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Area Manager - Grain Operations

Date: Aug 17, 2019

Location: Greenville, MS, US, 38701

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
Lead the commercial and operational activities at multiple  grain elevators.  Leading and executing all elevator activities in support of the operational and commercial business plan while focusing on safety, productivity, communication, and profitability.


Reporting and Working Relationships
This position reports directly to the District Manager and oversees all the commercial/operational activities at the elevator and will oversee multiple locations; Greenville, MS, Rosedale, MS and Mayersville, MS.  All salaried employees at the elevators report to the Elevator Manager.


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 supervising 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
•    5+ years applicable experience
•    Proficient with basic computer skills, including Email, Excel, Microsoft Word, and other technical software packages
•    Proficient 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
•    Expert in the areas of safety, productivity and teamwork 
•    Expert 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
•    Strong leader
•    Expert in making decisions, developing and leading teams, addressing issues, delegating tasks
•    Uphold and enhance Bunge’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


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

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, transgender status, 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: Mississippi

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