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Operations Manager

Company: Helena Agri-Enterprises, LLC
Location: Royalton
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:


The Operations Manager identifies needed improvements for business processes and operations to increase overall productivity, increase efficiencies and lower sales costs. This position is also responsible for creating processes and procedures to meet business objectives for the location.

The employee's primary duty must be the performance of office or non-manual work directly related to the management or general business operations of Helena or Helena's customers. This also includes the exercise of discretion and independent judgement with respect to matters of significance.

What your day may look like

Identifies and improves practices to lower average inventory shrinkage costs.
Ensures fertilizer freight is captured at the correct cost center and trains the branch team.
Serves as a resource to branch leadership and assists with specific improvement activities within the branch.
Serves as a point of contact for proprietary products and branch managers to ensure branch fertilizer and seed treatment invoicing is accurate.
Identifies and recommends product forecasting and stocking plans to create opportunity for Helena brands.
Provides guidance to locations on the best usage of flat storage.
Manages total inventories relative to the best taxable position.
Corrects invoicing of tech fees and available system reports.
Assists branches with justification and utilization of capital and lease requests.
Provides assistance to division purchasing and business leaders on actions to reduce slow and dead inventory.
Gives direction on inventory management tools and inventory management practices.
Supports seed group in managing long-term seed inventory.
Other work-related duties as assigned by leader.
Reliable and regular attendance is expected.


Education and experience needed for this position


Bachelor's degree or technical school certificate is required.
Three to five years of operations, sales or branch management experience in the agricultural field is required.
CDL Class A is preferred.
Combination of education and experience will be considered.


Other skills that will help you succeed

Management skills including coordinating weekly and monthly team meetings.
Leadership skills including supervising a five to ten member team.
Ability to multi-task (i.e. dispatch trucks and equipment per client orders).
Fabricating and heavy truck experience is preferred.
Ability to manage safety regulations.
Working knowledge of Helena products is preferred.
Ability to travel up to 10% is required.
Written and verbal communication skills.
Motivated and a self-starter.


Your work environment and the physical aspects of the job
At Helena, safety is our highest priority. We seek out extensive safety measures and put them in place to minimize exposure to anything that could be potentially harmful to our employees.

The work environment for this position may require the employee to work in an outdoor setting in all types of weather conditions with exposure to outdoor elements. When working outdoors and possibly around moving equipment/mechanical parts, the employee may be exposed to fumes, airborne particles, chemical and biological hazards, vibrations and a risk of electrical shock. This position requires you to use your hands for many different tasks and to talk, hear, walk, stand and sit. You may be occasionally required to lift or move up to 50 pounds.

Who we are
Helena Agri-Enterprises, LLC is one of the nation's foremost agronomy solutions providers. We rank near the top nationally in volume and sales for crop production products, fertilizer, custom application, seed and precision agriculture, turf management, industrial weed control, forestry, aquatics and more. As a solutions provider, we help our customers make critical decisions about soil variability, nutrient and water availability, seed selection and pest management. We take pride in working with our growers beyond the sale, helping them in every aspect of their business.
Helena operates under several main business groups -- Helena Products Group, AGRIntelligence, Helena Industries, LLC and Diversified Applications, Inc.

Helena is a special place to be
At Helena, we are family. Our employees take care of each other and support each other at work and in their personal life. Our family-like atmosphere creates a positive work environment that allows our employees to be high-performers because they feel comfort and compassion from their leader and team. Our family-like culture is centered on our successful business model -"People...Products...Knowledge." "People" being the first for good reason. When our employees are treated right and feel cared for, our customers thrive and our business grows.

Helena's commitment to diversity and inclusion
At Helena, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment where all our employees feel safe, valued and have the opportunity to succeed. We embrace different backgrounds and human experiences because our customers are also diverse. When we all show deep appreciation for each other and our customers it builds trust that strengthens Helena and keeps us competitive.

Helena supports individuals with disabilities and reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform job responsibilities.

Stay connected to Helena
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Helena is an equal opportunity employer.

Keywords: Helena Agri-Enterprises, LLC, Minneapolis , Operations Manager, Executive , Royalton, Minnesota

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