Pilot Flying J

Houston, Texas, United States

Head of Renewable Diesel

Posted over 1 month ago

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Job Description

Company Description

Pilot Company is an industry-leading network of travel centers with more than 30,000 team members and over 750 retail and fueling locations in 44 states and six Canadian provinces. Our energy and logistics division serves as a top supplier of fuel, employing one of the largest tanker fleets and providing critical services to oil operations in our nation's busiest basins. Pilot Company supports a growing portfolio of brands with expertise in supply chain and retail operations, logistics and transportation, technology and digital innovation, construction, maintenance, human resources, finance, sales and marketing.

Founded in 1958 by Jim A. Haslam II and currently led by CEO Adam Wright, our founding values, people-first culture and commitment to giving back remains true to us today. Whether we are serving guests, a fellow team member, or a trucking company, we are dedicated to fueling people and keeping North America moving.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.

Job Description

The purpose of this job is to lead, manage, develop, and promote Renewable Diesel Supply & Optimization for Pilot Energy; generate leads, qualify prospects, develop customer relationships, and conduct trades in an assigned geographic territory for a defined product(s).

Essential Functions

  1. Build strategies and lead the execution of strategic initiatives related to the supply and distribution of Renewable Diesel.
  2. Optimize and monetize opportunities for the company and customer in Renewable Diesel optimization, supply, and distribution.
  3. Lead and provide strategic direction to the Renewable Diesel Optimization team to ensure delivery on defined strategic initiatives.
  4. Set up and manage GreenAmerica and Tartan Oil commercial risk position related to Renewable Diesel and associated compliance attributes.
  5. Lead daily interaction with senior internal and external stakeholders including upstream/ downstream operations teams, midstream, legal, credit, contract administration and other key stakeholders.
  6. Manage and trade heating oil futures book and associated hedges, RINS, LCFS and any other associated compliance attribute related to Renewable Diesel
  7. Lead the development of renewable diesel business contracts, including evaluation and development of new opportunities.
  8. Follow all company-based risk and control parameters set forth in the Risk manual.
  9. Communicate with colleagues and industry contacts to gather information; modify optimization strategies and tactics accordingly.
  10. Remain current on the legal and economic issues affecting the Renewable Diesel industry.
  11. Select, coach, train and develop direct reports to include aligning goals, appraising job performance and conducting performance reviews
  12. Model behaviors that support the companys common purpose; ensure guests and team members are supported at the highest level.
  13. Ensure all activities are in compliance with rules, regulations, policies, and procedures
  14. Complete other duties as assigned.
  • Bachelors degree in finance, economics, math, engineering, or relevant field required; advanced degree or MBA preferred
  • Minimum 7 years experience trading in directly relevant commodity markets required; 10 years experience preferred
  • 3 years of prior business management experience
  • Strong business relationships with network of industry professionals relevant to distillate monetization, commodities trading and procurement required
  • Minimum 5 years leadership experience required

Specialized Knowledge

  • Minimum 10 years experience with commodity market analysis and risk management
  • Thorough knowledge in optimization of commodity markets
  • Knowledge of midstream asset operations, refineries production and flows arriving in the US from other areas preferred
  • Experience working in a regulated environment preferred


  • Intermediate Microsoft Office skills required; advanced skills preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to own and be responsible for P&L and risk management
  • Experience building and managing market strategies to support company strategic initiatives for growth in key markets
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong customer service skills with the ability to negotiate and influence others
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and numerical reasoning skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Strong skillset in internal and external networking and teamwork
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently


  • Travel required up to 40%

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions

  • General office work requiring sitting or standing for long periods of time, including on airplanes and in cars
  • Able to work evenings and odd hours as needed to support the business
Additional Information
  • Nation-wide Medical Plan/Dental/Vision
  • 401(k) Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Weekly Pay