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Wilbur-Ellis Company Location Operations Manager (Billings, MT) in Billings, Montana


Do you have a solid understanding of the Agricultural industry and its functions? Do you have at least five years' experience in distribution with a demonstrated track record in management? Do you have experience creating a culture of safety? If you said yes to these questions, consider a career with Wilbur-Ellis!

For over 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:

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, distribution, 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.

Key Skills and Abilities Include:

Ability to work independently with minimum supervision

Establish and maintain a culture of safety that features respect for fellow employees, the public, and the environment

Ability to be a change agent with a commitment to continuous improvement.

Experience in warehousing and distribution with a demonstrated track record in management

Proficient in all Microsoft office applications

Bachelor's degree or higher in Agriculture or Business related field is preferred

Key Personal Attributes Include:

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 location personnel, peers, and customers

Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills with an ability to lead and influence

Understands and maintains confidentiality

Specific Responsibilities and Key Deliverables Include:

Responsible for managing operations at the location including management of support personnel, operational oversight, and customer service

Coordinate all support resources for the location to ensure compliance with Wilbur Ellis safety, regulatory, credit, and other policies

Support programs to establish Wilbur Ellis as a leading provider of agronomic products

Operations management oversight of the location

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

Compensation and Benefits:

Competitive annual salary (to be determined based on experience and other factors)

Benefits package (medical, dental, vision, 401k, Employee Assistance Program, vacation, sick time, life insurance, + more); pension plan, 401k match up to 3%

Drug-Free Workplace

If you are currently a 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, 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 100 years of success and growth, thanks to our people. Our employees are both leaders and team players who thrive on creativity, entrepreneurial spirit, 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 a broad range of career opportunities from within. And we foster a supportive, people-first work environment.

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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. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Wilbur-Ellis Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer