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ADM Oilseeds

This is a full time, exempt position...

MAIN FUNCTION: This individual will report to the Commercial Manger of the location as a part of the local and regional team. The Merchandiser, acting as a part of the team, will be responsible for the procurement of soybeans, managing logistics and the trading of soybean and cottonseed meal and soybean and cottonseed hulls. The position is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with multiple internal and external accounts including the handling of trading, originations, logistics, accounting, and other customer related issues.

Key Skills & Competencies
• Analytical Thinking
• Impact & Influence
• Achievement Orientation
• Information Seeking
• Business Savvy
• Conceptual Thinking
• Team Focused
• Results Oriented
• Safety Awareness
• Flexibility
• Proactive
• Organizational Awareness

• Strategically seeks out new business that would profitably enhance company assets
• Builds & maintains relationships with a wide range of customers, including premium and volume accounts
• Understands customer requirements in order to collaborate and add value to both companies
• Handles all accounting related issues in a timely manner to ensure good customer service
• Ensures the most cost efficient transportation and logistics
• Develops a good working knowledge of freight spreads and competitor activities
• Price discovery and bid/offer maintenance to enhance risk management and pricing
• Understanding of margin calculations & their effect on commodity pricing
• Understands the value of ADM owned transportation (i.e. barges, trucks and railcars) & how to enhance value
• Develops a clear understanding and working knowledge of ADM information technology systems & ability to train others
• Understands and has strict adherence to corporate compliance policies & safety systems & programs
• Creates individual goals are aligned with company goals
• Constantly works on individual personal development within the company
• Develops good understanding of local plant operations
• Works to attain positive, cooperative relationships with internal colleagues across divisions & responsibilities
• Effectively use communication channels for proper coordination within the office & other locations
• Portrays a positive image of the company and self when interacting with customers & colleagues

• University degree in agriculture or business (i.e. economics, finance, accounting), supplemented with a minimum of one (1) year of experience in the marketing of commodities and related food, feed and/or fuel products in North America.
• Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.
• Demonstrated capacity to excel within high risk, fast-paced work environment.
• Proven ability to assess risk and exercise sound judgment in making decisions.
• Demonstrated negotiation and interpersonal skills.
• Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the domestic & international trade.
• Proven ability to manage effectively within a team based work environment.
• Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with end-users, suppliers, and internal customers.
• Computer competent, with demonstrated ability in the use of spreadsheet, database, and word processing software.
• Applications within a windows based operating environment.
• Individual must be committed to corporate ethics policies & safety programs.

Excited about this role but don’t meet every requirement listed? Studies show that often applicants will self-select out if they don’t check every box. We encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this role or another one of our openings.

ADM requires the successful completion of a background check.


Benefits And Perks

Enriching the quality of life for the world begins by taking care of our colleagues. In addition to competitive pay, we support your diverse needs with a comprehensive total rewards package to enhance your well-being, including:
• Physical wellness – medical/Rx, dental, vision and on-site wellness center access or gym reimbursement (as applicable).
• Financial wellness – flexible spending accounts, health savings account, 401(k) with matching contributions and cash balance plan, discounted employee stock purchasing program, life insurance, disability, workers’ compensation, legal assistance, identity theft protection.
• Mental and social wellness – Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and Colleague Giving Programs (ADM Cares).

Additional Benefits Include
• Paid time off including paid holidays.
• Adoption assistance and paid maternity and parental leave.
• Tuition assistance.
• Company-sponsored training and development resources, such as LinkedIn Learning, language training and mentoring programs.
• Benefits may vary for bargained locations, confirm benefit eligibility with your recruiter.


Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are cornerstones of ADM’s efforts to continue innovating, driving growth, and delivering outstanding performance. We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce and create welcoming, truly inclusive work environments — environments that enable every ADM colleague to feel comfortable on the job, make meaningful contributions to our success, and grow their career. We respect and value the unique backgrounds and experiences that each person can bring to ADM because we know that diversity of perspectives makes us better, together.

We are committed to ensuring all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We welcome everyone to apply, especially those individuals who are underrepresented in our industry, as we strive to ensure our workforce represents the world that we help to feed: people of color, women, gender non-conforming, LGBTQIA+, veterans and persons with disabilities. For more information regarding our efforts to advance Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging, please visit our website here: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion | ADM.

About ADM

At ADM, we unlock the power of nature to provide access to nutrition worldwide. With industry-advancing innovations, a complete portfolio of ingredients and solutions to meet any taste, and a commitment to sustainability, we give customers an edge in solving the nutritional challenges of today and tomorrow. We’re a global leader in human and animal nutrition and the world’s premier agricultural origination and processing company. Our breadth, depth, insights, facilities and logistical expertise give us unparalleled capabilities to meet needs for food, beverages, health and wellness, and more. From the seed of the idea to the outcome of the solution, we enrich the quality of life the world over. Learn more at www.adm.com.

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Valdosta GA United States


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