Nutrien LTD

  • Production Manager

    Job Locations US-NE-Fairbury
    Posted Date 4 months ago(10/16/2018 10:47 PM)
    System ID
    Job Category
    Manufacturing, Operations & Trades
    Business Unit
    Retail - Nutrien Ag Solutions
    Number of Positions (Vacancies)
  • Job Description

    Production Manager, Fairbury NE, US


    Why work at Nutrien Ag Solutions? Great question!

    Safety is a core value at Nutrien Ag Solutions. Keeping every employee safe, healthy and secure is our top priority. Nothing is more important than seeing our people go home safe at the end of every single day.

    While working here you will have the opportunity to grow your career while helping us feed the future. We pride ourselves in hiring from a variety of backgrounds and truly believe that it is our differences that make us stronger so we hope you will join us.

    In addition to exciting and challenging opportunities, Nutrien Ag Solutions offers competitive salaries, great benefits and performance based incentives.

    Outside of the skills and necessary qualifications, you will be committed to sustaining our safe and positive work environment while welcoming working side by side others in a diverse culture. Culture at Nutrien Ag Solutions is the core of everything we do and all employees are respectful of diverse opinions and views.

    Loveland Products Inc., a division of Nutrien Ag Solutions, offers a complete line of high performance crop input products including seed treatment, plant performance, nutritionals, adjuvant and crop protection products. Loveland Products brings new, unique chemistries to the marketplace to provide innovative solutions to problems across the agricultural and professional non-crop industries.


    Job Summary:

    The Production Manager is responsible for managing all aspects of Loveland Products, Fairbury, NE manufacturing operations, this includes product formulation and packaging, equipment maintenance and operability, and inventory management and distribution. The Production Manager recruits, trains and retains sufficient operations and warehouse personnel to ensure site material flows and efficiencies.


    Benefits Highlights:

    • Working for the world’s largest crop input company with over 20,000 employees
    • Competitive health care coverage
    • 401K company match and 401k bonus match potential
    • 5x8 base schedule

     Key Tasks include, but are not limited to:

    • Supervise and direct manufacturing personnel to consistently deliver materials consumption, production volumes, and quality goals.
    • Coordinate with both plant scheduler and buyer to deliver best manufacturing schedule to support business production forecasts, as well as, site efficiency expectations.
    • Perform material consumption and production variance analysis to ensure Shop Orders, Bill of Materials, and Routers accurately reflect operations activities.
    • Actively collaborate in developing methods for inventory forecasts, purchasing cycles, and materials controls.
    • Establish production metrics to monitor material inventories, production progress, and other operational activities that affect schedules and customer delivery.
    • Participate in developing and executing strategies to meet site business growth and sourcing needs.
    • Collaborate with Engineering, Maintenance, and Quality to identify cost reduction opportunities and efficiency improvements.
    • Actively participates as a member of the leadership team in making cross-functional site decisions.
    • Manage warehouse personnel to efficiently process both incoming and outbound materials to ensure accurate shipping and inventories.
    • Manage personnel uniformly and resolve conflicts consistent with established coaching and counseling practices.
    • Maintain positive work environment and employee relations while ensuring policies and practices adhere to environmental, health and safety expectations are met.


    • Bachelor’s degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics field of study.
    • Minimum of 5 years’ experience, 3 years progressive experience in chemical manufacturing environment, reacting processes strongly preferred.
    • High proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Excel.
    • Financial skills, including, cost modeling and analysis.
    • Working knowledge of ERP/MRP systems use in manufacturing environment.
    • Experience in total quality, six sigma, lean, or other similar manufacturing environments preferred.

    Nutrien Ag Solutions, a Nutrien Company, is committed to creating an inclusive workplace.  We encourage applications from all well qualified candidates who reflect the diversity of the regions where we operate.  This includes recognizing the voluntary identification of status such as gender, sexual orientation, visible minority, Indigenous status, persons with disabilities, and veterans, where applicable.

    If this sounds like a good match, apply now. You may be required to undergo a background check and substance test in accordance with Nutrien Ag Solutions policies.

    While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.



    **EOE race/color/sex/sexual orientation/gender identity/disability/veteran


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