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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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Orchard Supervisor – Nacogdoches, Texas

The orchard supervisor provides the leadership, technical knowledge and operational know-how required for efficient and cost-effective production of genetically superior open pollinated (OP) and mass control pollinated (MCP) pine seed.  The supervisor is proficient in all aspects of orchard management, MCP pollen management and seed production.  Maintains good working relationship with and provides support for Product Development (research) and other internal groups.

  • Orchard Management — Coordinate complete management regime for approximately 200 acres of pine seed orchards and clone banks, from new establishments to mature orchards.  Working knowledge of fertility management, integrated pest management and orchard establishment procedures a plus.
  • Cone Harvest — Supervise annual pine cone harvest (+/- 5000 bushels) via contract labor keeping detailed records.
  • Mass Control Pollination – Supervise contract labor in spring MCP operations including bagging, pollen collection, pollination and detailed record keeping.
  • Seed Processing and Testing – Supervise annual seed processing and testing activities for +/- 15,000 pounds of seed for a quality goal of 95% germination within timeline necessary for crop planning.
  • Administrative — Develop and manage an annual operating budget of +/- $1,000,000,  directly supervise 3 reports and one part-time temporary worker, manage a strong safety program, operational purchasing, and oversight for MCP, cone harvest and misc. contracted services.
  • Operation and knowledge of farm tractors, general farm equipment and chainsaws.

Department: Daily interaction with direct reports. Frequent interaction with Orchard Manager and personnel from other ArborGen Orchards.

Company: Regular interaction with personnel in the administration group and Product Development (Research) group.

Outside Company: Participation in occasional outside industry conferences.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Forest Science or related agricultural/horticultural field preferred, or AA degree, plus 5 years work experience in a forestry/agricultural/horticultural-related field preferred.
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills supported by proficiency with spreadsheet and word processing software.
  • Demonstrated leadership and supervisory skills.
  • Orchard management-specific technical knowledge.
  • Strong sense of financial and asset stewardship.
  • Maintain a valid driver’s license.
  • Will be required to obtain a Restricted Use Pesticide Applicators License.

Ability to work in aerial lift buckets of heights up to 65’ is a must.  This is heavy work exerting 40-100 pounds of force repeatedly.  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, wood smoke and chemicals. Visual acuity is required for equipment and vehicle operation; requires hearing sufficient to perceive noises for diagnostic purposes.

Applicant must pass a drug screening test.

Experience in agricultural field a plus. This is an exempt position, with limited travel required. The orchard supervisor must be reliable, innovative, team-oriented and conscientious with a positive work ethic and strong communication skills.

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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