Manager Administration
Pullman WA
Full Time


Pullman WA

Manager Administration 


Your role: 

As Administrative Manager, you will be required to utilize independent discretion and judgment to lead and oversee the administrative function at the [location] facility. You will be responsible for administrative supervision, fiduciary controls, some accounting activities, plant inventory, human resources, information technology, and other activities critical to the local Operations and Quality Management teams.  You will supervise the Plant Clerk/Inventory Coordinator and are an important member of the local leadership team.  


To succeed, you must be able to: 

  • Deliver results in first-time situations by inspiring others and working to earn trust every day  

  • Serve others with understanding, respect, and care  

  • Operate with simplicity, clarity and transparency  

  • Deal with and drive change  

  • Organize, prioritize and own multiple tasks while meeting or exceeding deadlines  

  • Learn and apply new technology and share your knowledge with others  

  • Above all you will be expected to carry out all your activities with reliability, integrity, compliance and in a safe, environmentally responsible, and efficient manner. 


Your responsibilities: 

  • Responsible and accountable for plant staffing by orienting and training employees; maintaining a safe and secure work environment; developing personal growth opportunities; maintaining a highly engaged workforce; maintaining confidentiality when needed 

  • Overall responsibility for administering group benefits, payroll for active groups, and compliance with record keeping within the location in accordance with Ardent Mills’ policies and legislative requirements 

  • Accountable for achieving financial objectives by anticipating requirements; submitting information for budget preparation; scheduling expenditures; monitoring costs; analyzing variances and capital projects 

  • Accountable for all local Procure/Source to Pay to ensure timely payments to vendors 

  • Analyze inventory trends with overall responsibility & accountability for auditing and approving inventory write-offs, resolving all variances, identifying root causes and resolving inventory discrepancies 

  • Provide counsel and advice to local management including but not limited to EHS, EE Relations, Purchasing 

  • Train and develop other managers’ knowledge of purchasing, payroll, and other key systems 

  • Participate in and lead team through customer issue follow-up and corrective actions. 

  • Manage local IT requirements including system maintenance, purchasing and user set up, IP audits, local software installations and troubleshooting applications/systems by actively engaging with Ardent Helpdesk 

  • Understanding of local employment laws and payroll practices  


Essential skills and experience: 

  • Associates Degree with 1 year or High School diploma/GED with 2-4 years of experience in human resource, accounting, and/or administrative management type role(s)  

  • Experience working in ERP and HR systems  


Good to have: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or High School diploma/GED with 4+ years of experience human resource, accounting, and/or administrative management type role(s) 

  • Experience using Workday 

  • Experience leading an individual, including performance management, coaching, and development 

  • Experience creating and managing budgets 

  • Ability to train others in computer applications/systems 

  • Understanding of local employment laws and payroll practices  


Physical requirements and working conditions (with or without reasonable accommodation): 

  • Ability to perform work at a computer and other administrative/managerial tasks  

  • Ability to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) as is required by the operating areas (i.e. safety glasses, protective footwear, hard hat, hearing protection and, at times, a respirator) 

  • Ability to occasionally work a machine-paced continuous process that operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with conditions which include: 

  • Hot/Cold temperatures (inclement weather) 

  • Indoor/Outdoor environment 

  • Dusty environment (to include Wheat/Gluten allergens) 

  • Noisy environment 

  • Frequent moving/vibration/ or other motion of equipment/processes 

  • Elevated Places 

  • Ability to perform work safely which may require: 

  • Occasionally standing, walking, rotating, bending/stooping, twisting, crouching, kneeling, balancing and reaching or lifting at varying heights 

  • Occasionally climbing stairs  

  • Occasionally lifting, and/or carrying  


Other considerations: 

  • Must be able to read, interpret instruction and technology and communicate effectively in English 

  • Must be willing to work alongside your team including long days (days, evenings, and nights) as well as weekends or holiday work.  

  • Must be authorized to work in the Unites states without sponsorship now and in the future 

  • Except where prohibited by law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test and pre-employment background check 

At Ardent Mills, everyone matters and everyone has a voice.  We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal opportunities are available to all applicants and team members and the decisions will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, aboriginality, ancestry, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, veteran status, age, political affiliation, or any other non-merit characteristic protected by law or not.  Together, celebrating our differences, we make Ardent Mills. 


The preceding position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this position.  It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees in this position. The description, duties, functions, and responsibilities are subject to change at the discretion of Ardent Mills.   



Pullman WA


1652 Old Wawawai Rd, Pullman WA, 99163

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