ability to build a culture of safety? Do you have a proven track record in motivating and creating a unified team with 50-60 employees? If so, AND, you have excellent communication skills, we want to hear from you!
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 Manager will be responsible for the day to day forage plant operations. As a key member of the Facilities Team, this individual will be responsible for all production and staff operations to ensure the efficient and safe handling and receipt of all materials into the facility, the processing activities within the facility, and of the shipment of all finished product from the facility.
This role is located in El Centro, CA. If you live outside of the Imperial Valley, relocation would be required.
Key Skills and Abilities Include:
- Strong experience with electrical, mechanical, and pneumatic systems
- A professional individual with strong leadership and organization skills
- Ability to create and lead a cultural focus on safety
- A team player who excels at building relationships and encourages staff growth and development
- A creative individual with experience in all aspects of plant operations with an eye for efficient production method and an understanding of best practices
- Prioritizing multiple tasks for the best production efficiencies
- Motivating and creating a unified team of approximately 50-60 employees
- Ability to efficiently manage production costs and align these costs to volume-produced
- Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced and changing work environment
- Ability to implement and oversee company policy in regard to Feed Safety & worker safety
- Strong project management skills including large scale capital improvement projects
- Ability to speak Spanish a plus
- MS Office computer skills
Key Personal Attributes Include:
- An individual with a high level of integrity, who will represent the Company well
- A relationship-building individual that can communicate strong production organizational skills
- Connecting effectively with suppliers, customers, and co-workers
- Partnering with others to achieve the same goal
- Enthusiasm in creating a positive attitude in the work environment
- 7-10 years’ experience in facility management operations
- Experience in feed or forage operations
- Bachelor’s degree in Business or Supply Chain (preferred)
Specific Responsibilities and Key Deliverables Include:
- Monitoring logistics of inbound forage products from suppliers
- Overseeing the receipt and shipment of all inbound/outbound forage products at the plant including scheduled export containers
- Monitor and manage the safe and effective storage of all forage products at the plant and all storage locations associated with the inventory
- Managing the day to day processes related to the production of outbound plant processed product
- Managing the day to day processes required to insure processing information mirrors JDE information
- Managing a staff of production workers, maintenance workers, and office workers
- Overseeing all equipment maintenance and capital needs for the facility
- Being responsible for managing and updating all forage plant processes to meet the requirements of the Wilbur- Ellis Regulatory Management System programs
- Being responsible for managing and updating all plant Quality and Safety process programs (HACCP, FSSC 22,000, QA manual, plant procedures, etc.) as outlined in the Wilbur- Ellis Quality Management system
- Being responsible for all aspects of plant and employee safety as outlined in the Wilbur- Ellis Environmental, Health, and Safety Management System
- Approving and monitoring all plant production-related expenses
- Overseeing product sampling, testing, and analysis results
Compensation and Benefits
- Competitive annual salary (determined based on experience and other factors)
- Comprehensive employee health and retirement benefit offerings
Wilbur-Ellis Feed, LLC is headquartered in Vancouver, Washington, and is a marketer and distributor of value-added feed ingredients in North America and Asia-Pacific. Wilbur Ellis provides feed solutions to our customers and suppliers in the Livestock, Pet Food, and Aquaculture Industries. Providing a complete supply chain, including logistics, warehousing, and customer service, in addition to expertise in import/export and regulatory, sets Wilbur-Ellis apart from our competitors. We understand the importance of providing on-time delivery of specified products and honoring our commitments to suppliers and customers.
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 promoting from within for a broad range of career opportunities. And we foster a supportive, people-first work environment.
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)