Merchandiser I

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Date: Sep 24, 2023

Location: Atchison, KS -Kansas, US, 66002

Company: Bunge

This role is responsible for the procurement, supply chain strategies, and sustainability initiatives for the Bunge corn mill in Atchison, KS        


·         Oversee procurement and origination strategies involving yellow corn and other commodities for Atchison, KS        
·         Part of a small team that leads, manages and delivers on our Milling merchandising strategy in order to maximize value through procurement of milling quality corn from producer partners and elevators on a daily basis        
·         Lead and execute our Sustainability and Traceability Programs within Bunge Milling         


KEY JOB DUTIES:                
·         Manage yellow corn positions daily to maximize Grain Commodity Variances        
·         Coordinate closely with Commercial and Sales Teams to ensure proper origination strategies for Grain Commodity Variances and Prime Product pricing strategies         
·         Work closely with Operations to manage monthly working capital and quality for corn inventories        
·         Maintain the daily position and ensure all grain policies are managed appropriately        
·         Position will work closely with elevator managers in determining hours, managing space, and receiving schedules        
·         Responsible for bid management and purchasing strategies        
·         Prepare weekly Commodity Variance estimates        
·         Annual business plan forecasting        
·         Work closely with local seed companies to determine best milling quality hybrids for local corn production        
·         Work closely with producer partners to maximize our Centerfield program and related programs        
·         Lead and execute on US Milling grower facing regenerative ag and carbon programs, as well as other future initiatives within the sustainability space        


·         Leadership:  Demonstrates the ability to motivate, energize, align and promote change in others related to a common purpose and objectives.        
·         Strategic Thinking:  Analyzes and applies a broad organizational and business perspective to identify and maintain focus on key drivers of organizational performance.        
·         Relationship Management:  Builds trusting, productive relationships with internal/external customers, team members, colleagues and stakeholders through transparent, genuine, influential communications.        
·         Business Management:  Demonstrates the ability to plan, organize, improve and execute activities related to business operations.        
·         Performance & Results Orientation:  Maintains focus on key performance drivers, continuously improves processes and consistently delivers results.        
·         Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Business, Agricultural Economics, Business, Finance or an applicable related field        
·         1+ years of experience in procurement or related commercial roles preferred        
·         Understanding of hedging on the Chicago Board of Trade, grain contracting and logistics is required.        
·         Proven leadership qualities (people and organizational)        
·         Ability to prioritize, multi-task and maintain flexibility in a fast-paced, changing environment        
·         Exceptional communication (verbal/written) skills with ability to interact effectively with all levels throughout the organization        
·         Proficiency with applicable computer software packages, including Microsoft Office applications        
·       Excellent customer service and negotiation skills        
·         Full-time position, hours worked as required to manage business.        
·         Potential for 10-20% travel    

Bunge (NYSE: BG) is a world leader in sourcing, processing and supplying oilseed and grain products and ingredients. Founded in 1818, Bunge’s expansive network feeds and fuels a growing world, creating sustainable products and opportunities for more than 70,000 farmers and the consumers they serve across the globe. The company is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri and has 25,000 employees worldwide who stand behind more than 350 port terminals, oilseed processing plants, grain facilities, and food and ingredient production and packaging facilities around the world.


Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.  Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

Nearest Major Market: Kansas City
Nearest Secondary Market: Lawrence

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