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Grain Merchandiser

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Job Title: Grain Merchandiser
Location: Sycamore, IL, Midwest United States, USA
Company: CHS Inc.
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Input Retail, Cooperative and Related Crop Services
Career Type: Merchandiser/Trader/Broker
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: 0
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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.Develop merchandising strategies unique to regional locations and markets that are consistent with company goals with an emphasis on profitability and market share. Opportunities may include but are not limited to hedging, basis trading, farmer programs, government programs and transportation planning. Develop expertise in the markets that influence our business which include barge, rail, ethanol, container, processor, and other truck markets. 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 barge, rail, and truck transportation for commodity shipment. Keep abreast of transportation rates and make the most effective decisions involving procurement and logistics.Support department control processes including periodic reporting requirements.Develop and maintain communication and a strong working relationship with other 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.Perform daily hedging activitiesResearch and conduct market analysis of all commodities to support the hedging and trading decisions which maximizes profit potential while effectively managing risk of our customer base in commercial and production agriculture.Complete daily position reports (DPR) and hedging & marketing the grain position in the absence of the Division Manager or other merchants.Enhance the value proposition our Co-op delivers to customers by successfully executing market risk management tools and services for our patrons.Collaborate across the organization to exchange information. (i.e. grain merchandisers, grain buyers, the hedge desk, office staff and accounting)Maintain and promote a strong safety culture and follow all safety policies, procedures and regulations. Identify and communicate workplace hazards and correct or seek assistance in correcting unsafe actions or conditions.Work extended hours during peak seasons. Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Basic Qualifications: (required) Bachelor's degree2 plus years of experience in marketing grainKnowledge in all traded commoditiesProficient with MS Word, Excel, and PowerPointMust have a valid driver's license
Preferred Qualifications: (desired) Bachelor's degree in Ag Business, Ag Economics, or other Business degreeSeries III license
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Job Post Date: 10/24/19
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