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Grain Origination Specialist

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Job ID 212802 Date posted 07/01/2022 Location : Blair, Nebraska

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 155,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s food ingredients and bio-industrial business, where we anticipate trends around taste, nutrition and safety to innovate and provide solutions to manufacturers, retailers and foodservice companies.

Cargill highly encourages vaccinations but does not mandate them.  Upon hire, you will be asked to provide your vaccination status.  Employees may be required to wear masks, depending on requirements of the business and public health requirements based on the spread of COVID in the community


Job Purpose and Impact

The Grain Origination Specialist will represent the critical link between farmer customers, commercial accounts and the company's customer facing strategy. In this role, you will translate regional and local cash commodity market knowledge into timely and competitive service offerings for customers. You will also leverage a broad supply chain and robust risk management solutions, combined with sustainability strategies, to offer tremendous value to agriculture producers through a customer facing approach.  

Key Accountabilities

  • Develop, strengthen, and expanding-term relationships with key customers and partner with them to gain an in-depth working knowledge of their assets, profit expectations, risk management needs and local market drivers. .
  • Focus on competitively positioning commodity offers in local cash markets to efficiently source them through our processing facilities while focusing on maximizing profitability for both customers and the company.
  • Develop a deep understanding of the basic market access needs desired by customers in the segment and work to quickly adapt to changes in these needs with shifts in local cash markets.
  • Collaborate with internal sales, merchandising, customer service and operations teams to meet customer needs efficiently and in a manner which is tightly linked to regional and local cash market strategies.
  • Enable an efficient and effective customer experience through utilizing our systems and digital offerings.
  • Consistently identify and communicate customer insights back into the business unit that can be utilized to create and enhance standardized customer segment value propositions, as well as overall business strategy development.
  • Independently solve moderately complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating more complex issues to appropriate staff.

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Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills 
  • Understanding of basic production agriculture principles
  • Commercial or sales experience
  • Must have strong computer skills
  • Minimum of two years of related work experience

Cargill highly encourages vaccinations but does not mandate at this time.  Upon hire, you will be asked to provide your vaccination status, and if unvaccinated or if you choose not to disclose, you would be expected to follow Cargill’s safety protocols for unvaccinated employees (i.e., mask mandates, and social distancing).

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet

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