Hay Buyer in Willamette Valley OR

Posted 1 year ago

The Gold Standard in U.S. Forage Exports

Forage Acquisition (Hay Buyer) & Quality Control Manager, Pacific Northern Region

In order to expand hay and straw export processing operations in the Pacific Northern Region, The Gombos Company is searching for a Forage Acquisition (hay buyer) & Quality Control Manager. The Forage Acquisition & Quality Control Manager reports directly to the company President. The person is responsible for a variety of tasks which include the following:

  • Buying grass straw, alfalfa, and other hay products throughout Oregon and Northern California for delivery to various Gombos export processing facilities
  • Oversight of hay and straw delivery, processing, and quality control at outsource pressing facilities in Willamette Valley
  • Participation in acquisition and operational planning

Successful candidates are self-motivated, driven, highly disciplined, detail oriented, and always willing to provide “Gold Standard” customer service.

Hay Buyer and QC Responsibilities

  • Acquire grass straw, alfalfa, and other hay throughout Oregon and Northern, CA for all Gombos export operations and facilities
  • Manage grower relationships, hay purchases and contracts as required
  • Quality control of stack purchases to include moisture testing and nutritional/GMO sampling
  • Oversee the following:
    • Protection of stack purchases (barn or tarp) through delivery to export processing facilities
    • Delivery of inbound loads at outsource export processing facilities in Willamette Valley
    • Processing of forage and roughage at outsource facilities in Willamette Valley
    • Quality control of product and package at outsource export processing facilities in Willamette Valley
  • Actively participate in acquisition and operational planning with all Gombos team members
  • Actively support The Gombos Company’s Six Forces of Quality Control and Customer Satisfaction
  • Participate in monthly count of onsite or offsite inventory
  • Other duties as required

Skills, Qualifications, and Education

  • Five or more years of experience with grass straw or alfalfa
  • Reside in Willamette Valley, OR preferred
  • Valid driver’s license and clean DMV
  • Ability to drive long distances and work independently
  • Professional communication skills, both written and spoken
  • Consistent, disciplined and focused approach to customer service and problem solving
  • Agriculture and export experience is preferred

Salary depends on experience. Health insurance offered. Company vehicle or allowance offered. Send resume and references to HR@TheGombosCompany.com.

The Gombos Company exports forage and roughage (hay) to Far East and Middle East markets. The Gombos family has 39 years of industry-leading experience, involved with most major innovation and market access initiatives in this dynamic and growing industry. Agriculture and agribusiness is “a way of life” which requires certain cultural and individual characteristics to be successful. These include thriving in change, certain levels of unpredictability and the fast-paced, demanding world of international agribusiness.

Hay Buyer and Quality Control Manager

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