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Merchandiser III

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Date: Sep 25, 2022

Location: Council Bluffs, IA -Iowa, US, 51503-6593

Company: Bunge

At Bunge, people don’t just come here to work, they come here to grow – solving challenges that directly impact the world with a diverse team of thinkers and doers.  Bunge offers a strong compensation and benefits package, generous paid time off program and opportunity to progress.  Most importantly, in all we do we live our values:
•    Act as One Team by fostering inclusion, collaboration, and respect
•    Drive for Excellence by being agile, innovative and efficient
•    Do What's Right by acting safely, ethically, and sustainably


Position Summary:

This position is responsible for conducting commercial and trading activities associated with soybean procurement from local farmer and elevator base.


Core Functions:

  • Service farmer customers in areas of market information, e-business, bids, hours, grade reporting and accounting issues in a proactive manner that exceeds expectations and builds strong relationships.
  • Seek out new bean customers and visit accounts throughout the year.
  • Develop strategies that assist customer base in risk management
      • Primarily soybean producers but also corn and wheat where applicable
  • Work with hedging, spreads, and crush projections making sure daily position is in line. Make sure hedges are done properly to maintain plant margins and minimize risks.
  • Work with Merchants on organizing farmer marketing meetings.
  • Contact top farmers and top elevators routinely throughout the year to maintain good relationships.
  • Make sure contracts are signed, contracts are filled, and daily spot list is reconciled with bushels that are on hold.
  • Evaluate and report changing crops and market conditions to appropriate company personnel in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Check local competition and elevators as to their bid structure ensuring Bunge is competitive.
  • Update daily bid sheet each day and distribute internally and externally. Update website daily for correct data and comments.
  • Be aware of any issues in plant effecting receiving or daily production to meet customers’ expectations.
  • Attend all Safety Meetings.
  • Demonstrate the following core values and guiding behaviors which are expected of all employees at Bunge North America: Integrity, Openness and Trust, Teamwork, Citizenship, and Entrepreneurship
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



Skill/Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business or Agriculture Economics
  • Minimum seven years of experience in commodity merchandising
  • Strong interest in agribusiness, specifically soybean processing/refining operations
  • Working knowledge of cash commodity trading and CBOT
  • Sales knowledge and negotiations skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Timeliness and accuracy are critical
  • Ability to learn, prioritize, and multitask in a fast-paced changing environment
  • Proficient PC skills including Excel and Word



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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