Nursery Manager

AgReliant Genetics is the fastest growing independent seed company in the industry and currently the 3rd largest corn seed company in the United States. Our goal is to offer the best seed products to our North American customers through superior research, breeding and production techniques by focusing ONLY on seed.
Headquartered in Westfield, Indiana, AgReliant Genetics is owned by two of the largest independent seed companies in the world. KWS and Limagrain bring over 200 years of combined seed experience to AgReliant Genetics. Innovation, superior service and exceptional customer value are the center point of our multiple brand offering. AgReliant Genetics offers the best seed products available through the brands; AgriGold, Golden Acres, LG Seeds, Great Lakes Hybrids, Wensman, Producers Hybrids, Eureka, and Pride.
The cornerstone of the success of AgReliant Genetics is our people. At every level, our employees have a hand in maintaining the company?s reputation and furthering our growth. That?s why we pursue excellent people and do our best to provide a challenging and rewarding work experience.
We are currently accepting applications for the position of Nursery Manager. This position is an associate with corn breeding. Under the supervision of the Station Manager, organizes and trains the personnel in all operations pertaining to the preparation, planting, pollinating, data collection, harvest, shelling, and inventory recording of the corn nursery and nursery materials. Coordinate and prepare materials for the projects in Puerto Rico and other counter season nurseries.
?Responsible for maintaining the highest level of confidentiality, customer service and professionalism; responsible for promoting a positive image of the company and the research department.
?Training and organizing the research associates that work in the nursery are primary responsibilities. Effective training and utilization of seasonal workers is essential. All workers involved in the nursery operations must perform the work to the designated quality standards.
?Detailed records must be maintained on each step of the nursery operation.
?Responsible for the organization of the inbreds and developmental material in storage and the inventory records that coincide with the physical inventory.
?Selection of materials and lines in the nursery based on the criterion specified. This includes conventional, transgenic and specialty material.
?Work in Puerto Rico during the pollination period of the winter nursery. Ability to work independently with complete responsibility for specific aspects of the corn breeding program.
?Assists the station manager with the analysis of data, preparation of data reports and preparation of lists for testing and or subsequent generations of development.
?Conceives and implements new technologies allowing breeding tasks to be done more efficiently.
?Coordinates with the other station managers and nursery managers on the sharing of materials and on joint projects.
?Other duties as required.
The number of tasks and diversity of tasks in the Ames station program requires that all full-time staff become actively involved in a variety of tasks and projects as determined necessary by the station management. Training and effective utilization of seasonal help is a responsibility of all full-time personnel.
Duties and responsibilities may be revised as needed by the Corn Breeder and /or the Director of Corn Breeding either verbally and/or in writing.
A minimum of B.S. degree in agricultural field, MS degree is a plus. University courses should include breeding, crop science, genetics, or statistics. A minimum of 3 to 5 years? experience in managing a large corn nursery breeding operations is a plus. Experiences in tractor driving, fork lift operation are essential. Excellent planning and organization skills; ability to plan and manage multiple projects completely and accurately; attention to detail; problem analysis and problem resolution skills; strong interpersonal and communication skills required, working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint preferred) and common PC-based software.
Ability to work required hours; ability to lift 50 lbs.; ability to work in both field and station as required.; some overnight travel
AgReliant Genetics, LLC is an equal opportunity employer.

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