Cargill Grain Origination Sales Associate in United States

Grain Origination Sales Associate

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.

Description

Grain Origination Sales Associate Position:

Cargill’s Agricultural Supply Chain – North America (CASC NA) connects agricultural producers to food, feed and industrial customers through a seamless supply chain. We help our customers compete in the global market and efficiently deliver products from origins to destinations through our marketing, sourcing, originating, storing, trading, consulting and processing of grain, oilseeds and crop inputs products and solutions. CASC NA business reaches across Canada, United States & Mexico with an expansive asset footprint including over 200 grain elevators, export/import facilities, oilseed crush plants and biodiesel facilities.

You’ll participate in a sales training program to prepare you to become a specialist in competitive grain origination and the sale of various grain marketing solutions. To accomplish this, you will train with Cargill employees from various job functions to learn how to develop long-term relationships with identified customers, working both over the phone and face-to-face with grain producers on the farm. You will gain hands-on experience by working on various projects in the agricultural sales and marketing area and by shadowing Cargill employees from various job functions. Origination Sales Associates will learn how to help farmers prosper and maximize their return by utilizing Cargill’s full range of products, solve customer problems and create new opportunities.

Associate Program Benefits:

  • Cargill offers relocation benefits to associates who qualify (based on mileage).

  • Associates are eligible for comprehensive health care plans and incentives.

  • 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.

Job Locations:

  • Plant or office setting.

  • Various U.S. locations throughout the Midwest.

  • Movement from an associate role to an experienced sales position may require additional relocation.

  • Frequent travel by personal vehicle within assigned region for meetings with customers, prospects and other Cargill personnel. You must have a safe driving history; a motor vehicle record history will be reviewed.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree from an accredited program graduating between December 2017 and May 2018.

  • Ability to relocate to various locations throughout the Midwest.

  • Right to work in the U.S. that is not based solely on possession of a student visa or a visa sponsored by a third-party employer.

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures

  • Willing and able to relocate.

  • Ability to contribute, both as part of a team and individually.

  • Strong communication skills – written and oral.

  • Must be able to complete essential functions of this job as outlined in the job description with reasonable accommodations.

Preferred:

  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree from an accredited program with a major in Agricultural Business, Ag Econ, Ag Management or similar agricultural discipline graduating between December 2017 and May 2018.

  • Previous intern or co-op experience.

  • Overall 3.0 GPA or higher preferred.

  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems and make decisions independently.

  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, with ability to influence decision-making.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills and experience.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

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Primary Location United States

Req ID: UNI05228