VP, Energy & Logistics

GROWMARK, Inc.   •  

Bloomington, IL

Industry: Agriculture & Natural Resources


11 - 15 years

Posted 32 days ago

This job is no longer available.


Under the general direction of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), assumes overall responsibility for the planning, administration, operation, and performance of the Energy and Logistics Divisions. Serves as an executive champion in driving an efficient and responsive supply chain corporate-wide. Participates in CEO Staff and GROWMARK Board meetings.


Supervises, leads, and develops the Energy Project/Business Process & Design Director, STAR Energy FS General Manager, UPI Energy FS General Manager, Marketing/Business Development Executive Director, Refined Fuel & Propane Division Manager, Lubricants Division Manager, and the Transportation Operations Director.


Engages in corporate decision making as a member of CEO staff. Reports operating results to the CEO and Board of Directors on a regular basis.

Directs all activities of the Divisions, including formulation of objectives, strategic and annual plans, goals, and policies; development and execution of operating procedures and practices; and direction of programs and talent management. Initiates, plans, and recommends policy changes relating to assigned activities and directs their implementation upon approval.

Directs development and articulation of short- and long-range marketing, research and operating plans, including the design of wholesale and recommended retaildistribution systems to reach targeted markets effectively and profitably. Develops annual and long-range forecasts, sales, capital, and operating budgets to meet established return on investment targets.

Develops appropriate merchandising programs and provides technical support to FS cooperatives.

Directs the development and selection of appropriate product lines for the Energy Division, including product selection, packaging, labeling, brand management, establishment of service and quality standards, and monitoring of performance. Assures appropriate product and operating research. Assumes responsibility for the administration of a quality control program to assure quality standards are met.

Directs the development of short- and long-range profit plans for products assigned. Directs the establishment and administration of wholesale prices.

Analyzes all elements of product and distribution costs, and recommends action to improve cost versus benefit relationships.

Directs the strategy for procurement, processing, and distribution of assigned products in such a manner so as to achieve minimum cost consistent with quality and service requirements. Assures appropriate supplier and industry relationships are maintained in the Company’s long-term interest. Approves all product and service commitments within Company policy.

Directs the operations of assigned Company facilities and equipment within Company policy to achieve minimum unit cost consistent with the established quality and service standards.

Follows GROWMARK’s Code of Conduct and Corporate Compliance Program, Environmental Health and Safety, OSHA and DOT policies and procedures, as they apply.

Performs all other duties as assigned.


Normally requires a bachelor’s degree in a business-related field or equivalent thereof and 12 or more years of related experience to demonstrate the ability to provide energy and logistics business leadership to the GROWMARK System. Master’s degree is desirable.

Demonstrates a high level of proficiency and expertise in business financial acumen.

Demonstrates GROWMARK’s leadership competencies including character, interpersonal skills, innovation/change, building talent, leadership motivation, execution & knowledge/strategic.

Understanding and experience with energy-related areas including marketing strategy, forecasting, branding, product, resources optimization, competitive adeptness, price strategy, distribution, policies and procedures, and compliance along with energy strategic planning, program execution, budgeting, and communications.

Proven supervisory and leadership skills including staffing, coaching, performance evaluation, etc. and the ability to achieve results through others.

Proven professional communication, interpersonal, persuasion, and customer service skills.

Demonstrated planning, organization, problem-solving, and project management skills.

Proven team building skills and the ability to work independently and in a team-oriented environment.

Proven computer skills and the ability to use the computer to enhance business processes.

Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and passport and have the ability to travel domestically, internationally, independently and overnight when necessary.

Ability and willingness to participate in required training that may include education on GROWMARK’s policies and procedures and additional training as it relates to the requirements of the position.

We are an equal opportunity employer, including protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities. Employment may be contingent upon receipt of an acceptable and job-related background check, drug test, motor vehicle report, and/or reference check, as applicable and permissible by law.