Alfred H Knight has an exciting opportunity for a Rice Operations Manager to join our Agricultural Services team in Stuttgart, Arkansas. You will be responsible for receiving job assignments and organising Inspectors to attend inspections to ensure client instructions are carried out in accordance with agreed industry and company standard operating procedures.
Alfred H Knight is a totally independent, family owned business spanning five generations. A global network of strategically placed offices and laboratories enable global trade by providing independent inspection, analysis and consultancy services to the metals and minerals, solid fuels and agriculture industries.
We have honed & carefully crafted our reputation. Delivering knowledge and professionalism in all aspects of weighing, sampling and analysis. We thrive by continuing to re-invest in our facilities, technology and people. Click here to find out more about AHK.
DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?
To be successful at Alfred H Knight you will need to display the following:
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND WORK EXPERIENCE
Manage field operations and team of Inspectors.
Recruitment and training of Inspectors.
Technical competency in agricultural commodities (rice, corn, soybeans and wheat).
Leadership and dispatch of Inspectors to attend inspections.
Issue job instructions for the inspection team detailing requirements of inspection.
Ensure operations are performed in accordance with industry and company standard operating procedures.
Development of internal controls to measure quality of operations.
Quality management and validation of Inspectors technical grading.
Routine maintenance and calibration of equipment.
Customer focus and relationship management.
Operational recommendations and capital expenditure requirements.
Ensure all field operations are carried out in accordance with company policies, ethics and safety policies.
Leadership skills and positive attitude.
Communicates effectively to their direct reports and management.
Drives engagement and directs work effectively.
High School diploma (minimum).
Required Work Experience
Minimum 5 years leadership experience in the rice industry (preferable).
Technical competency in rice, any knowledge in any other agricultural commodities i.e. corn, soybeans or wheat (preferable).
Experience of the rice industry with knowledge of key stakeholders (preferable).
Travel / Rotation Requirements
This role will require domestic travel within the US and occasional international travel.
Fully company funded health insurance (with the option to add dependents at the cost of the employee).
Fully company funded dental cover for the employee and dependents.
401K program with company contribution at a set percentage (with no employee contribution required).
Fully company funded life insurance.
Paid vacation (10 days – prorated based on employment date).