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Merchandising Manager

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Date: Jan 15, 2022

Location: Chesterfield, MO -Missouri, US, 63017

Company: Bunge

This role is responsible for the procurement and supply chain strategies for the Eastern Region of US Corn Milling to include Danville, Illinois and Worthington, Indiana.

 

CORE FUNCTIONS:

  • Oversee procurement and origination strategies involving yellow corn and white corn for the Danville, Illinois and Worthington, Indiana Corn Milling assets
  • Lead a small team of merchandisers and accountants that maximize value by procuring milling quality corn from producer partners and elevators on a daily basis
  • Lead and execute our Sustainability and Traceability Programs within Bunge Milling for the Eastern Region

 

KEY JOB DUTIES:

  • Manage yellow corn and white 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 Center Field program, along with other sustainability and traceability strategies

 

REQUIRED EDUCATION/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Business, Agricultural Economics, Business, Finance or an applicable related field
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in key and diverse 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
  • Up to 30% travel required

 

In order to protect all employees and maintain a safe working environment, Bunge requires employees in U.S. offices to be fully vaccinated.  Anyone unable or unwilling to be vaccinated will be required to participate in weekly testing and follow strict safety protocols while in the office.

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


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