Plant Manager

Redstone Commodity Search focus on offering 360° search solutions to the global commodities markets. With a competitive coverage of Trading Houses, Producers, Majors, Utilities, Merchants, Hedge Funds, Investment Banks and Brokerages; Redstone Commodity Search can confidently offer you an edge in today’s volatile market.

Redstone Commodity Search are working with an Agricultural Trading firm to hire an exceptional plant manager into their Montana location to manager and oversee operations.

Key Qualifications / Experience

  • Industry Experience: Demonstrated experience in grain commodity industry, with a strong understanding of grain procurement, ideally within the Montana marketplace.
  • Logistics Expertise: Proven ability in logistics methods and procedures to optimize operational efficiency and streamline processes.
  • Leadership & Communication: Strong leadership and interpersonal skills to motivate teams and effectively communicate across various departments.
  • Strategic Problem Solver: A decisive problem solver with a solution-focused approach and a knack for multitasking.
  • Budget Management: Proficiency in managing budgets, cost control, and overseeing operations within established financial parameters.

Key Responsibilities / Tasks

  1. Plant Operations Strategy:
  • Develop and execute an operation and labour strategy to achieve agreed-upon volumes with the Trading Manager.
  • Prepare and manage operating budgets, ensuring cost control measures are implemented.
  • Coordinate with teams to optimize daily operations and prioritize tasks for efficiency.
  1. Maintenance & Safety Oversight:
  • Collaborate with maintenance and contractors to schedule repairs and identify areas for operational enhancement.
  • Ensure adherence to safety protocols, investigating incidents and implementing controls to mitigate risks to personnel and equipment.
  1. Quality Control Management:
  • Liaise with external inspection bodies to maintain alignment on grading standards.
  • Oversee quality control protocols during purchasing, cleaning, and loading processes.
  • Handle discrepancies in quality claims and ensure swift resolution and payment settlements.
  1. Procurement & Execution:
  • Maintain communication with growers, managing prices, crop prospects, and databases for effective procurement.
  • Execute purchasing strategies in line with company directives and communicate logistics positions across departments.
  1. Accounts & Team Management:
  • Manage procurement contracts, ensuring timely delivery and compliance with specifications.
  • Collaborate with HR for staffing, performance assessment, and fostering a cohesive team culture.
  • Coordinate with various teams for scheduling deliveries, meeting shipping requirements, and managing contract positions effectively.


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