Operations Team Leader—Inventory

Position Summary

Johnny's Selected Seeds has an immediate opening for an Operations Team Leader/Inventory. Team Leaders are responsible for overseeing the workflow, setting the pace, and assisting the supervisor in daily work functions. They ensure that work is performed efficiently and take the lead in resolving any issues. Working with full-time and Seasonal staff to make sure that orders are processed and shipped based on our service level to our customers. This position resides in our Winslow, Maine facility. The hours for this position are 6:00am– 2:30pm.


  • Adhere to and promote JSS safety practices.
  • Work to share our company mission and values.
  • Provide a positive attitude to the work environment.
  • Monitor workflow in the department to ensure efficient and accurate inventories in our products.
  • Must be able to communicate well with all departments.
  • Actively work to create a harmonious work environment.
  • Ensure that the staff follows all company workplace policies.
  • Assist in the new hire training.
  • Provide regular feedback of opportunities, issues, and successes to employees, and report back to supervisor or management as appropriate.
  • Engage in process improvement initiatives.
  • Monitor performance of staff members. Report observation to the supervisor, management, and HR as applicable.
  • Will be responsible for workflow tasks that vary with customer and business needs.
  • Work overtime and/or weekends as needed.

Education & Experience

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent required.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong computer, math, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • High comprehension of workflow processes.
  • Excellent attention to accuracy and detail.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must be able to adapt to constant priority changes.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to read, communicate, and work with numbers.
  • Ability to bend, pull, push, and lift to 70 lbs. repetitively.
  • Ability to climb stationary ladders.
  • Work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to stand for at least 80% of the work day.


  • 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
  • Educational Assistance

JOHNNY’S SELECTED SEEDS was established in 1973 by our Founder, 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-mile-long 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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Our mission is helping families, friends, and communities to feed one another by providing superior seeds, tools, information, and service.

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