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Wilbur-Ellis Seeks Production Manager- Feed (Fish Meal) Division

February 21, 2019

 

Position Description 

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Job Summary

The  Production Manager is responsible for the day to day plant operations. Working closely with the operations team, this individual will be responsible for all staff operations to ensure the efficient and safe handling and receipt of feed ingredients into the facility, the processing activities within the facility, and of the shipment of all finished product from the facility.
 
This location is responsible for processing fish meal products for the animal nutrition industry.

 

Are you looking for an opportunity to supervise a small production facility within a large, stable company? Have you previously supervised or led a team of shift employees? Can you stay focused in meeting goals and objectives while conducting the daily management of a facility? Are you safety focused with the ability to build a culture of safety? Can you motivate and build a small unified team? If so, AND, you have excellent communication skills, we want to hear from you! This Wilbur-Ellis location is responsible for processing fish meal products for the animal nutrition industry. 

 

General Purpose and Scope of Position:

The Location Manager will be responsible for the day to day plant operations. Working closely with the operations team, this individual will be responsible for all staff operations to ensure the efficient and safe handling and receipt of feed ingredients into the facility, the processing activities within the facility, and of the shipment of all finished product from the facility. 

This location is responsible for processing fish meal products for the animal nutrition industry.

Key Skills and Abilities Include:

  • A professional individual with a 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 a plant operation 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
  • 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
  • 5-10 years’ experience in operations management
  • Experience in feed or forage operations
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering 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 requirements of the Wilbur- Ellis Regulatory Management System programs
  • Being responsible for managing and updating all plant Quality and Safety process programs
    (HACCP plan, 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

 

 

Qualifications

Education

Preferred

Bachelors or better in Business Economics or related field.

 


 

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.

 

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 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.

 

 

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