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Commodity Trader

Inver Grove Heights, MN, United States

Posted on
May 12, 2020

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Posting Title:

Commodity Trader

Job Posting:

CHS has an exciting opportunity in our Global Grain Marketing division. We are looking for a Commodity Trader to work extensively with producers procuring grain. You must be able to work with a diverse group of people and build effective long-lasting relationships. You must be able to make decisions, work independently, and be detail oriented with excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

You will:

Work with customers, updating them on market trends, current grain quotes, grain programs and purchasing grain.
Form and execute strategies for positioning, buying and selling grain.
Develop and manage a budget and be accountable for a profit center.
Perform market analysis and formulation of corresponding commodity position strategy.
Communicate bid changes and closing bids to customers.
Remain current and knowledgeable of NGFA (National Grain Feed Association) contract terms.
Work closely with Grain Marketing personnel (i.e., Commodity Traders, grain accounting, and the hedge desk) in exchange of information.
Resolve issues and disputes with accounting, transportation, shippers and buyers.
Monitor the macro-trends of financial markets and the global economy that can impact the respective commodity prices in the short, medium and long term.
Identify and develop customer base and create opportunities to increase market share for procuring grain from farmer/producer accounts.
Report and enter all purchasing contracts quickly and accurately.
Lead and develop other Commodity Traders.
Guarantee the reliability of the information obtained from external sources and exceed the pre-established parameters for commercialization set by the company, aiming for the maximization of profits in the operations.
Know and have a solid understanding of current and possible future policies, practices, trends and information affecting CHS’ Grain Marketing operation.
Maintain and promote a strong safety culture and follow all safety policies, procedures and regulations. Identify and communicate workplace hazards and correct or seek assistance in correcting unsafe actions or conditions.

Basic Qualifications: (required)

Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Business, Ag Economics, or related
5 plus years of experience merchandising a grain position
Must be able to read a long/short
Working knowledge of NGFA contracts

Preferred Qualifications: (desired)

Series III license

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CHS offers a competitive total compensation package. Benefits include: Health, Dental, Vision, Hearing, Life Insurance, Health and Day Care Savings Accounts, Paid Vacation , 401K, Company Funded Pension, Profit Sharing, Long and Short Term Disability, Tuition reimbursement, and Adoption assistance. This position will have opportunity for growth.

**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States. Diversified in energy, grains and foods, CHS is committed to helping its customers, farmer-owners and other stakeholders grow their businesses through its domestic and global operations. CHS supplies energy, crop nutrients, grain marketing services, animal feed, food and food ingredients, along with insurance, financial and risk management services. The company operates petroleum refineries/pipelines and manufactures, markets and distributes Cenex® brand refined fuels, lubricants, propane and renewable energy products. CHS is an equal opportunity employer/disability/veteran.

The CHS Talent Acquisition Team supports recruitment for positions within CHS as well as finding opportunities for candidates within our robust network of member cooperatives. By submitting an application for any position, you give CHS permission to review your application and contact you to discuss opportunities within our member cooperatives. To explore current openings within our member cooperatives, please click here. at ****
Effective January 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires employers to conduct a pre-employment verification full query against the newly established License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse prior to beginning employment in a position that requires a valid commercial driver’s license (CDL). Candidates seeking employment in a position that requires a commercial motor vehicle license must voluntarily enter their information into the FMCSA and must provide disclosure authorization, at the time of offer, to CHS or an authorized third-party agent of CHS to verify information.

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Inver Grove Heights


MD - Ag Business Grain Marketing



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