Renewable Energy Group Coordinator, Procurement Support in Ames, Iowa


The purpose of this job is to be responsible for and assist with providing support to internal and external customers, managing logistics into and out of facilities, and assisting in the purchases of 3rd party biodiesel.


Manage logistics of trucks, railcars, and barges

  • Communicate with truck dispatch and haulers

  • Resolve issues with railcars and tracking movements

Monitor inbound logistics of plants based on production

  • Manage tanks with plant personnel

  • Schedule trucks and rail in accordance to tank restrictions

Manage contracts

  • Create and communicate contracts to suppliers

  • Verify data integrity and ensure timely payment to suppliers

Inbound Feedstock

  • Record receipts against open Purchase Orders (P.O.’s) and track open P.O.’s

  • Initiate P.O.’s with procurement for 3rdparty biodiesel purchases

  • Receive inventory into JD Edwards for 3rdparty biodiesel purchases

Other frequent duties:

  • Analysis of historical data

  • Tracking of pricing from various markets

  • Training of plant personnel on processes

  • Resolving various contract questions

Perform other duties as assigned


Education Required: 4 year bachelor’s degree – Accounting, Supply Chain Management, Economics, or related degree

*3-5 years of experience may substitute

Experience Required: 0-2 years

Skills Required:

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

Basic math and accounting

Special skills or knowledge preferred:

JD Edwards

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