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Plant Analyst

Date: Mar 9, 2019

Location: Cairo, IL, US, 62914

Company: Bunge

Bunge Limited (, NYSE: BG) is a leading global agribusiness and food company operating in over 40 countries with approximately 32,000 employees. Bunge buys, sells, stores and transports oilseeds and grains to serve customers worldwide; processes oilseeds to make protein meal for animal feed; produces edible oil products for consumers and commercial customers in the food processing, industrial and artisanal bakery, confectionery, human nutrition and food service categories; produces sugar and ethanol from sugarcane; mills wheat, corn and rice to make ingredients used by food companies; and sells fertilizer in South America. Founded in 1818, the company is headquartered in White Plains, New York.

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for supporting the plant managers and their team to ensure data integrity, a strong management control environment, operational analysis, and data-based decision support.  Primary responsibilities include assisting with inventory management, receiving/shipping controls, analysis of processing yields and shrinks, reporting of key performance indicators (KPI’s), providing production inputs for month end accounting closes, and supporting other local plant administrative processes.  In addition to supporting the local management team, this position will have an integral communications role with corporate support functions.


Core Functions:

  • Ensuring that local key internal controls are properly and effectively executed with respect to receiving and shipping, scale system integrity, capture of weights and grades, as well as internal measures of inventory transfers and product lines
  • Preparing and reporting daily inventories and daily production data for supply chain management.
  • Plan and report physical inventory observations (soybeans, meal, bulk oils, chemicals, supplies) in accordance with BNA’s physical inventory policy and local standard operating procedures (SOP’s) and establish clean month end cut-offs with respect to inventory.
  • Investigate material usage variances (MUV’s) in excess of standards, identify root cause, and recommend corrective action (e.g. recipe shrinks, inventory accuracy, etc.) that narrows monthly shrinks and provides reliable data to measure and monitor plant performance
  • Collect and report daily, weekly, and monthly production data and KPR’s in an efficient, accurate, and timely manner to support monthly scoreboard development.
  • Input volume figures, crush and production numbers in SAP at month end.
  • Provide various inputs to monthly forecasting for plant expenses and variances – e.g. special maintenance, utility usage, known variances.
  • Report gas/diesel usage and purchases, contractor hours, total dust loaded, lease status reconciliations, insurance report to STL.
  • Assist plant managers with inputs preparation of the annual plant budget, understanding spending variances, and interpreting data for zero budget cost control.
  • Back up Plant Admin Supervisor and Production Support Specialist.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Skill/Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, operations management, related degree, preferred or commensurate experience.
  • Three years minimum experience in a related field required
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills required.
  • Ability to work in a team and collaborative environment
  • Exposure to using enterprise business applications such as SAP or comparable system and capability to become a power user preferred.
  • Experience with end-user tools – e.g. MS Excel, Word, and Lotus Notes required.
  • Versatility, flexibility, and analytical skills are required.

Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.  Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

Nearest Major Market: Carbondale

Job Segment: ERP, Agricultural, Supply Chain Manager, Plant Operator, SAP, Technology, Agriculture, Operations, Manufacturing

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