CHS Member Cooperative Career Center

Grain Merchandiser

Location: West Central, Minnesota
Date Posted: 09-11-2017
CHS Aligned Solutions is partnering with a member cooperative in west central Minnesota to help hire a Grain Merchandiser to join their dynamic team. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring customer satisfaction and will report directly to the General Manager.
 
This position is responsible for grain accounting and assisting in purchasing and selling grain. Ensures that accurate business records and sound bookkeeping procedures are maintained in a manner that gives outstanding customer service.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Operates under the Grain Operations 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 rail and 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:
  • Must have previous experience in grain business side.
  • Must have a good understanding of trade basis.
  • Agricultural background with knowledge of small grain crops.
  • 2 years of experience in marketing grain is a plus.
 
Additional Details:
This co-op member is an equal opportunity employer and offers competitive salary and benefits. If you would like more information about this exciting opportunity, please contact Brian Slaughter at Brian.slaughter@chsinc.com or (701) 721-7247.

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