Buyer Grain Job Description Sample
Kalmbach Feeds is a customer driven company that specializes in providing custom nutritional products for all livestock and poultry species. Founded in 1963 in Upper Sandusky, OH Kalmbach has experienced consistent growth.
Position Overview and Responsibilities:
A positon within Purchasing at Kalmbach Feeds is an engaging position that allows an individual to have a real impact on the company's bottom line. This position will require interface between Nutrition, Sales, Marketing, and Production. The Grain Buyer will have the opportunity to identify new suppliers, new sources, and new ingredients based upon nutritional needs and opportunities that arise.
The Grain Buyer will focus on purchasing grain from area farmers to be used in manufacturing feed. Daily tasks include regular communication with farmer customers to discuss market factors and opportunities. Communication will primarily be over the phone. Additionally, face to face contact and the ability to build key relationship is important in the position. A strong understanding of the futures market and how the various mechanisms work (futures, options, basis, spreads) is a strong attribute to this role as agricultural markets change daily. The individual will need to strategically reposition themselves in response to those market changes. This position will develop, manage, and sell various contracting strategies. An attention to detail is needed to keep and accurately track the companies daily risk position. Managing and maintaining supplier relationships and responding to customers' needs will be essential tasks.
Experience and understanding in grain and related markets
Strong written and verbal communication
High sense of urgency
LocationUpper Sandusky, OH
BIO - Grain Buyer Intern
The Grain Buyer Intern will be responsible for assisting with procuring grain from producer customers, commercial accounts and managing a customer database for the biorefinery. The team member in this position will monitor the competitiveness of cash grain bids and policies and also develop and build strong customer relationships. Grain Buyer Interns will need to be aware of CBOT grain prices and be able to understand current market news; local, U.S. and World S&D and other fundamental and technical market factors in order to talk intelligently to customers about the market outlook. Grain Buyer Interns will assist with informing management of grain movements and other local news that may impact local buying efforts. The Grain Buyer Intern may also assist the Scale Master and must understand grain weighing and grading procedures and policies.
To perform the essential functions of this position successfully, an individual should be able to demonstrate and provide the following:
Studying towards a B.S. degree in Ag-Business or Marketing; must be at least a junior level student status.
Experience with the agricultural industry is preferred.
Knowledge in Word, Excel, and Outlook and the ability and willingness to learn new software applications.
Excellent organizational skills, communications skills, the ability to multi-task, and most importantly, the ability to work well in a team.
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POET is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.
Management Reporting & Analysis Sr Analyst - Grain Or Processing
The Management Reporting and Analysis Sr Analyst (Grain or Processing) role is a key member of the CASCNA A&F Finance Leadership team. This position is part of an enterprise-wide team, accountable for balancing fiduciary responsibility and business partnering, while actively promoting the value of a strong control framework.
This position is responsible of executing commodity P&L reconciliation and complete analysis to explain business performance to multiple stakeholders at different levels of the organization. This role delivers financial analysis in a structured way to enhance decision making and looks for financial metrics optimization opportunities. This position develops strong partnerships with commercial leads, merchandising, FP&A and other A&F teams.
This requires an advanced professional with broad financial analysis skills and will be the key point of contact to our merchandising teams, merchandising product line heads, and regional commercial leads for any grain/product line trading for any related analysis. The role provides the business with critical business drivers by analyzing data and making recommendations to merchants, merchandising product line heads, regional commercial leads, and FP&A on how to maximize business value.
The role partners with peers across the enterprise with other product lines within A&F, as well as FP&A colleagues.
Business Partnering and Financial Analysis
Responsible for delivery of timely, accurate and consistent management reporting and identifying business insights to enhance decision making.
Responsible for obtaining and reviewing all relevant financial data involving our grain/product margins.
Work with merchandising teams, regional commercial leads, and product line heads to identify opportunities, develop potential solutions and implement initiatives that bring value through increased revenue and reduced costs.
Participate in the implementation of BU finance initiatives and process improvements such as Finance Shared Services, ERP system changes, etc.
Help partner with other finance teams to reconcile P&L estimates to ensure financial reporting accuracy, specifically with regards to grain/product margin accounting.
Provide financial data requests for any grain/product margin related "Business accelerator" initiatives. Work closely with A&F Leadership team members, Finance COE's and the FP&A team to help achieve finance objectives
Provide leadership and partner with other functional teams to establish the ongoing development of financial/management information that support the business decisions and strategic goals.
Oversee Financial Reporting Process
Review and analyze complex grain/product margin related financial issues.
Lead resolution to any management questions regarding grain/product margin financial performance
Drive continuous improvement and optimization of grain/product line margin finance activities including management reporting.
Assist with grain/product margin related aspects of the Control Review Package (CRP) and Lower Level Financial Review (LLFR) for the businesses in their specific businesses.
Key partner in the annual budget process.
Execution of control framework for grain related transaction and contract administration
Oversee efforts to maintain a control environment which safeguards assets, ensures integrity of financial statements, balance sheet reviews and compliance with government and Cargill reporting requirements.
Coordinate requested support to external/internal auditors for grain/product margin related activities.
Lead Special Projects as required
Assist with the implementation of accounting and finance strategy & approach which aligns with the strategy of the country(s) and finance job family.
Collaborate in driving process optimization, leveraging of shared services, and improving the efficiency of finance operations.
Responsible for any grain/product margin related "One A&F" initiatives
Bachelor'sDegree in Accounting or Finance or 4 years experience in p/l reconciliation
Minimum5 years of accounting experience
Abilityto travel up to 10%
Trading business and/or processing/manufacturing experience
Experience with J.D. Edwards accounting software
Experience with SAP accounting software
Experience leveraging financial and business systems to monitorbusiness activities and aid in decision making
Excellentcommunication skills, both written and verbal
Demonstratedability to build trust across multiple stakeholder groups
Provenaccounting/finance leader with strong problem solving and analytical skills
Demonstratedability to influence at all levels of the organization
Self-motivatedfor high performance
Demonstrated ability of continuous improvement, processoptimization, and intellectual curiosity
Abilityto adapt and learn in a changing work environment
Demonstratedability to deal with ambiguity
Demonstratedability to work with cross-functional groups
Abilityto work independently and in a team environment
Abilityto partner and engage with centers of expertise (like Corporate COE's,CBS-Finance, MIDS, Audit, etc)
Demonstratedability to understand and use technology to improve process and control
Demonstratedknowledge and a commitment to internal controls
Growmark Grain Merchandising Internship - Total Grain Marketing - Effingham, IL
COMPANY: Total Grain Marketing
SUPERVISOR: Mike Welbourne
LOCATION: Effingham, IL
WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING
If you enjoy being outside and are interested in gaining hands-on grain merchandising experience, then we can't wait to talk to you! We are looking for a Grain Merchandising Intern that is eager to go above and beyond helping our customers. A few key areas of emphasis include:
Learn how cash basis values fluctuate daily and track changes accordingly
Assist Commodity Risk Consultant with marketing research and information analysis
Conduct a market study to identify prospective new accounts and end-user destinations
WHAT YOU BRING TO THE TABLE
You are pursuing a Bachelor's Degree at a 4-year university
You are currently in your junior year
You are in good academic status
WHAT WE BRING TO THE TABLE
We value relationships and people first and foremost
We are a company that gives back to the community
We emphasize sustainability practices and stewardship of our resources
We enjoy access to in-house training and leadership development opportunities
WHAT YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT US
The GROWMARK Internship Program has been in existence for 59 years. The program has given over 1,150 students the opportunity to explore career paths and develop professionally; many of which still call the GROWMARK System "home" today!
Area Specialized Extension Agent - Grain Crops
NC State Extension at North Carolina State University is the well-respected leader in providing experiential learning to NC citizens in the areas of agriculture, food, and youth development. The Area Specialized Agent (ASA) is primarily responsible for planning, developing, executing, and evaluating and reporting the impacts of high-quality research-based extension programs in a specific content area over a designated multi-county area.
The Area Specialized Agent works collaboratively with county agents and Extension/research faculty from NC State University, as well as industry clients, county leaders, and other partners. The expectations and job performance is governed by the philosophy, objectives, policies and procedures of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service. The Area Specialized Agent is eligible to be a member of the field faculty (non-tenure track) of North Carolina State University.
The ASA positions reflect a blend of specialist and agent responsibilities. As such, they will be accountable to the Department Head (or their designate) in the applicable campus academic department(s) and a District Extension Director selected by the Director of County Operations. They are expected to provide leadership to and to participate on program teams, and to partner with industry, other government agencies, and clientele groups in developing and delivering high-quality outreach programs.
Operations Manager Grain
This role is actively involved in and responsible for achieving facility logistical and production goals and monitoring all facility safety and environmental parameters to enable the plant to operate at maximum capacity, while supporting the policies, goals and objectives of the company. Responsible for managing and developing approximately 85 employees in the Operations Department in order to establish and maintain acceptable standards of performance in the key factor areas of: safety, employee relations, production, grain quality, environmental protection, housekeeping / sanitation and cost control.
Monitor short and long term shipping and blending goals for Bunge's Destrehan export facility.
Promote safety program of the facility and ensure that all work is performed safely and that hazards are anticipated and managed properly.
Provide senior site management for the operations and maintenance of the Company's assets at the Destrehan export facility.
Assist with capital improvement projects to support the Agribusiness strategic plan.
Represent Bunge to various area industry trade associations and to foreign and domestic visitors to the Destrehan facility and be the "face of Bunge" to the New Orleans export region.
Employee relations, discipline and enforcement of the Union Labor Agreement in conjunction with the Human Resources management department.
Managing and approving the scheduling of work, overtime and vacations for all personnel within the operations department and controlling costs within the department.
Oversee and manage all systems and activities involved in the Operations Department which includes following all safety policies and procedures, maximizing productivity, maintaining grain quality, following all environmental and governmental policies, regulations and standards.
Ensuring all housekeeping and sanitation requirements are maintained to meet Global standards.
Coordination of Elevator maintenance with the Maintenance Manager.
Have expert knowledge of the facility with an expectation that 25% of time will be spent in the plant which includes the elevator, ship dock, control room and HP barge unloading areas.
Weekly updates to Facility Manager for operations group.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree in an Agri-related field, Industrial Technology, Business, or an applicable related field preferred
Minimum 3 years experience in export operations and 5 years of supervisory experience
Acquire and maintain working knowledge of computer / PLC-based operating equipment
Knowledge of industry safety and environmental issues
Excellent verbal and written communication skills essential
Good computer skills with knowledge of Microsoft applications and general knowledge of production software.
Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
Demonstrated ability to work in a safety conscious environment
Nearest Major Market: New Orleans
Grain Division Merchandiser Manager
The Grain Division Merchandising Manager is responsible for the origination and merchandising of grain, management of inventory, developing and maintaining producer relationships, and marketing development. Effectively communicate with all departments including operations, commodity merchandising, and accounting to drive the execution of the Company's business goals.
Essential skills and experience
Must have comprehensive understanding of buy/sell grain markets, logistics, trade concepts and ability to manage credit risks.
High degree of integrity and trustworthiness
Proven solid work ethic and ability to work independently while still working effectively within a team
Time management: the ability to organize and manage multiple priorities
Bachelor's degree in Ag or business-related field or equivalent experience
3-8 years experience in domestic commodity markets
Excellent computer skills required
Commitment to company values.
Reporting to this position: Grain Buyer / Logistics Coordinator
Originate grain (corn and beans) to elevator and ethanol facilities from customers
Develop and expand customer relationships by phone or pre-established meetings
Enter all grain contracts into Agris Grain system (Purchase, Sales, HTA, Hedges)
Responsible for signed purchase and sale confirmations
Manages, communicate, coordinate purchases and sales, logistics and truck freight positions
Records and inputs daily hedging activity, ensures site location is properly hedged
Participate in regular conference calls and communicate relevant plant information regarding markets, positions, producers, and logistics, etc.
Assembly of bid sheet, enter and update into Big River's Website
Maintains and reconciles a daily manual merchandise log sheet to position statements
Month end: Accountable for inventory, values for contracts mark to market
Implementation and communication of discount tables, storage, & drying rates
Dispatcher of daily monitoring trucks / logistics / communication of grades
As a representative of the Company, project an image which exemplifies the high standards necessary to accomplish the goals of the Company
Other duties as assigned.
Physical Demands and work environment:
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to climb; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk or hear. The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 50lbs. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, color vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Some areas have been designated areas to use hearing protection. Hard hat and safety glasses are required in designated areas.
Entry Level Grain Marketing - Northwest Minnesota (Bemidji Area)
45K for little to no experience-goes up with experience
The Grain Merchandiser will work extensively with producers procuring grain as well as making and coordinating arrangements for the transportation of the product.
Negotiate contracts with customers.
Maintain records of business transactions and product inventories, reporting data to companies or government agencies as necessary.
Arrange for transportation or storage of purchased products.
Arrange for processing or resale of grain.
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.
Perform market analysis and formulation of corresponding commodity position strategy.
Communicate bid changes and closing bids to customers.
Work closely with Grain Marketing personnel 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 customers.
Report, type, and enter all purchasing contracts quickly and accurately.
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.
Bachelor's degree in Agriculture Business, Ag Economics, or Business degree.
Candidates must be eligible to work in the US as well as meet the qualifications listed above in order to be considered for the position.
- The Washington State Department of Agriculture serves the people of Washington by supporting the agricultural community and promoting consumer and environmental protection.*
Why you should apply:
Here is your chance to work in a program that is known for using the most advanced technology in a creative, fast-paced, fun and challenging environment. The WSDA Grain Inspection Program has two permanent, full-time opportunities for ambitious individuals to train as a grain inspectors for our Vancouver Office.
Come join an office that values dedication, professionalism, and hard work! As a State Employee, your dedication is rewarded with 11 paid Holidays and outstanding benefits including Life Insurance, Long Term Disability insurance, Health Insurance, and 100% employer-paid Dental.
This is what you'll do:
In a training capacity under close supervision you will sample and examine grain and agricultural commodities in all types of weather and environments to include rail cars, containers and ship holds, weigh grain or commodities at mills, shipping points, grain elevators, and operate testing equipment in a laboratory.
This position is an in-training position to a higher level and work various shifts which may include nights and weekends. You will start at the Program Assistant level and work your way through your 12-24 month in-training plan while obtaining necessary inspection licenses. After you successfully complete the in-training plan and pass the federal exams to obtain a wheat inspection license and other inspection licenses, you will advance to a Program Specialist 2 level.
As a Program Specialist 2 you will be using the skills and licenses obtained during training to provide reliable sampling, weighing, inspecting, grading and certification of grain and other agricultural commodities.
Upon hire, the first USDA license will be required within 30 days and will be obtained from the Olympia Federal/State grain office.
Program Assistant: $2,367.00 - $3,054.00 per month
Program Specialist 2: $2,984.00 - $3,883.00 per month
NOTE: If you have applied to a previous grain inspector recruitment, you will need to re-apply to this recruitment in order to be considered.
A high school graduate or GED equivalent
A valid Washington State driver's license
Demonstrated ability to read, interpret, and comprehend federal directives, notices, rules and regulation and state policies/procedures.
Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly in both verbal and written communication using various equipment such as telephones, two way radios, and computers
Capable of dealing tactfully and effectively with customers and stakeholders
Ability to detect odors and other conditions that render grain unfit for human consumption.
Bachelor's degree with a major study in agronomy or closely allied field.
Previous experience as a Grain Inspector
The successful candidate will get to:
Learn to use a variety of inspection tools, equipment and measuring devices.
Learn, retain, stay current with, and explain federal and state regulations and processes and procedures within a particular area of inspection.
Follow rules and regulations and complete regulatory actions in such a way that the customer perceives as fair, objective and reasonable.
Exercise judgment and critical thinking to infer appropriate meaning and form conclusions necessary to resolve problems or issues within existing guidelines or information.
Earn the trust, respect, and confidence of co-workers and customers through consistent honesty, integrity, forthrightness, and professionalism in all interactions.
Work in a team, build rapport and demonstrate balance between building rapport and completing assignments.
Maintain confidentiality of customers and other sensitive information
Exercise their talent for creative problem solving within the confines of the regulated environment.
Conditions of Employment:
Ability to obtain and maintain a TWIC card
Have a valid Washington State driver's license and reliable personal transportation
Climb and work safely and with agility at high levels, to include rail cars and vessels
Move around industrial equipment under hazardous conditions
Work in outdoor weather conditions and differing indoor conditions
Learn federal and state regulations governing inspections
Follow written and oral instruction
Make arithmetic computations accurately
Maintain accurate records and reports
Write and communicate both accurately and legibly
NOTE: These positions require obtaining a mandatory Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card to have un-escorted assess to secure areas of regulated facilities and vessels. Upon employment a TWIC card will be purchased for you, but you must be able to qualify to receive the credential and maintain eligibility.
For more information about the TWIC card visit the following website:
This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement. This means employees are required to pay regular union dues or non-association fees within 30 calendar days of your start date.
Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.
The Human Resource Division may use referrals from this recruitment to help fill future similar vacancies for up to six months.
HOW TO APPLY:
1.Complete your careers.wa.gov profile.
2.Click green "Apply" button in upper right hand corner.
- A cover letter that highlights how your education, skills, and abilities match what we are looking for.
Resumes are not required, but can be submitted if desired. Applications received via e-mail will not be accepted in lieu of applying through the state's on-line recruitment system.
If you are unable to apply on-line, please contact Lyndsey Beaupre, Recruiter, at or . Please include your last name and the position title in the subject line of your email.
To take advantage of Veteran's preference please attach your DD-214, member 4 long form, or your NGB-22.Please black out your social security number prior to attaching.
The State of Washington actively supports diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who need assistance in the application process or who need this announcement in an alternative format may call or the Telecommunications Device for the Deaf at .
Salary: $2,984.00 - $3,883.00 Monthly
Location:* Clark County Vancouver, WA
Job Type:* Full Time - Permanent
Department:* Dept. of Agriculture
Job Number:* 2018-02834
Closing: 4/3/2018 11:59 PM Pacific
Agency:* State of Washington
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Lead Sales Associate-Ft In Grain Valley, MO
At Dollar General, our customer is at the center of everything we do! We are a fast-moving Fortune 200 publicly-traded company with more than 14,000 stores and 14 distribution centers in 44 states, growing by hundreds of stores each year. We work in an energetic atmosphere that embraces innovation and teamwork. At Dollar General, you can see a clear and fast path to career growth and success. We are committed to attracting talented and motivated people who can advance our mission of "Serving Others." Let's Grow Together!
The Lead Sales Associate helps maintain a clean, well-organized store with a customer-first focus. The duties of the Lead Sales Associate include assisting customers in locating and purchasing merchandise, operating a cash register, stocking and recovering merchandise, cleaning the store, and performing other duties as assigned by the Store Manager to maximize store profitability and customer satisfaction while protecting company assets. Lead Sales Associates perform the duties of a Sales Associate and act in a lead capacity in the absence of the Store Manager or Assistant Store Manager.
DUTIES and ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Provide superior customer service leadership; greet and assist customers.
Operate cash register and scanner to itemize and total customer's purchase, collect payment from customers and make change, bag merchandise, and assist customers with merchandise as necessary.
Follow company work processes to receive, open and unpack boxes, cartons and totes of merchandise; stock merchandise, restock and rotate merchandise on shelves, and build merchandise displays.
Clean the store; take out trash; dust and mop store floors; clean restroom and stockroom; and help set up sidewalk displays.
Assist in implementation and maintenance of planograms.
Open and close the store under specific direction of the Store Manager.
Perform additional duties typically performed by the Store Manager or Assistant Store Manager, in their absence.
KNOWLEDGE and SKILLS:
Effective interpersonal and oral communication skills.
Understanding of safety policies and practices.
Ability to read and follow planogram and merchandise presentation guides.
Ability to perform mathematical calculations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and percentages.
Ability to perform cash register functions.
Knowledge of cash, facility, and safety control policies and practices.
Knowledge of cash handling procedures including cashier accountability and deposit control.
Ability to drive own vehicle to the bank to deposit money.
WORK EXPERIENCE and/or EDUCATION:
High school diploma or equivalent and six months of supervisory experience (or related experience/training) preferred.
Frequent walking and standing
Frequent bending, stooping, and kneeling to run check out station, stock merchandise and unload trucks; which may also require the ability to push and/or pull rolltainers for stocking merchandise
Frequent handling of merchandise and equipment such as handheld scanners, pricing guns, box cutters, merchandise containers, two-wheel dollies, U-boats (six-wheel carts), and rolltainers
Frequent and proper lifting of up to 40 pounds; occasional lifting of up to 55 pounds
Occasional climbing (using step ladder) up to heights of six feet
Fast-paced environment; moderate noise level
Occasional exposure to outside weather conditions
Occasional or regular driving/providing own transportation to make bank deposits, attend management meetings and travel to other Dollar General stores.
Dollar General Corporation is an equal opportunity employer.
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