Environmental Compliance Manager


FUI - Corporate Office

Redwood Falls, Minnesota

Farmers Union Industries, LLC, also known as FUI, is a leading agricultural based manufacturing company based in Redwood Falls, MN. FUI is a premier provider of specialized products, providing superior value and services to our members and customers. Our current operations include Central Bi-Products, Northland Choice, Midwest Grease, Artex Manufacturing, Pet Care Systems, Redwood Farms Meat Processors, and Performance Pet Products. FUI currently manufactures in 8 facilities in a three state area, including: Redwood Falls, Long Prairie, Waite Park and Detroit Lakes, Minnesota; Mitchell, South Dakota and Estherville, Iowa. For more information, visit fuillc.com.

Job Title: Environmental Compliance Manager
Location: Redwood Falls, MN

Areas of Accountability

All areas of accountability to be delivered in a manner that aligns with the values and business strategy of Farmers Union Industries, LLC.

  • Regulatory Compliance (Environmental)
  • Compliance Strategies
  • Organizational Performance
  • Records & Reporting / Permits

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Maintain highest level of confidentiality and professionalism while promoting a positive image of the company
  • Support and implement management decisions regarding regulatory and compliance strategy of the organization
  • Create, communicate, and enforce environmental policies and standards for programs (air quality, storm water, wastewater treatment, pollution prevention, etc.) to ensure compliance
  • Stay informed of changing state and federal environmental regulations, industry trends, and best practices; assess impact of changes
  • Develop strong internal and external relationships with key stakeholders, including regulatory agencies and government officials
  • Participate in negotiations with government agencies about environmental permitting and other compliance issues
  • Manage annual budget; review and compare actual results to budgetary performance; and prepare reports reflecting results
  • Assess product, compliance, and operational risks and develop risk management strategies
  • Conduct internal reviews and audits to ensure compliance procedures are being followed
  • Obtain, maintain, and revise environmental permits as necessary
  • Provide regulatory guidance to Complex Managers and other relevant departments

Situations may arise that require employees to temporarily or permanently assume responsibility for tasks not specifically outlined in this job description. Employees may be requested to work additional hours and/or accommodate a heavier than normal workload.

Qualifications

  • BS degree in Environmental Science, Engineering, or related field; or comparable years’ experience, preferred
  • 5+ years’ experience in environmental compliance
  • Strategic thinker with strong sense of initiative and detailed execution; ability to manage time with little supervision
  • Knowledge and understanding of federal and state environmental regulations
  • High level of proficiency, accuracy, discretion and confidentiality
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills with high level of professionalism
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Ability to work in a collaborative, cross-team capacity
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Travel up to 50%, annually

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