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POET Merchandiser in Sioux Falls, South Dakota


At POET, it is our mission to be good stewards of the Earth by converting renewable resources to energy and other valuable goods as effectively as humanly possible. For over thirty years our drive and passion to change the world has enabled us to become the largest producer and marketer of bioethanol and leader in biobased products in the world. Beyond our world-class culture, POET team members enjoy competitive pay and benefits including;

  • Health, dental, & vision insurance

  • 401K with company match

  • Premium pay for qualifying positions

  • Quarterly profit sharing

  • Paid time off and paid holidays

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Onsite fitness centers or fitness reimbursements

  • Safety and cold weather gear, and more!


    Our 33 biorefining facilities produce 3 billion gallons of bioethanol, 14 billion pounds of Dakota Gold distillers grain animal feed and nearly 1 billion pounds of our Voila corn oil. That’s a lot of product! We also provide plant-based products like CO2 for the food and beverage industry and purified alcohol for use in products ranging from food and beverage ingredients and personal care products to cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer and industrial bioethanol. POET also produces JIVE, a product that contributes to more sustainable roadways by using plant-based ingredients to help recycle old asphalt. It is our role at POET Nutrition to market many of these high-quality products and provide the lowest cost logistics solutions for our customers.


    Each day, when we show up to work at POET Nutrition it’s our job to market and transport, as efficiently as possible, about 20,000 tons of our high quality feed products from our bioprocessing facilities to our valued customers who happen to be located all over the globe. As a Merchandiser it will be your role to effectively manage a portfolio by representing the value of Dakota Gold distillers grains and develop strong customer relationships that are built on trust. Not an expert on animal feed? Don’t worry. If you are an effective communicator, fearless, enjoy solving problems, a good team player, and are looking for an opportunity with a strong, growing company in an exciting industry, we can provide you all the necessary training and tools to be successful.


  • Communicate with customers to gain an understanding of their needs and expectations.

  • Research various market factors to determine sales and pricing strategy.

  • Understand activities at the bioprocessing facilities to manage inventory and quality.

  • Write sales contracts.

  • Develop new markets and find new customers.

  • Promote and represent the value of Dakota Gold products.

  • Maintain a high level of customer service.

  • Study the latest data on the value of Dakota Gold in a feed ration.

  • Travel to visit our customers and partner locations.

  • Since we are all about teamwork and getting the job done, your skill may be put to many other uses!


  • You know how to build long-lasting relationships. People naturally like you and trust you. You love the challenge of meeting new people.

  • You enjoy solving problems. You don’t get flustered when things don’t go according to plan. You love taking on challenges and finding creative solutions.

  • You like helping people. You’re patient and level-headed. You really enjoy exceeding someone else’s expectations.

  • You possess grit. You’re fearless. You enjoy competition. You finish what you start, no matter what. You persevere regardless of the obstacles.

  • You communicate effectively. You write well. You speak articulately. You’re comfortable communicating in writing and on the phone.

  • You pay attention to the details. For you, anything worth doing is worth doing right, every time.

  • You’re a learner. You’re not afraid of taking on new things and stretching yourself. You’re not afraid to ask questions as you’re always looking to improve.

  • You have a Bachelor’s degree or similar real-world logistics experience.

  • You know the basics of Microsoft Office Suite. You’re capable of learning new programs.


    At POET we believe in developing our team members to their highest potential and recognizing contributions that add value to the organization. Each new team member’s position and compensation are carefully determined by considering their unique qualifications and skillset.


  • Culture is king at POET. We’re all on the same team. We always communicate. And we park our egos at the door. These aren’t just slogans on our walls. It’s our code.

  • We have an open work environment. No offices. We’re all in this together and we work close together.

  • We work hard. We play hard. We have frequent team events. Bowling, karaoke, golf, obstacle course, trap shooting, and yes, lots of pot lucks!

  • Not a lot of physical labor as most of your time will be in the office at your desk where you can sit or stand.

    POET is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

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Job ID 2021-4405

Employment Type Regular Full-Time

Category Commodities/Merchandising

Shift Day

Travel Required 25%-50%

Position Location(s)US-SD-Sioux Falls

FLSA Status Exempt