Soybean Production Manager

103 US-14, De Smet, SD 57231, USA


Job Description

As a fiercely independent, regional seed leader, Legend Seeds is uniquely positioned to meet the needs of our customers by providing them with superior service and products that help the farmers increase their production. Our multi-brand strategy is focused on meeting the demand of our customers and not the demand of stakeholders. We are proud to offer unique solutions including seed, seed treatments, and biologicals, all backed by locally tested and proven results.

The Legend Seeds Soybean Production Manager will support the Product Manager and work as a team member that strives for safety, product quality, and process optimization.  As the Soybean Production Manager, you will work with new and established growers to grow Legend Seeds soybean seed stock for the next sales year.  Once soybeans are harvested you are responsible for making sure soybean processors have the seed conditioned timely for our Dealers. Tracking and managing inventory and supply will be a key part of this role. This position will have a Legend mindset of is it good for Legend, my team and myself when making all decisions and communication to this role. This position will promote the three pillars of Legend GROWTH, PROFITABILITY, and CULTURE.

Job Responsibilities

The Soybean Production Manager will focus on managing the supply and quality of Legend Seeds soybeans.  The position will work with the Legend sales team, growers and soybean processors to get finished inventory ready for distribution.  Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Create a soybean production plan based off the sales team forecast for soybeans.
  • Work with soybean production growers in all aspects from planting to harvest.
  • Ensure compliance with Legend Seeds and seed stock supplier requirements.
  • Work with genetic providers to select and source new varieties.
  • Update and communicate soybean sample protocols, collection, and submission for quality assurance.
  • Develop contracts and timelines with soybean processors to make sure the seed is conditioned and packaged timely.
  • Reconcile year end settlements for growers and processors.
  • Develop and train and verify compliance on packaging and labeling.
  • Work with growers and dealers on yearend soybean dump.
  • Manage costs by pricing soybeans and negotiating soybean contracts.



  • Bachelor’s degree in business management or an Agriculture related field or equivalent experience managing crop production.

  • Strong computer and communication skills.

  • Strong knowledge of farming and crop production practices.

  • Knowledge of basic farm equipment operation.

  • Demonstrated self-discipline, ability to function effectively without direct supervision, and ability to work effectively with others.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop strong interpersonal relationships.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present technical information.

  • Ability to provide technical leadership to customers and Legend staff.

  • Excellent time management skills

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Authorized to work in the United States


Additional Information

What does Legend Seeds offer you?

At Legend Seeds you definitely have a chance to make a difference. You will have the opportunity to be creative, take initiative and grow.  A position at Legend Seeds is more than just a job. It’s the chance to work among friends every day and to see the results of your hard work firsthand.  We work in a lively, intuitive, and family-orientated environment that offers:


Competitive Pay ~ Health Insurance ~ Long-Term Disability ~ Life Insurance ~ Paid Time Off ~ Retirement ~ ESOP


Will you fit in here?

If you personally identify with our five core values, then we believe you will be an excellent fit for the culture at Legend Seeds:


  • All staff, dealers, and growers are treated with respect​
  • Open to understanding another person's point of view​

Team Approach

  • Our individual backgrounds are combined to bring strength, dedication, and knowledge to help our dealers and growers achieve success​
  • We are structured for local support for the dealer's and grower's success​


  • Consistent and fair, always doing what is right in our actions​
  • Remain honest and true to our word​

Sustainable Growth

  • We are dedicated to expanding our market presence while nurturing the sustainable development of our community and resources.
  • We believe in the collective growth of our teams, individuals, fostering a culture of continuous learning and mutual success.


  • Industry leaders with the latest thoughts and technologies​
  • Solutions-based approach to overcome challenges large and small​

Physical Demands

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Standing and lifting is required. This would require bending and the ability to lift to 50 pounds as necessary.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  •  This is a full-time position, typical hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Occasional earlier start times, evening and/or weekend work may be required as job duties demand.


  • 20% travel is expected for this position. 

EEO Statement

Legend Seeds provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


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