Senior Buyer Commodity
SUMMARY:This position will report to the Manager of LGS and Truck Corn in a supporting role purchasing physical corn and feed grains for delivery to Tyson Feed Mills. Responsibilities include: Managing the purchase-to-pay process for feedgrains in the assigned areas, contracting with farmer vendors and retailers of corn for truck delivery, securing supplies forward of spot delivery for feed mills and managing inventory levels at assigned feed mills, promoting LGS platformand programs to farmer vendors and executing and maintaining hedges related to forward purchases of grain. Other duties include: Develop and maintain daily corn bid sheets; coordinate deliveries with the Manager of Commodity Transportation;approve transactions and enter contracts in the portal and Tyson's system of record, review and utilize market reports, data and analysis to develop hedging strategies ; travel to farmer gatherings to meet with farmers and discuss the portal, programs and explain LGS to farmers; hedge purchases and build and maintain position reports related to purchases.REQUIREMENTS:Education: Broad knowledge in a financial or agricultural field normally acquired through four years of college resulting in a Bachelor's degree or equivalent. Preference for a degree in Finance, Ag Economics or Ag Business.Experience: 1+ years' experience required in a grain merchandising role or 5 years in a similar type of role in purchasingor trading.Computer Skills: Standard computer skills; experience in Microsoft Office applications required. Experience with SAP a +, but not required.Communication Skills: Excellent verbal and written skills; ability to speak publicly tofarmers in presentations.Special Skills: Knowledge of merchandising practices and flexible contract pricing methods; ability to address groups and give presentations; understand the needs of the farmers and have the ability to work with awide variety of teams and suppliers.Supervisory: NATravel: 10-20 domestic trips per year.To view a full job description and submit your resume for consideration, click APPLY TO THIS POSITION below and follow the prompts.Apply for this job.