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Merchant

Company: Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy, LLC
Location: Council Bluffs
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

SummaryThe merchant is responsible for; trading activities associated with grain origination and marketing of value-added products including, corn, corn oil, distiller's grains (wet/dry/solubles), ethanol, etc. -Monitor and support deliveries, logistics, reporting, market comparisons and inventory control. Excellent customer service, communication, and attention to detail is priority. - -Essential Responsibilities and Duties

  • This position will report to the commodities Manager. Effective communication is expected to also include all individuals in and supporting the Commodities Group (including probe/scale, plant, accounting, CEO.)
  • Originate and trade; grain and grain products, reporting in a timely fashion all trades for proper hedging procedures that contribute to maximizing company profits.
  • Hedging corn and products. -
  • Build and Maintain relationships with producers, refiners, feeders, resellers, end users, etc.
  • Facilitate and assist in the communication and exchange of business information, market conditions, and changing crop conditions in a timely manner.
  • Monitor and collections on A/R, credit, invoicing on all commodity accounts before/during and after all trades.
  • Ensure adequate back up for responsibilities within Commodity Department, including accounting.
  • Meet/exceed management goals and customer expectations.
  • Ensure safe work environment and follow safety guidelines.
  • Exemplify SIRE's core values of:
  • Curious Grower
  • Optimistically Honest
  • Hardworking Team member
  • Organized -Qualifications
    • Timeliness and accuracy required.
    • Ability to handle multiple tasks.
    • Ability to work well with others and work independently.
    • Exemplify the high standards necessary to accomplish the goals of the Company.
    • Excellent written and verbal skills.
      Education and Experience
      • Bachelor's degree in Agriculture Economics, Agriculture Business, General Business.
      • 2+ years of commodity trading experience required.
      • Strong accounting skills and understanding of, market values, pricing and margin factors.
      • Knowledge of cash commodity trading and Chicago Board of Trade (COBT) experience preferred.
      • Strong computer skills and excellent Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point required.
      • Agris knowledge a plus.
      • Sales knowledge and negotiation skills required.
      • Organizational skills and program execution capabilities required.
      • Excellent customer service skills required.
      • Ability to learn, prioritize and multitask in a fast paced changing environment required.

Keywords: Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy, LLC, Council Bluffs , Merchant, Other , Council Bluffs, Iowa

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