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Perdue Farms, Inc. Grain Storage Manager - Parksley/Exmore in Parksley, Virginia

Perdue AgriBusiness is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into it's second century of growth and innovation. An international agricultural products and services company, we handle agricultural commodities and have a diverse portfolio of products and businesses.


Perdue AgriBusiness has an exciting opportunity for a Grain Storage Manager at our Parksley and Exmore Virginia locations. This position will lead and manage the facility associates to maximize the facility efficiencies and productivity. To lead the facility safety and environmental process. To lead the customer service function for the facility. To manage the facilities production, logistics, and inventory control processes. To prepare forecast requirements, analyze cost expenditures and prepare annual budgets requirements. To recommend capital projects that will enhance productivity, customer service and quality.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Lead and direct the activities of facility personnel that receive, dry, store, and distribute grain. This includes hiring, training, and developing the staff to meet the needs of the facility.

  • Develop, lead and administer an effective and proactive process to provide a safe working environment for all associates in accordance with Federal State, Local regulations and Perdue AgriBusiness requirements.

  • Develop, lead and administer an effective and proactive program to prevent environmental incidents and ensure compliance with all applicable Federal State, Local regulations and Perdue AgriBusiness requirements.

  • Ensure service and equity of grades is provided to both internal and external customers.

  • Administer an effective Inventory Control Program to maintain quality and quantity of inventory handled at the facility and ensure compliance with USDA Warehousing, FDA regulations and Perdue Grain & Oilseed LLC requirements.

  • Ensure routine and preventative maintenance is performed on all equipment to ensure maximum availability, operating efficiency, and longevity

  • Identify opportunities, synergies and improvements to increase facility operating effectiveness and reduce operating costs. This includes the development of capital plans and execution of individual projects according to plan.

  • Coordinate with grain merchandising to ensure positive customer relationships and effective planning to provide for timely and least cost movement of grain.

  • Perform other tasks as directed by supervisor.

Minimum Education

BS Degree (Agriculture, Logistics, Age Economics, Ag Technologies, Business)

7 – 10 years grain operations experience can be substituted for BS Degree

Experience Requirements

  • 3-5 years experience.

  • 1-2 years supervisory experience.

  • Knowledge of grain receiving and storage technologies.

  • Understanding of commodity markets.

  • Basic knowledge of software applications.

  • Knowledge of federal, state, local and OSHA regulations.

  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

Able to move freely throughout the agribusiness facilities including climbing vertical heights (0 -150'), carrying tools and equipment (0-50 lbs.), exposure temperatures (0-100) degrees Fahrenheit, humidity (0-100%), noise (50db to 100db) and chemicals (MSDS sheets available). Must be able to wear protective equipment to include self-contained breathing apparatus. Required to travel to remote agribusiness facilities and customer locations.

Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.