Cargill Commodity Merchant Associate 2018 in Canada
Commodity Merchant Associate 2018
Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.
Commodity Merchant Associate Position:
As a Commodity Merchant you will be a part of a fast-paced environment, tackling real-world challenges while trading agricultural commodities such as grain, oilseeds/oilseed products, feed and processing by-products. We look for people who are comfortable taking and managing risk, challenging the status quo and who are motivated and driven to succeed. As a Commodity Merchant, you will:
Develop and maintain customer relationships with country elevators, producers, feed mills, and processors
Analyze supply and demand, survey market conditions, and other economic forces in order to maintain and grow Cargill's position in the market place
Initiate, negotiate and agree on terms of commodity purchase/sale contracts, such as price, quality, quantity, transportation, timing and payment
Coordinate transportation and logistics to execute commodity contracts
Ensure thorough and accurate follow-up, execution, and closure of all contracts
Provide timely and effective communication and interaction with other Cargill teams such as sales, transportation and logistics, quality assurance, plant personnel, engineers and accountants
Make occasional plant and crop survey trips to visit with suppliers and internal and external customers
Complete and collaborate on other projects and assignments as needed
Key Capabilities for Success:
Strong analytical, quantitative, and problem solving skills
Sound judgment and decision making skills, even when outcome is uncertain
Comfortable taking and managing risks and challenging the status quo
Strong oral and written communication skills; strong persuasion and negotiation skills
Effective interpersonal skills; working in a team environment; coaching and developing others
Essential leadership qualities of integrity, conviction and courage
Motivation and drive to succeed
Adaptable, flexible and able to work in a fast paced, price-volatile, changing environment
Willingness to relocate and accept challenging responsibilities
Associate Program Benefits:
Cargill offers relocation benefits to associates who qualify (based on mileage).
Associates are eligible for a supplementary health, dental, disability and life benefits package.
Tuition reimbursement benefits are offered to associates who wish to continue their education in their career field.
Associates are offered competitive retirement plans and registration assistance.
As employees, associates receive access to Cargill volunteer and community outreach opportunities and paid time off to participate in volunteer activities.
The Commodity Merchant Associate role offers quick integration into the business through clear work expectations and responsibilities
Participate in team building activities in a team-oriented, fast-paced, hands-on environment.
Opportunities may be located in either a plant or office setting
Candidates who meet the required qualifications below will be asked to complete an assessment after successfully submitting the online application. The application and assessment will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Phone interviews will be scheduled for selected candidates. Selected finalists will be invited to an in-person interview.
Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from an accredited program, graduating between December 2017 and August 2018
Overall 3.0 GPA or higher
Successfully completed, currently enrolled, or planning to complete before graduating either a micro or macro introductory college-level economics course
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures
All candidates must be geographically flexible and willing to relocate for an associate opportunity anywhere in Canada
Must be legally entitled to work for Cargill in Canada
Must be able to complete essential functions of this job as outlined in the job description with or without reasonable accommodations
- Currently pursuing a degree from an accredited program with a major or emphasis in Business, Economics or Agricultural Economics graduating between December 2017 and August 2018
Job Trading & Merchandising
Primary Location Canada-Manitoba-Winnipeg
Other Locations Canada
Req ID: CAN00544