Merchandising Manager – Encompass Grain and Rail Co-op – Mason City, IL
?COMPANY: Encompass Grain & Rail Co-opHIRING MANAGER: Kris RobertsLOCATION: Mason City, IL?ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:?Responsible for the purchasing of grain through all elevators and for the selling of grain into all markets for elevator and direct purchases.Responsible for grain hedging strategies and the execution of a risk management program through the use of exchange traded futures and options.Negotiates with brokers, millers, truckers, terminals, etc. in order to establish cash grain bids and sales prices.Merchandises grain within the policy guidelines set by the board of directors.Seeks new business in trade territory.Assist in the management of Company.Will conduct over the counter duties, operation of truck scales and assist with general accounting.Utilize grain marketing strategies, target customers and contact producers to enhance the volume of grain handled.Responsible for interpreting marketing reports, technical information and other market data so that appropriate market information and recommendations can be disseminated to customers.Performs related duties as assigned.??REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:?Normally requires a college degree preferably in Ag Economics, Ag Marketing or Agri-Business; experience in marketing and commodity trading is beneficial.?Should have knowledge of cooperative philosophies and principles.Proven professional communication, presentation, persuasion, and customer service skills.Proven planning, organization, and problem-solving skills.Must be available to work hours beyond those considered normal and available for overnight travel.Must have and maintain a valid driver?s license to travel and be available for night meetings.Must have basic computer skills.Apply for this job.