Position: Associate

Job type: Full-time

Salary: Negotiate

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Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill’s global team of 160,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s agricultural supply chain business, where we seamlessly connect farming customers with food, feed and industry.

Job Purpose and Impact

The Merchandising Associate Director will lead and direct complex merchandising work. In this role, you will drive the coordination of a supplier base and fulfill transactions, delivering commodities that meet production requirements and specifications in terms of timing, volume, quantity and cost. We seek an experienced professional who will develop a team that buys and sells commodities from/to country elevators, producers, feed mills and processors.

Key Accountabilities
  • Direct communication and interaction with transportation and logistics, quality assurance, customer managers and credit manager to ensure efficient execution.
  • Lead a team of merchants to develop the short- or long-term strategies for one commodity or market.
  • Oversee and review team’s risk positions (low, medium and high).
  • Provide direction and oversight to ensure customer and supplier strategies are developed and executed properly.
  • Develop plans and deliver results in a fast-changing business or regulatory environment, while leading and developing a team of experienced professionals and supervisors, coaching and making decisions related to talent management hiring, performance and disciplinary actions. You will also collaborate with managers and supervisors in your organization to ensure staff selections align with current and future needs.
  • Other duties as assigned


Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience


Preferred Qualifications
  • Three years of supervisory experience
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