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.
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.
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.
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
Job Type Standard
Shift Day Job
Req ID: WES00647