Grain Merchandiser
FHR Fairbank, LLC - Fort Dodge, IA

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Flint Hills Resources, a producer of biofuels since the 1980s, owns and operates four ethanol plants in Iowa as well as one ethanol plant in Nebraska with a combined capacity to produce 435 million gallons of ethanol annually, and 1.2 million tons of ethanol byproducts for livestock producers. The company is seeking a

Grain Merchandiser

for its facility in

Arthur, IA

, which purchases approximately 40 million bushels of corn per year.

Two Grain Merchandisers share responsibilities at the Arthur facility – collaborating with each other and the merchandising teams at Flint Hills Resources’ ethanol plants in Fairbank, Menlo, Shell Rock, Iowa Falls & Fairmont. The group works together to understand the local and global markets, and develop efficient innovations for purchasing a combined annual total of about 195 million bushels of Iowa corn.

As part of the site leadership team, the Arthur Grain Merchandisers work directly with local farmers and plant operations members to strengthen business relationships and opportunities for growth.

An independent refining and chemicals company, Flint Hills Resources has expanded its operations through capital projects and acquisitions worth more than $6.2 billion since 2002. The company is an independently managed, wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., one of the largest private companies in America according to



Flint Hills Resources advantages include:
  • Strong corporate investment in the growing field of renewables
  • Encouragement to challenge the status quo
  • A willingness and ability to support value-added opportunities
  • A company-wide culture that embraces integrity, compliance, knowledge sharing, and respect
  • Continuous training and leadership development
As a Grain Merchandiser, you will play a key role in the development, communication, and execution of priorities and strategies for the Arthur ethanol plant. In addition you will:

Collaborate with all FHR's grain merchandisers on a daily basis to understand and communicate market values

Establish long-term relationships with your customers by developing an understanding of their business and what they value through face to face meetings

Understand both truck and rail freight spreads and impact on market basis values

Capability to consolidate global and local market drivers into a Point of View and executable purchasing strategy for the Arthur plant

Develop sound market knowledge and implement processes to grow commerical merchandising strategies and support plant initiatives

Drive for continuous improvement as you manage the inbound logistics of the facility

Be an integral part of the plant leadership team, assisting in the growth and success of the Arthur ethanol plant

Help to drive base business and innovation through organizational and Site Leadership team activities

Learn risk management processes and strategies

Gain practical experience and develop your skills necessary for career growth opportunities within our organization

We consider the most qualified candidates to be highly motivated and demonstrate a sense of urgency. In addition, you should demonstrate the ability to utilize your analytical skills in a collaborative environment. Show us that you're able to contribute to both tactical and strategic initiatives, while building strong relationships with partners and stakeholders.

2+ years of experience in grain merchandising, grain purchasing, or similar applicable experience

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university

Willingness to travel 20%-30% of the time

Preferred Qualifications:
Grain, Ethanol and DDG industry knowledge

Bachelor's degree in Agriculture Business, Agriculture Economics or Finance, Business Administration or Marketing, with an emphasis in Agriculture

This role is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

Flint Hills Resources is an independent refining and chemicals company. We have expanded our operations through capital projects and acquisitions worth more than $6.2billion since 2002. Our refineries and ethanol plants produce fuels that power much of Texas, the Midwest and the Alaska interior. Our petrochemicals are used to manufacture goods such as plastics, building products and packaging materials. Our asphalt is

used in communities

across the Midwest and

Alaska. The base oils we

market are the principle raw material used to

produce premium motor oil, commercial lubricants and sealants and coatings

We are an equal opportunity employer. M/F/D/V

Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

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