40% Customer Interface/scope
- Works with internal and external customers and suppliers on a daily basis to manage lowest impact accounts within a specific local market segment as defined by the Merchandising Manager and Business Leader.
- Decision-making is limited and reviewed by supervisors.
- With oversight of more senior members of the team, works directly with customers, suppliers and core cash business counterparties to meet their needs in solving most routine problems, and addressing complaints and concerns
- With direct oversight, maintains relationships with internal and external stakeholders
- Develop non-active commodity items and new customers
- Manage CNF flow for both container and bulk vessel for feed ingredients
- Execute sales, game plans, or any strategies to make profit and problem solving
20% Autonomy/Risk Management
- Under direct supervision, executes and hedges lowest risk cash positions.
- Involve in supply chain management and trade execution to maximize pipeline profitability
- Source the supply from inside and the third parties outside
- With regular oversight from Sr. Merchants or Merchandising Manager, analyzes supply and demand factors and market trends to provide input for Sr. Merchants and/or Merchandising Manager.
- May assist in the monitoring/managing of credit risk for established accounts/customers.
- With regular oversight from Sr. Merchants or Merchandising Manager, frequently coordinates supply chain management and integration components such as inventories, in-transit, and carrier availability.
20% Analysis/Reporting/Data Management
- Enters most routine data and runs specialty reports from Cargill contract management databases and systems. Reports findings to Sr. Merchants.
- Under direct supervision, works with the accounting and finance departments to determine monthly contract and inventory valuations in reference to the short term strategy.
- Assists Merchant II in completing daily/weekly/monthly Merchandising profitability. Reports findings to Merchandising Manager and/or Sr. Merchants.
- Uses spreadsheets and/or systems/databases to accumulate and organize data.
- Supports the identification of trends and projection of future outcomes regarding supply and demand factors.
- Contribute towards supply and demand analysis in both global and local perspectives
- Leveraging local market insight to challenge assumptions and anticipate demand trend
- Market intelligence for both domestic and global markets
20% Strategy development and execution capacity
- Under the review of more senior members of the team, executes daily, routine positions for a specific commodity or territory based on a basic understanding Merchandising practices and procedures (e.g. origination, freight, hedging, etc.).
- Under direct supervision, originates, procures and sells commodities on a daily basis to local customers to reach target volumes.
- May provide some contribution on local teams to strategies/game plans by generating ideas and collaborating with more senior Merchandising team members.
- Short range risk management
Education, Experience, Skills:
Minimum Required Qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline from accredited university, preferably in Finance, economics, marketing.
- Possess undergraduate and graduate levels include economics or finance or marketing, though programs emphasizing agriculture will be preferable.
- Have work experiences 1-2 years will be preferable
- Good command in English writing, speaking, listening, and reading.
- Analytical and ability to translate macro insights into executable commercial strategies
- Strong communication skills
- Strong interpersonal skills.
Preferred Required Qualifications
- Work experience in Asia
- Good knowledge of Asian agricultural commodity markets