Merchandising Manager - Western Region

Date: May 9, 2023

Location: Crete, NE -Nebraska, US, 68333

Company: Bunge


This role is responsible for the procurement, supply chain strategies, and risk management for the Western Region of US Corn Milling - to include Crete, Nebraska; Atchison, KS and Red Oak, IA


·       Oversee procurement and origination strategies involving corn and wheat for the Crete, NE; Red Oak, IA and Atchison, Kansas 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 Western Region


·       Manage and develop grower partnerships and provide best in class customer service
·       Work closely with producer partners to maximize our procurement positions, programs and corn quality
·       Build out and execute on our sustainability and traceability programs and initiatives 
·       Manage corn and wheat positions daily to maximize grain commodity variance and enhance total business unit margin opportunities
·       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 facility elevator managers in determining hours, managing space, and receiving schedules
·       Develop forward procurement programs for a variety of different specialty crops including white corn, ngmo corns, and winter wheat
·       Responsible for bid management and purchasing strategies
·       Communicate with merchandising, sales, and supply chain teams on market conditions, prices, local and regional supply/demand, and other logistical considerations to ensure all parts of the business can make effective decisions
·       Annual business plan forecasting 
·       Work closely with local seed companies to determine best milling quality hybrids and supply for our specialty crop needs



·       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
·       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


·       Full-time position, hours worked as required to manage business.
·       Up to 30% travel required

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: Lincoln

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