Grain Merchandising and Logistics Manager
Company: Farmers Cooperative Society
Location: Sioux Center
Posted on: November 25, 2022
Overall Job Function:
Grain Merchandising and Logistics Manager will develop a direct
ship book of business, including managing the sales of that
business and responsibility of the direct ship P&L. They will
oversee and coordinate grain transportation and logistics and, will
also assist the Sr. Director of Grain Merchandising & Risk
Management in day to day merchandising activities, hedging and risk
Essential Job Functions:
Develop a direct ship book of business, including managing the
sales of that business, reporting profits and losses, and reporting
growth and opportunities.
Manages grain logistics and transportation for FCS owned fleet and
Regularly oversee hedging activities for the company as they
pertain to risk management policy.
Understands and maintains a working knowledge of grain hedging and
applicable risk management processes.
Effective understanding of the local processor grain markets and
monitors competitiveness in setting bids and assisting in making
Understands and maintains a working knowledge of diverse grain
contracts offered to producers and bringing new tools to FCS and
Markets grain from the area in which the organization operates.
Knowledgeable on local market basis and other grain market
Effectively communicates and works closely with producers to inform
them of market movement, trends & pertinent information.
Develops and fills standing grain orders for customers as the
market hits them.
Demonstrates initiative in recruitment of new grain customers
within the FCS geographical base.
Assists accounting department as needed or as asked by supervisor,
participates in "special projects".
Other duties as assigned.
Understands business implications of decisions and acts as an
exemplary ambassador for the organization.
Synthesizes complex or diverse information.
Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative
Ability to handle stressful situations and exhibits flexibility
while accepting frequent changes in routine.
High level of customer service focus.
Observes safety policy and procedure as an absolute.
Attitude of positivity and reacts calmly under pressure.
Work ethic of the highest integrity.
Commitment to dependability and willingness to work to meet goals
Effectively solve problems of grain department.
Organization of personal work to set priorities and efficient,
productive use of time.
Bachelor's degree in agriculture or agri-business related
Excellent Written and Oral Communication Skills.
Technology Acumen Including Microsoft Software, Tablet Computer
Use, Ag Aps, etc.
Minimum of 5-7 Years in the grain industry.
401k Company matches 50% up to 10%
Vacation & Paid Holidays after 30 days of employment
Company bonus incentive
Excellent health insurance plans
Dental & Vision available
Short- & Long-Term Disability provided at no cost to you
Identity Theft Insurance
10% Discount on purchases at the How-To Building Center
This position will flex time between an office setting, elevator
and on farm time. Office equipment utilized will be computer,
tablet, phone, fax, copy machine and other standard office
equipment. While on farm employee will be exposed to elements, loud
noise, agricultural equipment, outside weather conditions and
vibrations. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving
mechanical parts, fumes and airborne particles. The noise level is
usually moderate but occasionally may be loud. PPE will be provided
and must be utilized when applicable and according to safety
standards. Typical working hours are 7am to 5pm Monday through
Friday but will flex based on customer and organizational
While performing job functions the employee will be required to
talk and hear most of the time. The employee will spend frequent
intervals moving and sitting, while also needing to reach, bend,
twist, crawl, crouch, stoop or kneel. The employee will need to be
able to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally and 25 pounds frequently
and maneuver on and off a mobile equipment. The physicality of this
job is medium.
*FCS job descriptions are a representation of a job requirements
knowledge, skills and abilities. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions of the job.%26906873%
Keywords: Farmers Cooperative Society, Sioux Falls , Grain Merchandising and Logistics Manager, Executive , Sioux Center, South Dakota
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