Freight Merchant

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Freight Merchant

Columbia Grain International, LLC   Job Title:               Freight MerchantDepartment:          Merchandising, Portland, ORReports To:           Senior Vice President, Grain DivisionFLSA Status:         Exempt  SUMMARY Responsible for trading the rail shuttle freight, DET, COT and single car book through an on-line auction system and a secondary market as a profit/loss center.  Responsible for planning and coordinating empty and loaded shuttle trains, DET’s, COT’s and single cars, from order date to placement through unload and return.  The ideal candidate will be able to receive and digest input from multiple sources, then form and execute a plan in a fast-paced, dynamic market environment. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES – include the following. Other duties may be assigned.Trades the company rail freight position as a profit/loss center.Coordinates the transportation of grain from origin to destination, including timing of shipments, tracking & estimating turn times, buying/selling/swapping equipment as necessary in the secondary market.Coordinates grain shipments with elevator managers, merchants and customers.Projects freight needs and corresponding coverage in deferred positions.Monitors railroad and barge performance, events, tariffs and rail incentive programs.Accounts for and/or verifies expenses related to the movement of grain via railroad and barge.Communicates with other company departments, vendors and customers. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES This job supervises the Freight Coordinator and Assistant Freight Coordinator positions.  QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily in a fast-paced, dynamic market environment.  Attention to detail and ability to multi-task are essential.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCEBachelor's degree; or five or more years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. BENEFITS – Competitive wages depending on experienceMedical/dental insuranceCafeteria plan401k planLife/ADD/LTD Insurance

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