Area Operations Manager

$70,000 - $85,000 yearly
  • Agricruit
  • Lansing, MN, USA
  • Apr 13, 2024
Full-time Agronomy Grain

Job Description

The Area Operations Manager is responsible for ensuring efficient operations of the distribution center. This position will manage all aspects of facility daily operations in accordance with safety procedures.


  1. Promote an environment, behavior, and culture that focuses on fulfilling the mission and core values.
  2. Hires and trains all local operations team members.
  3. Organizes and oversees the schedules, territories, and performance of direct reports.
  4. Conducts performance evaluations that are timely and constructive.
  5. Handles discipline and termination of employees in accordance with company policy.
  6. Actively engages their team.
  7. Creates key performance indicators and metrics for the team. Communicates the metrics and ensures each team member knows their role in achieving the metrics. Share results with the team.
  8. Consistently provides feedback to employees and coaches on a daily basis.
  9. Leads change, shares the way, explains the why and the impact, is transparent.
  10. Creates opportunities for the team to collaborate.
  11. Creates opportunities for team members to develop.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Manage daily facility operations at multiple locations to ensure safety, efficiency, and profitability.
  2. Identify and communicate workplace hazards and correct or seek assistance in correcting unsafe actions or conditions.
  3. Consistent collaboration with sales team to create operational objectives.
  4. Create and manage operational budget.
  5. Maintain accurate inventory records and properly document movement of all grain and agronomy related products.
  6. Oversees proper storage and quality of all products.
  7. Responsible for proper training and execution of and in and outbound grain grading required by company policies.
  8. Schedule and monitor maintenance of facilities and equipment.
  9. Oversee facility compliance in accordance with OSHA standards.
  10. Perform other related duties as assigned.



  1. Bachelors degree in Agricultural Business or a related field preferred.
  2. Three years of experience in agriculture management preferred.
  3. Exhibits solid organizational skills and attention to detail.
  4. Strong mechanical aptitude
  5. Experience in leading safety, process management, and business improvement strategies
  6. Excellent time management skills with the ability to multi-task, prioritize, and meet deadlines.

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this position:

  1. The employee is regularly required to talk or hear.
  2. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls.
  3. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; climb; and reach with hands and arms.
  4. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 60 pounds.
  5. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
  6. The Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  7. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.