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Grain Elevator Mgr (Commercial Emphasis)

Western, MS, USA
Position Summary:
Lead the commercial and operational activities at a grain elevator.  Leading and executing all elevator activities in support of the operational and commercial business plan while focusing on safety, productivity, communication, and profitability.
Core Functions:
•    Manage all functions of operations, training and safety to ensure employees are engaged and adhere to safe work practices   
•    Originate grain in accordance with flexible marketing and origination, foster and grow customer relationships along the value chain, manage facility logistics (truck, rail, barge) and oversee all operational expenses to ensure the budget and business plans are achieved 
•    Manage grain inventories, grading processes, monitor grain quality and capture blending opportunities  
•    Oversee facility housekeeping, regulatory compliance, best practice programs to ensure adherence to the Company’s safety and operational standards.  
•    Responsible for completing accounting and business control activities including but not limited to: inputting contracts, contract/ticket applications, customer reports, daily activity reports, and month-end accounting 
•    Manage customer service issues and relations 
Skills/Experience Requirements:
•    Bachelor's degree in Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Business, Business or applicable related field  is preferred
•    2-5 years applicable experience
•    Proficient with basic computer skills, including Email, Excel, Microsoft Word, and other technical software packages
•    Demonstrated understanding of company software an operation systems.
•    Proven skills related to leading and managing staff members  
•    Excellent communication (verbal/written) skills with ability to effectively communicate internally and externally
•    Demonstrated experience in the areas of safety, productivity and teamwork 
•    Knowledge of hedging on the Chicago Board of Trade, grain contracting, and NGFA rules preferred
•    Knowledge in agriculture is required
•    SAP/GTM experience required
•    P&L experience required
Work Hours and Conditions
Work Hours:  40 hours
Harvest Season Hours: 60+ hours
Additional Position Information
•    Direct and supervise employees
•    Uphold and enhance company's image and reputation in the community in which we operate through ethical conduct
•    Proven ability to prioritize, multi-task and maintain flexibility in a fast-paced, changing environment
•    Build employee relations and encourage a team environment
Physical Requirements
•    Walking
•    Walking on catwalks at a variety of heights
•    Climbing stairs and ladders
•    Lifting up to 75 lbs
•    Bending
•    Stooping
•    Shoveling product
•    Entering and working in confined spaces
•    Working at heights up to 200 ft. with appropriate safety equipment
•    Working outdoors in a broad range of climate conditions
•    Working over water
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