Associate Merchant
Cargill - Amarillo, TX

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Associate Merchant

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Description

Cargill Animal Nutrition provides customized animal productivity solutions to commercial producers across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Rather than focusing on standardized nutrition products, we create customized ingredient blends and management programs to fit each situation. Our research-proven management and nutrition technologies suit the specific needs of our diverse array of customers. And our animal nutrition and management experts offer the scope and creativity to serve the unique needs of each customer.

We are currently seeking a Merchant in our Amarillo, TX office with the following key responsibilities.

As a Merchant you will handle merchandising and risk management of assigned macro ingredients and overall positions of key assigned ingredients. You will also identify and ensure value capture through the pricing process of all assigned merchandising activities.

In addition you will be responsible for identifying and evaluating new ingredients, position management reporting, and provide leadership to the World Class criteria. You must be self-motivated and able to make sound decisions with minimal supervision. We are also requiring that you possess strong written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate with influence.

Principal Accountabilities:
70% Merchandising (Macro price sensitive ingredients)

Execute purchases of bulk raw materials for 21 of CAN’s feed facilities in the Southern United States.

Developing and executing gameplans on multiple commodities

Working with business units to provide market price inputs for pricing decisions

Manage ingredient positions relative to contract obligations and merchandising in and out of positions as necessary to capitalize on market moves and improve margins.

Work closely with the logistics team to identify arbitrage opportunities and challenge freight expenses

Work with production facilities to execute proper bin utilization and production capabilities to utilize various ingredients

Articulate and communicate decisively your position and execution plans to the business unit leadership teams.

Communicating closely with other merchants in the Amarillo office to keep abreast of price/supply/demand changes in other relative value co-products.

20% Formulation and demand planning related activities

Using CAN’s formulation technology to develop and execute plans to deliver least cost formulation and manage pipelines

Identifying relative value opportunities that deliver a competitive advantage in each marketplace through the use of alternative ingredients.

10% New ingredient exploration and other merchandising related projects

Explore and capture value through utilization of new ingredients

Challenge constraints/biases on utilization of raw materials

Qualifications

Required:
Bachelors degree

Good presentation skills.

Attention to detail

Strong organizational and analytical skills.

Strong team player

Experience with Excel and PowerPoint

Strong customer service aptitude

Self-starter

Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment where quick decision making and the ability to manage multiple priorities is required

Preferred:
1+ year of experience in merchandising of agricultural commodities or 2+ yr of experience in logistics/demand planning of bulk agricultural commodities

Cargill is an EEO/AA employer.

Job

Merchandising

Primary Location

US-TX-Amarillo

Schedule

Full-time

Job Type

Standard

Shift

Day Job

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