Grain Marketing and Origination Account Manager
?Company Overview:CHS Aligned Solutions is providing selection services with a large partnering cooperative in Northwestern Indiana to hire a local Grain Originator.? This is a great company to work for and offers competitive pay, full benefits as well as career advancement opportunities within the company.?Position Overview:? The openings is due to healthy growth within the organization and will be at a branch with team members that will help support this role. ?This position will utilize the total farm approach by working as a team in providing on-the-farm solutions to the grower.? Through incorporating customer service and supporting other business units, the grain originator position will bring a new way of supporting growers not only through marketing grain but by working with the regional sales team to offer additional resources.? This position is designed to be a mid-career/experienced-level role.??Additional responsibilities include:?Develop a client base through on-farm visits, meetings, presentations and referrals. Build lasting relationships with farmers through the strength of the cooperative system values.Have the ability to explain agricultural markets, local basis, commodity trading and the concepts behind marketing to co-op customers.Optimize the value of grain for producers by working with a cross-divisional team.Partner with the Grain Marketing Manager to plan, develop and implement grain purchasing strategies to maximize origination goals.Interact with all customer?s operation including an understanding of all customer needs including supporting other business units.? Having strong agronomy knowledge will be essential for this role.Manage operations and logistics costs and work with grain division to maximize efficiencies.Prepare grain/inventory reports, grain purchase contracts and complete other relevant paperwork efficiently and accurately.Make cold and warm calls in country (at least 60% of the time will need to be on-farm calls)? ?office phone calls and assist with customer walk in business.The grain originator will uphold cooperative policies, comply with OHSA regulations, follow all safety and compliance guidelines and perform other duties as assigned by management.?Qualifications: 4 year degree in Agriculture. (3-5 years related job experience may substitute for education)Excellent communication skills, including following-up with customers, strong verbal and written skills and ability to handle multiple responsibilities at a timeDemonstrated ability to plan and implement farm sales callsAbility and wiliness to work long hours, travel, be on call and serve as a business consultantValid driver?s license and clean driving recordExperience in grain origination and operationsPrevious experience in logistics and marketing?Additional details: This cooperative is an equal opportunity employer and offers competitive salary and benefits.???Apply for this job.