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Assistant Grain Merchandiser

Agtegra Cooperative

This is a Contract position in Humble, TX posted June 19, 2022.

Agtegra Cooperative is looking for an Assistant Grain Merchandiser in Aberdeen, SD.POSITION SUMMARYThe assistant grain merchandiser assists in the company’s grain marketing and origination efforts by supporting the grain merchandising staff in the Administrative Office.

This is a developmental position that will be assigned various projects and assignments to increase the employee’s knowledge of grain marketing and other areas of patron services.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSThe following duties are normal for this position.

These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily.

Other duties may be required and assigned.Hedges the company’s grain positions in accordance with the Grain Marketing Risk Policy and at the direction of Product Line Managers.Responsible for placing grain future orders via the phone and electronically to offset flat price risk.Reconciles brokerage statements to daily trades and updates company’s cash grain system.Manages the pricing order deck for the company’s target price contracts and facilitates pricings for other cash grain contracts.Has a significant role in pricing grain sales to area ethanol plants under supply agreements.Generates and runs reports from the company’s cash grain system to facilitate such activity.Posts and publishes the company’s daily grain bid sheet.Maintains a historical record of company and competitor grain prices to determine the competitive posture of company grain bids.Assists in gathering and compiling location forecasts and projections of grain receipts and shipments.Maintains and distributes information on forecasts of acres, yields, and production of various commodities and historic comparisons for our trade area.

Takes an active role in market analysis and dissemination of grain marketing intelligence to the locations.Monitors various sources of market information and compiles pertinent data to analyze and distribute to Agtegra employees and patrons.Communicates extensively with location personnel through phone and email communications.Acts as a professional resource for the location personnel in matters of origination and customer service.Helps location personnel respond to customer needs with a proactive style and promotes extensive communications throughout the company.Cross trains and assists with the duties of other Grain Dept.

Marketing personnel.Seeks efficiencies and recommends changes to streamline processes.Pursues training and development opportunities and strives to continuously build knowledge and skills.Other duties as assigned.KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES Knowledge of Agtegra’s operating requirements, policies, procedures, and practices; and local, state, and federal regulations related to department programs and operations.Ability to calculate figures and mathematical equations needed of the position.Ability to develop, implement, and evaluate projects and programs.Ability to establish and maintain accurate records of assigned activities and operations.Ability to interpret and implement local policies and procedures; written instructions, general correspondence; Federal, State, and local regulations.

Skill in organizational and time management to prioritize duties to accomplish a high volume of work product while adapting to constant changes in priority.Ability to perform detailed work accurately and independently in compliance with stringent time limits with minimal direction and supervision.Knowledge of management and supervisory practices and principles, including the ability to make final employment recommendations, preparing performance evaluations, managing time off, and maintaining personnel records.Ability to adapt and take control of situations, dictating subordinate activities in a responsible manner.Knowledge of current office practices and procedures and knowledge of the operation of standard office equipment and software.Ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and effectively in English in both written and verbal form.Ability to prepare and maintain accurate and concise records and reports.Ability to apply sound judgment and discretion in performing duties, resolving problems, and building teams.Ability to maintain effective working relationships with individuals within and outside the organization.Proficient in Microsoft office (M.S.

Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and internet.Ability to always maintain professionalism.Ability to think quickly, maintain self-control, and adapt to stressful situations.Education and Experience Required
•Associate’s degree (A.

A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

A degree in business or agriculture is preferred.Health Insurance, Vision/Dental Insurance, Pension plan, 401k, Clothing Allowance, Paid time off, Holidays, Education Assistance and MORE Agtegra Cooperative is an equal opportunity employer.