Originator


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Job Title: Originator
Location: Hancock, IA, Midwest United States, USA

Company: The Scoular Company
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Commodities and Trading
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: N/A
Job Description:

The Originator role is an entry level buyer position that is responsible for purchasing commodities from producer customers and maintaining and enhancing grower relationships.  This role works with a provided grower list to maintain business and relationships. Originators contribute to the daily operations and provide administrative support for the department to maximize efficiencies that will directly contribute to the profitability of Scoular by working collaboratively with the purchasing team.  This role will partner closely with the logistics team, accounting team, merchandisers and facility/plant staff. 


 


Job Responsibilities



  • Develop skills to make grain buying decisions.

  • Learn and understand local producer trends and assist in communicating this information as required.

  • Execution of purchase contracts with accurate documentation and ensure contract compliance.

  • Participate in industry relevant trades shows by arranging a booth when applicable, working the Trade Shows and Grower Meetings as well as other industry functions.

  • Awareness and understanding of marketing alternatives and digital tools used to make purchasing decisions, as well as enhance and manage producer relationships.

  • Maintain strong working relationships with farm producers by providing credible and trustworthy marketing services that contributes to the company’s excellent customer service image in the farming community.

  • Assist team in building new relationships with new producers.

  • Interact with customers, express ideas, and share opinions with Scoular team on customer trends and opinions from marketing ideas to planting and crop conditions.

  • Provide customers with accurate market information and answers to questions about their business transactions.

  • Contract management including reconciling balances with customers.


About You



  • College degree in business related field or equivalent experience.

  • College degree in business related field or equivalent experience.

  • Exceptional customer service skills and relationship building capability.

  • Ability to perform in a fast-paced environment.

  • Highly skilled in problem solving techniques.

  • Highly organized and detail oriented.

  • Ability to travel, as needed.


Preferred



  • Proficiency with Microsoft Suite, along with desire to learn new programs.


We encourage all candidates who are enthusiastic about this opportunity and believe they can contribute to our team's success to apply, regardless of whether you meet every qualification.

Requirements

Minimum



  • College degree in business related field or equivalent experience.

  • College degree in business related field or equivalent experience.

  • Exceptional customer service skills and relationship building capability.

  • Ability to perform in a fast-paced environment.

  • Highly skilled in problem solving techniques.

  • Highly organized and detail oriented.

  • Ability to travel, as needed.


Preferred



  • Proficiency with Microsoft Suite, along with desire to learn new programs.

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Job Post Date: 11/22/23
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