Grain Merchandiser/Origination Manager

Added: July 24, 2020

Job Location: Algona, Iowa

This Northern Iowa Cooperative is currently seeking a Grain Merchandiser/Origination Manager.   This person will lead the Grain Origination Team and implement procedures that will enhance customer service and maintain cooperative profitability in a manner that will optimize the cooperative’s market share and savings, improve the cooperative’s efficiency, help achieve the cooperative’s mission and goals and result in outstanding customer service.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop relationships with individual customers by targeting their needs and aggressively selling value with the intent of maximizing profitable growth for the Coop
  • Communicate directly with customers or via location managers and/or other customer service personnel to originate grain, utilize risk management tools and define customer needs
  • Train and lead the grain origination team so that team members can develop communication skills needed to understand individual customer needs, understand sales and marketing efforts and build long-term relationships with targeted customers as well as build new growth opportunities
  • Communicate trucking or train loading logistics with Grain Operations personnel

Qualifications:

  • Self Motivated, analytical and possess strong communication skills
  • Grain marketing experience is necessary
  • Passion for the farming industry

For more details on this position, please contact Brad – brad@greatplainsinc.com.

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