Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Commodities Trader

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Louis Dreyfus Commodities a well-established firm (involved primarily in international trading and merchandising of agricultural commodities, Biofuels and metals) has a unique opportunity for a Merchandiser / Trader to join our team at our ethanol plant in Norfolk, NE. This position originates corn and negotiates forward contracts to buyers of distillers’ grains, assists and implements in devising corn origination strategies and distiller’s grains sales programs and manages logistics and receivables in support of the ethanol processing operation at a dry mill ethanol plant. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including health/medical coverage, retirement benefits and paid vacation/holidays.

Responsibilities/Essential Functions

· Aggressively originates corn by developing a rapport with local farming community through direct communication.

· Maintains daily communication, organizes logistical services, and assists with accounting issues with suppliers and customers.

· Manages inbound truck logistics for corn origination and outbound truck logstics for distillers’ grains.

· Negotiates forward sales contracts to buyers of wet and dry distillers’ grains and devises and executes origination strategies in corn and distillers’ grains.

Additional Responsibilities

· Gathers news, statistics and information related to individual commodity supply and demand from customers and trade sources, and distributes that information to the remainder of the group to support overall strategic trading/positioning (i.e., contributes to research function).

· Identifies, qualifies and captures new business; develops and to customer/supplier list.

· Takes inventory measurements on corn, chemicals, and By-products.

· Works closely with corn receiving office, learns Compuweigh and probing / grading operations. Occasionally communicates with truckers / suppliers regarding quality.


* Bachelor’s degree
* One to two years’ experience in one or more of the following:
· Commodity Merchandising/Origination/Trading
· Commodity Risk Management
· Logistics (i.e., coordination of shipments and deliveries)


· Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Agricultural Economics, Finance, Business Administration or other business discipline

· Experience in corn, soymeal, DDG, ethanol and/or energy products

Apply online on the Career Opportunities/North American/Employment Information page on our website: http://www.ldcommodities.com/ OR apply at:

Nebraska Workforce Development

Dept. of Labor
105 E. Norfolk Ave, Ste 100,
Norfolk, NE 68701
8-5, M–F

Louis Dreyfus is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and strongly supports workforce diversity.

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