Cargill Soft Seeds Meal Merchant in West Fargo, North Dakota

Soft Seeds Meal Merchant

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.


Position Purpose:

As a Merchant you will be responsible for West Fargo's Sunflower, Linseed and Canola Meal program. Execution of sales, customer relationships, commodity risk management , supply and demand analysis, recommending trading strategies and overseeing logistics execution, and arbitrage opportunities. Merchants work cross-functionally focusing on supply and demand factors, and customer satisfaction and solutions.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • 15% Price grain and/or oilseeds and their byproducts.

  • 20% Customer relationship management

  • 10% Understand and hedge for market risks such as Flat Price Risk, Futures Spreads, and Freight Risk.

  • 15% Execute purchases or sales to meet volume targets and provide relevant market data and manage inherent risk, Have a clear understanding and management of logistics, both truck and rail

  • 15% Analyze and plan cash positions and advise merchandising and logistics team with relevant market data.

  • 5% Reconcile P&L estimates with accounts.

  • 10% Use and understand Futures and CRMPG trading strategies and understand their inherent risk and rewards.

  • 10% Monitor positions and review daily P&L calculations.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree, In lieu of degree 7 years experience.

  • Minimum 2 years of working experience

  • Understand relevant contract terms and customary business practices

  • Freight and logistics procedures and impact

  • Customer credit risk and how to analyze new customer risk

  • Detailed knowledge on related industries/products

  • Basic understanding of production, grain flows, freight rates, domestic and export demand within geography

  • Basic understanding of plant operations

  • Understanding of production and pipeline management

  • Understanding of merchandising (futures and basis)

  • Basic understanding of cash grain accounting (P&L understanding)

  • Understanding of industry trade rules

  • Ability to discover and identify customer needs and build customer relationships

  • Identifying and presenting product features and/or solutions

  • Understand market exposure responsibilities.

  • Understand credit policy and market exposure responsibilities

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Trading & Merchandising

Primary Location US-ND-West Fargo

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: WES00647