Cargill Merchant I in Wichita, Kansas

Merchant I

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 & Summary

The Merchant I position will assist in the truck trading, truck logistics, and customer management of the tallow position out of the Cargill packing houses. The position manages revenue by working with general oversight from merchandising professionals to manage product availability, enter and maintain orders, develop and maintain customer relationships by serving as a contact for customers and plants regarding order input, maintaining pricing formula data, and producing weekly and monthly reports.

Principal Accountabilities

• 35% Working within guidelines from tallow merchandising professionals this position is responsible for merchandising truck tallow across asset footprint. This includes:

Developing and maintaining external customer relationships.

Initiating, negotiating and agreeing on terms of feedlot tallow purchases/sale contracts, such as price, quality, quantity, transportation, timing and payment. Know and understand price position risks and applying the pricing envelope to feedlot tallow products.

Being an integral part of our logistics game plan for truck tallow. Will see the orders through from inception to delivery to respective customer.

Ensuring thorough and accurate follow-up, execution, and closure of all contracts.

Knowing and understanding price risk positions on a real-time basis. Administrate daily activity and reconcile daily positions.

Making commercial decisions to generate revenue and manage inherent risks of supply chain.

• 20% With general oversight from supervisor this position is responsible for providing data and expertise that assists the entire merchandising team. These tasks include:

Manages inventory in relation to demand of customer orders for multiple products or sites.

Contributes to decision for how and when to modify the original near-term forecast and plan.

Reviews and updates market reporting data and presents this data to the team routinely.

• 20% Responsible, with Traffic, to ensure timely arrivals of trucks into facilities and at customer locations.

• 15% Independently this position:

Edits product forecasts based on projected plant run times and inventory including analyzing supply and demand, survey market conditions, and other economic forces to maintain and grow Cargill's position in the market place.

Runs sales reports based on customer, product, and plant as needed

• 5% Primary back up for other merchants when they are out of the office, interacting with customers and give pricing within set parameters.

• 5% Other duties as assigned

If selected for an interview, you will be required to submit signed copies of your last two performance reviews. (A completed e-PMP is considered a signed copy.)

Relocation will not be provided for this position.

This position is posted internally as well as externally.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or GED equivalent.

  • Minimum of 1 year of working experience with Outlook and Microsoft office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated working experience with Power BI.

  • Merchandising experience.

  • Previous experience managing complex logistics.

  • Demonstrated working experience with XLGO or an equivalent order-entry system.

Success Factors

  • Proven communication, teamwork, leadership, and customer service skills.

  • Proven problem solving and analytical skills.

  • Demonstrated risk management skills.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Trading & Merchandising

Primary Location US-KS-Wichita

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: WIC04092