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Senior Merchant

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Job ID 177274 Date posted 01/10/2022 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 Senior Merchant will handle a supplier base and fulfill transactions delivering commodities that meet production requirements and specifications in terms of timing, volume, quantity and cost. We seek an experienced professional to buy and sell commodities from/to country elevators, producers, feed mills and processors.

Key Accountabilities

•    Merchandise Eastern US Rail SBM position for Cargill’s assets in alignment with regional commercial and trading game plans
•    Collaborate with transportation and logistics, quality assurance, customer managers and credit manager to ensure efficient execution.
•    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 in developing business solutions to meet their needs.
•    Independently handle complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating only the most complex issues to appropriate staff.
•    Other duties as assigned


•   Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience
•   Minimum of four years of related work experience

•    Two+ years building customer relationships
•    Two+ years of commodity merchandising experience 
•    Demonstrated Project experience 

Cargill highly encourages vaccinations but does not mandate at this time.  Upon hire, you will be asked to provide your vaccination status, and if unvaccinated or if you choose not to disclose, you would be expected to follow Cargill’s safety protocols for unvaccinated employees (i.e., mask mandates, and social distancing).

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

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