Cargill Senior Merchant in Woodstock, Ontario

Senior 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.


The principle function of the Merchant is to be responsible for the procurement of identified ingredients within our multi-site manufacturing environment across Canada. The employee maintains relationships with suppliers (including the global buying group) for ingredient sourcing and supports the logistics process for incoming ingredients. Analyzes supply and demand factors and market trends to provide input to RMS Manager. Supervise a limited amount of team members to maintain optimal performance in OTIF metrics.

Principal Accountabilities

40% Negotiate pricing with suppliers, generate Purchase Orders and Contracts for Feed Ingredients

25% Manage reports for career development and increased performance

15% Execute and report the weekly position, pricing process, other purchasing reports

10% Report and understand the in/out movements of the ingredients from the formulas

5% Report fair market values for each ingredients and plants

5% Invoice and Payment investigations and solving

A strong candidate has been identified for this position. However we will consider all candidates who meet the requirements.


Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Have leadership talent, demonstrate a strong desire to work within a team, and be keen to connect with people in other functions and with our partners. Have superior communication and interpersonal skills. Must adhere to a solid set of personal values, demonstrate integrity, be independent reliable and well organized. Must be able to prioritize, multitask and execute quickly, able to manage challenges and changes, and have an optimistic outlook on the world.

  • Proficient in the use of basic business software (Microsoft Office Package, Outlook and data management systems).

  • Post secondary education (Bachelor’s Degree)

  • Must be legally entitled to work for Cargill in Canada

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bilingual language ability (French/English) and animal nutrition knowledge

  • 5 years’ experience in an Agriculture environment

Job Trading & Merchandising

Primary Location Canada-Ontario-Woodstock

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: WOO00218