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Production Planning Manager

Company: Corteva Agriscience
Location: Constantine
Posted on: January 21, 2023

Job Description:

DescriptionCorteva Agriscience has an exciting opportunity for a Production Planning Manager position based at the Constantine, Michigan Production Location.Who are we, and what do we do?Corteva Agriscience creates the world's most recognized and premium agricultural solutions to address the greatest challenges in agriculture. With a focus on technology, Corteva Agriscience creates seed and crop protection products that increase productivity and profit for farmers while reducing risks to their business. Every day our digital tools deliver insights our global partners need to thrive now and into the future.The Production Planning Manager will supervise/lead and coordinate the activities of Plant Operations Technicians in one or more production areas. Generally required to be skilled in the activities of workers being supervised and will perform the tasks of workers in the group to maintain production schedule when needed. Monitors daily plant activities and ensure time and quality commitments are met.Leadership/Supervision: Review production schedules and allocate team members to complete schedules. Make adjustments in schedules using knowledge of machine capacities and equipment, and worker capabilities. Assist in hiring temporary or part-time labor. Encourage team participation and involvement. Ensure employees are properly trained. Recommend and implement measures to improve productivity, performance, product quality, methods, working conditions, and efficiencies. Provide regular coaching and feedback. Provide coaching and assistance to others on performance management and develop plans. Analyze and resolve problems or assist workers in resolving problems. Recommend personnel actions and may carry out actions under guidance of Plant Manager.General Plant Operations Activities: Help coordinate (and participate on an "as needed" basis) all aspects of inventory planning and management. Inventory tracking and flow of inventory stages. Establishes production schedules for all plant production activities. Balance labor, assets and schedules to meet volume and financial targets. Helping to coordinate harvest activities such as truck capabilities from green corn through bulk. Monitoring product quality and ensuring activities meet the needs of the Quality Plan. Helping manage bulk and packaged seed inventories. Assisting with product movement activities.Teamwork and Communications: Develop and maintain good communication and rapport with plant personnel, employees from other Corteva plants or departments, growers, vendors, etc. Work with other leaders to coordinate workflow and coordination or resources between departments. Participate in location meetings. Serve on both plant and other Corteva teams as assigned.Risk Management: Attend safety meetings and complete required safety training. Ensure others complete required training and enforce safety regulations. Manage risks during performance of job duties. Recommend and implement safety and operational improvements.Planning and General Administration: Provide input and assistance to supervisor when planning capital and operational budgets. Provide input for workforce planning and development, scheduling, and development of annual business plan. Complete and maintain appropriate records, documents, or reports (production records, grower records, inventory records, etc.). Assist with accounts receivable, accounts payable, and payroll record keeping. May work on special projects as assigned by Location Manager.Conduct personal and professional development: Train for cross-functional job duties. Stay abreast of technology and plant leader concepts and methods. Establish and pursue development goals. Provide coaching and assistance to others on their learning plans.Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:How will you help us grow? It matters to us, and it matters to you!

  • Operations Management: Manage a significant operational area with organizational structures and jobs designed to meet results. Organize, clarify, align and manage goals and priorities. Plans, aligns, ensures accountability, communicates effectively, manages complexity, and optimizes work processes.
  • Leadership & Direction:
  • Communicate the actions needed to implement the function's strategy and business plan within the team, explain the relationship to the broader organization's mission, vision and values, motivate staff and develop workforce plans to determine future needs, how to best source candidates, etc.
  • Attract and retain qualified workers leverage and value individual differences and talents and manage work teams effectively.
  • Performance management and development process utilized to coach and provide feedback to employees. Continuous improvement, open communication, recognizing and rewarding achievements, and resolving conflicts.
  • Health, Safety & Environment: Ensure business activities and individuals (e.g. employees, contractors, and visitors) within the area of responsibility adhere to the organization's safety policies, procedures & programs to safeguard the environment, protect the wellbeing of individuals and minimize business risk.
  • Financial and Budgeting: Achievement of annual plan and budget business targets. This includes, but is not limited to, identifying and interpreting local issues and trends, developing production and workforce projections, and developing and submitting capital and operational budgets for approval. Interprets and applies key financial indicators to make better business decisions. Makes well-balanced decisions regarding expenditures that take into account multiple considerations.
  • Effective grower support: Local optimization and on-time completion of production plans. Achievement of quality plan standards and maintain high productivity. Good working relationships with others including growers, contract conditioners, local permitting agencies, crop improvement agencies, vendors, supply chain and production contacts, etc.
  • Community Relations and Customer Focus: Positive community relations maintained via coordination and participation in public relations activities. Builds strong customer relationships and delivers customer centric solutions. Sale and use of Corteva products promoted whenever possible.
  • Compliance and Quality Assurance: Compliance with federal and state regulations (e.g., OSHA, EPA, Labor Laws, etc.). Compliance with production operations, company policies and guidelines. Input into production operations policies and guidelines. Adherence to Quality Plan, including assuring up-to-date quality system documentation is maintained. Plant & field policies and standard operating procedures (e.g., work hours, allocation of acreage, etc.) developed and implemented.QualificationsRequirements:What expertise have you grown? What do you bring to the table?
    • Bachelor's degree in Agri Business or a related subject matter preferred.
    • 7-10 years of on-the-job work experience managing and leading a production facility, that includes supervisory or leadership responsibilities.
    • Competencies:
    • Ability to manage work processes, balance workload, train & motivate employees are key responsibilities for this role.
    • Strong communication skills. Demonstrated application of human resources / people management practices. Ability to lead leaders and influence/collaborate cross-functionally.
    • Knowledge of production agriculture and production plant operations. Ability to lead leaders and influence/collaborate cross-functionally are key for this role. Positions are responsible for managing and balancing production resources (people, budget, workflow, equipment, facilities, etc.). Information scanning and systems/data management ability is continually growing in importance.
    • Knowledge of Seed Processing/Conditioning/Quality. Knowledge of field equipment. Supervisory and team leadership skills. Training skills. Priority management and the ability to adjust quickly to changing conditions. Workforce flexibility. Good verbal communication skills. Regular interaction taking place in a high traffic & activity plant/warehouse areas, plus frequent visits to field locations.Check out life at Corteva!https://www.linkedin.com/company/corteva/lifeBenefits:Let's peek at how you can grow your wellbeing, health, and future at Corteva!
      • Strike a better work-life balance with robust time off benefits including paid maternity, paternal and family illness leave
      • Prepare for your future with our competitive retirement savings plan, tuition reimbursement program, and more
      • Enjoy access to health benefits for you and your family on your first day of employment
      • And much, much more!Ready to grow your perspectives, impact and career? Growing what matters starts with you -- start by applying to this career opportunity today!#LI-DD1#GrowWhatMattersCorteva Agriscience is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to boldly embracing the power of inclusion, diversity, and equity to enrich the lives of our employees and strengthen the performance of our company, while advancing equity in agriculture. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or any other protected class. Discrimination, harassment and retaliation are inconsistent with our values and will not be tolerated. If you require a reasonable accommodation to search or apply for a position, please visit:Accessibility Page for Contact InformationFor US Applicants: See the Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law posterTo all recruitment agencies: Corteva does not accept unsolicited third party resumes and is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Keywords: Corteva Agriscience, Kalamazoo , Production Planning Manager, Executive , Constantine, Michigan

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