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Nursery Specialist – Shellman, Georgia

ArborGen’s Nursery in Shellman, GA has an open position for a Nursery Specialist. The Nursery Specialist is required to perform all the skilled operations at a Nursery. He/she is responsible for production goals, product quality and minimizing nursery expenses. A specialist must be reliable, innovative, team-oriented and conscientious with a positive work ethic.

  • Operate, maintain, modify and calibrate farm tractors, agricultural equipment, conveyors, and strapping machines and other equipment used on the job.

  • Maintain records including but not limited to equipment maintenance, parts inventory, safety inspections, and fuel records.

  • Assist in the operation and maintenance of an automatic irrigation system including pump station, below ground main lines, above ground supply system, and digital controllers.

  • Weld and fabricate metal items.

  • Assist in all phases of weed control, including herbicide application, mechanical control and hand weeding.

  • Assist in all phases of crop nutrition including fertilization recommendations and applications.

  • Wear safety personal protective equipment, maintain facility, and maintain a safe working environment.

  • Supervise labor in various nursery operations.

  • Serve as a team member in group work improvement projects.

  • Work extended hours, weekends and holidays, outdoors in all types of weather conditions as required.

  • Participate in and complete required safety training.

  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

 

  • Experience in construction, welding, metal fabrication, and equipment maintenance.
  • Ability to be innovative and be resourceful to accomplish goals
  • Basic math, oral and written communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Associate Degree in Agriculture or Horticulture, or 5+ years experience operating and maintaining agricultural equipment in lieu of education preferred.
  • Good human relations skills to serve as a team member and a team leader.

This is heavy work exerting up to 40-100 pounds of force; work may involve climbing, stooping, crouching, kneeling, reaching, pushing, pulling, lifting and grasping; worker is subject to inside and outside environment, noise, vibration, working hazards, fumes, odors, dust, gasses and chemicals; visual acuity is required for experiments; requires hearing sufficient to perceive noises for diagnostic purposes. This can be inside or outside work or working in hot, humid cold and damp conditions. Applicant must have a valid driver’s license. Applicant must pass a drug screening test.

This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the applicant. Incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required and the responsibilities of the position may change.

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Financial Analyst – Ridgeville, South Carolina

Responsible for working with corporate leadership team to conduct market / business assessments and obtain organizational support of strategic and tactical initiatives.  Perform financial analyses in support of acquisitions, capital investments, operational plans and business development initiatives.  Develop  financially model of portfolio of commercial and pipeline products to reflect long range plan and strategic imperatives.  Support Portfolio Management activities via key analyses such as market trends, forecasted sales, gross margin by product (segment).

  • Support commercial assessment of key collaborations in cooperation with Management team and other functional groups.
  • Provide financial modeling of deal economics and technology values as input to negotations and term sheet development; including NPV, IRR, payback and sensitivity analyses as appropriate.
  • Develop and manage financial models for each business segment as well as an integrated total company forecast and valuation.
  • Evaluate and quantify strategic decisions and opportunites, including research and development options, capital spending, domestic and international expansion projects and acquisition opportunities.
  • Create and review presentations summarizing project analyses for various audiences.
  • Provide key analyses such as market trends, forecasted sales, gross margin by product (segment) in support of portfolio management activities.
  • Source, organize and disseminate market research information.
  • Facilitate prospecting for new partners in potential markets through participation in industry meetings and other tradeshows
  • Generally manage requests from corporate, business development and project leaders.

Department: Daily interaction with corporate leadership, business development team and portfolio manager

Company: Frequent interaction with representatives from finance, product development, science, sales / marketing and project managers across international operations.

Outside Company: Significant interaction with technical experts, study authors and reporting agencies (e.g. RISI).  Occasionally participates in outside conferences. Interacts modestly with modeling representatives from other companies as part of business development activities.

  • Masters in Business Administration; Minimum three years work experience required in the areas of finance, portfolio management, product management, analysis or other related field.
  • Exceptional knowledge of excel with strong financial modeling/analysis skills (NPV, IRR, payback period, sensitivity analyses, etc.).
  • Strong data collection and analytical skills (digesting large amounts of information on key trends, opportunities, etc.)
  • Superior interpersonal skills. Proven ability to work with multiple cross-functional groups to meet corporate objectives.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills a must.
  • Ability to frame business issues, analyze options, and concisely articulate a course of action to scientific, business and financial audiences.
  • Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Strong execution and follow-up skills.

The position is based in ArborGen’s corporate headquarters in Ridgeville, South Carolina.

Travel will vary from limited to moderate, depending on nature of business development initiatives underway.

This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the incumbent.  It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the incumbent.  Incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required and the responsibilities of the position may change.

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