FOB Trucking Merchandiser
FOB Trucking MerchandiserADM-Benson QuinnMinneapolis, MNThis is a full-time, exempt position.
About ADM For more than a century, the people of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) have transformed crops into products that serve the vital needs of a growing world. Today, we?re one of the world?s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, with approximately 31,000 employees serving customers in more than 170 countries. With a global value chain that includes approximately 500 crop procurement locations, 270 ingredient manufacturing facilities, 44 innovation centers and the world?s premier crop transportation network, we connect the harvest to the home, making products for food, animal feed, industrial and energy uses. Learn more at www.adm.com. Main Function: Reporting to the Commercial Manager and FOB Trucking Manager in Minneapolis, MN, the role of the Merchandiser is to work as part of the team, they will be accountable for the procurement of raw materials and/or marketing of finished products to achieve optimum financial results. This candidate will work closely with ADM?s grain elevators to procure beans and sell corn into processors or ethanol plants locally, the oilseed division and other ADM FOB trucking teams to maximize company trading opportunities. They will also be responsible for growing third party freight opportunities and maximize these lanes to originate grain and ship fertilizer.
There is a strong emphasis on communication, teamwork, and growing our trucking business in the Upper Midwest.
This position intends to provide cost competitive, reliable freight for the placement of ADM products in the marketplace. Key Skills and Competencies:
Achievement motivationAnalytical thinking Conceptual thinking Self-confidence Dealing with failure Flexibility Information Seeking Innovation Organizational awareness Job Duties:
Identify and analyze market opportunities by maintaining close contact with other ADM divisions, external customers and trucking carriers Build and maintain relationships with a wide range of customers, including premium and volume accountsUnderstands customer requirements in order to collaborate and add value to both companiesAbility to prepare and present reports to management detailing customer issues and opportunitiesEnsures the most cost efficient transportation and logisticsDevelops a good working knowledge of freight spread and competitor activitiesUnderstanding of margin calculation & their effect on commodity pricingConstantly works on individual personal development within the companyDevelops good understanding of local plant operationsWorks to attain positive, cooperative, relationships with internal colleagues across divisions and responsibilities. Maintains a clear customer account list and provides detailed background information in filesMaintain a precise understanding of current freight rates, freight lanes and product flows in trade area Grow third party freight opportunities and identify lanes where we can optimize originationCommunicate market information both within the office and throughout the FOB trucking group as market opportunities present themselves Required Knowledge and Skills:
University Degree in Agriculture or related field of study. 2+ years experience in commodity trading and logistics Computer competence, especially use of email, Market Q, VAX, IBM, Microsoft Office Suite, and internal web based applications Demonstrated capacity to excel in a fast paced office environment This position requires working at a desk both on a telephone and at a computer for prolonged periods of time Some overnight travel required with this positionThis position offers a complete benefit package, including 401(K)/ESOP, Pension, health, life and dental insurance.ADM requires the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen, medical history process and a background check.ADM is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability and veteran status.