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Merchandiser II

Date: Feb 15, 2019

Location: Council Bluffs, IA, US, 51503

Company: Bunge

Bunge Limited (www.bunge.com, 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 soybeans and market soybean meal and hulls.  Primary responsibilities focus on soybean origination.  Assisting with managing meal trading with poultry and swine customers; activities include managing customer relationships with farmers and elevators, negotiating purchases and sales, coordinating contract pricing, problem resolution, leveraging market contacts and knowledge for price discovery.  This position may also be responsible for the coordination of rail and truck logistics, position management, margin forecasting and other customer service and marketing functions associated with above functions.  This position requires good organization, coordination, and communication skills. 

Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

 

Core Functions:

• Administer and adhere to all company, federal, state, and local purchasing/marketing practices, policies, procedures and regulations.
• Procure soybeans from farmers and elevators.
• Assist in managing the Western Region meal risk positions

• Assist in trading a meal rail and truck position relative to OVC’s Western Region facilities.

• Manage rail and truck logistics.
• Service customers in areas of market information, e-business, bids, hours, grade reporting and accounting issues.
• Evaluate and report changing crops and market conditions to appropriate company personnel in a timely and accurate manner.
• Leadership: Demonstrate the following core values and guiding behaviors which are expected of all employees at Bunge North America: Integrity, Openness and Trust, Teamwork, Commitment, Entrepreneurship and Farmer/ Customer Focus.
• The Merchandiser will also perform other duties as assigned and recognize that priorities can and will likely shift quickly to adjust to the demands of other departments for the overall benefit of the organization. 

• Must be able and willing to work weekends and holidays when required.

• Actively patriciate in and support safety activities. 

 

Skill/Experience Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree in Business or Agriculture Economics or related field.  
• 2+ years’ experience in commodity marketing for merchandising. 
• Working knowledge of cash commodity trading and CBOT.
• Sales knowledge and negotiations skills.
• Excellent communications skills are a must.
• Excellent customer service skills.
• Timeliness and accuracy are critical.
• Ability to learn and apply knowledge quickly.
• Proficient PC skills.
• Able to handle multiple responsibilities in a fast paced environment

Work Schedule:

Standard with occasional overtime required

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, 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: Omaha
Nearest Secondary Market: Council Bluffs

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