Grain Merchandiser
Location:
Napoleon , North Dakota
Posted:
October 05, 2017
Reference:
11193BR
CHS has an exciting opportunity in our Country Operations Division. We are looking for a Grain Merchandiser to add value for our producers/owners, customers and key stakeholders by providing an effective link to grain markets worldwide. You must be detail oriented with excellent communication skills, and work independent of supervision.

You will:
  • Purchase and sell commodities using available market data, market knowledge and expertise to attain the most cost effective and therefore most profitable results.
  • Develop merchandising strategies unique to regional locations and consistent with company goals.
  • Help coordinate all merchandising activities with marketing decisions made in St. Paul and all other regional locations.
  • Expand merchandising potential to accommodate opportunities with emphasis on increasing market share.
  • Assist marketing staff with development of major positions by supplying accurate regional information.
  • Maintain an awareness of business conditions and competition in the region and communicate pertinent information to respective personnel in the company.
  • Maintain a sound understanding of rail and truck transportation for commodity shipment. Keep abreast of transportation rates and make the most effective decisions involving procurement and logistics.
  • Secure maximum expansion of market share in designated markets and ensure growth in both volume of grain and bottom line profits.
  • Support department control by completing and monthly reports.
  • Develop and maintain a strong working relationship with other operating departments to assure the company functions as a coordinated group.
  • Check accounting for accuracy and follow through on contracts and settlements, making sure that they are settled in a timely manner.
  • Review contract runs and take care of overfills and underfills.
  • Review account sales for specific areas.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Basic Qualifications: (required)
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2 plus years of experience in marketing grain
  • Knowledge in all traded commodities

Preferred Qualifications: (desired)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Ag Business, Ag Economics, or other Business degree

A little about us:
CHS is proud to offer veterans a place to grow their careers. Driven by the values of the farm families who own CHS, our employees focus on helping farmers raise healthy crops.

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