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Manager Plant

Columbia, Missouri, United States
December 29, 2015

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Objective: To secure a position within Mortgage, Life, and Retirement Protection Group where I can make a difference in my customers’ lives and in the company’s bottom line!

Career: Hurley & Associates- Charleston, MO

Risk Management Consultant- January 2015- Present

Certified Series III Broker

Brought 5 new client families of farmers to Hurley

Utilized all tools available to help farmers market their grain & protect their farm

oHelped them develop Cash Flow Sheet for their operation

oDeveloped individualized market plan to fit their wants/needs

oExecuted market plan in accordance with their wishes/approval

Expanded Hurley into new geographical market

Educated farmers about the tools at their disposal

oCash Marketing



oMarket Carry

Mid-State Seed- Marshall, MO

Plant Manager- December 2013- November 2014

Brought process improvements to the owner

oBulk inventory rotation

oDoubler forklift to move more product with same headcount

oWorker schedule to allow equipment to run 24 hrs/day

Encouraged closer adherence to basic safety practices that were being ignored

oBasic PPE in work areas: hard hats, safety glasses, ear plugs

oProper gloves & respirators around treatment

oTie off equipment above elevation

oUse of bucket trucks & boom lifts where possible to eliminate falling hazards on non-standard work surfaces

Fostered a positive, team oriented environment, leading to less tension, more production

Reduced off-site bin storage needs by 80K bu vs. PY

Ensure quality raw bulk product provided to us by our farmer suppliers by selecting and educating good growers of our expectations

Ensure delivery of high quality finished product delivered to our customers to their specs continuously being in production areas, working through issues with employees, monitoring lab test results, asking for feedback from customers

Managed approximately 20 full & part time employees to reduce overtime needed while maintaining plant operations

Monsanto Production- Marshall, MO

Operations Supervisor (Field/Plant)- August 2008- November 2013

Led 3 years of contracting 32,000+ acres/year of seed beans

Supervised 2-3 rounds of inspections of acres/year in timely manner (6 inspectors)

Ensured crop was brought into plant in a safe and timely manner

Assisted in developing/implementing FIDO (handheld FIeld Data Organizer) for soybeans

LEAN/Six-Sigma projects

oStudy on moving from MB bags to SP boxes

oStudy of Cost of SKU’s

Lead Plant Operations to ensure efficient, accurate cleaning, conditioning, packaging, distribution of seed once at the plant.

Assist Site Manager with various projects, including Capital Improvements, Cost Management.

Site champion for ISO and Safety Initiatives, including safety committee and BBS

Monsanto Production- Kearney, NE

Operations Supervisor- September 2005- August 2008

Re-bag- Assisted/Led 2006 & 2007 re-bag effort (taking product from existing SKU to new SKU as needed for next crop year)

Returns- Multiple years leading effort (taking in farmer returned seed, inspecting & inventorying SKU’s, prepping for re-bag crews to put into new SKU’s) ~130,000 units/year

Packaging- Lead/Assisted in packaging 2007 & 2008 new crop/procuring supplies

oPaper Bags

oSeedPak Boxes


oTies, stretch wrap, cables, etc

Distribution- Multiple years leading warehouse shipping of ~900,000 units/year

Safety committee member- Management representative

Monsanto Production- Matthews, MO

Seed Quality Supervisor/Trainee- February 2001- September 2005

Responsible for site lab

oDaily/weekly/monthly equipment calibrations

oVerified accuracy of test results

oEnsured throughput of samples on time

oReporting of results into Business Warehouse computer system & to manager

oResponsible for taking appropriate actions when results out of spec

Assisted Field Operations Supervisor with various areas of field work, including grower applications, contracts, field & equipment inspections, etc.

Initiated contact and worked with E-DAT in 2002, to explore ways of capturing field maps and data electronically for the first time ever w/in Monsanto

Team leader for site’s very first BBS Initiative

oEmployee based observations of other employees doing their work tasks, then giving feedback of what was good & what opportunities were noticed

Education: Murray State University, December 2000

B. S. Agribusiness (Cum Laude)


Series III Broker’s License

Microsoft Office


Business Warehouse (Monsanto internal SAP based software)

Six Sigma Green Belt certified

LEAN trained

BBS (Behavioral Based Safety)

ISO (International Standardization Organization)


Trent Hurley

Hurley & Associates


415 E. Marshall

Charleston, MO 63834


Deena Glenn

Hurley & Associates

Risk Management Consultant

415 E. Marshall

Charleston, MO 63834


Larry Williams

Holt AgriBusiness

Sales Manager

101 County Line Road

Sikeston, MO 63801


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