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Merchandiser I

Date: May 22, 2019

Location: Cairo, IL, US, 62914

Company: Bunge

Bunge Limited (, NYSE: BG) is a leading global agribusiness and food company operating in over 40 countries with approximately 32,000 employees. Bunge buys, sells, stores and transports oilseeds and grains to serve customers worldwide; processes oilseeds to make protein meal for animal feed; produces edible oil products for consumers and commercial customers in the food processing, industrial and artisanal bakery, confectionery, human nutrition and food service categories; produces sugar and ethanol from sugarcane; mills wheat, corn and rice to make ingredients used by food companies; and sells fertilizer in South America. Founded in 1818, the company is headquartered in White Plains, New York.

Position Summary

The primary function is to purchase and market soybeans and our soybean products from farmers, elevators and producers. This position is also responsible for the coordination of rail, barge, and truck logistics.

 Core Functions:

  • Procure soybeans from farmers and elevators.
  • Under minimal supervision, merchandise grain to maximize profitability of trading activities.
  • Manage rail, barge, and truck logistics.
  • Service customers in areas of market information, e-business, bids, hours, grade reporting and accounting issues.
  • Evaluate and report changing crop and market conditions to appropriate company personnel in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Must be able and willing to work weekends and holidays when required.


Skill/Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree in Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Business, General Business, Finance or up to 4 years education in a comparable discipline required
  • Prior education or experience in business, economics, agriculture, or commodity trading with demonstrated analytical aptitude
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Working knowledge of cash commodity trading and CBOT.
  • Sales knowledge and negotiations skills.
  • Excellent communications skills are a must.
  • Good computer skills with knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Timelines and accuracy are critical.
  • Ability to learn and apply knowledge quickly. 

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: Carbondale

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