Agribusiness Operations
Location Operations Manager

General Purpose and Scope of Position

The Location Operations Manager directly manages the work and interaction of support groups within the location. With a focus on safety, compliance and customer service, the Location Operations Manager oversees all daily functions within a specified location. This would include warehousing, production plants (fertilizer, manufacturing), dispatch, purchasing, administration, DOT operations, location employee development, safety programs, and directing all company initiatives within the location. It is the responsibility of the Operations Manager to ensure each group operates efficiently to achieve their goals and interacts effectively with the other operation groups within the facility.

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Key Skills and Abilities Include

  • Establish a culture of safety that features respect for fellow employees, the public, and the environment
  • Have a strong understanding of the agricultural industry and how it functions
  • Ability to effectively and clearly communicate direction and strategy to a diverse team
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Proficient in the use of multiple technologies as well as the Microsoft Suite
  • Minimum of five years experience in distribution with a demonstrated track record in management

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 location personnel, peers and customers
  • Understand and maintains confidentiality

Specific Responsibilities and Key Deliverables Include

  • Oversee all aspects of facility operations and support
  • Promote safety culture while aligning with internal corporate social responsibility criteria
  • Provide daily direction to support group managers and employees
  • Provide support to other team members as required to attain location goals
  • Develop an annual operating budget and manage 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 EHSS 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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