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CHS Inc. Grain Originator III in Mitchell, South Dakota


Posting Title:

Grain Originator III

Job Posting:

CHS has an exciting opportunity in our Country Operations division. We are looking for a Grain Originator III . You will work extensively with producers and country elevators in procuring grain and setting up marketing programs. You must be able to make decisions, work independently, be detail oriented, and have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

You will:

  • Purchase Ag products (wheat, corn, soybeans, and/or other products) .

  • Build relationships with both internal and external customers.

  • Learn an understand truck, rail and barge freight spreads and their impact on market basis values, with application to the market valuations of commodities.

  • Manage 1 or more grain originators as direct reports.

  • Be introduced to managing a domestic trading profit center.

  • Work with producers and country elevators, updating them on market trends and current grain quotes.

  • Work with producers and country elevators to form marketing plans.

  • Understand and apply company trade policies and applicable trade rules, i.e. NGFA.

  • Work closely with internal Grain Marketing personnel (i.e., grain merchants, freight desks, hedge desk and accountants) in exchange of information.

  • Communicate daily bid changes and closing bids to customers.

  • Maintain and promote a strong safety culture and follow all safety policies, procedures and regulations. Identify and communicate workplace hazards and correct or seek assistance in correcting unsafe actions or conditions.

Basic Qualifications: (required)

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • 5 plus years of grain Origination experience

  • Experience conducting market analysis, negotiating & closing contracts

Preferred Qualifications: (desired)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Ag Business, Ag Economics, or other business related program

  • Series III license

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CHS offers a competitive total compensation package. Benefits include: Health, Dental, Vision, Hearing, Life Insurance, Health and Day Care Savings Accounts, Paid Vacation , 401K, Company Funded Pension, Profit Sharing, Long and Short Term Disability, Tuition reimbursement, and Adoption assistance. This position will have opportunity for growth.

CHS Inc. is a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States. Diversified in energy, grains and foods, CHS is committed to helping its customers, farmer-owners and other stakeholders grow their businesses through its domestic and global operations. CHS supplies energy, crop nutrients, grain marketing services, animal feed, food and food ingredients, along with insurance, financial and risk management services. The company operates petroleum refineries/pipelines and manufactures, markets and distributes Cenex® brand refined fuels, lubricants, propane and renewable energy products. CHS is an equal opportunity employer/disability/veteran.

Effective January 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires employers to conduct a pre-employment verification full query against the newly established License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse prior to beginning employment in a position that requires a valid commercial driver’s license (CDL). Candidates seeking employment in a position that requires a commercial motor vehicle license must voluntarily enter their information into the FMCSA and must provide disclosure authorization, at the time of offer, to CHS or an authorized third-party agent of CHS to verify information.

Minimum Years of Experience Required:





LE - Ag Business Country Ops


South Dakota

Minimum Education Required:

GED / High School Diploma

Employment Status:


Career Type:

Merchandiser / Trader / Broker