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Senior Merchant

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Job ID 203207 Date posted 05/26/2022 Location : Durán, Ecuador | Lima, Peru | Bogotá, Colombia

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 animal nutrition and health business, where we improve lives through better nutrition. Our team researches, innovates and creates solutions that deliver healthy results for our customers.

Job Purpose and Impact

The Senior Merchant will handle a supplier base and fulfill transactions delivering commodities that meet aquafeed production requirements and specifications in terms of timing, quality, volume, quantity and cost. In this role, you will buy and sell agriculture commodities from and to country elevators, producers, feed mills and processors.

Key Accountabilities

  • Collaborate with transportation and logistics, quality assurance, finance, pricing, customer and credit manager to ensure efficient execution.
  • Originate, procure and sell commodities and livestock to regional customers suppliers to reach target volumes, cost and assure margins in the animal nutrition business unit.
  • Generate market, position and profit and loss reports based on data and specialty reports gathered by junior team members.
  • Research and analyze various freight opportunities in the marketplace to maximize margin.
  • Work directly with customers, suppliers and business counterparts to develop business solutions to meet their needs.
  • Independently handle complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating only the most complex issues to appropriate staff.
  • Mediate communication at a mid-high level within the company.
  • Alignment with global category teams on positioning strategy for assigned commodities.
  • Negotiate basis/premiums on assigned commodities for the covered markets
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of four years of related work experience
  • Background in agriculture risk management / Agribusiness.
  • Fluent in English
  • Other minimum qualifications may apply
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