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Perdue Farms, Inc. Operations Management Trainee - Perdue AgriBusiness in Salisbury, Maryland

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.


The purpose of this position is to further develop the interpersonal and team management skills required to become an effective team leader and to develop an understanding of the production process, management controls and operations of a production department.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Functions as an assistant to department management. Develops an understanding of the department's function to include administrative, manpower reports, disciplinary procedures, budget, production processes and requirements. Develops an understanding of the team process using the criteria: common mission/goals of all team members; clear role definition of team members; the work of the team is structured so as to encourage share accountabilities; effective team procedures and processes such as giving and receiving feedback, problem solving, decision making, coaching and communications are established; team members have a winning "spirit"; and innovative and certain recognition is used for team accomplishments. Implements the policies of the Quality Improvement Process with the team/department. Monitors the performance of the team to ensure goals are attained and graphs results for display and presentation at briefings and/or meetings. Develops communication skills to increase self awareness by analyzing one's communication styles and preferences and their effect on working relationships and productivity; be able to select appropriate communications techniques to apply to specific on-the-job situations; builds skills in influencing others in positive constructive ways that ensures high quality agreements, effective working relationships and improved productivity; identifies and understands the effects of organizational barriers to effective communications and do action planning on ways to resolve-on-the-job communication problems.

Minimum Education

Bachelors degree or equivalent work experience

Experience Requirements

0-3 years. College graduate.

Experience Preferred

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.