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Commodity Manager Print

Posted by: Hankinson Renewable Energy

Posted date: 2023-Jan-11

Location: Hankinson, ND

Job Details
Job Title Commodity Manager
Company Hankinson Renewable Energy
Location Hankinson, ND
Closing Date 2023-Apr-02
Job Description And Requirements


Medical:  Company pays 90% of premium coverage for employee - 60% for spouse and/or dependents. 

BCBSND - 3000 HSA plan
BCBSND - 5500 HSA plan
BCBSND - Traditional 500 copay plan
Dental:  Company pays 100% of premium coverage for employee - 50% for spouse and/or dependents.


Health Savings Accounts

Flexible Savings Accounts (Medical and Dependent)

Company provided Basic Life, AD&D, Short Term and Long-Term Disability

Voluntary Life and AD&D coverage for self, spouse and dependents


8 paid holidays, 2 floating/personal holidays

401k, immediate vesting schedule for employer match. Company will match a contribution equal to 100% of your salary deferrals that do not exceed 6% of your compensation.

Position Reports To:   Director of Commodity & Risk Management                                            

Positions Supervised:  Associate Merchandiser, Scale Operator


To manage corn origination, co-product logistics and related functions in order to maximize the benefit to the Company.  Responsible for procuring corn at best price.  Sound administration of local corn risk position to reduce risk and enhance plant profitability. 


  • Responsible for procuring corn from suppliers at competitive price given market conditions at time of purchase.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with area producers and commercial entities with a strong emphasis on direct farmer business. 
  • Report purchases as directed by supervisor to ensure appropriate hedging strategies are followed as outlined in the Risk Management Policy.
  • Review hedging transactions for correctness.
  • Ensure purchase contracts are signed and returned.
  • Continue to develop and update producer and commercial contacts. 
  • Monitor and report grain movement in the area for better market insight throughout the Company.
  • Direct Scale Operator personnel to ensure proper grading of corn.  Retain samples as required to address/resolve disputes.
  • Supervise Associate Merchandiser and Scale Operator. 
  • Direct daily activity of scale house.
  • Maintain proper inventory levels of corn to keep plant producing at levels directed by Plant Manager.
  • Report inventory levels to management and RPMG as required.
  • Maintain excellent communication with the team including RPMG, railroad personnel, administrative and production staff.


Education/Certification: Bachelor’s degree in a technical or related field required.    

Required Knowledge & Experience:   2+ years of commodity procurement experience with excellent knowledge of the grain industry.  Supervisory experience preferred.  Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite required.  Knowledge of general office equipment required.  Experience with grain accounting software required.                                                 

Skills/Abilities:   Excellent written and verbal communication skills.   Strong basic math and analytical skills.  Ability to maintain good relationships with internal and external customers, use tact and diplomacy and possess a customer service focus.  Comfortable problem solving skills, negotiating terms, resolving disputes and overcome obstacles.  Able to manage multiple priorities with efficiency and accuracy.  Conduct’s actions with professionalism and integrity.


Application Instructions

Send resume to [email protected]