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Director, Texas Regional Sales – U.S. Foodservice – Minneapolis, Minnesota
Flour Sales Manager – Los Angeles, California
Bulk – Elevator Manager – Oakland, California
Maintenance Millwright – New Prague, Minnesota
Master Maintenance – New Prague, Minnesota
Maintenance Manager – Oakland, California


Director, Texas Regional Sales – U.S. Foodservice – Minneapolis, MN

The Director, Texas Regional Sales – US Foodservice is a key member of Miller Milling Company’s leadership and commercial team; responsible for regional flour sales in TX and the surrounding states as well as leading MMC’s sales initiatives with its food ingredient distribution and foodservice customers across the entire country. This position will have at least one direct report and is considered a ‘player/coach’ with individual sales responsibilities as well as those for the TX sales team. Work location is flexible; however, Miller Milling’s Saginaw, TX or Bloomington, MN administrative offices are preferred.

Primary Duties:

TX and Foodservice Sales
  • Drive MMC flour sales with assigned accounts utilizing established strategies and company objectives. Focus on key MMC initiatives optimizing revenues and profits while maintaining or growing market share in designated territory.
  • Service customers by building strong relationships and maintaining rapport with key decision makers and support staff. Make periodic customer visits; providing ongoing client support, market information and purchasing guidance-as needed. Promptly and effectively respond to customer service requests and work collaboratively with MMC’s cross functional teams of operations, quality, merchandising, finance, customer service and transportation to resolve customer problems that meet or exceed expectations.
  • Evaluate customer requirements, recommend and implement improvements to enhance customer satisfaction and/or new opportunities. Effectively manage customer pricing, provide updates and successfully negotiate contracts, request for proposals (RFP), and contract maintenance.
  • Strategically develop, present, and close business by clearly understanding customer requirements and expectations and effectively managing resources to achieve business objectives. Calculate flour pricing as well as monitor margins in the markets and provide input on those margins.
  • Identify new customers by studying the marketplace and trends, estimating sales volume, and qualifying business potential. Develop a keen awareness of the assigned flour market channels and actively monitor developments and communicate changes to MMC’s management team. Decisively take action within job responsibility scope as a result of market or customer changes.
  • Generate and maintain a sales forecast for accounts assigned.
Management and Administration
  • Provide leadership to ensure a strong culture of accountability and engagement where employees are committed and motivated to serve customers, achieve corporate goals, and contribute their ideas and efforts in support of MMC’s vision and direction. As a member of MMC’s commercial leadership team; this positions is considered a mentor and role model to others.
  • Ensure direct reports receive needed training to enhance MMC’s value proposition, customer service, market competence, business acumen along with enhancing team members’ career satisfaction.
  • Act as a customer advocate within Miller Milling Company to ensure concerns and issues are communicated. Help lead the organization drive customer execution results that meet quality and customer service objectives.
  • Develop sales territory targets to help ensure the achievement of company financial goals with appropriate metrics that helps TX/Food Service team meet its sales objectives. Develop and roll out TX regional, food ingredient distribution and foodservice channel strategies.
  • Ensure customer pricing, order entry, contract applications, contract executions, account receivable and credit status are effectively managed and changes communicated.
  • Develop annual budgets and perform employee reviews
  • Ensure that the interests of customers, channel partners and company are aligned. Serve as the primary customer contact for technical and business issues for the accounts assigned.
Other Responsibilities
  • Actively lead and/or participate in routine departmental and company meetings to facilitate communication. Demonstrate cross functional leadership capabilities in a matrixed and highly interdependent organization.
  • Support a variety of external partnerships to encourage partnerships, deepen industry relations and knowledge of customer needs.
  • Prepare and deliver sales territory presentations on relevant topics to help facilitate company reputation.
  • Develop a strong understanding of Miller Milling’s business from the farm to the end user.
  • Assist the Finance department with Accounts Receivables by following up with customers as needed and recommending action to be taken.
  • Perform other responsibilities as requested.
  • Willingness and ability to travel – up to 40%.
  • Perform other responsibilities as requested.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree or equivalent related experience
  • 10 years’ progressive career experience in the grain merchandising, flour sales, commodity trading or related industry experience
  • Effective strategic thinking with the ability to formulate objectives and priorities and implement plans consistent with the long-term interests of the organization. Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated effective collaboration, communication and influencing skills at all levels of an organization. Comfortable presenting and interacting with c-suite senior leadership of Miller Milling Company and its customers.
  • Demonstrated excellence in negotiation ability and tactics
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a cross-functional team. Demonstrated ability to organize, manage and execute multiple technical projects.
  • Creativity, flexibility and quick thinking.
  • Foreign language skills (Spanish, Japanese, or Mandarin) are preferred but not required.

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Flour Sales Manager – Los Angeles, CA

The Flour Sales Manager is an integral member of Miller Milling Company’s commercial team, responsible for developing and managing key flour customers to ensure MMC’s revenue targets are achieved and customer needs are met. This role is responsible for lead generation, sales development and account management.

Primary Duties:

Flour Sales and Account Management
  • Drive MMC flour sales with assigned accounts utilizing established strategies and company objectives. Focus on key MMC initiatives optimizing revenues and profits while maintaining or growing market share in designated territory.
  • Service customers by building strong relationships and maintaining rapport with key decision makers and support staff. Make periodic customer visits; providing ongoing client support, market information and purchasing guidance – as needed. Promptly and effectively respond to customer service requests and work collaboratively with MMC’s cross functional teams of operations, quality, merchandising, finance, customer service and transportation to resolve customer problems that meet or exceed expectations.
  • Evaluate customer requirements and recommend changes or improvements to enhance customer satisfaction and/or new opportunities. Effectively manage customer pricing, provide updates and successfully negotiate contracts, request for proposals (RFP), and contract maintenance
  • Strategically develop, present, and close business by clearly understanding customer requirements and expectations and effectively managing resources to achieve business objectives. Calculate flour pricing as well as monitor margins in the markets and provide input on those margins.
  • Identify new customers by studying the marketplace and trends, estimating sales volume, and qualifying business potential. Develop a keen awareness of the local market and actively monitor developments and communicate changes to MMC’s management team. Decisively take action within job responsibility scope as a result of market or customer changes.
  • Generate and maintain a sales forecast for accounts assigned.
Administration
  • Serve as the primary customer contact for technical and business issues for the accounts assigned.
  • Ensure customer pricing, order entry, contract applications, contract executions, account receivable and credit status are effectively managed and changes communicated
  • Ensure that the interests of customers, channel partners and company are aligned
  • Act as a customer advocate within Miller Milling to ensure concerns and issues are communicated.
Other Responsibilities
  • Actively participate in routine departmental and company meetings. Demonstrate cross-functional leadership capabilities in a matrixed and highly interdependent organization
  • Support a variety of external relationships to encourage partnerships, deepen relations and knowledge of customer needs.
  • Prepare and deliver market presentations on relevant topics to help facilitate company reputation.
  • Assist the Finance department with Accounts Receivables by following up with customers as needed.
  • Position is located at Miller Milling Company’s local administrative offices; however, the ability to work from a home based office in the sales region is possible with demonstrated job performance and acumen.
  • Perform other responsibilities as requested.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree in business, ag-economics or equivalent related experience required
  • 5 years’ experience in the grain industry, flour sales or other commodity trading/sales highly desired
  • Highly driven to succeed, achieving territory sales and revenue goals. Detail orientated.
  • Demonstrates effective collaboration, communication and influencing skills at all levels of an organization.
  • Demonstrated excellence in negotiation ability and tactics.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a cross-functional team
  • Exercises independent judgment and discretion within scope of the job
  • Willingness and ability to travel – up to 30%
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, manage and execute multiple technical projects
  • Ability and willingness to learn the details of flour milling business and MMC’s customer details
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Creativity and flexibility is required
  • Bi-lingual (Spanish, Japanese, or Mandarin) desired but not required

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Bulk – Elevator Manager – Oakland, CA

The purpose of the Bulk / Elevator Manager role is ensure high performance execution of plant production activities across multiple shifts and/or departments to produce products that meet established quality, customer service, safety, innovation and cost metrics consistent with schedules and policies. This position will ensure systems, processes, and resources are in place to provide the best cost and efficient production of grain based food products for our customers.

  • Manage the Bulk and Elevator teams.
  • Maintain compliance with company policies, regulatory requirements, quality specifications, safety standards and sanitation practices
  • Establish manufacturing goals and objectives for the production area
  • Maintain the assets in the production area with the support of the reliability team
  • Control costs of production, quality, and sanitation
  • Monitor production volumes versus plan and communicate to the team
  • Develop, participate and lead process improvement initiatives

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership for the day to day execution of the Bulk and Elevator teams to ensure on time, best cost grain based products that meet our customers’ needs
  • Maintain asset reliability by working closely with the reliability team on preventative care as well as through operator care activities
  • Development of the teams to achieve high performance execution
  • Customer Focus – Build customer awareness to drive high levels of service

Essential Functions/Requirements:

  • Ability to provide operational support 24/7
  • No allergies to dust or wheat products

Required Education, Experience, Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2 years’ experience in supervisory role
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Proven analytical and decision making skills
  • Collaborative and energizing leadership and people management skills
  • This role requires competencies in the areas of influence, communication, teamwork, interpersonal effectiveness, initiative and process discipline.
  • Ability to handle various tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to build strong working relationships
  • Ability to prioritize, plan and execute
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to coach and provide feedback
  • Ability to create/modify/write specifications, training materials, and/or best practices
  • Ability to effectively lead and influence across all levels within the organization.
  • Experience managing projects, and driving data based decision making process
  • Proven ability to identify issues, obtain relevant information, and relate / compare facts from different sources to identify solutions
  • Analytical Problem Solving: Able to identify problems; apply structured and disciplined methodology to identify root cause using data

Preferred Education, Experience, Skills:

  • Degree in science, engineering, food science, or milling Proven Project Management skills; including planning, organizing, developing and implementing comprehensive organizational change programs, talent acquisition programs and leading cross-functional project teams.
  • 5 years’ experience managing manufacturing systems preferably in solids production.
  • Experience in a food manufacturing facility
  • Experience in a shipping and receiving environment
  • Knowledge and experience in continuous improvement methodologies, tools, trends and best practices
  • Strong knowledge of reliability practices
  • Experience in Grain grading and wheat processes a plus
  • Experience with Cinch a plus

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Maintenance Millwright – New Prague, MN

The Maintenance Millwright will assist in troubleshooting and repair of production equipment in the facility that is electrical, mechanical, hydraulic or pneumatic in nature. This includes involvement in routine and emergency corrective, preventive, and predictive maintenance using a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) for all electrical and mechanical equipment and their related controls.

Job Duties to Include:
(not limited to)

  • Fabricates and installs mechanical changes.
  • Plumbs hydraulic/pneumatic circuits.
  • Diagnose and install/replace faulty mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic components of machines and equipment.
  • Assists in the installation, troubleshooting and/or repair of fixtures, machines, or other resources related to the physical facility or its operations.
  • Provides knowledge in Metal Fabrication, HVAC, plumbing, carpentry, painting, or other skills to facility operations.
  • Performs scheduled preventative maintenance procedures on facility equipment.
  • Calibrates and adjusts equipment according to specifications, as assigned.
  • May be assigned to operate a variety of equipment, including skid loaders, forklift, tractor, etc.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Personal computer operation.
  • Established safety policies, standards, practices, and procedures.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
(any or all of the following is a strong plus)

  • Knowledge of machine parts and their functions.
  • Knowledge of facilities maintenance and repair operations.
  • Knowledge of rigging and movement techniques.
  • Knowledge of metal fabricating and welding.
  • Knowledge of low pressure boiler systems.
  • Knowledge of safety procedures.
  • State of MN Millwright/Apprenticeship license.
  • State of MN Low pressure boiler license.
  • Organizational and planning skills with the ability to follow through.
  • Maintain a clean, organized, and safe work area.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be capable of bending, lifting small parts and pushing, pulling or carrying light loads.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.

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Master Maintenance (Boiler/Electrical) – New Prague, MN

The Master Maintenance will assist in troubleshooting and repair of production equipment in the facility that is electrical, mechanical, hydraulic or pneumatic in nature. This includes involvement in routine and emergency corrective, preventive, and predictive maintenance using a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) for all electrical and mechanical equipment and their related controls.

Job Duties to Include:
(not limited to)

  • Troubleshoots and repairs basic electrical and motor controls. Including,
    • Wires basic electrical circuits.
    • Control relays and related equipment.
    • Programmable Logic Control (PLC) systems.
    • Install/Uninstall AC/DC motors.
    • Install/Uninstall motor bearings.
    • Troubleshoot electrical problems using wiring schematics, deficiencies, and concerns.
  • Fabricates and installs mechanical changes.
  • Plumbs hydraulic/pneumatic circuits.
  • Diagnose and install/replace faulty mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic components of machines and equipment.
  • Assists in the installation, troubleshooting and/or repair of fixtures, machines, or other resources related to the physical facility or its operations.
  • Provides knowledge in Metal Fabrication, HVAC, plumbing, carpentry, painting, or other skills to facility operations.
  • Performs scheduled preventative maintenance procedures on facility equipment.
  • Calibrates and adjusts equipment according to specifications, as assigned.
  • May be assigned to operate a variety of equipment, including skid loaders, forklift, tractor, etc.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Personal computer operation.
  • Established safety policies, standards, practices, and procedures.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
(any or all of the following is a strong plus)

  • Knowledge of machine parts and their functions.
  • Knowledge of facilities maintenance and repair operations.
  • Knowledge of relay logic.
  • Knowledge of motor controls.
  • Knowledge of rigging and movement techniques.
  • Knowledge of metal fabricating and welding.
  • Knowledge of low pressure boiler systems.
  • Knowledge of safety procedures.
  • State of MN Millwright/Apprenticeship license.
  • State of MN Low pressure boiler license.
  • State of MN Journeyman Electrical license
  • Organizational and planning skills with the ability to follow through.
  • Maintain a clean, organized, and safe work area.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be capable of bending, lifting small parts and pushing, pulling or carrying light loads.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.

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Maintenance Manager – Oakland, CA

Provides leadership and direction to plant maintenance department responsible for repair, maintenance, and installation of machines, tools, and equipment in manufacturing operations –safely done. Responsible to sustain a reliability program. Responsible to eliminate all causes of failure and ensure full useful life in coordination with daily maintenance completed by operating personnel. Schedules repair, maintenance, and installation to ensure continuous production operations. Creates and manages the maintenance budgets. Inspects operating machines and equipment for conformance with operational standards. Reviews production, quality control, and maintenance reports and statistics to plan and modify maintenance activities.  Maintains all equipment with a mind on Safety and Food Safety.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and operate within established maintenance operating budget and monitor departmental expenditures.
  • Assists with planning and cost estimates for annual and longer term capital budgets.
  • Responsible for the accuracy and maintaining of MRO inventory through accurate cycle counts and proper purchasing and receiving of the parts as required
  • Responsible for the interaction with other departments and maintaining and prioritizing an effective planned maintenance schedule
  • Establishes criteria for assessing the quality and safety of work performed by employees and contractors.
  • Supervises the completion of work through, frequent site inspections and conferences with operations and vendors regarding electrical & plumbing equipment, HVAC systems, electric motors, ventilating fans, and electrical control units.
  • Investigates the condition of buildings, equipment and grounds, and recommends improvements in the facilities to ensure that needs are met.
  • Broad knowledge & experience in trade employee’s management & facilities administration with demonstrated ability to manage personnel.  Ability to lead teams and achieve results through resources.
  • Ability to interact with all levels of the organization.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills along with superb time management and project scheduling skills.
  • Comprehensive information on construction processes, trade practices, standards, building codes & regulations.
  • Excellent administrative and follow up skills to achieve successful maintenance and repair programs.

Required Education, Experience, Skills:

  • Preferably a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related technical field preferred.
  • Minimum 3 year  experience in food plant maintenance or engineering.
  • Must be computer literate; experienced in using computer software applications such as Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, MS Project Management, etc.
  • Must have understanding of PLC and logic controls.
  • Prior experience using Express Maintenance a plus.
  • Basic accounting knowledge required.
  • Ability to communicate clearly; orally and in written form.
  • Demonstrates mechanical aptitude.
  • Confident, assertive leadership style.

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