Agribusiness Operations
Facility Supervisor

General Purpose and Scope of Position

The Facility Supervisor manages the interaction of support groups within the branch including warehouse, production plants (fertilizer, manufacturing), dispatch and purchasing.  It is the responsibility of the Facility Supervisor to ensure each group operates efficiently to achieve their goals and interacts effectively with the other operation groups within the facility.  Reports include Crop Applicators and DOT drivers.

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Key Skills and Abilities Include

  • Ability to lead and influence
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Proficient in all Microsoft office applications and in particular Excel
  • Minimum of five years experience in distribution with a demonstrated track record in management
  • Experience in liquid and dry custom application is preferred (not required)
  • Bachelor’s degree or comparable combination of education and work experience

Key Personal Attributes Include

  • Demonstrates excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Detail and accuracy orientation
  • Good interpersonal and team-building skills with a positive attitude
  • 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 daily direction to support group managers
  • Provide support to other team members as required to attain branch goals
  • Develop an annual operating budget and manage to plan
  • Set department goals and objectives that are aligned with the division strategic plan
  • Update and maintain accurate job descriptions for facility roles
  • 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
  • Promote a positive work environment and overall employee morale
  • Present a professional image through personal appearance and overall facility cleanliness
  • Attend SSRE training sessions and meetings when necessary
  • Comply with all Wilbur-Ellis safety and regulatory procedures
  • Other duties as required and assigned


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