DuPont Production Location Manager in Algona, Iowa

Production Location Manager (Job Number: 197407W-01)


Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™ is seeking an experienced leader to be responsible for the effective and profitable management of our Algona production plant. This exciting opportunity will allow you to further develop several skills including overseeing plant, field, safety, continuous improvement, maintenance, and administration at one of our strategic sites. As the Production Location Manager, you will plan for and mobilize resources needed to develop high quality seed on-time to meet delivery and stock transport schedules, plus manage distribution of other products. Utilize your strong communication skills by managing internal and external relationships and networking with the broader organization. Provide leadership to staff regarding production of high quality products that meet customer needs while fostering an environment of collaboration, innovation as well as employee growth and development. Come grow your career with Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™ in Algona, IA!


  • Organizationalstructures and jobs designed to meet results.

  • Workforceplans developed to determine future needs, how to best source candidates,etc. Qualified workers attracted and retained. Individual differences andtalents leveraged and valued; work teams used and managed effectively.

  • Goals andpriorities clarified, aligned, and well managed.

  • Performancemanagement and development process utilized to coach and provide feedbackto employees. Individual and workgroup learning and continuous improvementencouraged. Employees provided opportunities for dialogue and opencommunication. Effort and results recognized and rewarded. Issues andconflicts resolved.

  • Safety andwellness promoted. Assistance from HR & Production Manager obtained asneeded. All personnel decisions (e.g., hiring, promotion, discipline,etc.) reviewed and approved.

  • Achievement ofannual plan and budget business targets. This includes, but is not limitedto, identifying and interpreting local issues and trends, developingproduction and workforce projections, and developing and submittingcapital and operational budgets for approval.

  • Effectivegrower and support. Local optimization and on-time completion ofproduction plans. Achievement of seed-quality plan standards. Maintainhigh productivity.

  • Good workingrelationships with other groups in IO, growers, contract conditioners,etc. maintained. Positive community relations maintained via coordinationand participation in public relations activities. Sale and use of productspromoted whenever possible.

  • Compliancewith federal and state regulations (e.g., OSHA, EPA, Wage & Hour Laws,etc.). Compliance with Production Operations, IO, and Company policies andguidelines. Input into Production Operations policies and guidelinesprovided. Adherence to Quality Plan and procedures, including assuringup-to-date documentation is maintained. Plant & field policies and standardoperating procedures (e.g., work hours, allocation of acreage, etc.)developed and implemented.


In order to be qualifiedfor this role, the following is required:

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • 8 years’ experience in seedproduction or manufacturing management

  • Experience in planning and goalsetting, budgeting, and supervision

  • Excellent management andleadership skills (leading leaders). Performance development andcoaching/feedback skills. Team building skills.

  • Ability to effectively workwith and manage people from diverse backgrounds. Cross-functionalcollaboration.

  • Results orientation andpriority management skills.

  • Excellent interpersonalcommunications. Influencing skills.

  • Effectiveadministration/contracting skills.

  • Commitment to quality.

  • Managing change and innovationskills.

We are excited toannounce that Corteva Agriscience™ is the name of the new Agriculture Divisionof DowDuPont™. We are bringing together DuPont Crop Protection, DuPont Pioneerand Dow AgroSciences to create a market-shaping, standalone agriculture companywith leading positions in seed technologies, crop protection and digitalagriculture. We will work across the global agriculture value chain to create amore efficient food system.

At Corteva Agriscience™,we seek to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume. Thismeans we will help rejuvenate the agricultural ecosystem to support people andthe planet and to ensure progress for generations to come.


Primary Location: NA-United States-Iowa-Algona

Organization: Pioneer

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: Bachelor's Degree (±16 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Experienced

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