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Grain Trader – Minneapolis, Minnesota
Administrative Specialist – Saginaw, Texas
Corporate Manager of Food Safety & Regulatory Compliance – Minneapolis, Minnesota

Director, Texas Regional Sales – U.S. Foodservice – Minneapolis, Minnesota
Maintenance Millwright – New Prague, Minnesota
Maintenance Manager – Oakland, California


Grain Trader – Minneapolis, MN

The Grain Trader is responsible for commodity merchandising within Miller Milling’s flour mill network. This includes managing appropriate inbound wheat supply chains from origin to the flour mills, as well as price and quality risks associated with the commodity. In addition, this role leads the process to determine the least cost combination of wheat quality, class and price that meet MMC customer flour specifications. The Grain Trader acts as a partner in driving the organization’s goals of providing high quality, safe grain based products with exceptional service through engaged people. Other duties include effectively and profitably managing commodity hedging, communicating key business information internally and externally, maintaining commodity cost cards and pricing tools, and other tasks as requested. 

Primary Duties:

Commodity Procurement
  • Purchase timely delivery of appropriate quality and quantity of wheat raw material as required by MMC flour mills. Contribute to MMC’s merchandising team PnL goals as determined by leadership and business planning.
  • Provide accurate and timely grain market updates, supply predictions and crop quality forecasts to assist sales with customer pricing.
  • Accurately monitor grain raw material inventory quantity and quality needs in conjunction with MMC mill operations and QA staff. Maintain an effective working relationship with local mill management, elevator and quality teams to help manage key mix/blending opportunities in order to meet customer requirements and optimize flour mill profitability.
  • Familiarize with and monitor relevant grain freight spreads, transportation modes, market developments, cost structures and trade rules to ensure competitive pricing and trade compliance. Continuously monitor opportunities for least cost supply origination.
  • Maintain and develop relationships with grain suppliers – both farmer/producers and commercial merchandisers – to build productive, long term business relationships and a comprehensive understanding of the grain and milling business. Monitor and approve incoming wheat grades to ensure suppliers are correctly fulfilling contract requirements, verify quality and protein of each shipment and provide direction to appropriate location.
  • Work with suppliers on claims and over/under fills to ensure the contracts are maintained and internal accounting is balanced. Ensure suppliers are adhering to contract terms and conditions and address any issues.
Risk Management
  • Manage the wheat price and logistical risks associated with flour hedging and raw material procurement to position the company for profitability. Develop commodity position game plans by leveraging market knowledge, effective trading and supply chain management. Establish appropriate position sizes that reflect market bias, opportunity, risk management and MMC established position limits.
  • Provide input into MMC team hedging strategies and backup for other team members as needed.
  • Other tasks as requested
Communications
  • Conduct or participate in weekly meetings with MMC flour mills as requested.
  • Update management and mills on issues and trends.
  • Provide information to MMC sales and customers on markets/quality as requested.
  • Assist with input into cost card and assist with the maintenance of the cost card as a pricing tool.
  • Represent Miller Milling at trade industry events, as needed.
  • Perform other responsibilities as requested.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree or equivalent related experience
  • Minimum 2 years experience grain trading or ingredient procurement.
  • Specific wheat commodity experience and knowledge of wheat quality a plus
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated excellence in negotiation ability and tactics
  • Highly Proficient in Microsoft Office applications. Proficiency with grain accounting software applications a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a cross-functional team
  • Exercises independent judgment and discretion on the job
  • Willingness and ability to travel – up to 20%
  • Ability to organize, manage and execute multiple projects

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Administrative Specialist – Saginaw, TX

Looking for a self-starter to provide support and backup in the office.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Answering phone
  • Front desk, visitors
  • Data Entry for production and customer orders
  • Customer Service
  • Ordering office supplies
  • Backup for scheduling and inventory
  • Working with Transportation to schedule trucks
  • Filing
Qualifications
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Microsoft Office
  • Typing
  • Customer service experience
  • Safety conscious
  • Ability to handle fast paced environment
  • Self-starter
Working Conditions:

Working in the office, for an industrial company.  Hours will be Monday-Friday, with some on-call backup required.  Atmosphere can be very fast paced with many moving parts, so candidate needs to have the ability to adjust accordingly.

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Corporate Manager of Food Safety & Regulatory Compliance – Minneapolis, MN

The Corporate Manager of Food Safety & Regulatory Compliance will provide leadership and guidance for all food safety and regulatory compliance in the receiving, production, and shipping of products produced at all locations. Ensure company procedures are followed and are continually being met daily across all plant locations. Skills such as auditing, process evaluation, hazard assessment, risk management strategies, and root cause analysis will be used for continuous improvement. This role is integral for Miller Milling Company mission to provide safe grain based products and exceptional service through engaged people.

Position Responsibilities:

Regulatory Compliance
  • Develop and implement policy and procedures to manage Food Safety throughout the supply chain, manufacturing facilities, and relevant support processes
  • Collaborate with managers and supervisors to establish audit schedules, formats, and documentation requirements.
  • Be pro-active and ready for all regulatory reviews.
  • Involved in support of regulatory compliance and root cause analysis and investigation of all customer or mill food safety incidents. Ensure correction, documentation and completion of investigations.
  • Provide Leadership and direction to satisfy customers, government, and company mandates anddeveloping regulations in Food Safety, labeling, and legislative matters.
Administration
  • Direct support for GFSI, Customer, and Supplier Audits.
  • Create and manage food safety, regulatory, and customer documentation.
  • Ensure training compliance for food safety and food security.
  • Involvement in industry activities and associations relative to the role (Ex… NAMA, IAOM)
  • Keep management and mill locations informed of current issues, changes, and newdevelopments in company, food safety, and regulatory policy, partner in finding solutions, providing expertise. Travel to MMC facilities to support responsibilities of this role.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree in Food Science, Grain Science or related field
  • Well versed in the concepts of HACCP, PCQI, GFSI, FSMA and Food Safety regulation.
  • 7+ years experience in food manufacturing working within the GFSI environment, HACCP and Food Safety.
  • Strong ability to collaborate effectively with all levels of the organization.
  • Strong ability to work and communicate through all levels of the organization.
  • Excellent written and presentation skills. Ability to present to all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to write effective policy and procedures for employees, regulators, individuals and external stakeholders.
  • Change Management- challenges expected norms, encourages people to question existing methods and assumptions. Responds positively to suggestions and supports people in their efforts to try new things.
  • This role to be based in Minneapolis.
  • Travel to range between 30-50%

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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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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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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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