Posted time 19/03/24 Location South Carolina, USA

Role Overview

We have a unique and newly created opportunity for someone to join us as an Assistant Plant Manager to assist in managing the day-to-day operations and supervision of 4 operators and seasonally fluctuating temporary operators at our newly acquired blending facility in Gaffney, South Carolina. You will support the Plant Manager in maximising efficiency, safety and profitability, and ensuring customer needs are met. Working within our highly diverse business you will have the opportunity to make a real impact working on a range of projects while supporting the day-to- day management of the plant.

Business Overview

ED&F Man Feed Ingredients is a leading trader and processor of animal protein by-products servicing the global feed ingredient market.  Located in Gaffney, South Carolina we are ideally positioned to source and distribute ingredients, both within the United States and, thanks to our close proximity to strategic US ports, overseas.  Our focus is to provide safe, high-quality, value-added feed ingredients to the global animal feed, pet food and aquaculture feed markets.

We are part of ED&F Man Commodities, a world leading trader of agricultural products including coffee, sugar, molasses and animal feed.

Key Accountabilities

  • Directly supervises and coordinates the activities of the facility staff, assisting with staff recruitment, training, performance management, compensation, and discipline.
  • Coordinates production, receiving, shipping and ensures orders are filled correctly.
  • Observes and makes recommendations regarding the efficiency of the Plant’s operational processes, identifying any problems, finding appropriate solutions and follows through on resolutions, in a timely manner.
  • Assists in planning and coordinating customer service, acting as a contact for customers in conjunction with Plant Manager.
  • Coordinates with office staff regarding work product and orders, ensuring orders are correctly fulfilled.
  • Promotes company policies and procedures ensuring a safe and environmentally responsible workplace, assisting with safety and quality meetings and inspections.
  • Ensures all production and product mixing and blending is carried out as per company policies and regulations and coordinating the logistics of product.
  • Plans and completes record keeping programs required for regulatory compliance.
  • Assists with terminal audits and inspection.
  • Supports team efforts, generates respect, enthusiasm, and cooperation with others.
  • Works with plant manager on inventory management.
  • Maintains liaison with company accounts payable/receivables, HR and IT departments, to ensure compliant reporting as required.
  • Data administration of the internal accounting and trading platform, as well as producing and revising documents in Microsoft Excel, Word and PDF.

Skills and Experience

  • Manufacturing operations experience OR related terminal, refinery, or dry handling experience.
  • Knowledge and experience of industrial health and safety best practise.
  • Knowledge of and ability to supervise small teams.
  • Skills and experience in operating equipment, hand and power tools.
  • Knowledge and experience in the correct use of protective clothing and equipment.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret documents (regulations, policies, reports, bids, etc.), blueprints, drawings.
  • Ability to write reports, correspondence, and procedures.
  • Ability to effectively present information, communicate with colleagues, management, and customers.
  • Proficient in Microsoft office software and ability to learn new software.
  • Customer service mindset

As an ever-friendly reminder: Researchers have found that men apply to roles when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria. Women and other underrepresented groups tend to apply only when they check every box. If you are interested, but don’t feel like you meet every single point on the job description, please still apply!

Our Offer

We provide a fast-paced, stimulating and truly global environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the global leaders in soft commodity trading.

Our Values

Respect, Integrity, Meritocracy, Client Focus, Entrepreneurship

Our values define who we are. They are the fundamental beliefs that determine our actions and guide our behaviour. They influence the way we communicate and collaborate, and define the way we engage with our clients, partners, and communities. Our values are underpinned by a set of essential behaviours, which form part of our performance management approach. Delivering on our objectives is very much about ‘what’ we do, but these essential behaviours also provide a guide and measure for ‘how’ we do things. Our performance essentials are Take Initiative, Self‐Management, Deliver Results and Collaboration.

Our Commitment

We are committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive and diverse work environment where all employees are treated with dignity and respect. We are committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment and are focussed on actively building and developing diverse teams. All qualified applicants will receive equal treatment without regard to race, colour, sex, gender, age, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, marital or civil partner status, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender reassignment (identity, gender expression), genetic information or any characteristic protected by local law.

We are willing to make any reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process.

To apply you must have the right to work for the provided location.