Grain Trader - Commercial

Posted Date: Apr 03, 2019
Expiry Date: Jun 02, 2019
Location: Burlington, Ontario
Tags: Ontario, Grain, Sales, Manitoba, Feed and Grain

Grasslands Recruitment Specialists

Your expertise and experience are required to capitalize on opportunities within the domestic and international grain markets!   Opportunity can be based in one of four locations (see below)

Do you have:
  • Post-secondary education in an agriculture-related program
  • Several years of experience in grain trading
  • Previous experience with hedging or risk management
  • An internal drive to succeed
  • Canadian Social Insurance Number (SIN)

If so, our client has identified you would be successful in this role with knowledge, skills, and abilities as follows:
  • Strong agricultural cropping background
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Ability to perform all sales tasks; excellent strategic selling and negotiation skills
  • Ability to work within tight deadlines
  • High degree of technical knowledge in commercial grains and the domestic and international grain markets
  • Effective organization and time management skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication
  • Intermediate computer skills (proficient in Microsoft Suite)
  • Strong business acumen
  • Capable of building last relationships internally and externally

Basic Responsibilities of this position include:
  • Develop well-informed trading strategies
  • Liaise between company and producers with harvest and on-farm stored grain
  • Assist with product origination in the trading area, as required
  • Ensure adequate quantity and quality of inventories to meet merchandising goals and customer needs
  • Purchase and sell commodities using available market data/knowledge/expertise to attain the most cost-effective and profitable results
  • Review hedge position and strategy development with the marketing team
  • Maintain a sound understanding of rail and truck transportation; make effective decisions for procurement and logistics
  • Assist in the coordination of merchandising activities for all company locations
  • Manage producer settlements during peak times
  • Attend trades shows and business meetings
  • Regularly update the website with commercial grains information

Additional Information:
  • A diversified player in agribusiness has multiple locations. You can work out of their London, ON area head-office, Burlington, ON, or one of two (2) southern Manitoba facilities.
  • This will be an open office setting with some of your time spent visiting customers on location
  • Relocation assistance negotiable

Call Mike at 1.866.519.2793 to confidentially discuss the selection process and to establish your interest and intent to proceed.

This posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is selected.

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