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Operations Manager - Pro Markets Manufacturing (Halsey, OR)

Wilbur-Ellis Company Halsey Full-Time
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Are you a hands-on manager? Are you willing to work on job duties right alongside with your direct reports? Are you safety  driven with a focus on environmental stewardship and product quality? Do you have 3-5 years' experience in manufacturing? Do you have experience with JDE, SAP, or another ERP software? If so, we want to hear from you!  

For nearly 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:

Manage manufacturing operations, with a focus on safety, environmental stewardship, production quality and timely supply of products to WECO branches and third-party customers. Lead in compliance with regulatory requirements and company policies. Provide service and support to the Pro Markets sales force.

Key Skills and Abilities Include:

  • Technical / Engineering degree is a plus but not required if there is commensurate experience
  • Background in agriculture is a plus
  • 3-5 years’ experience in manufacturing
  • Ability to lead and influence
  • Ability to work with diverse people
  • Experience with Enterprise Resource Planning software (JDE, SAP)
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

Key Personal Attributes Include:

  • Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills
  • 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 all plant personnel
  • 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 support to other team members as required to attain business goals
  • 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
  • May require occasional overnight travel
  • Support and improve customer service for WECO and third-party sales. Work productively and constructively with the WECO retail and distribution side of the business
  • Stress safety in the workplace and compliance with Company safety policies
  • Steward of an enjoyable work environment for employees
  • Foster growth and expansion of employee skills
  • Stress environmental stewardship and compliance with environmental regulations and good practice.
  • Direct and manage quality control issues in purchasing, processing, packaging, transporting and warehousing.
  • Manage inventories of both raw materials and finished products
  • Direct scheduling of production
  • Maintaining the integrity of all production equipment
  • Communicate with Plant Manager on progress with activities of the facility and update him on issues concerning production, purchasing, and supplies.
  • Comply with all Wilbur-Ellis safety and regulatory procedures
  • Attend training sessions and meetings when necessary
  • Promote a positive work environment and overall employee morale
  • Present a professional image through personal appearance and overall facility cleanliness
  • Other duties as required and assigned

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Competitive Salary (to be determined based on experience and other factors)
  • Comprehensive company benefits

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


Skills required

Quality Assurance
Operations Management
Supply Chain Management
Lead Employee


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Established in 1921, Wilbur-Ellis is an international marketer and distributor of agricultural products, animal feed and specialty chemicals and ingredients. By developing strong relationships, strategic market investments and the ability to capitalize on new opportunities, Wilbur-Ellis has continued to grow its business with sales over $3 billion.

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