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Chemical Sales Executive

Future Fuel Chemical Company is currently seeking a Chemical Sales Executive to join our team to support growth of our specialty chemical business. The Chemical Sales Executive will have responsibility for growing our business at key multinational customers in addition to developing new opportunities in current Ag chemistry, consumer products, energy and performance chemical markets. 

Job Location:

  • Clayton/St. Louis, Missouri or Batesville, Arkansas

Job Status:  

  • Full Time

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Developing and aggressively growing new business at key multinational customers
  • Generating new sales opportunities by securing profitable prospect accounts in target markets
  • Maintaining positive customer relations 
  • Developing and implementing annual strategic and key account plans
  • Providing account, business intelligence and competitive activity information
  • Developing and negotiate commercial agreements
  • Providing market analysis and pricing recommendations
  • Providing accurate and timely sales forecasts and budgets
  • Anticipated travel 50%

Key Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of direct field sales or business development experience in chemical product sales
  • BS in a science related field (Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related technical field of science)
  • Disciplined, self-motivated with strong time management skills
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and negotiating skills
  • Fact-based and relationship selling skills
  • Financial analysis/management skills
  • Strategic understanding of business operations
  • Demonstrated ability to gather market intelligence

Future Fuel Chemical Company is a growing U.S. manufacturer of specialty organic chemicals and premium biofuels. Our company is headquartered in Clayton, St Louis and publicly listed on the NYSE under “FF”. We have a world class integrated biofuels and specialty chemicals manufacturing facility in north central Arkansas. Visit our website at www.futurefuelcorporation.com.

To be considered for this opportunity, send your resume to Stacygunderman@ffcmail.com.  Applicants must have the legal right to work in the US without restriction (Green Card or Citizenship). We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

FutureFuel Chemical Company is looking for a new member for its Chemical Technology Team.  The ideal candidate would be a creative PhD chemist with experience in transitioning organic chemical manufacturing from lab scale to full production.  Main responsibility would be to design and oversee lab experiments to support the development of targeted proprietary and specialty chemicals.  The qualified individual will develop lab procedures based on information found in the public domain literature, create and develop new synthesis routes and technologies for targeted proprietary chemicals, and work with the analytical lab group to develop the necessary testing to support product/process development.  The documentation of work in the form of internal technical reports and patents, as necessary, will be a critical part of the job.

Qualifications

  • PhD degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry
  • Strong understanding and comprehension of synthetic organic chemistry
  • Working knowledge of GC, LC, and NMR techniques
  • Preferably two to five years’ experience as a bench chemist in organic synthesis
  • Proficient in literature searches
  • Able to adapt literature procedures to lab procedures
  • Strong ability to interpret data
  • Creative problem solving skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly motivated and self-directed
  • Ability to coach and encourage others in successful completion of lab set-up and experiments

 

From a current Principal Development Chemist:

As a chemist, I enjoy the challenge of evaluating and improving chemical processes from lab scale through implementation in plant manufacture. I have been privileged to work on a wide variety of projects and processes involving different types of organic synthetic chemistry and process techniques. I have experience in sulfonations, chlorinations (chlorine, thionyl chloride, PCl3/POCl3), diazotization, oximations, substitution reactions, condensation reactions, etc. I also have experience in polymerization, primarily with acrylates and free radical polymerization, but also in Friedel-Crafts polymer reactions. Although reaction conditions are important, work-up and isolation techniques often determine whether a process will be successful in the plant. The process must be taken as a whole, and here is where experience and creativity bring the most value.  I have also been privileged to work with a host of customers, particularly on technical issues related to process chemistry and manufacturing start-ups. I strive to develop strong relationships with project/process groups through teamwork, both internally and externally.”

FutureFuel Chemical Company is a growing Specialty and Bio-based Chemical Manufacturing facility with an exceptional safety and environmental history.  We are ISO9001 and BQ9000 certified.  Visit our website at www.futurefuelcorporation.com.  FutureFuel offers a competitive relocation, wage, health, dental, disability, and 401(k) plans.  Visit Batesville at www.mybatesville.org.  Interested parties should send resumes to Human Resources, P.O. Box 2357, Batesville, AR  72503 or stacygunderman@ffcmail.com.  

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest. All applicants will be carefully reviewed; however only those who are being considered for an interview will be contacted. Applicants must have the legal right to work in the US without restriction (Green Card or Citizenship). We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

 

FutureFuel Chemical Company is looking for a new member for its Information Technology Team to specialize in database development and deployment.  The ideal candidate would be a creative IT professional with experience in business intelligence, analysis, and the ability to develop workable solutions to information needs.  

The candidate selected for this job will initially focus on optimizing data systems in the Health, Safety, Environment, and Security (HSES) Department and will transition over time to a position in the plant wide Information Technology (IT) Department.  While working in the HSES Department, the selected candidate will have the opportunity to train with other “in the fence” departments and become familiar with numerous FutureFuel job roles.

HSES programs touch every department and every person working at or visiting FutureFuel.  While working as the HSES Database Analyst, the selected candidate will gather and organize information from across the plant, validate data accuracy, generate data files for numerous government agency reports, and store information in an easily accessible format.  The HSES Department presently uses over 60 databases and information banks that have been developed by various people over many years.  Many are inefficient and difficult to use. These databases need to be evaluated for redundancy, combined and automated wherever possible, and reports should be formatted to meet internal and external customer needs.  Government agencies cross-check data entered into Central Data Exchange (CDX) databases and flag data discrepancies; therefore, it is critical that data submitted by various HSES areas is both consistent and accurate. 

The HSES Database Analyst will work closely with FutureFuel’s IT and Process Control Departments to ensure HSES data systems work in concert with plant-wide computer systems.  As internal HSES data systems are improved, more time will be devoted to learning about plant wide data systems and working with the IT Department.  The transition time from HSES to IT will be contingent upon the size of the HSES work backlog.

 

Skill/Education/Experience Criteria:

  • Able to perform all the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong in customer service and face-to-face interactions
  • Strong computer skills including Word, SharePoint, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Willingness to take on multiple tasks and take directions from various areas
  • Strong in initiative and follow through
  • Strong in maintaining confidential information
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects and processes
  • Able to efficiently gather and communicate vital information when necessary
  • Possess and practice good organizational skills
  • Deals courteously and tactfully with people in a wide range of situations
  • Has strong interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Strong in multi-tasking and handling interruptions and distractions

Basic Requirements:

  • Documented experience developing database projects using SQL Server
  • BS degree in Mathematics, Computer Science or equivalent preferred
  • Strong project management skills with a focus on meeting deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Sound accuracy and logic
  • Strong critical thinking, problem solving, data analysis and visualization skills
  • Understand the concepts of other programming languages
  • The ability to work through and with others to achieve objectives in a team environment
  • The willingness and ability to teach others
  • Thorough experience with database systems
  • Thorough experience with Microsoft applications
  • Working knowledge of Google software applications
  • Fundamental knowledge of Computer Science and Computer Information Technology principals.
  • The ability to statistically analyze data and problem solve.

 

Specific Technical Skills:

REQUIRED (documented experience preferred):

  • Experience with SQL Server development using Transact-SQL
  • Experience leveraging HTML, Classic ASP, and PHP for web application development
  • Experience with scripting languages (VBScript and JavaScript)
  • Experience building applications and/or reporting that spans multiple, different data sources
  • Microsoft SQL Server and MySQL server database administration/setup experience
  • Experience with database performance tuning
  • Strong Microsoft Access and Excel skills
  • Experience in Data Modeling, Database design and well versed with SQL Server best practices
  • Significant experience with the full software development life cycle so as to be able to identify dependencies and risks
  • Broad understanding and knowledge of current IT domains, usage patterns and trends
  • Applies solid technical abilities, analytical, problem solving skills and application knowledge in resolving the production issues
  • Resolves challenging problems in collaboration with others
  • Diagnoses and troubleshoots complex application problems, and leverages tools and resources appropriately to identify solutions
  • Working knowledge of Google Workspace applications

 

PREFERRED SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:

  • 3+ years’ experience with SQL Server development using Transact-SQL
  • 3+ years’ experience leveraging HTML, Classic ASP, and PHP for web application development
  • 3+ years’ experience with scripting languages (VBScript and JavaScript)
  • Experience leveraging OPC connections to query industrial process control systems
  • Strong experience with database performance tuning especially tuning complex queries, procedure and indexing strategies
  • SAP ERP experience
  • Google Apps API experience
  • Hands-on SQL-XML programming skills
  • XML Databases and Indexing/Search
  • XML Extraction and Transformation
  • SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) for ETL and SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) for report generation
  • SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) knowledge and experience
  • Performs advanced troubleshooting across all application components, debug, fix code, deploy and test the fixes

 

FutureFuel Chemical Company is a growing Specialty and Bio-based Chemical Manufacturing facility with an exceptional safety and environmental history.  We are ISO9001 and BQ9000 certified.  Visit our website at www.futurefuelcorporation.com.  FutureFuel offers a competitive relocation, wage, health, dental, disability, and 401(k) plans.  Visit Batesville at www.mybatesville.org.  

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest. All applicants will be carefully reviewed; however only those who are being considered for an interview will be contacted. Applicants must have the legal right to work in the US without restriction (Green Card or Citizenship). We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Truck Driver Position Available

FutureFuel Chemical Company is looking for part-time and full-time truck drivers for the Legacy Regional Transport team. Candidates must possess a valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License with a minimum of an “N” endorsement, preferably an “X” endorsement. High school diploma or GED, excellent driving record, and flawless background and drug test are also required. This position will work at the FutureFuel site in Batesville, Arkansas.

The Legacy Regional Transport trucking team members may work in a variety of roles. The trucking team handles deliveries of FutureFuel biodiesel throughout the state and into Tennessee and other surrounding states. Up to two trips a day to Memphis or Little Rock are customary or daily support of FutureFuel fuel tanks in Arkansas. Most positions allow for day-only assignments allowing you to be home each night. Pay is by the load, mile, or hourly depending on the task.  There are a few overnight runs to Louisiana, Texas, and Oklahoma that happen occasionally.

Another role is traveling to Illinois each day to pick up coal.  The day begins early with pre-load inspections and heading out from the Batesville site.  The coal mine is outside Cutler, Illinois.  It is a one-day run taking about 10 – 10 ½ hours, start to finish.

Legacy Regional Transport, L.L.C. is a wholly own subsidiary of FutureFuel Chemical Company.  FutureFuel Chemical Company is a growing Specialty and Bio-based Chemical Manufacturing facility with an exceptional safety and environmental history. We are ISO9000 and BQ9000 certified. Visit our website at www.futurefuelcorporation.com. FutureFuel offers competitive wage, health, dental, disability, and 401(k) plans. Applicant must be a US Citizen or be able to work in the US without sponsorship. Interested parties should contact Future Fuel at 870-698-5524 or at 2800 Gap Road to obtain an application for employment. Applications for Legacy Regional Transport are also available at www.futurefuelcorporation.com under “Careers.” Interested parties are not considered applicants until all necessary documents have been submitted. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Job Types:

  • Full-time
  • Part-time

Salary: $19.97/hour or by the load or mile, depending on the task. Coal trips pay $242/day.

 



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