Agtegra Cooperative Grain Merchandiser - Aberdeen in Aberdeen, South Dakota

Agtegra Cooperative is currently looking to fill a Grain Merchandiser position in Aberdeen, South Dakota.POSITION SUMMARY:Maintains a thorough knowledge of market values, rail freight rates, care costs, truck freight rates, and is the company's primary contact to cash grain markets such as ethanol plants, exporters, processors, millers, feeders, etc.Actively focuses on sales, customer relationships, and makes sales to maximize the value received for grain.Establishes comprehensive matrix of bids for the assigned commodity; manages the company's basis positions, develops hedge and spread positions and makes sales; all in accordance with established risk management policies.Contributes to development of policies and procedures for various activities related to the companies assigned commodity activities, such as: origination, warehousing, contracting, hedging, risk management, marketing, freight and logistics, etc.Aids in developing programs to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of the company's grain presence, and works with company personnel to increase origination.Promotes company communication efforts at all levels regarding grain market intelligence, grain policies, procedures and grain division direction as it relates to the assigned commodities.Establishes budget volume and margins, and is responsible for company wide margin management of assigned commodities.Pursues company objectives including: growth of volumes as well as market share, alternative market development, comparative advantages and intra-company efficiencies.Provides input on grain related capital expenditure projects. Input includes revenue and expense analysis, risk assessment, strategic importance and fit in the company.Education and Experience RequiredBachelor's degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university; minimum of three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.