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Merchandiser - Chicago, IL

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Job Title: Merchandiser - Chicago, IL
Location: Chicago, IL, Midwest United States, USA
Company: Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM)
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Commodities and Trading
Career Type: Merchandiser/Trader/Broker
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: 0
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Merchandiser - Chicago, IL
ADM Oilseeds Protein Trading
This is a full-time, exempt level position.

Position Summary:
This is an intermediate level position which will report to the V.P. of North America Softseed Crush. The primary role for the position will be to work as a part of the recently created oilseed protein trading team in the marketing and execution of oilseed meals in all the major North American feed markets. This position will be responsible for developing strategies that match with our corporate objectives and executing these strategies utilizing corporate and staff resources as deemed necessary. The position will represent the company on various industry related initiatives as required.

Key Skills & Competencies:
Results Oriented
Strategic Thinking
Team Player
Performs under all conditions

Job Responsibilities:

Creates, implements, and directs the business plan, including marketing strategy, asset utilization, market development, strategic alignments, logistics, and divisional objectives
Analyzes and forecasts global protein market trends and competitor activities, and exhibits the flexibility to revise existing strategies
Develops a good working knowledge of crush asset operations, freight spreads, and arbitrage opportunities for multiple plants and destinations
Interacts with key customers accounts and maintains ongoing and regular communications with customers to foster strong business relationships and enhance customer service
Seeks out new marketing opportunities that will profitably enhance company assets
Develops a clear understanding of various modes of transportation including truck, rail, barge, vessel, and container shipments to maximize freight efficiencies
Works closely with various internal groups to create opportunities and ensure the most cost effective means for coordinating ADM's operations
Develops a fundamental knowledge of animal nutrition, and understands the relationships between other complementary and substitute feed products
Develops a clear understanding of trade and government policies and trends at the local and international level
Constantly works on individual personal development within the company, and assists in the development and training of other employees
Prepares & presents reports to management detailing customer issues & market opportunities
Represents the processing group on various external meetings, committees, and associations in developing and influencing the processing industry and promoting ADM interests
Understands and has strict adherence to corporate compliance policies, safety systems and programs

Knowledge and Required Skills:
University degree in agriculture or business (i.e. economics, finance, accounting), supplemented with a minimum of three (3) years of experience in the marketing of commodities and related food, feed and/or fuel products in North America. Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered. Candidates should also:
  • Demonstrate capacity to excel within high risk, fast-paced work environment
  • Proven ability to assess risk and exercise sound judgment in making decisions
  • Demonstrate negotiation and interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to manage effectively within a team based work environment
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with customers, suppliers, as well as internal and external business partners
Relocation assistance is available with this position.

ADM is an EOE for minorities, females, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities

This position offers a complete benefit package, including 401K/ESOP, pension, health, life and dental insurance.

ADM requires the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and a background check.

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Job Post Date: 09/15/20
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