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Merchandising Manager

Date: Jun 12, 2019

Location: Osceola, AR, US, 72370

Company: Bunge

Bunge Limited (, 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:

Conduct commercial and trading activities associated with grain origination and by-product marketing for Elevator Operations.  This position has responsibility for grain origination for multiple sites as well as the potential for the management oversight of other grain merchandisers associated with the applicable sites.


Core Functions:

  • Trade grain and other products and by products at terms that contribute to maximizing company profits
  • Manage grain, futures, and by-product positions
  • Order processing for spreads, hedging and crush positions
  • Perform detailed logistics management and low-cost analysis scenarios
  • Initiate and/or respond to customer inquiries regarding grade reporting, accounting, bids, hours, contract status, etc. in a manner that exceeds the customer’s expectations
  • Maintain relationships with elevators, farmers, livestock producers, feed mills; and meet/exceed Client Relations Programs goals, objectives and expectations
  • Facilitate communications and exchange of business information between division and plants
  • Assist in evaluating and communicating changing crop and market conditions to appropriate managers in a timely and accurate manner
  • Assist in the maintenance of U.S. production and supply and demand analysis for corn, beans and wheat
  • Work closely with division, trading, accounting, and credit management


Skill/Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Business, General Business, Finance or up to 4 years education in a comparable discipline required
  • Prior education or experience in business, economics, agriculture, or commodity trading with demonstrated analytical aptitude
  • Must possess the ability to develop a full and thorough knowledge of Bunge’s plant operations, logistics and safety procedures and accounting functions
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of accounting principles, market values, pricing and margin factors, highly preferred
  • Sales knowledge and negotiations skills and working knowledge of cash commodity trading and Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) experience desirable
  • Organizational skills and program execution capabilities required
  • Proficient written and communication skills needed
  • Proficiency with applicable computer software packages, as needed, including Microsoft Word and Excel


Work Schedule:

Regular business office hours and occasional weekend work during peak/seasonal periods

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: Jonesboro
Nearest Secondary Market: Memphis

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