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Facilities Operations Manager (Site Manager)

Woodland, CA

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Sakata is committed to providing a workplace free of any and all kinds of discrimination. We are an equal opportunity employer and strive to promote a culturally diverse workforce. Thanks to our global and multicultural business environment, individuals can meet and work with people from all over the world.

Position Summary

We are looking for a Facilities Operations Manager who will direct and coordinate the administrative and operational activities of Sakata Seed America’s Woodland Facility. Responsibilities include directing and supervising the site management and staff to; a). Ensure adherence to company policies and operating requirements; b). Ensure cooperation and alignment of site staff with regional managers in the functions of R&D, sales, supply chain (seed production, logistics, quality control) and administration (IT, HR, Finance).

Essential Duties/Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership to site staff and management via relevant key performance indicators, targets, and goal settings as defined by management.
  • Coordinate with regional functional managers to develop performance objectives
  • Be available to site management and staff to support and guide them as needed.
  • Oversee site-specific construction projects as a member of the site project management team.
  • Communicate progress and issues for site projects to Sakata senior management group.
  • Support the regional finance staff in developing necessary financial and business reports
  • Responsible for maintaining and preserving capital resources, including vehicles, equipment, buildings within capital budget approved by the management.
  • Manage operating budgets for the site within expected guidelines defined by management.


  • Minimum 5 years of experience in seed related activities.
  • Minimum 2 years Supply Chain related experience desirable, preferably in seed, ornamentals, produce or related industry.

Knowledge / Skills Required

  • Strong project management skills.
  • Construction management skills a plus.

Desired Skills

  • Ability to successfully manage within a matrix structure; especially providing support for integrated functional management at regional level, while providing daily operational leadership at local level.
  • Ability to maintain positive employee relations and encourage high morale and loyalty among subordinates, while conveying strong support of SAH policies, plans and strategies.
  • Act as an innovative leader with personal integrity, a collaborative management style and the judgment and ability to make independent decisions.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills; be able to speak succinctly and positively to staff and management, especially under pressure;
  • Demonstrate excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Must have proven ability to lead, inspire and manage a professional staff.
  • Must have a solid professional presence combined with exceptional leadership skills.
  • Demonstrate ability to think strategically and provide measured input.
  • Technical writing skills for - Control Documentation - process controls


  • BA/BS in related discipline preferred.
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