CHS Member Cooperative Career Center

Grain Merchandiser

Location: North Central, Montana
Date Posted: 01-05-2017
CHS Aligned Solutions is partnering with a progressive member cooperative in North Central Montana to hire a Grain Merchandiser to join their dynamic team. The successful candidate will be responsible for merchandising of specialty crops to include peas, lentils, canola, and flax.
 
This position is responsible for grain accounting and assisting in purchasing and selling grain. Ensure that accurate business records and sound bookkeeping procedures are maintained in manner that gives outstanding customer service.
 
Responsibilities:  
 
  • Operates under the grain division manager.
  • Ability to establish and maintain a strong relationship with producers and therefore expand the cooperative’s market share.
  • Knowledge in markets, positions and the ability to communicate in an effective manner our position in selling grain.
  • Understanding of truck shipments and ability to make a plan to market grain in the most cost effective manner, while always protecting the position of the cooperative.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and earn the respect of employees in the elevators, the bookkeepers doing the daily work and the management team.
  • Ability to multi-task and move easily between your position as a buyer, then a seller.
  • Ability to work with our accounting system to secure accurate accounting of settlements and contracts and enforce the timely delivery of commodities and payments.
  • This position is vital to the strength of the cooperative and the employee needs to have a commitment in their willingness to learn and also serve as a long term employee. 


Basic Qualifications:
 
  • Bachelor’s degree with Business or Agricultural emphasis
  • Agricultural background with knowledge of small grain crops
  • 2 plus years of experience in marketing grain 
 
Additional Details:
This co-op member is an equal opportunity employer and offers competitive salary and benefits. All interested applicants should apply online. For more information, please contact Brian Slaughter at Brian.slaughter@chsinc.com or (701) 721-7247.
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