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Grain Sales Associate 2022

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Job ID 134138 Date posted 08/26/2021 Location : Vermilion, Canada | Rycroft, Canada | Elva, Canada | Balcarres, Canada | Clavet, Canada | North Battleford, Canada

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.

Position Application:

All candidates must complete Cargill’s online application prior to interviewing. To be considered for employment with Cargill, you must apply online and complete the entire application process, along with an e-signature. Please note, applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Please submit your application as soon as possible, so it may be reviewed to be considered for the position.

Early Careers at Cargill:

From day one, you will be an integral part of the team. You will have the opportunity to build specific skills, knowledge and attitudes that will enable you to transition to various roles. We pride ourselves on having one of the most diverse career trajectories in the industry. As an associate, you will collaborate and build relationships with colleagues and clients who represent diverse work, culture and resolution styles. At Cargill we look for people who want to grow, support, think and produce. You've got big plans. We can help you pursue them!

Grain Sales Associate Position:

Cargill’s Agricultural Supply Chain – North America (CASC NA) connects agricultural producers to food, feed and industrial customers through a seamless supply chain. We help our customers compete in the global market and efficiently deliver products from origins to destinations through our marketing, sourcing, originating, storing, trading, consulting and processing of grain, oilseeds and crop inputs products and solutions. CASC NA business reaches across Canada, United States & Mexico with an expansive asset footprint including over 200 grain elevators, export/import facilities, oilseed crush plants and biodiesel facilities.

You will participate in a sales training program to prepare you to become a specialist in grain origination and the sale of various grain marketing solutions. To accomplish this, you will train with employees from various job functions to learn how to develop long-term relationships with identified customers, working both over the phone and face-to-face with grain producers on the farm. You will gain hands-on experience by working on various projects in the agricultural sales and marketing area and by shadowing employees from various job functions. As a Grain Sales Associates you will help farmers prosper and improve their return by utilizing Cargill’s full range of products, solve customer problems and create new opportunities. Typically a Grain Sales Associate will be assigned a territory within 12 months.

Associate Program Benefits:

  • Relocation benefits are offered to those who qualify (based on mileage).
  • Associates are eligible for a supplementary health, dental, disability and life benefits package.
  • Tuition reimbursement benefits are offered to associates who wish to continue their education in their career field.
  • Associates are offered retirement plans and registration assistance.
  • Associates receive access to volunteer and community outreach opportunities and paid time off to participate in volunteer activities.


  • Manitoba locations: Elva
  • Saskatchewan locations: Moose Jaw
  • Alberta: Vermilion
  • Movement from an associate role to an experienced sales position may require additional relocation
  • Frequent travel within assigned region for meetings with customers, prospects and other Cargill personnel. You must have a safe driving history; a motor vehicle record history will be reviewed.

Required Qualifications:

  • Currently pursuing a Diploma or Bachelor's degree from an accredited program graduating between December 2021 and August 2022
  • A valid Canadian driver's license and clean driving record
  • Must be legally entitled to work for Cargill in Canada
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from a diverse set of backgrounds
  • Ability to contribute, both as part of a team and individually

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Currently pursuing a Diploma or Bachelor's degree from an accredited program with a major in Agricultural Business, Ag Econ, Ag Management or similar agricultural discipline graduating between December 2021 and August 2022
  • Ability to relocate to various locations throughout Western Canada
  • Previous intern or co-op experience
  • Ability to tackle problems and make decisions independently
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, with ability to influence decision-making
  • Leadership skills and experience

Cargill is an equal opportunity employer and committed to providing accommodation to our job applicants with disabilities.

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