Cargill is a unique place to grow your career, your experience and your abilities.
Every day, we grow our reputation as a leading international producer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. We take pride in our global reach, ability to contribute, and strong work ethics and values.
Founded in 1865, Cargill is a privately held company and employs 142,000 people in 65 countries with annual revenues in excess of $133.9 billion. Through innovation, creativity and teamwork, we are transforming entire markets and
people’s lives worldwide, and we can have the same impact on your career. Discover how we can be Better Together at www.cargill.com.
Cargill Pork’s commitment to providing the best, most wholesome pork products for our customers and consumers has been founded in industry-leading animal welfare and processing practices as well as innovation in our product and brand offerings. We are proud to partner and serve esteemed brands like Excel
fresh meats, Good Nature
pork, Sterling Silver
premium meats, Rumba
meats and Tender Choice
pork for a multitude of commercial, retail and foodservice customers. Together as Cargill Pork, we create potential for customers and communities.
Cargill Pork has an opportunity available for a
, located in
West Des Moines, IA
. This position is responsible primarily for the negotiation and purchase of ingredients for Cargill Pork’s feed manufacturing. This would include company managed feed mills and toll mills which together provide feed to our pork production business. The individual will deploy buying strategies and oversee logistics execution. The Merchant will focus mainly on the needs of Cargill Pork to effectively manage our cost of feed and /or feed ingredients. Merchant must work cross-functionally with feed mill operations, formulation, logistics, live production and accounting/admin teams to drive execution of the business plan and measure the same monthly through utilization of business scorecards.
- Merchandising & related projects associated with feed mills
- Grow producer corn origination program while collaborating with other Cargill business units
- Create weekly and monthly reports (detailing positions, product usage, ingredient origins)
- Evaluation of Alternative Ingredients & Opportunities
- Back up Cargill Pork Sr. Merchant as necessary
Work experience in agriculture merchandising or commercial agriculture
Strong communication skills (verbal & written)
Strong persuasion and negotiation skills
Attention to detail
Sound judgment and decision making skills
Strong organizational skills
Comfortable taking and managing risks and challenging the status quo
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Strong customer service aptitude
Must be willing and able to assist in problem resolution after hours if needed to ensure mills keep running
Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint)
Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Agricultural Business.
Work experience in feed milling or grain industry.
Knowledge of grain futures and basis
Cargill is an EEO/AA employer.
US-IA-West Des Moines
Cargill - 17 months ago
Cargill is a unique place you can grow your career, your experience and your abilities. Every day, we grow our reputation as a leading...