Senior Grain Merchandiser
CHS has an exciting opportunity in our Country Operations Division. We are looking for a Grain Merchandiser to add value for our producers/owners, customers and key stakeholders by providing an effective link to grain markets worldwide. You must be detail oriented with excellent communication skills, and work independent of supervision.You will:Purchase and sell commodities using available market data, market knowledge and expertise to attain the most cost effective and therefore most profitable results.Coordinate movement of grain, receiving, grading, loading, and storage among elevator facilities to maximize profitability and meet objectives of Grain Department Manager. Communication with Grain department Manager and/or line merchandisers on grain positions and grain programs.Communicate marketing programs with farmer patrons.Develop merchandising strategies unique to regional locations and consistent with company goals..Expand merchandising potential to accommodate opportunities with emphasis on increasing market share.Assist marketing staff with development of major positions by supplying accurate regional information.Maintain an awareness of business conditions and competition in the region and communicate pertinent information to respective personnel in the company.Maintain a sound understanding of rail and truck transportation for commodity shipment.
Keep abreast of transportation rates and make the most effective decisions involving procurement and logistics.Secure maximum expansion of market share in designated markets and ensure growth in both volume of grain and bottom line profits.Support department control by completing monthly reports.Develop and maintain a strong working relationship with other operating departments to assure the company functions as a coordinated group.Check accounting for accuracy and follow through on contracts and settlements, making sure that they are settled in a timely manner.Review contract runs and take care of overfills and underfills.Review account sales for specific areas.Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.Basic Qualifications: (required) High School Diploma2 plus years of experience in marketing grainKnowledge in all traded commoditiesPreferred Qualifications: (desired)Bachelor?s degree in Ag Business, Ag Economics, or other Business degree5 years grain operations experience3 years of grain procurement experience