Plant Manager


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Job Title: Plant Manager
Location: Goodland, KS, Midwest United States, USA

Company: The Scoular Company
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Commodities and Trading
Career Type: Operations
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: N/A
Job Description:

Scoular has recently made an exciting investment in an owned asset to crush both soybeans and canola for use in the growing renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel markets.  We are looking for a Plant Manager to be the operational leader at our Goodland Crush facility.


 


The Plant Manager’s primary responsibility is the safe operation of the facility. This job requires hands on management of the facility and its equipment. The Plant Manager is responsible for employee management, to include managing all aspects of scheduling, training, talent development, and maximizing the success of the team.  This role will be responsible for leading and improving the safety and food safety culture at the facility. The Plant Manager is responsible for compliance with food and facility safety requirements, inventory management and control, quality assurance, maintenance, budgeting, and forecasting. 


 


Job Responbilites


 


Operational Excellence Leadership



  • Partner with General Manager and cross functional partners to provide input on strategic plans to maintain facility in industry-competitive performance capability through preventive maintenance programs and capital improvement strategies.?

  • Develop and fulfill annual production and operating expense budget focused on providing Scoular with improving financial performance.?

  • Responsible for all aspects of inventory management, including product segregation, product conditioning, maintaining inventory quality, maximize mix and blend activities, controlling shrink, ensuring accurate weights and grades on inbound and outbound shipments, and achieving contract specification on all shipments.

  • Oversee processes of accurately weighing, sampling, grading, testing, and binning of all in-bound grain. Maintaining samples and identity preserved lot number system throughout the process (contractual or regulatory)

  • Ensure that facilities are clean and well-kept, inside and out, to reflect Company’s high standards.

  • Brings local product expertise and is able to discuss products with customers providing deep market information including end-using industry analysis, customer utilization of capacity, etc.?

  • Support Producer Origination programs.

  • Accountable for providing impeccable service to our customers and proactively maintaining strong relationships to leverage market opportunities.

  • Manage/Coordinate transportation and logistics to ensure all transportation coordination needs for on-time deliveries are met. Ensure all rail and truck processes are in place to meet the locations shipping and delivery needs.

  • Ensure completion of administrative functions which includes all necessary paperwork (Scoular and government required) are completed properly and submitted in a timely manner to meet all requirements necessary for each process

  • Develop and monitor Key Performance Indicators (KPI) for the entire scope of facility operations.

  • Monitor progress towards operational and management of key performance indicators.

  • Leverage analytics to drive efficiency improvements; Lead best practice efforts with curiosity towards external benchmarks.


Safety Leadership



  • Drive Employee Safety agenda and improvement.

  • Manage the employees and the facility with exceptional standards for safety for employees, customers, vendors and business partners who may visit the facility.

  • Ensure facility, products and equipment are safe, well maintained, of the appropriate quality and all certifications, permits and inspections are current and compliant. Responsible for facility safety programs and training.

  • Manage all aspects of the physical assets, ensure that all government regulations are met and Scoular policies and procedures are adhered to. 


Team Leadership



  • Accountable for operational management and team development.

  • Manage multiple teams to include Laborers, Warehouse Workers, Plant Operators. Partner with Services teams to lead and execute all people management functions of team (recruiting, training, development and workflow management).

  • Engage and inspire teams through inclusive leadership, making Scoular a great place to work

  • Identify and participate in collaboration opportunities between businesses within the Division and across Divisions

  • Ensure organizational agility to navigate unprecedented change


About You



  • Bachelor of Engineering degree or equivalent work experience

  • Solvent extraction experience.

  • Demonstrated experience managing or operating a crush facility.

  • 5 plus years’ experience managing people

  • Five years’ experience managing or operating a food processing facility, grain elevator, cleaning plant, mill or ag commodity processing facility.

  • Experience in personnel management.

  • Effective communication skills.

  • Detailed and process oriented. Demonstrated ability to set priorities and meet scheduled deadlines.

  • Ability to analyze and independently solve problems.

  • Effective customer service skills and a positive style in business transactions

  • Ability to perform in a high-stress and fast paced environment

  • Knowledge of accounting, financial practices and procedures

  • Knowledge of the agricultural industry’s trading standards and procedures

  • Ability to use commercial travel, as needed. 


Preferred



  • Understanding of grain markets, hedging and commodity flows

  • Food grade grain or seed experience

  • Grain grading experience


We encourage all candidates who are enthusiastic about this opportunity and believe they can contribute to our team's success to apply, regardless of whether you meet every qualification. 


 


Relocation Support


We will offer a robust relocation package as part of the offer process. This includes financial support and resources to help ease the transition to Goodland, Kansas. Temporary housing assistance, movement of household goods, and other benefits will be available to make your move as seamless as possible.


 


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Requirements

Minimum



  • Bachelor of Engineering degree or equivalent work experience

  • Solvent extraction experience.

  • Demonstrated experience managing or operating a crush facility.

  • 5 plus years’ experience managing people

  • Five years’ experience managing or operating a food processing facility, grain elevator, cleaning plant, mill or ag commodity processing facility.

  • Experience in personnel management.

  • Effective communication skills.

  • Detailed and process oriented. Demonstrated ability to set priorities and meet scheduled deadlines.

  • Ability to analyze and independently solve problems.

  • Effective customer service skills and a positive style in business transactions

  • Ability to perform in a high-stress and fast paced environment

  • Knowledge of accounting, financial practices and procedures

  • Knowledge of the agricultural industry’s trading standards and procedures

  • Ability to use commercial travel, as needed. 


Preferred



  • Understanding of grain markets, hedging and commodity flows

  • Food grade grain or seed experience

  • Grain grading experience


Relocation Support


We will offer a robust relocation package as part of the offer process. This includes financial support and resources to help ease the transition to Goodland, Kansas. Temporary housing assistance, movement of household goods, and other benefits will be available to make your move as seamless as possible.

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Job Post Date: 04/02/23
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