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Senior Merchant

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Job ID 151191 Date posted 01/03/2022 Location : Jakarta, Indonesia

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 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 contribute to handling a supplier base and fulfill transactions delivering commodities that meet production requirements and specifications in terms of timing, volume, quantity and cost. We seek a professional who will help buy imported macro or micro ingredients, as well as other alternative ingredient opportunities in the region.

Key Accountabilities

  • Buying raw materials (mainly imported ingredients, like Soya Bean Meals) for optimal price in order to generate maximum margin taking into consideration quality vs price principle.

  • Global trading team key contact for both imported and local Macro ingredients such as wheat by products, local energy source, mid protein ingredients and small volume from local macro and micro additive.

  • Alternative ingredients sourcing opportunities and evaluation through Bills formulation system with value capture as well as identify the best value supplier for ingredients.

  • Generate key market insight (including competitor movement) to support local SnD and the game plan.

  • Enter routine data and run specialty reports from our contract management databases and systems.

  • Research and analyze various freight opportunities in the marketplace to maximize margin.

  • Involve in production planning and close monitor with local supply chain team on logistic and demand planning to fulfill obligation of Cargill Animal Nutrition /Cargill Aquculture Nutrition business in Indonesia

  • Work directly with customers, suppliers and business counterparts to meet their needs in solving routine problems, and addressing complaints and concerns.

  • Independently solve moderately complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating more complex issues to appropriate staff.

  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Other minimum qualifications may apply

Preferred Qualifications

  • University Degree in Agriculture, Economics, Business or related fields

  • Clear understanding of  market and strong analytical skills

  • Experience in developing compelling commercial & pricing propositions

  • Experience in Feed industrial

  • Flexible and adaptive to changing condition in the business / market /industry.

  • Knowledge of macro and local economic trends.

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