Merchandising Manager - Regenerative Ag

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Date: Apr 7, 2024

Location: Decatur, IN -Indiana, US, 46733-1160 Bellevue, OH -Ohio, US, 44811 Morristown, IN -Indiana, US, 46161 Delphos, OH -Ohio, US, 75833-1822

Company: Bunge

Location : Decatur IN OPD, Bellevue OH, Delphos OH, Morristown IN OPD 

City : Decatur 

State : Indiana (US-IN) 

Country : United States (US) 

Requisition Number : 33254 

 

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 and our hybrid work environment provides a balance of in office and remote work.  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 supporting, critiquing, engaging and expanding US and Canadian Regenerative Agriculture (Regen Ag) programs across Bunge’s trade territory.

 

Core Functions:
•    Communicate with farmer and downstream customers of Bunge on regenerative agriculture principles and outcomes
•    Service farmer customers in areas of contracting regenerative ag acres, explaining protocols and addressing issues in a proactive manner that exceeds expectations and builds strong relationships
•    Communicate with grain merchandising staff, farmers, Nutrien retail agronomists and outcome validators
•    Build relationships with new and existing customers to grow program adoption
•    Coordinate and assist in managing regenerative ag traceability
•    Give input on yearly regenerative ag program structure to achieve desired targets
•    Continue to help build strong relationships with technology providers in the agronomic space
•    Facilitate and assist in the communication and exchange of business information and market conditions between local and corporate management in a timely and accurate manner
•    Organize farmer meetings
•    Assist in coordinating data capture and management
•    Understanding of the various renewable diesel regulatory frameworks in the US and Canada.
•    Check local competition and elevator bid structure ensuring Bunge is competitive
•    Ensure compliance of contracts
•    Train and educate new merchants as needed
•    Lead new and existing Bunge programs and initiatives
•    Perform other duties as assigned

 

Skills/Experience Requirements:
•    Six to ten years of experience in agriculture, natural resources, soil fertility or soil carbon in the US Midwest
•    Bachelor’s degree in Business, Agriculture Economics or related field
•    Demonstrated leadership in communication and collaboration across diverse functional groups to achieve results while maintaining effective relationships is required 
•    Strong interest in agronomy, specifically regenerative agriculture
•    In-depth knowledge of agronomic principles
•    Strong sales knowledge and negotiations skills
•    Ability to lead teams to execute on new initiatives
•    Excellent verbal and written communications skills, specifically in farmer facing situations
•    Excellent customer service skills

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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