Merchant at Cargill
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Job ID 254095 Date posted 11/16/2022 Location : Wayzata, Minnesota

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

Job Purpose and Impact

The Merchant will handle a moderately complex customer base and manage various risks involved with, but not limited to: pricing of feedstocks, offering of product, completing trades, developing customer relationships, logistics, accounts receivable and position reporting.   In this role as a member of the biodiesel commercial team, you will trade commodities with soybean processors, petroleum refiners, fuel distributors, and retail truck stops.  Other activities include analysis of various inputs from agricultural and energy markets, as well as government policy. 

Key Accountabilities

  • Collaborate with transportation and logistics, plant operations, commercial team colleagues and accounting teams to ensure efficient execution.
  • Develop customer plans with volume and margin targets in alignment with biodiesel commercial team.
  • Enter routine data and manage reports from our contract management databases and systems to aid in managing risk.
  • Research and analyze various freight opportunities in the marketplace to maximize margin.
  • 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.
  • Minimum of two years of related work experience.
  • Interaction with external customers/suppliers.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Experience in agricultural and/or energy markets.
  • Working knowledge of Lynx and Jupiter.

Position Information

  • Location: Wayzata, Minnesota.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

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