0 suggestions are available, use up and down arrow to navigate them
Senior Customer Servic...

Create Job Alert.

Get similar jobs sent to your email

Apply to this job.
Think you're the perfect candidate?
Merchant/Senior Merchant - DDGs at The Scoular Company

Merchant/Senior Merchant - DDGs

The Scoular Company Omaha, NE (Onsite) Full-Time
The Merchant (DDGs) is an experienced commodity trader with developed trade skills. This role will be in the Feed Co-Products business, focused on DDGs. This role has responsibility to interpret a market, formulate and communicate market opinions and take risk/reward positions for the Scoular company. A Merchant builds deep customer relationships with both the buyer and seller. The Merchant plays a critical role in mentoring and guiding other Merchandisers on the team.

Scoular is an employee-owned $9B agribusiness leading the way since 1892. We buy, sell, store, handle and process grain and ingredients by leveraging our global networks and expertise in international trade and transportation. Employing more 1,400 people in over 100 offices and facilities in North America and Asia, we provide safe, innovative and reliable solutions to farmers, grain processors, renewable energy producers, and manufacturers of food, animal feed, aquafeed and pet food. Our deep involvement in the global agricultural supply chain gives us the ability to quickly assess market needs and identify opportunities for growth and innovation.

Market Analytics:

* Assure that the trade unit is in compliance with all risk management policies.
* Assess market trends, key leading indicators and is proficient in the market
* Review product supply and demand and formulate opinions related to the market to make trade decisions that create revenue for the trade unit or product group.
* Manage a position or subset of the overall position for the business
* Expected to have opinion on market everyday


* Lead execution logistics planning and strategy. Includes fundamental knowledge of truck/rail execution and commodity arbitrage.
* Manage relationships with the freight providers.
* Negotiate freight contracts.
* Arbitrage the position for optimal execution.
* Expected to problem solve in midst of execution and day to day execution issues.

Customer Relationship Building:

* Recruit customers and business that support the business unit's business strategy.
* Develop and maintain the extensive and varied business relationships in the marketplace.
* Provide customers with accurate market information and answers to questions about their business transactions, such as settlements.
* Build effective, on-going interaction with both current and potential customers.
* Act as a front line negotiator for handling trading conflicts.
* Responsible for customer experience to ensure Scoular delivers a favorable customer experience (supplier, end user, carrier).

P&L Planning & Management:

* Manage the P&L for the assigned business or subset of the business.
* Prepare monthly, quarterly, annual P&L estimates for the trade unit or product group.
* Provide monthly P&L results and quarterly forecasts.
* Manage daily position report for the trade unit.
* Accountable to maintain position limits, credit limits and in store inventories as defined by division leadership and trade finance.
* Create forecasts to inform the Trade Unit Manager/Product Group Manager.


* 2+ years merchandising experience.
* College degree
* Proven critical thinking skills and ability to drive strategy forward.
* Demonstrated exceptional customer service skills and relationship building capability.
* Proven ability to perform in a fast-paced environment.
* Demonstrated aptitude in accounting and financial practices and procedures.
* Highly skilled in problem solving techniques.
* Demonstrated understanding of grain markets, hedging, commodity flows and logistics.
* Knowledge of the agricultural industry's trading standards and procedures.
* Ability to travel, as needed.


* Active involvement in industry agriculture association groups.
* Demonstrated leadership skills.
* Demonstrated knowledge of agricultural macro economics.

This team has the ability to hire a Merchant or Senior Merchant based on the final candidate's skillset.

Recommended Skills

  • Accounting
  • Critical Thinking
  • Customer Experience
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Customer Service
  • Finance
Apply to this job.
Think you're the perfect candidate?

Help us improve CareerBuilder by providing feedback about this job:

Job ID: 2466200183

CareerBuilder TIP

For your privacy and protection, when applying to a job online, never give your social security number to a prospective employer, provide credit card or bank account information, or perform any sort of monetary transaction. Learn more.

By applying to a job using CareerBuilder you are agreeing to comply with and be subject to the CareerBuilder Terms and Conditions for use of our website. To use our website, you must agree with the Terms and Conditions and both meet and comply with their provisions.