CHS Inc. is a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States that provides grain, food and energy resources to businesses and consumers around the world. We serve agriculture customers and consumers across the United States and around the world. Most of our 10,000 employees are in the United States, but today we have employees in 19 countries. At CHS, we are creating connections to empower agriculture.
CHS has an exciting opportunity on our go-to-market team. We are looking for a Grain Originator to work with producers in the Drayton, ND area. You will work extensively with producers in procuring grain and setting up marketing programs. You must be able to make decisions and work independently, be detail oriented with excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. This opportunity has growth potential and offers mobility within CHS.
With limited guidance, make professional contact with country elevators and farmer producers, and serve as the face of CHS to customers. Update them on market trends, current quotes, and agriculture business overall.
Work to grow CHS business with new customers and in new regions.
Build and maintain long-term relationships with key accounts. Gain in-depth knowledge and insights into customers goals, in order to target procurement tactics.
Procure CHS products from producers and elevators based on overall strategy. Make timing and quantity buying decisions. Report hedges, purchasing/sale of contracts quickly and accurately. Communicate bid changes and closing bids to customers.
Respond to customer complaints, questions and requests in a timely manner.
Interpret industry reports and understand changes and trends.
Plan, develop, and implement standard purchasing strategies and tactics, in accordance with CHS policies and guidelines.
Gather information regarding market players and communicate to appropriate stakeholders.
Collaborate internally (i.e. merchandisers, hedge desk and accountants) to exchange information as needed.
Manage customer shipments in conjunction with CHS capacity.
Execute CHS logistics strategy around the physical movement of goods. Book truck rates on FOB purchases.
Demonstrate effective cross-selling success achieving progressive customer share of wallet for multiple product lines.
Apply CHS sales cycle leading to specific targeted results
Perform other responsibilities as needed or assigned.
Minimum Qualifications (required)
High School diploma or GED
2+ years of experience in Supply Chain and Procurement and/or Commodities
Ability to build and maintain strong business relationships
Strong customer service skills including negotiation and conflict management
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written; comfortable asking questions and sharing information.
Strong critical thinking and decision making skills
High level of accuracy and attention to detail
Basic knowledge of available trucking and rail operations, including their rates and limits
Basic knowledge of importance and impact of logistics impact on customer business
Basic knowledge of cash and futures markets and hedging strategy
Bachelor’s degree preferred in Business, Economics, Manufacturing, Logistics, Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Statistics or related field
Pre-employment screening is based on the job requirements and industry guidelines and may or may not be required for the position. If required, selected candidates must pass pre-employment screenings to include all or a combination of drug, criminal, motor vehicle check, physical requirements and FMSCA Clearinghouse.
CHS offers a competitive total compensation package. Benefits include Health, Dental, Vision, Hearing, Life Insurance, Health and Day Care Savings Accounts, Paid Vacation, 401K, Company Funded Pension, Profit Sharing, Long and Short Term Disability, Tuition reimbursement, and Adoption assistance.
CHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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