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Vice President of Manufacturing – Vaccines – Sioux Falls, SD based

Job Title: Vice President of Manufacturing – Vaccines

 Location: Sioux Falls, SD based

POSITION SUMMARY

The Vice President of Manufacturing will collaborate with a seasoned Executive Leadership Team.  This role is responsible for leading, further developing and building on a talented group of team members, and for supporting the operation and expansion of the state’s first USDA licensed vaccine manufacturing facility in South Dakota. This role is pivotal to the success of the company and involves directing all aspects of production, warehouse, logistics, maintenance, safety, process and product quality control, operational performance metrics, capital and operating expense management, and continuous improvement.  The company is searching for a process-oriented leader who will make data-driven decisions in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and is interested in increasing responsibilities as the company’s growth rate accelerates.

JOB DUTIES
The position requires independent judgment and sound decision-making.

  • Lead all aspects of production and related operations
  • Schedule resources appropriately to meet the needs of production, warehousing, logistics and R&D development projects.
  • Manage production schedules, work instructions, and production inventories
  • Develop Site Master Plan
  • Inspect, analyze and recommend ways of improving production quality and efficiency
  • Lead by example and support planning for personnel and facility safety
  • Sets department policy regarding staffing, hours, and job junction to deliver on planned projects and production goals.
  • Responsible for ensuring the USDA requirements for facility and documentation for commercial material production.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all staff are properly trained in their duties
  • Devises solutions for problems of complex scope which affect multiple areas within manufacturing through fill and finish
  • Oversees the design, execution, and analysis or results from experiments to ascertain that high-quality data is generated. Plays a key role in troubleshooting problems in manufacturing operations
  • Assumes full responsibility as the department representative on capital projects, staffing, and budgeting.
  • Accountable for meeting the operating budget and continuously reducing through lean processing and efficiencies of scale
  • In cooperation with R&D, responsible for a robust technical transfer process that ensures rapid scale up of new vaccine products.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Bachelors in technical related field. Masters preferred.
    • Minimum of ten years industry related experience
    • At least ten years of people and production management experience
    • Strong communication and team building skills
    • Coaching, mentoring and motivational skills to drive others to want to be their best
    • Highly-organized, process-driven and detail-oriented
    • Experience with individual and team accountability to meet business expectations for manufacturing operations
    • Day to day operational expertise in a USDA regulated vaccine production environment
    • Continue improvement orientation
    • Ability to successfully lead change
    • Experience in building teams in a high growth environment is a plus

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Mid Shift Production Manager – Detroit Lakes, MN area

Job Title: Mid Shift Production Manager – Detroit Lakes, MN area

 Location: Detroit Lakes, MN area

This role is responsible for managing all production and systematic functions, including responsibility for supervisors, assistant supervisors, and employees working on your shift, with emphasis on mentoring, coaching, training, and development. The manager will utilize their knowledge, skills, and abilities to ensure safety, quality, cost, and production goals are met.

Essential Duties:

  • Communicate with Shift Supervisors, Production Managers, Department Managers, and Director of Production regarding product quality, production delays, and personnel
  • Serve as a facilitator between supervisors and hourly employees to promote teamwork within and between shifts
  • Assist in transfer of information between all shifts/departments
  • Support new product launches/pilots/first production runs
  • Create/maintain work instructions or other operational documentation
  • Work closely with R&D to establish/document/deploy equipment centerlines based on recipe
  • Schedule and support training of personnel
  • Establish goals centered on achieving results through principals of accountability. Ensure staff follows production schedule, running safely at expected rates
  • Track, review, and analyze waste, holds, downtime, and labor costs
  • Take action to improve results and mitigate costs
  • Update communication/performance boards, communicate and participate in safety inspections, GEMBA walks (observe, engage, & improve), and BRC reviews/audits
  • Provide/establish controls to assure optimum deployment of resources within approved budget
  • Continually improve resource usage, effectiveness and efficiencies through improved scheduling techniques
  • Expected and authorized as an individual to think, behave, and take action
  • Control work and decision making about their job in autonomous ways
  • Administration of onboarding and development program for production team
  • Assist Human Resources on employee related issues
  • Responsible for safety and sanitation/housekeeping to assure that company standards are met
  • Monitor the production area to maintain safety standards to provide a safe, accident free work environment
  • Routinely observe line operations to ensure products are produced at a quality standard, product line demands are being met, and continually look for ways to improve the process and utilization of resources
  • Assist with initiation, monitoring, and resolution of corrective actions for food safety and quality
  • Assist with decisions that impact quality for:
  • Non-conforming product
  • Process deviations
  • Document control
  • Customer complaints
  • Assure that all company goals are clearly communicated and understood.
  • Safety
  • Quality/Food safety
  • Operational cost
  • Profitability

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related field
  • 5 years’ experience in operations management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to drive a strong safety culture
  • Knowledge and experience in food manufacturing
  • Excellent people and leadership skills
  • Leadership skills in identifying and improving all area concerns including quality, sanitation, efficiency, and personnel
  • Self-motivation
  • Possess a positive attitude toward goal setting, personnel motivation and create harmony in the workplace
  • Good communication skills, verbal and written
  • Good organizational skills
  • General mathematical knowledge
  • Computer skills
  • Attend required training
  • Willing to work hours needed to accomplish goals
  • General mechanical knowledge

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Maintenance Specialist – day shift – Detroit Lakes, MN area

Job Title: Maintenance Specialist – day shift 

 Location: Detroit Lakes, MN area

The Day Shift, Maintenance Specialist (Automation/Packaging) position. Requirements, desired qualification, skills and abilities located below.

JOB OBJECTIVE

To work with process/packaging operators to trouble shoot and maintain control systems to keep manufacturing processes running at an optimal rate for peak efficiency.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Understanding of Automated control systems and how they are used in manufacturing processes.
  • Work with PLC control technology and PC interfacing along with HMI controls Systems
  • Proper use of Hand and Power tools.
  • Work with Peer, Supervisory, and Subordinate groups.
  • Perform preventive and predictive maintenance functions on Equipment as required by the Manufacture.
  • Trouble shooting on equipment as needed and complete documentation of service preformed and any food safety functions required.
  • Perform equipment performance checks on scales, flow meters temperature sensors.
  • Diagnose problems and work with manufacture representative to resolve issues as efficiently as possible.
  • Work with vendors on selecting new products and procedures for this facility.
  • Make recommendations for facility improvements and cost containment.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS & PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • General Mathematical knowledge.
  • High mechanical aptitude.
  • Electrical panel building experience.
  • Ability to adapt and implement new process controls as needed.
  • Good Mechanical knowledge.
  • Good Electrical skills.
  • Understanding of power and control circuits and how they interact with each other in a control scheme.
  • Work shifts as required.
  • Safe work record
  • Self-motivation.
  • The use of specialized equipment – Multi-meters, ultrasonic tester, dial indicators, infrared temperature indicator, vibration analysis equipment, airflow monitor, rpm/fpm indicator, Infrared Camera.
  • Good attitude.
  • Take call ins as needed.=
  • Attend required training – Safety, informational, equipment

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Production Planner – Sioux Falls, SD area based

Job Title: Production Planner

 Location: Sioux Falls, SD area based

POSITION SUMMARY

Seeking a Production Planner to develop and maintain the manufacturing planning system to include equipment and space planning to meet manufacturing requirements for viral manufacturing, bacterial manufacturing, and process development activities.

JOB DUTIES

The Production Planner is responsible for developing and maintaining the manufacturing planning system. This manufacturing planning system will coordinate product demand with manufacturing and process development activities to ensure equipment and space is appropriately available to meet manufacturing requirements. Knowledge of basic laboratory procedures and aseptic techniques is preferred. Experience in production planning of animal health products is preferred. The position requires the ability to read and understand standard operating procedures and be able to execute the procedures to ensure compliance with CVB regulations. Good documentation practices are required while documenting the work that is being performed.

  • Aligns manufacturing with the sales forecast to achieve uninterrupted product supply to customers.
  • Read and understand SOPs and Protocols for manufacturing vaccines.
  • Maintains records detailing adherence to established policies.
  • Develops and proactively communicates a logical production plan that can be utilized by departments across the company to understand current and future planned manufacturing activities.
  • Maintains all associated spreadsheets for antigen, serial, and PD planning.
  • Ensures accuracy of volumes and respective potency being produced against production plan and serial requests.
  • Assist with maintaining the paper-based inventory tracking system.
  • Take an active role in assisting production management with meeting preparations and presentations.
  • Performs other work as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of:

  • Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Good Documentation Practices.
  • Microbiology background is preferred with vaccine related experience.

Ability to:

  • Effectively design Excel spreadsheets and work with advanced tools within Excel.
  • Follow specific procedures.
  • Operate scientific equipment and computers.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Keep detailed and accurate documentation.
  • Maintain a safe work environment for self and other employees, always.

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Senior Maintenance Tech – onsite Sioux Center, Iowa or S. Sioux Falls, SD region

Job Title: Senior Maintenance Tech

 Location: onsite Sioux Center, Iowa or S. Sioux Falls, SD region

About the role:

Seeking a Senior Maintenance Technician that will be responsible for leading the repair and maintenance of plant equipment to ensure maximum production quantity and quality, while supporting the policies, goals, and objectives of the Company. The Lead is expected to help train and improve the skills of other team members by teaching them relevant skills.

Who you are:

  • Leader in equipment performance and operations success
  • Maintain and promote a strong safety culture and follow all safety policies, procedures and regulations
  • Repair or replace plant equipment or systems on a scheduled or emergency basis
  • Enhance and maintain process for preventive/predictive maintenance activities to optimize equipment uptime and spend control
  • Track performance metrics for reliability and maintenance
  • Determine modes of failure and corrective/preventive actions
  • Perform preventative maintenance functions and inspections of assigned equipment within the plant
  • Lead diagnosing and trouble-shooting maintenance related issues
  • Coordinate and communicate with production personnel all maintenance and repair work
  • Maintain and keep accurate records of maintenance activities
  • Complete work orders as assigned
  • Operating a telehanlder and forklift
  • Follow maintenance best practices and attend all safety training
  • Conduct regular house-cleaning duties, keeping the maintenance area as neat and clean as possible
  • Identify and communicate workplace hazards to the Shift Lead, and correct or seek assistance in correcting unsafe actions or conditions
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Operations Manager

Requirements and Experience

  • Technical college degree or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years maintenance experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Ability to teach others
  • Experience with Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS)
  • Robust previous maintenance or industrial equipment repair experience
  • Previous experience leading team members
  • Ability to walk, climb ladders and steps, lift up to 50 lbs., and work at heights
  • Welding experience on carbon/stainless steel preferred
  • Self-motivated, seeking out work that needs to be done
  • Ability to critical think and problem solve
  • Familiar with safe working practices such as LOTO, Safework permitting, Hot work, Confined Space.
  • Basic computer skills and familiarity with office type applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.)

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Director of Human Resources – South Dakota based

Job Title: Director of Human Resources

 Location: South Dakota based

This position reports to the CEO, has several direct reports with multiple sites in South Dakota

SUMMARY

This position serves as an integral member of the executive leadership team comprehensively combining talent management with business objectives, providing actionable insights to drive a high level of engagement, developing, and managing recruitment, performance, and retention plans, and ensuring compliance with employment laws, regulations, and sound business practices. Responsible for all aspects of the management of Human Resources strategy, administration, employment risk management, and compliance.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Collaborate with senior leadership team to understand and develop the organization’s goals and strategy related to recruiting, staffing, retaining, training, and culture.
  • Implement programs to build on the company’s culture of collaboration, cooperation, teamwork, engagement, and empowerment with a balanced focus on what is beneficial for both the employees and the organization.
  • Develop, lead, and participate in the strategies and effective practices in the areas of employee relations and compliance.
  • Maintain a key focus on promoting effective onboarding employee training plans and leadership development programs.
  • Implement best-in-class recruitment strategy with consideration of diversity, sourcing, passive strategies, and creative relationships that grow the candidate pipeline.
  • Periodically review, manage, and maintain the design of compensation programs including wages, incentives, and benefits that support company goals and attract and retain quality team members.
  • Promote employee engagement and foster a positive working environment through employee relations and activities by encouraging communication and participation on all levels, utilizing engagement surveys, and following up with sharing results and driving manager action plan creation.
  • Regularly evaluate company culture and provide contributions to and recommendations on changes to accomplish company goals and improve employee morale.
  • Continually seek to improve process and service delivery through automation, efficiency, and implementing best practices.
  • Train and develop HR department employees with a focus on retaining top talent and succession.
  • Advise senior management and the Board of Directors on HR metrics and benchmarking including turnover, latest trends, developments, and legal requirements affecting employers, employees, and their relationships.
  • Review/create job descriptions that accurately reflect key responsibilities and expectations.
  • Develop and oversee talent management and HR guidelines and programs reflective of the mission and values of the company that meet the needs of the organization and are in legal compliance.
  • Develop and manage annual budgets for the HR department and perform periodic cost and productivity analyses.
  • Establish and implement short- and long-range HR departmental goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all sensitive information.
  • Organize and work independently on multiple assigned tasks/projects and complete assignments within specified deadlines.
  • Provide thoughtful and effective coaching to leaders on all aspects of talent management and advise on employment statutes, rules, regulations, and policies affecting team members.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/COMPETENCIES

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, HR, or related field is required.
  • 7+ years of experience in generalist roles, demonstrating growth and leadership in HR Management.
  • Experience evaluating operations and procedures and recommending policy and procedure changes relating to HR management.
  • Working knowledge of all applicable employment laws, regulations and sound business practices.
  • Experience in the administration of compensation and benefit programs.
  • Ability to motivate teams to achieve the highest levels of performance.
  • Ability to participate in and facilitate group meetings.
  • Ability to assess training and development needs and provide recommendations to senior management.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to communicate clearly in English.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • This position operates mainly in an office environment using a personal computer.
  • In the plant environment, team members will be required to adhere to all Safety requirements and may be exposed to noise, heat, and other elements both inside and outside.
  • This position is largely self-directed and requires understanding of accounting and company policies and procedures.
  • Occasionally lifting weights of forty (40) pounds or less.
  • Working on a PC while sitting for majority of work required.

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Director of Quality Assurance & Food Safety – Sioux Falls, SD area

Job Title:  Director of Quality Assurance & Food Safety

Location: Sioux Falls, SD area

As the leader of the Quality Assurance and Food Safety team, the Director of Quality Assurance and Food Safety will report to the Vice President of Manufacturing / General Manager and will be responsible for the following:

  • Manage and provide oversite to Quality and Sanitation department functions within the facility.
  • Manage all feed safety external certifications and registrations, associated paperwork, and audit reports and findings.
  • Monitor various aspects of plant operations to ensure compliance with company policies and guidelines, including FSMA, GMP+, SQF, Proterra, and Non-GMO Project Verified.
  • Oversee the facility’s internal audit program and coordinate improvement activities with other departments.
  • Lead and/or participate in Corrective and Preventative Action (CAPA) and Root Cause Analysis (RCA) discussions, diagrams, and documentation.
  • Lead the food safety team and as a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI)
  • Serve as SQF Practitioner.
  • Verify and validate quality, operations, and analytical documentation per the HACCP plan and other relevant certifications.
  • Facilitate feed safety and proficiency training records including visitor and vendor training, as well as new hire and annual employee feed safety training.
  • Ensure Master Sanitation Schedule and other sanitation records are complete and encompasses all aspects of current certifications.
  • Review processing conditions for food safety, verify final product and specifications and approve final product releases through the company ERP system.
  • Participate and/or lead Management of Change (MOC), and customer sample requests.
  • Lead quality support efforts to enable collaborative efforts among company departments.
  • Spearheaded Lean Six Sigma project or process improvement initiatives with support and collaboration among company departments.
  • Conduct efforts within the Quality Department to enable company Operations, Logistics, and Analytical to commercially release products efficiently.
  • Lead the scientific efforts to internalize new quality methods as needed.
  • Implement the ongoing practices needed to ensure the effective and efficient repeatability and reproducibility of the Quality functions.
  • Responsible for the oversight, revision, and handling of standard operating procedures and records.
  • Guide strategic planning initiatives in the Quality Department including microbiological and sanitation testing and assist in budget maintenance,
  • Lead department check-in, quarterly and annual review meetings, and assist with ongoing staff professional development.
  • Assist with quality programs at other company sites as needed.
  • Other job-related tasks as assigned based on availability and relevant experience.
  • Upholds the company core values of: Safety, Quality, Respect, Transparency, and Innovation

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Strong managerial and organizational skills including experience working with teams of varying size and disciplines is preferred.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and departments simultaneously and take on challenges in a fast-paced dynamic environment.
  • Proficient in quality and microbiological procedures and associated instrumentation.
  • Ideal candidates will have 3-5+ years of experience in supporting commercial product manufacture in the feed or food industry. Experience with Quality Programs is desirable.
  • Degree in a science-related field or equivalent work experience required.
  • Strong computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office products; experience with statistical toolboxes a plus.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to be flexible and take on challenges in a fast-paced dynamic environment.
  • Ability to lead the transition into human food consumption.

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Director, Technical Accounting – Remote – North Dakota a plus location

Job Title:  Director, Technical Accounting

Location: Remote – North Dakota a plus location

The Director reports to the Vice  President of Accounting & Finance,  supports the company’s accounting and financial reporting functions and initiatives; serves as a key technical resource on complex accounting requirements; leads efforts to assess and communicate the impact of new accounting standards to management; advises the implementation of new accounting standards and updates to ensure the appropriate accounting treatment and policies are consistently applied in accordance with General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).  Also, the Director will periodically assess the company’s risk environment and lead the implementation of mitigating initiatives to reduce risk as needed.

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Vice President of Manufacturing – Brookings, SD

Job Title:  Vice President of Manufacturing

Location: Brookings, SD

This role is responsible for leading, further developing and building on a talented group of team members, and for supporting the operation and expansion of the 30,000 ton per year protein ingredient manufacturing facility near Brookings, South Dakota. This role is pivotal to the success of the company and involves directing all aspects of production, warehouse, logistics, maintenance, safety, process and product quality control, operational performance metrics, capital and operating expense management, and continuous improvement.  The company is searching for a process-oriented leader who will make data-driven decisions in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and is interested in increasing responsibilities as the company’s growth rate accelerates. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certified
  • Advanced Degree in Chemical / Mechanical Engineering and / or Industrial Microbiology
  • 10+ Years of Food and / or Feed Ingredient Production Experience
  • 10+ Years of Advanced Operational Experience Leading People, Processes, and Facilities

 Responsibilities: 

  • Lead all aspects of production and related operations
  • Assure the company employs the right people in the right places doing the right things
  • Hire / train employees to be accountable for standard operating procedures and company values
  • Manage employee performance against goals, technical skills and value demonstration on a frequent basis, including improvement plans and termination, as required
  • Schedule resources appropriately to meet the needs of production, warehousing, and logistics
  • Create standard work and work standards
  • Deliver high-quality products on time and on budget
  • Analyze and report on key operational metrics in alignment with the company’s objectives
  • Assure the highest quality handling, processing, and storage of final products and raw materials
  • Manage production schedules, work instructions, and production inventories
  • Inspect, analyze and recommend ways of improving production quality and efficiency
  • Lead by example and support planning for personnel and facility safety
  • Support compliance with all company policies and federal, state and local regulations, including OSHA
  • Support compliance with all feed / food safety, quality and sanitation requirements, including FSMA and SQF
  • Support maintenance activities by assessing equipment operating reliability and perform routine repairs, adjustments, and troubleshooting
  • Manage month-end and cycle inventory counts to assure book-to-physical inventory reconciliation
  • Serve as an active participant and leader in meetings and training
  • Collaborate cross-functionally
  • Delegate appropriately

 Required Qualifications:

  • B.S. in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering or Industrial Microbiology
  • 5-10 years of management experience in a biological-based manufacturing environment, such as fermentation, enzyme processing, or feed or food ingredient production
  • Experience with Lean Six Sigma principles
  • Computer skills, including Microsoft Office
  • Demonstration of data-driven decision making
  • Knowledge of quality systems and standards

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

Job Title:  Business Development Manager

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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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

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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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 (FILLED)

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 (FILLED)

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 (FILLED)

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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