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Business Development Manager, North America - Remote Based, US Only

Job Title:  Business Development Manager

Location: Remote Based – US only

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Carbon Intensity Life Cycle Analyst – Remote / US

Job Title:  Carbon Intensity Life Cycle Analyst

Location: Remote Based – US only

Who You Are

A collaborative, strategic and analytical thinker who

  • Has experience in the Biofuels process/conversion technology supply chains.
  • Has experience in the agricultural supply chains.
  • Can perform mass, energy, and carbon balances analysis on innovative systems.
  • Will perform life cycle assessment and modeling.
  • Has the ability to map technical, technology development, commercial considerations, and regulatory frameworks into strategy development.
  • Focuses his or her energy on the actions that will give the greatest return; taking appropriate risks and trying out new ways of solving problems.
  • Collaborate effectively across internal functional groups and with external stakeholders, such as national labs, industry coalitions, organizations, and academia to coordinate efforts to address data needs and analytical issues.

Experience and Education:

  • A Bachelors level degree in chemical or environmental engineering, chemistry, biology, agriculture, or a related science with 3-7 years of experience in industry or academia
  • Experience with Argonne National Laboratory’s GREET Model
  • Highly detail oriented
  • Ability to effectively present and communicate assessment and analysis results to internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to manage multiple workstreams and priorities while maintaining high attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a multi-functional team
  • Excellent organization, prioritization, and planning skills
  • Preferred experience with GHGenius/Biograce/Open LCA/Sima Pro/EcoInvent Tools

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Carbon Intensity Pathways Director – Remote/US (FILLED)

Job Title:  Carbon Intensity Pathways Director (FILLED)

Location: Remote Based – US only

Position Overview

The Carbon Intensity Pathways Director is a specialist in Clean Fuel Standards and Renewable Fuel Pathways and will lead efforts to optimize fuel pathways, ensure compliance with clean fuel regulations, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the company’s carbon intensity (CI) of fuels produced across our organization.

This position will manage data collection, analysis, reporting, and compliance obligations associated with Harvestone pathways. Along with that they will research, analyze, and interpret clean fuel standards and regulations under development to facilitate influence on policy development. The Carbon Intensity Pathways Director will also be responsible for staying up to date on industry regulations, best practices, the latest advancements, and trends within the industry. This position will need to understand the intricacy of various CI modeling programs and lead communications with regulatory entities to achieve most favorable treatment for purchased steam and agricultural practices within confines of model.

Work schedule will primarily be normal daytime business hours, Monday through Friday, with additional hours required as needed. Occasional overnight travel to facility locations.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in science, mathematics, or, engineering or related field plus a minimum of 7 years progressive professional experience in clean fuel standards compliance, pathway development or procurement, or related fields or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Proven experience in clean fuel standards compliance, pathway optimization, or related fields.
  • In-depth knowledge of clean fuel regulations, standards, and emerging technologies.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.

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Chemical Engineer - technology/nutrition innovation – Brookings, SD

Job Title:  Chemical Engineer – technology/nutrition innovation

Description: Strong project management and tech transfer skills managing timelines, budget, and communication. Generate engineering documents (PFD, mass balance, P&ID’s, process narratives, etc.), equipment specifications and store them in a professional, orderly, and version documented manner.

Location: Brookings, SD

Please contact Brian directly for a confidential conversation in regards to this position at brian@globaltalentsolutions.com or 218-206-6659 for more information.

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Director of Engineering – Remote based – prefer Midwest to Eastern US locations

Job Title:  Director of Engineering

Location: Remote based – prefer Midwest to Eastern US locations

  • Manage engineering related activities for multiple greenfield projects in Eastern US to start
  • Previous experience with RNG production ( Renewable Natural Gas)  and/or other industrial commodity and chemical processing
  • Experienced in building a team of engineers
  • Position has the potential of succession to VP of Technology & Engineering
  • Ability to travel 25-30%, more travel for commissioning and startups

Please contact Brian directly for a confidential conversation in regards to this position at brian@globaltalentsolutions.com or 218-206-6659 for more information.

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Director of Operations – Grain Processing (FILLED)

Job Title:  Director of Operations – Grain Processing (FILLED)

Description: Oversee operations of multiple processing facility in South Dakota

Location: Brookings, SD region

Please contact Brian directly for a confidential conversation in regards to this position at brian@globaltalentsolutions.com or 218-206-6659 for more information.

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Director, Sales & Procurement – Des Moines/Ames, Iowa

Job Title:  Director, Sales & Procurement

Description: The Director of Sales and Procurement is responsible for all product sales and feedstock procurement for the company. Responsible for developing sales and commodity procurement strategy and driving sales through multiple market channels. Collaborate with team members and support desire culture in a young and quickly developing company.

Location: Des Moines/Ames, Iowa

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Drive sales and execution plan for glycerin and specialty vegetable oils across multiple market channels including food, personal care, pharmaceutical excipients, specialty chemical distribution, and cleaning ingredients.
  • Analyze market trends and develop go-to-market strategy to optimize growth market channels.
  • Research and create a pipeline of sales to support growth plan.
  • Manage customer solutions, inside sales and broker relationships.
  • Oversee toll-processing relationships and manage market risk positions associated with these relationships.
  • Negotiate and execute supplier and customer long term agreements.
  • Determine and prepare annual sales forecast and gross margin budgets.  Report monthly to the President and Board of Directors on performance relative to budget.
  • Manage commodity risk positions
  • Oversee planning and scheduling for glycerin and specialty oil manufacturing.
  • Develop professional and technical knowledge by attending appropriate professional conferences and tradeshows.  Expand business networks through participation in professional organizations.
  • Perform additional responsibilities and duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing or business administration
  • MBA preferred
  • Minimum of ten years sales experience with five years of experience in a sales/marketing related leadership role
  • Proven track record of positive sales performance
  • Commodity risk management experience

Skills

  • Strong communication skills
  • Creating and implementing a sales plan
  • Meeting sales goals by monitoring progress
  • Analyzing sales data
  • Commodity risk management
  • Presentation skills
  • Management and leadership skills
  • Developing budgets
  • Mentoring and coaching sales reps
  • Strong Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and technical skills

Requires ability to travel a minimum of 25% with some weekend travel.

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Engineering Manager, Biofuel Technology – Remote based, US - Midwest preference

Job Title:  Engineering Manager, Biofuel Technology

Location: Remote based, US – Midwest preference

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Grain Operation Manager – Grain – South Dakota

Job Title: Grain Operation Manager

Location: South Dakota

Job Description: Accountable for overall location leadership of grain quality, staffing and safety compliance initiatives. Responsible for expense management and inventory control programs to maintain and enhance profitable operation of location as well as budget management. Manages full time, part time, and seasonal employees of the location. Facilities handle 25 million bu plus, shuttle train facility.

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Lab Manager – Waste to Fuel – Iowa

Job Title: Lab Manager

Location: Iowa

Job Description: Manager the lab and quality program for the waste to fuel ethanol plant. Previous experience in a lab or quality setting with ethanol or related products a plus.

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Lead Compliance Auditor/Verifier

Job Title:  Lead Compliance Auditor/Verifier

Location: Remote based

The Lead Compliance Auditor/Verifier will perform attestation engagements in compliance with Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS) to determine, document and test compliance of operational data with regulatory standards for the firm’s clients in accordance with the firm’s quality control procedures. This position will also research, evaluate and summarize renewable fuel regulatory programs and standards and will assist with development of audit and verification programs for the renewable fuels industry.

Examples of the Duties

  • Prepare attestation engagements in accordance with GAAS and standards established including the preparation of agreed upon procedures and audit reports.
  • Collect and analyze data related to renewable fuel production facilities to determine compliance with regulations.
  • Gain a basic understanding of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) and maintain knowledge of regulatory changes.
  • Research of new regulation releases to renewable fuels compliance programs and interpretation and summarization of the programs.
  • Positively represent the firm by communicating effectively with clients and consistently uphold the company image.
  • Serve as communication liaison between staff and managers/supervisors.
  • Determine accounting needs and then recommend, develop, and maintain solutions to business and financial issues.
  • Be an active participant in business development and cultivate relationships to strengthen both yourself and the firm

Qualifications & Characteristics:

  • A 2 or 4-year business, accounting, financial, management or related field degree is preferred, but not required
  • Be LCFS Verifier Accredited, preferred, or willingness to become Accredited
  • Willing to learn and become knowledgeable about Renewable Fuels
  • Strong in problem solving, analytical skills, and being detail oriented
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with clients and other staff
  • Can work independently but also work effectively with a team
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office including but not limited to Outlook, Excel, and Word; intermediate knowledge of Excel preferred

Other things we think you should know about the position

  • Hours are normally Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Mainly office setting, sometimes traveling to manufacturing or agricultural settings with dust and/or odors. Some overnight travel is required.

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Location Manager – Grain & Agronomy – South Dakota

Job Title: Location Manager

Location: South Dakota

Job Description: Oversee all grain and agronomy activities for all facilities – 50 plus employees. Agronomy – 65-70,000-ton dry fertilizer with 350,000 acres of dry/liquid application. Grain – Shuttle facility 20 million bu plus.

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Merchandiser – Bismarck, ND

Job Title:  Merchandiser

Location: Bismarck, ND

Preferred Qualifications:

The preferred applicant will have experience in the following areas:

  • Prior experience trading and managing risk in a grain processing setting
  • Prior leadership experience including directing or scheduling work
  • Proven skills understanding and executing futures, options and other derivative trades to hedge margins and manage risk
  • Experience managing inventory of high volume commodity production with limited on site storage
  • Ability to quickly build strong relationships with a large number of customers and suppliers
  • Knowledge of the ethanol industry and the local trade area for company facilities
  • Experience with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Experience with Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel

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Plant Manager – Grand Forks, ND

Job Title:  Plant Manager

Description: The Plant Manager is responsible for designing, implementing, and overseeing strategies and initiatives that enhance the overall performance and effectiveness of the organization and is crucial in driving the growth and success of a company. This role requires a strong background in plant operations, grain milling operations a plus, organizational dynamics, and change management principles. The Plant Manager collaborates with various departments and stakeholders to identify areas for improvement and develop interventions that support organizational growth and development.

Location: Grand Forks, ND

Responsibilities:

  1. Develop and implement organization-wide strategies and initiatives to improve employee engagement, performance, employee cross training and overall organizational effectiveness.
  2. Conduct comprehensive organizational assessments to identify areas for improvement and develop action plans to address these issues.
  3. Design and facilitate training programs, and team-building activities that promote employee development and collaboration.
  4. Collaborate with HR and senior leadership to develop and implement talent management and succession planning strategies.
  5. Assess and recommend changes to organizational structure, policies, and procedures to drive efficiency and effectiveness.
  6. Lead change initiatives, including communication plans, to ensure smooth implementation of organizational changes.
  7. Analyze and evaluate training and development programs to measure their impact and effectiveness.
  8. Provide coaching and guidance to managers and employees on organizational development matters, including performance management and career development.
  9. Stay up-to-date with industry trends and best practices in organizational development and implement relevant strategies and interventions.
  10. Collaborate with external consultants and vendors as needed to support organizational development initiatives.

Required Skills

  1. Strong understanding of Milling plant operations.
  2. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively engage and collaborate with employees at all levels of the organization.
  3. Ability to analyze complex organizational issues and develop data-driven solutions.
  4. Demonstrated experience in designing and facilitating training programs and workshops.
  5. Strong project management skills with the ability to manage multiple initiatives simultaneously.
  6. Excellent problem-solving and critical thinking skills to identify root causes of organizational issues and develop effective interventions.
  7. Knowledge of change management principles and the ability to navigate and manage organizational change.
  8. Proficient in using various organizational development tools and assessments.
  9. Strong leadership and influencing skills to drive change and gain buy-in from stakeholders.
  10. High level of professionalism and integrity in handling sensitive and confidential information.

Required Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree in engineering, organizational development, human resources, business administration, a related field, or leadership and staff development within a plant industrial operation setting with grain milling experience preferred.
  2. Proven experience in organizational development, change management, or a related field, preferably in a leadership role.
  3. Proficiency in MS Office Suite and other relevant software applications.
  4. Strong knowledge of relevant labor laws and regulations.
  5. Experience in working in a diverse and multicultural environment is a plus.

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Plant Manager – Waste to RNG – North Carolina

Job Title: Plant Manager

Location: North Carolina

Job Description: This position will start as the site Project Manager and move to the site Plant Manager upon plant operations. This site will convert poultry litter to RNG and Fertilizer. Position can start as remote but will need to be onsite once construction starts.

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Process Engineer – Oilseed Refining – New Orleans

Job Title: Process Engineer

Location: New Orleans

Job Description: To provide mechanical engineering expertise in the design, development, and optimization of machinery, processes, and systems for the vegetable oils processing facility, ensuring reliability, efficiency, and compliance with all engineering standards and environmental regulations. Previous experience with oilseed refining a must.

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Production Manager – Waste to Fuel – Iowa

Job Title: Production Manager

Location: Iowa

Job Description: Oversee production of a unique ethanol production facility that will use waste products as feedstock for the production of ethanol. Previous ethanol production operation leadership in a shift leader or production manager role needed.

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Project Engineer, Biofuel Technology – Remote based, US – Midwest preference

Job Title:  Project Engineer, Biofuel Technology

Location: Remote based, US – Midwest preference

Please contact Brian directly for a confidential conversation in regards to this position at brian@globaltalentsolutions.com or 218-206-6659 for more information.

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Regulatory Compliance Auditor – Renewable Energy – Remote based, US only

Job Title:  Regulatory Compliance Auditor – Renewable Energy

Location: Remote based, US only

Please contact Brian directly for a confidential conversation in regards to this position at brian@globaltalentsolutions.com or 218-206-6659 for more information.

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Senior Director of Engineering – New Orleans

Job Title:  Senior Director of Engineering

Location: New Orleans

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE POSITION:

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Master’s degree preferred.
Experience: Minimum of 15 years in vegetable oils engineering and project management, with significant experience in large-scale industrial or processing facility construction.
Languages: English, Spanish (preferred).
Skills & Competencies: Proficient in Autocad, Plant 3D, standard project management tools, MS Office, BlueBeam. Proven vegetable oils processing experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage project budget and schedule, reporting regularly to the COO and other stakeholders.
  • Lead and manage the internal and external engineering teams, as well as the Design Builder, ensuring effective collaboration among various disciplines.
  • Ensure compliance with all construction codes, regulatory and safety standards, and contractual obligations of the Design Builder.
  • Supervise the execution of detailed engineering including shop drawings, and all construction activities performed by Design Builder and Subcontractors, including installation, testing, quality control.
  • Document, revise, approve, and control the design and construction phases and processes, utilizing standard project management tools to ensure timely and on budget delivery.
  • Maintain a detailed daily written log book and minutes that include agreements with Design Builder, incidents, progress in field activities, and any other relevant information that protects Owner’s interests.
  • Ensure that the project is being executed as per the Plans, confirming the achievement of the pre-defined milestones, and that the plant is commissioned on time.
  • Generate timely reporting and manage the communication and flow of information with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Coordinate and manage requirements from the 3rd party engineering firm retained by lender.

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Senior Scientist – Denver, CO based

Job Title:  Senior Scientist

Location: Denver, CO

About the role:

The purpose of this position within the Chemical Technology Group is to initiate, lead, and participate in projects related to the chemical transformation of biobased feedstocks into chemicals and/or fuels (Diesel, Olefins, Aromatics, Jet Fuel, etc.). This includes planning, setting up, operating, analyzing, synthesizing and communicating the results of complex experiments.  Additional job responsibilities include, either independently or in a team environment: development of experimental plans based on project or business objectives, oversight of execution of said experimental plans when work is conducted by other team members, reporting results in both written and verbal communications, laboratory hazard analysis and mitigation, collection and interpretation of data, catalyst design and preparation, development and maintenance of laboratory infrastructure, trouble-shooting instruments, analytical method development, screening of literature for relevant applicability, development and execution of process and catalyst technology scale-up programs, assist in writing and prosecution of patent applications, presentation of data to management and external partners, represent the company in technical and non-technical forums, interact with potential external partners, and support process scale-up activities/design (Pilot Plant, Engineering, etc.). 

Requirements and Experience

  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering and > 10 years’ experience or Ph.D. in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering and >5 years’ experience.
  • Developing and optimizing industrial catalytic processes, preferably including pilot experience.
  • Experience contributing to the generation of process models and using the results to guide R&D priorities, experimental plans, and process scale-up.
  • Safe design, construction, start-up, and shake-down of custom laboratory reactors, including assembling processes and/or devices with metal tubing and fittings in an industrial or research chemistry laboratory.
  • Working with and interpreting patents to assist in managing an IP portfolio and guide experimental programs.
  • Development and management of catalytic process development infrastructure (e.g., pumps, furnaces, safety equipment, gas manifolds, etc.).
  • Working in and/or developing automated laboratory environments.
  • Safely handling of flammable, corrosive, and toxic chemicals and compressed gases.
  • Familiar with typical analytical equipment (e.g., gas or liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry, etc.). Experience in analytical method development a nice to have.
  • Chemistry and process engineering software tools such as SciFinder Search Engine, ChemDraw, Patent Searching, ASPEN, etc

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Supply Chain Coordinator – Commodity Marketing – Savannah, GA

Job Title: Supply Chain Coordinator

Location: Savannah, GA

Job Description: Execution of day-to-day supply chain activities including planning, scheduling, and confirming shipment schedules. Pipeline management & analysis of supply chain flows to strategically assist clients. Management of supply chain documentation. Contract creation & contracts management. Tracking and following planned supply chain activities through completion including track and trace railcars, entry of paperwork, communication of statuses. Ability to work within specialized commodities software with training, with an emphasis towards process improvement and suggestions to optimize work flows and continuously improve customer deliverables. Manage customer pricing position and coordinate pricing of futures based on the Chicago Board of trade. Successful candidates must be highly dependable, resourceful, work accurately and independently and with an ability to anticipate, initiate and follow through with all work requirements, and occasionally be able to work extended hours as needed.

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Worldwide Sales Aquaculture Manager - Remote based

Job Title:  Worldwide Sales Aquaculture Manager

Location: Remote based – US (preferred), South America, Latin America

Overview: As the Worldwide Sales Aquaculture Manager, you will be responsible for leading and overseeing all aspects of sales activities related to aquaculture products and services on a global scale. Leveraging your expertise in aquaculture and sales management, you will develop and execute strategic plans to drive revenue growth, expand market presence, and build strong relationships with key clients worldwide. This role requires a blend of leadership, business acumen, and technical knowledge to effectively navigate the dynamic landscape of the aquaculture industry.

Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Aquaculture, Marine Biology, or a related field. Advanced degree preferred.
  2. Proven track record of success in sales management, preferably in the aquaculture industry, with a strong understanding of global market dynamics and trends.
  3. Demonstrated leadership experience, with the ability to inspire and motivate teams to achieve ambitious sales targets and deliver exceptional results.
  4. Excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively engage and influence stakeholders at all levels, both internally and externally.
  5. Strategic thinker with analytical prowess, capable of translating market insights into actionable plans and driving continuous improvement in sales processes and performance.
  6. Strong business acumen, with a deep understanding of financial principles, budget management, and revenue forecasting.
  7. Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, with a proactive and adaptable approach to problem-solving and decision-making.
  8. Commitment to upholding ethical standards, integrity, and professionalism in all business dealings.

 Preferred Additional Skills:

  1. Fluency in multiple languages, particularly those relevant to key markets in the aquaculture industry, such as Spanish, Norwegian or Vietnamese.
  2. Experience working with aquaculture technology, equipment, or related products.
  3. Familiarity with CRM software and other sales enablement tools for effective pipeline management and performance tracking.
  4. Passion for sustainability and environmental stewardship, with a keen interest in promoting responsible aquaculture practices and mitigating environmental impacts.
  5. Willingness to travel extensively, both domestically and internationally, to meet with clients, attend industry events, and explore new business opportunities.

 This position offers an exciting opportunity to lead a dynamic sales team and drive growth in the global aquaculture market. If you are a strategic thinker, results-oriented leader, and passionate advocate for sustainable aquaculture, we invite you to join our team and make a meaningful impact on the future of our industry.

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