Commercial Grain Trader

Position Id
Burlington ON
Number of Openings
Job Type
Full-Time Regular
(GF) Grain/Food
Three weeks vacation

performance-based bonus and incentive program; 3% matching pension, educational sponsorship, company vehicle

Health Coverage
Health benefits including STD, LTD
Date Posted

Commercial Grain Trader

A diversified player in agribusiness requires your expertise and experience to capitalize on opportunities within the domestic and international grain markets. Our client has multiple locations, offering you the option to work out of their London, ON area head-office, Burlington, ON, or southern Manitoba facilities.

Do you have:
  • Post-secondary education in an agriculture-related program
  • Several years of experience in grain trading
  • Previous experience with hedging or risk management
  • An internal drive to succeed
  • Canadian Social Insurance Number (SIN)
If so, our client has identified you would be successful in this role with knowledge, skills, and abilities as follows:
  • Strong agricultural cropping background
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Ability to perform all sales tasks; excellent strategic selling and negotiation skills
  • Ability to work within tight deadlines
  • High degree of technical knowledge in commercial grains and the domestic and international grain markets
  • Effective organization and time management skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication
  • Intermediate computer skills (proficient in Microsoft Suite)
  • Strong business acumen
  • Capable of building last relationships internally and externally

Basic Responsibilities of this position include:
  • Develop well-informed trading strategies
  • Liaise between company and producers with harvest and on-farm stored grain
  • Assist with product origination in the trading area, as required
  • Ensure adequate quantity and quality of inventories to meet merchandising goals and customer needs
  • Purchase and sell commodities using available market data/knowledge/expertise to attain the most cost-effective and profitable results
  • Review hedge position and strategy development with the marketing team
  • Maintain a sound understanding of rail and truck transportation; make effective decisions for procurement and logistics
  • Assist in the coordination of merchandising activities for all company locations
  • Manage producer settlements during peak times
  • Attend trades shows and business meetings
  • Regularly update the website with commercial grains information
Additional Information:
  • This will be an open office setting with some of your time spent visiting customers on location
  • Relocation assistance negotiable

If this sounds like the kind of opportunity you personally might like more information on, call Mike at 1.866.519.2793 to confidentially discuss the selection process and to establish your interest and intent to proceed. Not the position for you? Consider our referral policy!

This posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is selected.

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