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Supply Chain Manager

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Job Description: 

True® is the worldwide leader in diverse and innovative production of organic fertilizers. We are a family-owned business who respectfully treats our growers’ land as if it were our own. We are passionately dedicated to manufacturing the highest quality, safest and easiest-to-handle organic fertilizers developed exclusively to help you grow your business.

We have an immediate opening for a Supply Chain Manager to join us in our Helm, CA facility.

The Supply Chain Manager will be primarily responsible for managing inventory, managing supply sources, and to purchase materials and services to support manufacturing and anticipated demand. The Supply Chain Coordinator will develop sophisticated inventory management processes, protocols, and practices to ensure adequate redundancy to support growth and demand spikes; develop a vendor roster; introduce improvements and upgrades; and ensure alignment with scheduling and logistics.

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • 3-5 years international logistics experiences related to the movement of movements of goods, supply chain and distribution.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Business, Communications, or any related field preferred but not required – work experience may suffice.
  • Experience with Inco terms, customs clearance documents, general export/import shipping practices and other international export/import logistics information.
  • Exceptional experience in railroad logistics and working with the national railroad carriers.
  • Experience with the applications and management of export authorizations
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, analytical thinking, presentation, and customer service skills.
  • Desire to work in a dynamic, international environment and be an effective problem solver.
  • Detail-oriented and efficient
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred but not required.
  • Microsoft Office experience (Excel, Word, and Outlook) Required
  • EAP experience

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The following duties are performed in cooperation with Management Staff, or through subordinate staff. Other duties may be assigned.


  • Setup and negotiate freight with carriers for most cost-effective bookings.
  • Knowledge in setting up contracts with freight forwarders or ocean carriers for all incoming shipments.
  • Coordinate and track all USDA, FDA, and customs clearances.
  • Ability to work after hours and establish communication with oversea suppliers as needed or resolve random issues that need immediate attention.
  • Prepare and forward ACH statement to pay customs duties. Also improve to a more automotive business process.
  • Prepare and file/submit ISF (10+2) for all shipments to customs directly or customs broker.
  • Develop, update, and oversee detailed material resource plan on excel spreadsheet or tracking system.
  • Have detailed knowledge and understanding of industry standards and updates such as Tariffs, rate increases, shipping regulations and newly enforced shipping requirements.
  • Knowledge in tracking rail, and container shipments providing real time ETAs for all incoming shipments and communicating information to appropriate staff in timely manner.
  • Produce BOLs for oceans freight shipments and Waybills for rail shipments and provide all necessary documentation for shipments.
  • Involvement with month end closing activities for inventory reconciliations.
  • Setup payment transfers to suppliers as needed.
  • Provide finance department overview of cash impact for open orders.
  • Performs assignments in accordance with established safety policies and procedures.
  • Conducts searches to find needed information, using such sources as the Internet.
  • Learns to operate new office technologies as they are developed and implemented.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS and WORK ENVIRONMENT: Physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. Employee frequently is required to sit. Employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, or crouch.
  • Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25-30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Position requires the employee to work at the computer on average of 50%-75% of the time.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • The work environment is indoors in a typical office environment.
  • Environment at plant is dirty, dusty, odiferous, and 24/7 in all types of weather.

This is an amazing opportunity to be part of a team which focuses on the agronomic “tools” we provide to our customers.   

Our company is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law.

This policy applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits and termination.

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