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Commodity Trader

at Chs Inc

Posted: 3/22/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 537271

Job Description

Posting Title
Commodity Trader

Job Posting
CHS has an exciting opportunity in our 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; update 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 & develop customer base and create opportunities to increase market share for procuring grain from farmer / producer accounts.
  • Report, type, and enter all purchasing contracts quickly and accurately.
  • Manager, 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
  • 5 plus years of Grain Procurement or Trading experience
  • Must be able to read a long/short
  • Working knowledge of NGFA contracts

Preferred Qualifications: (desired)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Business, Ag Economics, or related
  • Experience working with international teams
  • Experience managing a P&L
  • 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.

CHS Inc. 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, Affirmative Action, Minority, Female, Veteran, Disability, Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status.

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.

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MD - Ag Business Grain Marketing


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Career Type
Merchandiser / Trader / Broker