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Grain Origination Specialist

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Job ID LAF00266 Date posted 04/05/2021 Location : Lafayette, Indiana

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 agricultural supply chain business, where we seamlessly connect farming customers with food, feed and industry.

JOB PURPOSE AND IMPACT

The Origination Specialist II represents the critical link between 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 our customers, executed with high efficiency.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Develop and maintain relationships with core customers and select commercial customer segments.
  • 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.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned

“The business will not sponsor applicants for work visas for this position.”


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience.
  • Commercial and financial acumen.
  • Understanding of basic production agriculture principles.
  • Commercial or sales experience.
  • Minimum of two years of related work experience (sales/ merchandising).
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