Position Responsibilities

 

  • Manage the planning and direction of facility operations to attain optimum utilization of machinery, materials and labor in order to achieve optimum capacity, yields and overall cost reduction.
  • Ensures compliance with all Federal, State and local regulations regarding occupational health and safety.
  • Ensure that daily operations meet all standards and operational schedules.
  • Motivates the team to improve quality, safety and cost performance.
  • Purchase and sell assigned commodities from/to targeted customers by providing them with excellent marketing analysis and recommendations.  Co-manage customer logistics and inventories to maximize their operating efficiencies.
  • Daily activities include logistics management of commodity contracts, customer/supplier communications for the purpose of the sales and purchasing of the specific commodity, market analysis activity in conjunction with a senior merchandiser, accounts receivable management and various other tasks related to commodity merchandising.
  • Trade/arbitrage prudently to maximize income opportunities.

 

Qualifications

 

  • BS or MBA in Marketing, Finance, Ag Business, Ag Economics or Economics is preferred.
  • Experience with P&L management.
  • 3-5 years of experience is preferred.
  • Aggressive, self-motivated and able to work under pressure.
  • Excellent communications, computer and public relations skills.
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills.
  • Strong problem solving and conceptual thinking capabilities.
  • Exceptional communication, interpersonal and leadership abilities.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.
  • Ability to handle multiple concurrent projects.