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Procurement Manager

Company: Hampton Farms
Location: Fresno
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

We are currently seeking an experienced, competitive, individual to join our company as an Agriculture Procurement Manager in the TX Panhandle - Portales, NM area.

The ideal candidate has an agriculture background with previous procurement experience in commodities such as grains, cotton, fruits/vegetables, or seed chemicals and/or fertilizers. Moreover, we need someone that can build trust and grow relationships with current growers/farmers while seeking out new ones. Someone that offers a fair deal for the grower while holding a firm line for our company. In this key position as Procurement Manager, you will travel to and work closely with buying points and grower partners to source the highest quality Farmer Stock our internal and external customers require.

We are proud to offer:
Competitive base salary - $85K-$115K+ based on experience
Bonus opportunities
Medical insurance
Relocation assistance
Paid time off - holidays, vacation, personal days, bereavement leave, military leave, and jury duty leave
401K with company match
Life insurance
Great family work environment
Upward career growth opportunity

Qualifications Include:
Bachelor's Degree preferably in Crop and Soil Science, Ag Business or Business Management
3-5+ years of agriculture procurement experience
2+ years of Management/Leadership experience
Excellent relationship-building skills - you must thrive in building and nurturing long-lasting relationships with new and existing growers
Successful history of leading, motivating, and training teams
Keen understanding of forecasting and sound strategic planning skills
Outstanding problem-solving skills
Customer-centric, honest, and operates with a high level of integrity
Well-organized, confident, energetic, and calm under pressure
Excellent communication skills

In the last 100 years, Hampton Farms has grown from a small family business to a family of businesses, and together we've made Hampton Farms the leading roaster of in-shell peanuts in the United States. We remain committed to providing America's finest nut-based food products. Learn more at www.hamptonfarms.com .

Mission
Environment : Protecting God's Creation and Promoting Excellence in Our Work Environment
Quality : Reflecting the Highest Quality and Care in All Products and Services
Understanding : Understanding Employee Needs for a Balanced Work-Personal Life; Promoting a Family-Friendly Workplace
Integrity : Honoring God by Conducting All Business with Honesty and Integrity
People : Promoting a Workplace Encouraging Creative Solutions from Our Most Important Asset, Our People

We firmly believe that our company is only as good as the people we employ. Join a company that values its employees and rewards them for a job well done!

For immediate consideration, APPLY today and be sure to attach a copy of your resume and cover letter - your cover letter must explain why you are a good fit for this opportunity. For questions, please call 704-341-1423.

Job Requirements:
Responsibilities include:
Identify and cultivate relationships with the best growers in the region. Utilizing yield and grade data to help make determinations on grower performance. As well as the resourcefulness and willingness to seek out new growers, potentially in new growing regions.
Contract the desired number of acres by commodity along with lbs./acre based off reasonable levels of historical production. Along with this, assist in determining fair market value in which to offer for each commodity to be contracted.
Manage buying network which includes multiple company owned Buying Points as well as Commissioned Buying Agents.
Manage a team of 4-6 people which would primarily be Buying Point Managers and Inventory Controllers.
Farmer Stock Procurement is competitive in nature and growers must be customers. Price is not the only driver in securing a grower's acres. The service provided in the handling of the grower's crop as well as the quality of seed offered is potentially more important. Customer focused service in these areas is critical to our success.
Inventory management as it pertains to shrink and quality degradation through handling, warehousing, and delivery to shelling facility.
Work with your team to develop solid storage and handling strategies to ensure the service we provide is equal to or superior to our competitors.
Responsible for our Seed Program - contracting seed acres with high quality growers, segregation to ensure quality/purity through shelling/treating and finally accurate/timely invoicing and inventory.
Responsible for ensuring all contract documents are signed accurately and timely. This includes Agreement to Plant Contracts, Contract Worksheets, Seed Orders, Seed Exchanges, Assignment of Indemnities, POA's & finally the formal Option Contract.
Willing to work with and build relationships with public and private breeding programs to insure we can source the best varieties available for our growers.
Responsible for working with Extension, Research, and consultants to assist in providing agronomic solutions to problems pertaining to yield, grade, and quality.
Provide regular updates on crop progress with estimates of final production and quality.

Keywords: Hampton Farms, Fresno , Procurement Manager, Executive , Fresno, California

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