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These Ag Careers listings are not endorsed by the ASFMRA and should be fully investigated. The intent of this information is simply to introduce employers to potential candidates, and visa versa. ASFMRA staff reserves the right to accept, reject, and/or edit all listings that are submitted for placement in the Ag Careers Center section. Placement of Ag Career listings is usually complimentary.

If you would like to post a listing on the Ag Careers website, please email the job description and closing date to Jaleen Edwards

Career Opportunities


ASFMRA Career Listing (#0427162)

Company: New Jersey Department of Transportation
Location:  Ewing
ISSUE DATE: 4/21/2016
CLOSING DATE: 5/6/2016

The Technical Support Bureau provides services to the other units of the Right of Way and Access Management Division including overseeing funding, processing projects for the Districts, overseeing contracting by the Division and providing technical support regarding right of way and appraisal related matters.

Position Description:

The Real Estate Appraiser 3 serves as the chief appraiser for the Department and provides guidance on appraisal related matters, oversees the appraisal contracting process, updates the Department regarding current appraisal and appraisal related right of way regulations and court decisions and serves as the appraisal Subject Matter Expert to ensure that
the Department is conducting appraisals in accordance with right of way regulations, procedures and USPAP.


Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree supplemented by satisfactory completion of at least 128 classroom hours of formal recognized courses in appraising such as the American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers 1A and 1B series (former Institute Courses I and II) or those of other recognized Appraisal Societies such as the Society of Real Estate Appraisers Course 101 and 201 or any combination of formal recognized professional Appraisal Society courses which totals without course or curriculum duplication) at least 128 classroom hours.

Note: Applicants who do not possess the Bachelor’s degree but who meet the indicated Real Estate course requirements may substitute additional experience for the Bachelor’s degree on a year – for – year basis, with thirty (30) credits being equal
to one (1) year of experience. For more information regarding this position, please refer to:


Five (5) years of experience in the appraisal of real property including eminent domain experience involving severance damages to both residential and income – type properties, two (2) years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity. One (1) year of experience in the sale or negotiation of real estate may be substituted for one (1) year of the appraisal experience.


In compliance with PL 1995, c.349, applicants are required to possess a valid Real Estate Appraiser License or Certificate issued by the New Jersey Board of Real Estate Appraisers. Licensure or level of certification is contingent on the transaction value, complexity and type of land parcel being appraised.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Proficient in letter writing
• Significant customer service skills with internal and external customers
• Ability to read and understand general roadmaps, zoning and tax maps, line drawings and construction plans • Strong problem solving skills
• Proficient in Microsoft Office


For State Employees: Any appointments made from postings which involve movement between divisions may result in a forfeiture of rights to any promotional lists in their former unit.


Residency: All persons newly hired on or after September 1, 2011 have one year from the date of employment to establish, and then maintain principal residence in the State of New Jersey subject to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 52:14 – 7 (L. 2011, Chapter 70), also known as the “New Jersey First Act.”

Application Instructions:

Interested candidates must submit a current resume, unofficial transcript or foreign evaluation if necessary, cover sheet
with posting # and a completed New Jersey State Application for Employment, which can be found at, no later than May 6, 2016 in order to be considered for a position.

Candidates will NOT be considered if they fail to provide all requested documents upon initial submittal. Please Submit the following documents (indicating the Posting number) with your application:

Resume, Letter of Interest, Unofficial Transcript, State Application

Forward Resumes To:

Lisa Webber
Department of Transportation NJDOT, Human Resources
1035 Parkway Ave.,
P.O.Box 602
Trenton, NJ, 08625


Full Text:  Job_Post_16-00057 NJDOT Appraiser 3


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ASFMRA Career Listing (#0427161)

Position:  Farm and Ranch Manager
Company: Cushman & Wakefield
Location:  Arlington, Texas


  • Deliver a broad range of farm and/or ranch management services to a diverse portfolio located in numerous market segments
  • Develop strategies and recommendations for individual farm and ranch assets
  • Appraise livestock carrying capacity, pasture rotation strategies, crop rotation, timber stand thinning, select and clear cutting, timber plantations, wildlife management, herbicide, pesticide, and fertilizer
  • Determine the impact of mineral production, pipelines, and geophysical operations on properties and assist in damage
  • Evaluate and negotiate agricultural leases and determine what agricultural use is best suited for the properties
  • Facilitate communication to both internal partners and external clients
  • Implement projects and strategies with due diligence
  • Ensure all documentation is securely entered into the appropriate management information and electronic file systems
  • Partner with internal and external resources to ensure that all services and projects are timely delivered and completed effectively
  • Prioritize and delegate projects to appropriate support resources and oversee ongoing progress
  • Oversee all farm and ranch related revenue and expenses
  • Monitor and effect annual OCC and Federal regulatory compliance requirements
  • Meet monthly and annual compliance and regulatory deadlines
  • Adhere to internal policies and procedures
  • Perform administrative duties as necessary


  • Bachelor Degree
  • Minimum of 5+ years of farm and/or ranch property management experience or similar experience within the fiduciary real estate management field
  • Or any similar combination of education and experience
  • Real estate license preferred
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Must be able to periodically travel to farm and ranches locations, as well as client meetings and internal meetings on an as needed basis  
  • Possess a thorough understanding of governmental farm programs
  • Willingness to obtain and maintain industry designations applicable to this position
  • Ability to fulfill ongoing mandatory education and training requirements as necessary
  • Strong interpersonal skills and problem solving ability
  • Proven record of providing excellent internal and external customer service
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • The qualified candidate will be detail oriented, able to handle multiple projects simultaneously, extremely professional, and customer service oriented

Physical Requirements

  • Involves work of a general office nature; typically includes extended periods of sitting and/or operation of a computer for up to 8 hours a day
  • May involve periods of standing, such as operating at a copier/fax/scanner
  • Regularly required to talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to write and type
  • Ability to speak clearly so others can understand you
  • Ability to read and understand information and ideas presented orally and in writing
  • Ability to communicate information and ideas in writing and orally so others will understand
  • Regularly required to utilize vision abilities, allowing reading of printed material, graphics, and computer displays

Click Here to apply for this position. 

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ASFMRA Career Listing (#0426161)

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Position: Certified General Appraiser
Company: Branch Banking and Trust Company (BB&T)
Location: BB&T/Pennsylvania


Branch Banking and Trust Company (BB&T) is seeking a certified general appraiser for an excellent “in-house” full-time position. Ideal candidate is an active Pennsylvania fee appraiser, having diverse report writing experience with agricultural/commercial/residential property types. Candidates should be detailed oriented, be able to work independently to meet deadlines, have good communication, research, problem solving, and interpersonal skills, and a persuasive writing ability.  BB&T offers exceptional benefits including 401k matching, a pension plan, etc.  Work at a BB&T location, or possible telecommuting opportunity.

If interested, please email your qualifications and contact information to or call John Potter @843-903-8701.

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ASFMRA Career Listing (#0419161)

Touchstone Business Advisors




Business for Sale:   Property Management, Appraisal and Real Estate Agency
Location:  Fort Morgan, Colorado

Now offering an exciting opportunity for a Real Estate Broker to walk into a well established, turnkey Northeast Colorado real estate sales, appraisal and property management agency. 65% of revenue in 2015 was generated from commissions on sale of real estate (home, farm, ranch and commercial properties); 29% was property management; and 6% was appraisals. Buyer will benefit from years of steady advertising and development of multiple income streams.

See full listing at

Listed by

Tom Lana
Touchstone Business Advisors, LLC

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ASFMRA Career Listing (#0419162)






Title: Collateral Appraiser I
Location:  Grand Junction, CO or Des Moines, IA

JOB DESCRIPTIONReviews property information on non-complex properties to determine scope of appraisal work to be performed. Reviews financial statements for owner occupied agribusiness entities or other rental properties. Orders and manages evaluations and appraisals and any follow-up evaluations as required by FIRREA and corporate policy.  Serves as point of contact for vendor and account officer throughout the valuation process; coordinates timelines and ensures contract requirements are met.  Reviews appraisal and evaluation reports to confirm appropriate content and compliance with federal, regulatory and bank policy.  Escalates unique or challenging issues for review; may escalate discrepancies for resolution and approvals.  Finalizes vendor reports, may prepare internal reports and provides feedback on property value as needed

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:  Certified General Appraiser, 2+ years collateral appraisal experience.


  • Intermediate Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook) skills
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy skills
  • Customer service focus with the ability to listen to customer needs and recommend solutions
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to take on a high level of responsibility, initiative, and accountability


  • Conventional agricultural appraisal experience
  • Strong technical and analytical skills including establishing market values and property rating.
  • Resume must identify licensing state and state license number

Full Listing on Wells Fargo Careers

Interested parties should log-in to the following URL: - register on-line and complete a profile in the Wells Fargo job seeker database.  Keyword:  Collateral Appraiser 1 / Requisition 5203922.

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ASFMRA Career Listing (#0324162)

Job Title:  Farm Management Advisor

Company:  Smith Brothers Application, LLC

Location:  Dalhart, TX


Record, test, analyze, & advise company & clients on best methods of application & timing of following: herbicides, pesticides, insecticides, & fertilization of a wide variety of field & cash crops.


  • 4 yrs of experience as Farm Management Consultant or related
  • Must including some experience  with following:
    • Develop, plan & apply chemical applications to agricultural crops
    • Fertility Requirement of crops
    • Application plans for crops to optimize crop value & health
    • Crop timing program
    • Maintenance of farm buildings & machinery.
  • Must complete Pesticide Course or have an Agriculture Applicator Certificate.
  • Must possess Commercial Pesticide Applicator License w/ TX Dept of Agriculture.
  • Commercial Driver’s License, Drug Test, & up to 15% Domestic Travel.

Send resumes to:

Smith Brothers Applications, LLC
11400 FM 807
Dalhart, TX 79022

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ASFMRA Career Listing (#0324161)


Job Title: Asset Manager
Posting End Date: 5/31/16
  Minneapolis, MN

Job Summary:  
At CoBank, our Asset Manager in Farm Credit Leasing (FCL) prepares, analyses and conducts asset management and environmental investigations of routine and more complex transactions, lease structures and larger residual risks in accordance with prescribed methods, guidelines and procedures.  This role develops lease structuring and documentation alternatives on larger transactions to mitigate risks to acceptable levels, and assists Credit staff in assessing transactional asset, environmental, structuring and documentation risk through consultation and analysis.  The Asset Manager prepares and presents asset management reports and recommendations to appropriate senior department staff or committees, and co-sponsors or approves residual requests within prescribed asset management limits.  This individual performs vendor contract reviews, manages collateral evaluations, the annual portfolio residual review and the annual remarketing revenue budget estimates.  Additionally, the Asset Manager provides support to department manager, Credit, Portfolio Management and appropriate staff with research and statistical analysis, and adds value to customer and partner relationships and supports the achievement of profitability and portfolio quality goals through interactions with staff and customers. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline
  • 5 – 7 years asset management experience in leasing industry; or 3-4 years asset management experience, plus 3-5 years combined experience in special assets, credit and/or machinery  and equipment appraisal, in part preferably at a leasing company; or an appropriate combination of education and experience.
  • Expert knowledge of residual research, evaluation, and forecasting of current and future values across a variety of capital equipment types.
  • Advanced knowledge of complex lease structures, documentation and large ticket capital equipment.
  • Strong business knowledge of marketing, economics, business law, statistics and the impact capital equipment has on a business.
  • Strong knowledge of Financial Accounting Standards Board Statement 13 (FAS 13), Internal Revenue Code (IRC) requirements for True Lease classification (including, purchase option values, limited use property, and economic useful life), and business law Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Advanced knowledge of equipment and machinery valuation and appraisal methodology, including cost approach, sales approach, the causes of depreciation including physical deterioration, functional obsolescence, and economic obsolescence, and the ability to interpret an equipment appraisal report;
  • Expert knowledge of asset management evaluation methodologies, collateral valuation, underwriting policies, procedures, processes, and documentation.
  • Advanced knowledge of specific assigned industries and equipment types, including key drivers, cycles, risks, and long‑term issues.

Other Qualifications:

  • American Society of Appraisers (ASA) Machinery and Technical Specialties (MTS) certification or coursework in Agricultural Chattels or Machinery and Equipment (M&E) preferred, or American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA) Accredited Rural Appraiser (ARA) or Real Property Review Appraiser (RPRA).

CoBank is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please use the below link to apply for this opportunity:

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ASFMRA Career Listing (#0322161)


Job Title: Vice President Appraisal Services
Posting End Date: 5/13/16

Job Summary:   At CoBank, the Vice President  Appraisal Services manages CoBank appraisal processes for real property, machinery and equipment, inventories and business value, including the selection and engagement of fee appraisers, and the review of third party appraisals. This role conducts real estate and personal property appraisals involving CoBank borrowers.  In addition, the Vice President Appraisal Services provides direct support to CoBank associates and CoBank affiliated associations on collateral valuations and regulatory issues, and supports the development, implementation and maintenance of appraisal standards and monitors regulatory compliance. This individual provides appraisal training, appraisals and contract appraisal review services for associations, and represents CoBank through involvement in national appraisal organizations.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance or relevant discipline.  Master’s degree preferred.
  • 10-15 years real estate appraisal experience preferably in agriculture industry, dealing with highly specialized properties; or appropriate combination of education and experience.  Knowledge of real estate appraisal techniques.
  • 3-5 years supervisory or management experience
  • Completion of the General Appraiser Certification, as established by the Appraisal Foundation and approved by the appropriate state appraisal boards.
  • Maintenance of a professional appraisal designation by a national appraisal society recognized by The Appraisal Foundation, A.R.A. or M.A.I. preferred.
  • Broad knowledge of credit and financing alternatives and financial structuring in a banking environment;
  • Knowledge of bank policies, guidelines, procedures, processes and documentation.

Other Qualifications:

  • Advanced oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of management and staff for CoBank and CoBank customers.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with association board of directors.
  • Moderate travel required. 
  • The position can be located in Denver or a major banking center.

Please use the below link to apply for CoBank’s Vice President, Appraisal Services:

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ASFMRA Career Listing (#0315161)


Position:  Midsouth Regional Farm Acquisition Manager
Company:   US Farm Trust Advisors LLC

The managing group behind US Farm Trust  REIT, LLC, one of the largest, privately held farmland real estate investment trust’s in the US. With over $300mm in funds, we acquire and manage high quality row crop farmland throughout the US on behalf of our REIT.

Job Summary:

The Farm Acquisition Manager for the Midsouth Region (Louisiana,
Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia) will be responsible for sourcing and
previewing farmland acquisitions for the REIT. This person will also be charged with the
management of acquired farms within the Midsouth region. This position reports to the president
of the company.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Sourcing and evaluating new farmland properties for acquisition and gathering due-diligence
  • materials needed for the analysis of properties.
  • Facilitating the purchase and due diligence of properties.
  • Locating and interviewing prospective tenants.
  • Formulation of property improvement budgets and capital request.
  • Managing property conservation projects.
  • Preforms quarterly property reviews and inspections.
  • Ability to travel regularly with a possibility of overnight stay occasionally.
  • Ability to obtain and/or maintain required licenses needed for job performance.


  • 4-year degree (Farm Management or Agribusiness preferably)
  • Real estate or commercial land closing experience
  • Project management experience.
  • Has farmed on their own or has a farming background.
  • Candidate has farm management experience.
  • Have strong technical abilities including experience with Microsoft Office.
  • Experience with Yardi software is preferred.
  • Demonstrate the ability to establish priorities, take initiative, work under time pressures,work with minimal supervision, and exercise independent and sound judgment.
  • Good oral and written communication skills, interpersonal relations skills and organizational skills.
  • Ability to use available information to make decisions regarding land values and to understand general market trends.
  • Research and analysis skills.
  • A creative thinker.
  • Have an impeccable reputation in the region.
  • Valid driver’s license.

Salary and Benefits:

  • Salary based on experience
  • Company vehicle
  • Family health and dental insurance with company paying 75% of the premium
  • Two weeks paid vacation first year, three weeks after first year.

Contact information:

Send resumes to:
US Farm Trust Advisors, LLC
c/o Tommy Funk
1250 NE Loop 410 Ste. 300
San Antonio, TX 78209
Or email to
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ASFMRA Career Listing (#0310161)


Position:  Wealth Management Senior Real Estate Asset Manager 5188532

Company:  Wells Fargo Bank


  • Omaha, Nebraska
  • Grand Island, Nebraska
  • Lincoln, Nebraska

Job Description:

A Wells Fargo Bank Sr. Real Estate Asset Manager will be an integral component of client service for fiduciary clients and prospects holding farm and ranch assets as a portion of their portfolio.  The agriculture portfolio consists primarily of farm assets located in Nebraska. 

The Senior Real Estate Asset Manager will:

Be the primary contact for client service on a select portfolio of farm and ranch assets. Coordinate and respond to client inquiries, requests, and property servicing needs.  Work closely with trust officers, co-fiduciaries, co-owners and investors in the evaluation of sell vs hold recommendations to ensure the client’s investment objective is achieved through the broad range of investment holdings.

Maintain appropriate fiduciary risk management processes to ensure that Wells Fargo Bank fulfills its fiduciary responsibilities in accordance with policies, procedures, applicable governing documents and law. Examples include new business approval, annual inspections, ensuring client properties are maintained in excellent condition, payment of property taxes, placement of insurance, negotiation of sales/purchases/leases/easements, capital expenditures, etc.

Validate service delivered by third party managers to ensure our client’s interests are safeguarded and that their needs are met.

Support multi-state front office sales efforts including preparation of relevant materials and participation in sales calls to demonstrate Wells Fargo Bank’s competence in managing farm and ranch assets.

Required Qualifications:

6+ years of real estate relationship management experience

  Desired Qualifications:

  • Advanced commercial real estate industry experience
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of asset management
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of wealth management
  • Strong organizational, multi-tasking, and prioritizing skills
  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills


Other Desired Qualifications:

  • 4 year degree
  • 5+ years of professional farm management or related agricultural experience working in a team environment. Experience with a broad variety of farm and ranch properties is preferred.
  • Nebraska Real Estate license is required.
  • Professional designations such AFM, AAC, ARA, ALC are preferred.
  • Fiduciary, Institutional or Banking experience is preferred.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of farm and ranch transactions including purchasing, selling, leasing, crop share, direct operations and property exchange.
  • Proven client service and client interaction skills.
  • Requires knowledge of farm and ranch financial analysis, budgeting and accounting; ideal candidate possesses knowledge of trust and estate administration.
  • Excellent organization skills and effective oral and written communication skills.

How to apply / refer candidates:

Interested candidates should apply via Jobs Online, Job Opening ID 5188532.  For more information about this opportunity, contact Tammy Littlejohn at 704-383-9643 or

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ASFMRA Career Listing (#0229161)


Job Title: Review Appraisers
Company: Department Of The Interior

Position Close Date:  March 17, 2016

5 vacancies in the following location(s):

Sacramento, CA
Lakewood, CO
Washington DC
Atlanta, GA
Portland, OR


Join the Office of Valuation Services!

The Department of the Interior (DOI) is devoted to protecting and preserving the natural resources of this great nation, including National Parks, Landmarks, and the well-being of communities, including those of Native American, Alaska Natives, and affiliated Islanders. This position is located in the DOI, Office of the Secretary (OS), Office of Valuation Services (OVS).

The OVS performs appraisals, appraisal reviews, appraisal consulting, and related real property valuation assignments for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Bureau of Reclamation (BOR), National Park Service (NPS), and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
(USF&WS). The incumbent serves as a Review Appraiser. The Review Appraiser will handle the most complex, contentious, and highly political valuation assignments within OVS.

BENEFITS: For more information on major benefits offered to most Federal employees, please visit –  The Office of Valuation Services has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval no more than 50% of the time.  Employees must meet the eligibility criterion in the 2010 Telework Act in order to telework.

For United States Citizens wanting to apply:

For those who are Existing Federal Employees, or Former Federal Employees Eligible for Reinstatement &/or Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) Eligible:

Questions? – Please contact:

Doug Braun, MAI (503-808-6070)
Team Lead Appraiser (TLA)
OVS Public Lands Division (PLD)

Ryan, Lee, RPRA (404-526-0080)
Acting Client Service Manager
OVS Fish & Wildlife Division (FWD)

Ed Stehouwer, MAI (720-498-2333)
Client Service Manager (CSM)
OVS Parks & Reclamation Division

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ASFMRA Career Listing (#0218163)


Nestle Job # 16000908
Location: Fremont, MI (No Relocation Provided)

Responsible for supporting operational sourcing, vendor management and business partner management through research, analysis and communication. This position supports the new initiatives in organic and Non-GMO sourcing and data management for both existing and new product launches. Responsibilities will be focused on co-manufactures where the bulk of our organic materials are used. Interaction with co-man account managers and the functional teams will be a big part of this job.

Sourcing Specialist is expected to support Group/Purchasing Manager(s) in identifying sourcing opportunities and managing communication and coordination of forecasts to meet manufacturing requirements. Responsibilities include the development and maintenance of data bases that keep records of all available raw materials sourced and their corresponding certifications. The right candidate develop the ability to understand, implement, and manage effectively the Strategic Sourcing (seven-step) process independently. Additional opportunities for development and increased responsibility across categories will be made available.

  • Manage all aspects of ensure supply to our co-mans and factories, including:
  • Analyze and verify Operating Company needs in terms of materials, suppliers and volumes
  • Obtain category spend information by Operational Company using data in, SAP and other available systems to make sure lead times are respected and no supply issues develop.
  • Assist in estimating the cost saving benefits for sourcing opportunities
  • Research supply base and industry / marketplace
  • Work with the co-man account leads to provide forecasting information to suppliers and internal stakeholders on a regular basis
  • Collect data for analysis projects including spend, market, suppliers, and products/services
  • Supplier/Category Management with a focus on non GMO and Organic
  • Support the management of ongoing supplier/internal customer relationships
  • Demonstrate ability to effectively manage suppliers/internal customers
  • Ensure proper management of data in the co manufacturing environment (outside SAP)
  • Innovation & renovation projects
  • Non GMO / Organic matrix
  • Vendor approval process for co manufacturer’s supplier (ensure follow up, tracking, communication)
  • Attend negotiations and assist in contracting process in order to learn the process and the techniques

Bachelor’s Degree

Candidate must be detail oriented and a self-starter. Ability to work independently to identify and research relevant market, industry, and supplier information. Proven ability to analyze and present findings in a clear and cohesive manner. Team player that is willing and able to provide support to RFI, RFQ, and RFP preparation, execution and analysis. Previous purchasing experience a plus.


  • Excellent financial, analytical, computer and data management skills, with an understanding of Total Cost of Ownership concepts. Ability to work collaboratively with multiple departmental staff and support multiple sourcing initiatives.
  • Strong Communication Skills (written and spoken)*
  • Financial Analysis
  • Service Orientation*
  • Market Analysis and Expertise
  • Curiosity*
  • Negotiations
  • Proactive Cooperation*
  • Product and Service Knowledge (Food, CPG Industry)
  • Results Focused*
  • Legal Aspects
  • Initiative*
  • Business Warehouse, eTools
  • Microsoft Office*
  • Networking

Chosen candidate will be developed to become purchasing manager in 3-5 years, depending upon their demonstrated capabilities.

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ASFMRA Career Listing (#0218164)



Nestle Job Number #16000911
Location: Fremont, MI (No Relocation Provided)

Responsible for all organic and Non – GMO sourcing supporting existing recipes and new product launches. Originate and work with NA Procurement and NIN strategic buyers and consultants to develop and maintain a supplier network that includes direct farmer/growers, producers and broker/agents. Catalogue existing and build (and maintain) an extensive network of organic and Non-GMO suppliers. Consolidate all organic and non-GMO sourcing and work with the operational procurement team to ensure supply, reduce costs, support supply/supplier development for new product launches. Improve the performance, quality and service level of suppliers providing materials to the Infant Nutrition business unit. Primary duties include: ensure and facilitate material supply to optimize plant operations and resolve critical material issues at the root cause. Actively participate on new product development and technical support projects such as new/renovated products and alternate supplier qualifications. Work to lower contaminant levels in raw materials by developing transparent supply chains in collaboration with the strategic buyers and Project Saturday lead. Other responsibilities will include, cost savings projects, supplier on-boarding, ingredient approvals, developing and maintaining supplier relationships and resolving PO and invoice discrepancies as needed. Necessary to this role is building strong business relationships with all functional areas of the business including the factories and co-mans by providing exceptional customer service.


  • Identify, ensure and facilitate raw material supply to manufacturing facilities; ensure suppliers have capacity/capabilities to cover production requirements. Develop positive and effective relationships with suppliers; ensure supplier performance and service; improve operational efficiency.
  • Act as first point of contact to assist in managing and resolving supplier quality, supply and service issues; assist and coordinate critical material expediting. Participate in resolving material supply issues at their root cause.
  • Proactively participate as a team member and purchasing liaison on all organic and non-GMO NPDI projects. Work across the NA Procurement team to share best practices and not duplicate efforts in this space. Coordinate and implement cost savings and other purchasing projects.
  • Develop risk mitigation plans for sole sourced materials and suppliers; coordinate efforts with NAP strategic purchasing managers, product development, technical services, quality and operations to source from alternate suppliers and qualify new materials.
  • Actively engage the marketing teams to make sure their priorities remain relevant and routinely update them on progress with sourcing. In addition, make sure to keep an up to date list of new and novel ingredients in the organic and Non – GMO space.
  • Responsible for ensuring supply to factories, leading quality issue resolution efforts as well as proactive quality improvements, acting as first point of contact in resolving quality financial claims, acting as purchasing lead on multiple NDPI projects, supporting cost savings efforts, supporting ensure supply efforts with alternate vendors as needed.

Bachelor’s Degree in agricultural related field, supply chain, food science or other technical area.


  • 5+ years purchasing, agricultural supply chain, Materials management or logistics experience preferred. Organic experience is a must.
  • Prefer demonstrated materials management/operational buying capability. Candidate must be a demonstrated quick study, proven ability to manage change, ability to work with and through people at all levels, strong decision making. Excellent communicator (oral and written) and demonstrated skills in collaboration.


  • SAP knowledge preferred.
  • MUST be proficient in Excel, Word, PowerPoint and email systems.
  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Must have excellent analyzing and problem solving abilities.
  • Proficiency and experience with computerized MRP or ERP systems is preferred.
  • Understanding of inventory management methodologies, production control techniques and food processing quality is valuable.
  • Prefer prior experience with food ingredients in manufacturing, quality, food science or purchasing.

Critical Competencies and Functional Knowledge:

  • Service Orientation
  • Results Focus
  • Purchasing Process Knowledge
  • Vendor Relationship Management
  • Planning and Inventory Management

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ASFMRA Career Listing (#028162)


Job Title: Senior Ag Services Representative
Position Location: Fresno, California
Job Posting: position #10006682-WD
Applicants can apply at: position #10006682-WD

Join a financial group that’s as committed to your future as you are. At MUFG, we share a vision for our future, we share our successes, and we strive to bring out the best in each other in everything we do. Our 14,000 diverse colleagues are connected by a common ambition to create change for the better—from forging more dynamic career paths, to driving progress in our communities, to continuously reshaping the standards of global financial services. Positive impact starts here; see the change you can make as we strive to become the world’s most trusted financial group.

Job Summary:

Performs evaluations of complex agribusiness operations, including management, crops livestock, processing, real estate and equipment, verifies collateral and analyzes cash flows for the securing and repaying of loans as provided in the Bank’s agribusiness lending policy.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Evaluates and verifies cash flow projections on complex agribusiness operations. Reconciles said cash flow projections to actual results on interim and renewal bases.
  • Evaluates collateral for complex agribusiness loans prior to loan inception and as requested throughout the term of the loan.
  • Reviews appraisals performed on complex operations by fee appraisers, for real estate secured loans.
  • Performs visual interim inspections as deemed necessary to verify progress.
  • Maintains current knowledge on agricultural matters including market conditions, government regulations, weather patterns and technological changes in order to provide optimum objective input to the loan decision.
  • Reviews fieldwork of other Agricultural Services Representatives and performs other Agricultural Services Manager duties in the manager’s absence.


  • 5+ years of experience in agricultural lending or commercial farm management or equivalent
  • Knowledge of commercial farm operations and budgets, including revenues (crop prices, yields, etc.) and expenses (payroll, equipment, etc.)
  • Proficient in use of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Knowledge of Internet usage for research.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Sciences or Finance a plus

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and committed to leveraging the diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experience of our workforce to create opportunities for our colleagues and our business. We do not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of any protected category.

A conviction is not an absolute bar to employment. Factors such as the age of the offense, evidence of rehabilitation, seriousness of violation, and job relatedness are considered in all employment decisions. Additionally, it’s the bank’s policy to only inquire into a candidate’s criminal history after an offer has been made. Federal law prohibits banks from employing individuals who have been convicted of, or received a pretrial diversion for, certain offenses.

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ASFMRA Career Listing (#0208161)


Job Title: Certified General Agriculture Appraiser
Company: Agri-Access
Position Location: Idaho, Oregon, or Washington
Closing Date: 07/03/2016

Certified General Agriculture Appraiser needed to conduct ag real estate appraisals in one or more of the following states: Idaho, Oregon or Washington. Home office will be supported. Travel is required.

The primary purpose of this position is to conduct real estate appraisals for lending transactions. The individual will also collect and analyze real estate sales information to support appraisals and asset valuation. The individual will ensure appraisal costs are handled in the most cost effective manner, assuring cost competitiveness.

Successful candidates for this position will have:

  • a bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, economics, business or related field;
  • minimum of 4 years agricultural appraisal experience or equivalent; agricultural background is preferred;
  • certified general appraisal license and is in good standing with all applicable states;
  • strong oral and written communication skills;
  • advanced knowledge and understanding of and ability to apply general appraiser proficiencies;
  • knowledge of federal, state and local laws, market influences, and general trends affecting real estate values; applied agricultural economic theory, farm practices, soil types, irrigation, engineering and construction techniques, and maintenance costs associated with typical properties in area;
  • sound technical and computer background including experience in computerized appraisal reports, utilization of AgWare and UAAR for appraisal reports, word processing, and spreadsheets;
  • a professional membership and/or designation in a nationally recognized professional appraisal organization that has adopted the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice and is a member of Appraisal Foundation are preferred;
  • fulfills continuing education requirements to maintain good standing with local state requirements for certified general license.

Agri-Access has a national presence in serving agricultural, commercial and residential lending for rural America. We offer an excellent total compensation package, including:

  • Competitive base salary
  • Incentive opportunity
  • Health Insurance benefits (medical, dental, vision, etc.)
  • 401k (3% company contribution & up to an additional 6% match)
  • Paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays
  • Educational assistance
  • Training and development programs

Qualified candidates please apply on-line at:

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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