Saturday, February 25, 2012

Commodities Trader Assistant

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Summary The Commodities Trader Assistant’s primary role is to support the Commodities Trader so that the Trader can sustain and increase the business’ profitably.  The Commodities Trader Assistant will coordinate the overall order process, learn the business and industry to protect the company’s interests, and supply excellent customer/supplier support.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
§         Establish and maintain effective two-way communication with the Trader/Merchandiser
§         Maintain efficient and effective communication with customers and suppliers
o       Work with merchandising team and suppliers to resolve product issues
o       Serve as a liaison between merchandiser(s) and other operational functions
§         Coordinate the movement of commodities under the Trader’s direction
o       Enter and process orders efficiently in the company’s grain accounting system
o       Coordinate with Transportation department and other parties involved with commodity movement.
§         Collect information and documents from outside sources needed to confirm shipments and invoice the customer
§         Enter contracts as needed and monitor contract application
§         Become fully versed on railroad freight tariff and fuel surcharge schedule and appropriate application to purchase and sales contracts.
  • Monitor credit status of customer accounts
  • Other duties may be assigned.
Education and/or Experience                                                      
Bachelors’s degree in Business / Ag Business, or equivalent work experience.  Three years related industry experience is desirable.

Required Skills and Competencies include the following:                           
§         Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
§         Detail oriented with exceptional organizational skills
§         Excellent communication, both verbal and written
§         Service orientation
§         Demonstrated predisposition for Quality, Integrity and Reliability
§         Demonstrated problem solving skills
§         Computer Literacy
o       MS Office – Excel, Access and Word
o       ERP or integrated grain accounting or computing system
Requirements please see the job description

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