Wilbur-Ellis Company
Operations Manager - Pro Markets Manufacturing (Halsey, OR)
At a glance
Location: US-OR-Halsey Map
Posted: 10/20/2019
Closing: 11/19/2019
Degree: Not Specified
Type: Full-Time
Experience: Not Specified
Wilbur-Ellis Company
Job description

Are you a hands-on manager? Are you willing to work on job duties right alongside with your direct reports? Are you safety  driven with a focus on environmental stewardship and product quality? Do you have 3-5 years' experience in manufacturing? Do you have experience with JDE, SAP, or another ERP software? If so, 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:

Manage manufacturing operations, with a focus on safety, environmental stewardship, production quality and timely supply of products to WECO branches and third-party customers. Lead in compliance with regulatory requirements and company policies. Provide service and support to the Pro Markets sales force.

Key Skills and Abilities Include:

  • Technical / Engineering degree is a plus but not required if there is commensurate experience
  • Background in agriculture is a plus
  • 3-5 years’ experience in manufacturing
  • Ability to lead and influence
  • Ability to work with diverse people
  • Experience with Enterprise Resource Planning software (JDE, SAP)
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

Key Personal Attributes Include:

  • Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills
  • 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 all plant personnel
  • Ability to establish relationships with branch personnel, peers and customers
  • Understand and maintains confidentiality

 Specific Responsibilities and Key Deliverables include:

  • Oversee all aspects of facility operations and support
  • Provide support to other team members as required to attain business goals
  • Recruit and hire new employees as required
  • As part of an overall performance management plan, conduct annual performance reviews with direct reports
  • Provide coaching and feedback to employees as required throughout the year
  • Ensure that all direct reports are properly trained in their necessary duties and suggest training to improve required job skills
  • Address poor performance with progressive discipline and use of performance improvement plans
  • May require occasional overnight travel
  • Support and improve customer service for WECO and third-party sales. Work productively and constructively with the WECO retail and distribution side of the business
  • Stress safety in the workplace and compliance with Company safety policies
  • Steward of an enjoyable work environment for employees
  • Foster growth and expansion of employee skills
  • Stress environmental stewardship and compliance with environmental regulations and good practice.
  • Direct and manage quality control issues in purchasing, processing, packaging, transporting and warehousing.
  • Manage inventories of both raw materials and finished products
  • Direct scheduling of production
  • Maintaining the integrity of all production equipment
  • Communicate with Plant Manager on progress with activities of the facility and update him on issues concerning production, purchasing, and supplies.
  • Comply with all Wilbur-Ellis safety and regulatory procedures
  • Attend training sessions and meetings when necessary
  • Promote a positive work environment and overall employee morale
  • Present a professional image through personal appearance and overall facility cleanliness
  • Other duties as required and assigned

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Competitive Salary (to be determined based on experience and other factors)
  • Comprehensive company benefits

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


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.

Operations Manager - Pro Markets Manufacturing (Halsey, OR)