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POET Trading Support Manager in Wichita, Kansas


At POET, it is our mission to be good stewards of the Earth by converting renewable resources to energy and other valuable goods as effectively as humanly possible. For over thirty years our drive and passion to change the world has enabled us to become the largest producer and marketer of bioethanol and leader in bio-based products in the world.


POET Is seeking a highly motivated, self-drivenTrading Support Managerwith a passion for leading people! The Trading Support Manager is responsible for supporting POET’s accounting functions, including; accounting team member development and guiding the team in daily position and profit & loss reporting, analysis, forecasting, process development, and internal control compliance. Other responsibilities include the reporting process that provides value added information and analysis for internal customers and executive management, driving continuous improvement for operations. Collaboration with business operations and strong leadership and development of accounting staff are key components of this role.

This role is located inWichita, KSand is not open to remote locations.


  • Effectively execute departmental strategies and company objectives through leadership, coaching, managing performance and career development and training of accounting team members

  • Partnering with and providing information, including insight and suggestions for improvement, to business operations and finance leadership team members, supporting day to day needs and key business initiatives

  • Clearly communicating financial results and relevant drivers to business and finance leadership team members, focused on business performance with actionable takeaways – “telling the story behind the numbers”

  • Setting clear expectations with team members and fostering a trusting culture of teamwork and individual accountability

  • Collaborating with IT to drive solutions for reporting and system improvements focused on business priorities and process efficiency

  • Accounting policy and procedure development, focused on efficient processes that drive accuracy and result in valuable information for the business

  • Since we’re all about teamwork and getting the job done, your skills may be put to a lot of other uses!


  • Bachelor’s degree in the area of accounting, finance, or a related field.

  • 5+ years working in an accounting or finance role

  • 2+ years of leadership experience, mentoring, coaching and developing teams

    In order to be considered for the role, please complete the online application and submit a resume at: www.poet.com/careers


  • Strong leadership capability and high value for relationships and teamwork

  • Demonstrates grit and the ability to persevere and rally teams to achieve extraordinary results

  • Ability to embrace and promote change

  • Innovative mindset, driving continual process improvement

  • High level of personal integrity

  • Analytical and critical thinking skills – connecting others to understand “why” and have the ability to identify drivers and macro factors

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and attention to detail

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Sense of urgency which drives results

  • Interpersonal skills – ability to effectively interact with individuals at all levels within/outside the organization

  • Ability to think objectively

  • Self-awareness in the face of uncertainty


    At POET we believe in developing our team members to their highest potential and recognizing contributions that add value to the organization. Each new team member’s position and compensation are carefully determined by considering their unique qualifications and skillset.


  • Culture is king at POET. We’re all on the same team. We always communicate. And we park our egos at the door. These aren’t just slogans on our walls. It’s the way we do things at POET.

  • POET Biofuels is proud to be the 2022 Winner of Wichita Business Journal's Best Places to Work Large Company Category!

  • We have an open work environment, with no offices. We are all in this together and we work close together.

  • We work hard. We play hard. We have frequent team events, from bowling to BBQs to charity activities.

  • We also expect that everyone will maintain a healthy work-life balance. It’s the best way to optimize health, happiness and productivity over the long term.

  • There is not a lot of physical labor, most of your time in the office will be at a desk.

    Beyond our world-class culture, POET team members enjoy competitive pay and benefits including:

  • Attractive Relocation Assistance and Bonus Programs for qualifying positions and/or locations

  • Competitive pay, including shift premium pay for qualifying positions

  • Quarterly Profit-Sharing Bonuses, and Bi-Annual Incentive Bonuses

  • Individual and family plans for health, dental, & vision insurance, including a generous employer Health Savings Account contribution

  • Paid Parental Leave

  • A multifaceted wellness program encompassing the whole person – mentally, physically, and spiritually

  • Onsite fitness centers or fitness reimbursements

  • 401K with company match

  • Paid time off and paid holidays

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Excellent work-life balance with a 'family-first' culture

  • Safety and cold weather gear reimbursements

  • Discounted home and auto insurance

    In order to be considered for the role, please complete the online application and submit a resume at: www.poet.com/careers

    If you want to learn more about us, please visit us at www.poet.com (http://www.poetep.com)

    POET is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). POET complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding hiring and employment. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

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Job ID2023-6248

Employment TypeRegular Full-Time



Travel RequiredNone

FLSA StatusExempt

Position Location(s)US-KS-Wichita