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Farm Nutrients was founded in 2003 to provide nutrient management for the newly formed Rembrandt Enterprises. We began supplying the poultry litter by-product from the Rembrandt egg production facility to local corn and soybean growers in the Rembrandt, Iowa area. In 2004, Farm Nutrients acquired specialized spreading equipment and hired trained operators to provide growers with exceptional litter application.

Business Operations Assistant

The Business Operations Assistant position is responsible for providing agronomy operational services to support sales and customer service. These services include application, freight, quality monitoring, and technical and logistical support. This position requires expertise in chicken litter quality management, environmental compliance and basic agronomy skills. The Business Operations Assistant helps lead a group of site supervisors, scalehouse clerks, equipment operators, haulers and handlers to ensure the customer service relationships are supported.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Fertilizer Operations
• Coordinates with site managers to ensure truck scheduling and load out, managing scale house and organizing delivery to farm fields
• Ensures haulers and equipment are available and schedules to support sales/customer service needs
• Coordinates and documents customer’s needs, field requirements and delivery information and ensures they are managed and acted upon
• Coordinates with contract haulers, negotiates rates and ensures completion and compliance of Independent Contractor Agreements of vendors
• Ensures customers receive communication and scalehouse and delivery ticket processes are followed
• Prepares and adheres to budgeted annual operational expenditures
• Ensures organization complies with all regulatory and licensing requirements
• Coordinates with sales, accounting and operations team to establish integrated maps and logistics
• Develops, executes and reports on manure quality sampling and monitoring program including reporting of monthly booking values relative to commercial fertilizer markets based on NPK values.
• Able to gather facts and react quickly to issues that arise
• Work the DNR and IDALS in an ethical and professional manner
Staff Development
• Assists in Hiring, training and developing a high performing operations team
• Provides direction, feedback and follow-up with thorough regular interactions and meetings
• Works with coworkers to resolve issues
Backup:
• A trained designee will be appointed by management to cover for absences or vacancies.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Required:
• 3 years’ of management experience
• 2 years’ experience in litter industry
• Knowledge of the market value differences between organic and commercial fertilizers.
• Knowledge and understanding of key economic drivers of a successful agronomy business
• Ability to read, understand and effectively communicate information through writing and speaking so others will understand
• Ability to collect, analyze, compile, interpret and distribute various reports
• Ability to determine and define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid and logical conclusions
• Excellent public relation skills and phone etiquette
• Leadership Skills
• Multi-tasking and organizational skills
• Attention to detail
• Independent Self-Starter/Team Player
New 07/01/2018
The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job description/classification. This is not intended to be considered as
an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities and skills required of the people assigned to this job description/classification. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to
assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
• Mathematical Skills: Logical/Analytical, Percentages, Fractions, Moderate Algebra
• Computer Skills: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Internet
• Advanced English: fluent in: speaking, reading and writing
• Essential function of the job: requires teamwork and developing strong relationships with co-workers
Preferred:
• 2-4 year degree in Agricultural or related field
Equipment:
• Office equipment: fax, copier, computers, printers, telephones, hand-held radios, calculators
• Hand tools
• Heavy Equipment: Payloader, Skid Steer, Tractor, Floater
Universal Expectations:
• Follows all Safety, Bio-Security, Environmental, and Animal Welfare Procedures
• Ensures compliance with and follows all OSHA and REI safety regulations and procedures
• Ensures that all care is provided with respect to customer, client and co-workers’ rights
• Ensures a safe and clean work environment
• Maintains confidentiality
• Adheres to work schedules in completing and performing assigned tasks
• Performs other tasks as assigned
• Work with Site Managers and Know and understand Site contracts
• Ability to Manage multiple Sites at a time

EEO/AA and Drug Free Employer