Johnny's Selected Seeds
  • Winslow, ME, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Health , Dental, Vision, 401(k), STD, LTD, Basic Life, Voluntary Life, Pet Insurance

Operations Supervisor-Evenings

Position Summary

The Operations Supervisor will be facilitating the operations in the Warehouse, Shipping, or Seed Packing functions at Johnny's Selected Seeds. This may include supervising functions performed including but not limited to stocking, gathering, shipping, and receiving. Evenings hours are required during our busy season (3pm-11pm) and off-season the hours will be determined. This individual will be provided opportunities and challenges, based on changing business needs. This position is in our Fulfillment Center located in Winslow, ME.


  • Supports Johnny's Selected Seeds commitment to customer service in the performance of all job duties. Provides leadership and displays an enthusiastic commitment to behaviors and values consistent with Johnny's Mission and Values.
  • Able to work in a constantly changing environment.
  • Supervises day-to-day operations for the assigned area, partnering as necessary with other departments. Circulates around area, and prioritizes, assigns, and reviews work to maintain departmental efficiency and meet productivity, volume, and quality goals.
  • Creates and maintains a clean, safe working environment for all employees.
  • Ensures both consistency of and compliance with company and departmental policies/procedures and performance standards. Implement operational plans to achieve designated objectives, established performance goals, and quality standards.
  • Identifies, reports, and communicates to the department manager trends and/or irregularities. Takes a proactive approach to analyzing deficiencies and developing plans to correct. Recommends and implements solutions by involving staff in problem-solving to obtain the best results.
  • Works cooperatively, utilizing a team supervisor approach to achieve performance goals.
  • Conduct meetings with staff to review department changes and statistics, respond to questions, and communicates any concerns/issues to the group. Ensures that employee questions or problems encountered are resolved in a timely and accurate manner. Coordinates all follow-through with appropriate departments as necessary.
  • Performs regular feedback sessions with Operations Associates to discuss performance, including both constructive and appreciative feedback. Develops goals and objectives with individuals and provides appropriate follow-up. Completes and administers meaningful performance appraisals in a timely manner. Counsels and participates in the training process to develop employees. Partners with the Senior Operations Manager and Human Resources to develop formal performance action plans and corrective actions, tracks progress with the plan, and provides feedback at appropriate intervals.
  • Participates in the development of short- and long-range goals for the department, including budget, staffing, and systems requirements. Assists with special projects involving continuous improvement both inside and outside area(s) of direct responsibility.
  • Completes administrative tasks and reporting functions on a timely basis.



  • High School Diploma or Equivalent required.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Supervisory experience is preferred
  • Possess excellent communication skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced, demanding environment
  • Must have a working knowledge of warehouse operations and possess strong problem solving and investigation skills
  • Able to perform simple mathematical functions.
  • Detail-oriented with a high degree of accuracy and have exceptional organizational skills
  • Must be a leader, be self-motivated and have the ability to motivate others, have good delegation skills, and be committed to workforce development
  • Computer literacy a must, including Word, Excel, and database proficiency

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to stand/walk for up to 8+ hours per day
  • Ability to read, count, and write to accurately complete all documentation
  • Ability to bend, pull, and lift up to 70 lbs with assistance
  • Ability to freely access all areas and locations of the business
  • Ability to sit in front of a computer for 30% or more of the time


  • Health Insurance (HMO, PPO, HSA)
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (Medical & Dependent Care)
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan & Profit Sharing
  • 401(k)
  • Employee Discount
  • Maternity/Paternity/Adoption & Foster Care Leave
  • Company Paid Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Pet Insurance
  • Company Paid Short- & Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Education Assistance

 Johnny's Selected Seeds was established in 1973 by our Founder and Chairman, Rob Johnston, Jr.  Today we are 100% Employee Owned.   Johnny's mission is Helping families, friends, and communities to feed one another by providing superior seeds, tools, information, and service

Johnny's is renowned for our exceptional customer service offering seeds, tools, supplies, and information to direct-market growers and avid home gardeners. We source, breed, trial, and sell outstanding selected varieties of vegetables, cut flowers, herbs, and farm seed, as well as thoughtfully designed tools and equipment. We take pride in the wealth of information and depth of experience we offer our customer base, nationwide, and globally.

We are a strong, stable company focused on growth while still maintaining our small company feel and staying true to our roots.  Beautiful Central Maine, where our research farm, warehouse, and offices are located, is the perfect launching point for an active, four-season lifestyle. Geographically situated halfway between Maine's mountains and its 4500 milelong coastline, we're a short drive away from resorts, parks, and harbors renowned for a rich diversity of recreational and cultural opportunities.

If you are passionate about good, healthy food and would choose to work for a company with fellow co-owners who are passionate about our mission and values, Johnny's may be the place for you!

Johnny's Selected Seeds is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, national origin, disability or handicap, or veteran status.

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