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Director of Portfolio Allocation and Channel Management

Company: Darigold, Inc.
Location: Seattle
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

Director of Portfolio Allocation and Channel Management The Director of Portfolio Allocation & Channel Management is the lead orchestrator within the Central Portfolio Management team. This highly visible and collaborative role will work closely with the Portfolio Leaders, Director of Risk Management, Domestic & International Sales Leads, and the Director of Supply Chain Planning to ensure Darigold is maximizing and routing milk to the highest returning sale. Simultaneously, The Director of Portfolio Allocation & Channel Management will complement the portfolio team and global sales network to ensure Darigold's forward sales book reflects the desired product mix and optimal contracting strategy. The Director of Portfolio Allocation & Channel Management will have an entrepreneurial mindset, seeking to ensure assets are utilized optimally while minimizing risk to the cooperative.What You Will Do

  • Ensure Darigold's systems and processes develop at pace to support the central portfolio management framework and forward-looking model
  • Responsible for turning learned insights into deliverable action across channels, and communicating the success and limitations of past performance
  • Collaborate with the Director of Risk Management to actively identify and mitigate financial risk, enabling meaningful and action-orientated discussions between Risk Management, Planning and Sales
  • Utilize risk management developed tools, guidelines, initiatives, and solutions to support the business in determining key strategic needs and informed decision making
  • Owner and executor of assigned global trade and tender relationships
  • Be a champion for Central Portfolio Management and its importance within the organization. Educate and coach internal and external customers as required
  • Sell and develop various structured products that improve Darigold's risk balance, enable it to monetize its risk infrastructure, and achieve financial targets
  • Work with internal traders to understand bid/ask curves to integrate supply chain planning into asset-backed optimization strategiesEmbody the values of Darigold:Leadership
    • Action oriented, focused on driving results -
    • Act with integrity and alignment when leading self and others
    • Willingness to hold other accountable
    • Embrace the company vision of leading Dairy forward
    • Support a team that embodies the vision, purpose, and values of Darigold
    • Facilitate productive and positive interactions with teammates that drives resultsStewardship
      • Demonstrate an enterprise value mindset that includes creating value for our farmers, employees, and customers
      • Be a responsible steward of Darigold's assets including our reputation
      • Be a champion of dairy farming and the Northwest Dairy AssociationPerseverance
        • Set high standards and goals for self and others
        • Resourceful in the face of obstacles and challenges, maintaining a solution-oriented mindsetWhat You Bring:
          • Bachelor's Degree: MBA preferred
          • 8+ years' experience related to commodity merchandising, portfolio management, risk management, dairy, energy, chemicals, petroleum refining or similar commercial experience preferred
          • Bachelor's degree in Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Business, General Business, Finance or similarNice to Have's
            • Commercial dairy industry experience with a strong knowledge of markets, products, and customers, and future trends in the industry, market and factors impacting the cooperative. Exuding commercial acumen with strategic agility and discipline
            • Ability to negotiate under pressure on high-value opportunities, understanding and developing BATNAs
            • Knowledge of financial and physical portfolio management on a global level
            • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
            • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, highly accurate and detail focused
            • Must be organized with time management skills possessing a continuous improvement mindset
            • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to develop strong working relationships with internal and external customers
            • Possess entrepreneurial spirit, find ways to enhance efficiencies in the business to improve customer experience and lead dairy forward.
            • Skilled in Excel and other data management tools, able to manipulate and communicate complex data setsBenefits of Working at DarigoldWe understand that as an employee, benefits that support you and your family in and out of work are important. We are proud to offer eligible positions a competitive total rewards package - that includes:
              • Employer 401K contribution of up to 9%
              • Employer paid life & disability coverage
              • Paid time off and paid Holidays
              • 8 weeks paid paternal Leave
              • Education assistance
              • Flexible (hybrid) working arrangement
              • Community giving through matching donations
              • Access to great dairy products & participation in our employee butter purchase programOur Commitment to DiversityAchieving our vision to Lead Dairy Forward requires cultivating and supporting a team with varying backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We are committed to providing a workplace based on mutual respect where all employees feel included and can bring their best and authentic selves to work every day. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. We welcome all qualified applicants without regard to -race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, marital status, creed, religion, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. As a condition of employment applicants offered a role will be required to successfully pass our pre-employment background screen, receive a negative drug screen result & confirm eligibility to work in the U.S. We participate in E-Verify - please follow the links for details, English / Spanish & view our Right to Work Statement, English / Spanish .QualificationsEducationRequiredBachelors or better in General Business or related field.PreferredMasters or better.ExperiencePreferred8 years: Commodity merchandising, portfolio management, risk management, dairy, energy, chemicals, petroleum refining, or similar commercial experience Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Darigold, Inc., Seattle , Director of Portfolio Allocation and Channel Management, Executive , Seattle, Washington

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