Grain & Ingredient Merchandiser

Description: 

Nobis Agri Science, a family owned company that has established itself over 44 years as the leader in dairy nutrition, provides a portfolio of complete feeds, supplements, premixes, ingredients and solutions that address nutrition requirements for better animal health and performance. It is our goal to fulfill the requirements and expectations of our customers, employees, and suppliers with products and services unparalleled in the industry.

At Nobis Agri Science, you will join a passionate team that works together to create economical solutions to meet the challenges and opportunities that our progressive customers demand. Our company is growing and making exciting changes within the organization. There are opportunities for growth based on performance, dependability, loyalty and the willingness to go above and beyond for our customers.

Nobis Agri Science has an excellent career opportunity for a Grain and Ingredient Merchandiser. Be part of an expert team inside of a reputable, financially stable, long term player in the animal nutrition business. In this role, you will be mentored and will work with existing clients and work to forge new relationships and develop new business.  The successful candidate will have the qualifications and desire to provide first class customer service and innovative solutions to modern, large herd dairies that result in successes for the dairy producer.

Responsibilities: 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develops and maintains positive relationships with farmers and other business contacts.
  • Inform buyers of market conditions of the products we sell.
  • Quotes prices and credit terms and prepares sales contracts for orders obtained.
  • Arrange for the transportation of the product sold so that it is at the delivery location when needed.
  • Investigates and resolves customer problems with ingredients and/or deliveries and responds quickly to errors.
  • Sells feed ingredients according to dietary requirements of customers’ livestock.
  • Works with the Credit Department to assure payment from customers.
  • Works with Accounting Department to assure paperwork is processed in a timely manner and error free.
  • Prepares paperwork associated with loads and maintains new/current information in the computer database.
  • Issues written and oral instructions.
  • Maintains position reports of certain assigned products and keeps these reports current and cleaned up.
  • Sell Company produced product and offers these products to all customer in the marketplace.
  • Works with other parts of the organization and offers help when needed.
  • Other projects and tasks as requested.
Requirements: 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required

  • Bachelor's degree in Agriculture Science, Finance, or a related field; or five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Five years of experience with hedging, trading, and risk management.
  • Working knowledge of Windows Operating System, MS Explorer; MS Excel, and MS Word.
  • Experience in Logistics and Agriculture.
  • Experience in accounts receivable, billing and collections.
  • Must be detail oriented, with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Commitment to exceptional customer service with both internal and external customers/departments, including phone & email etiquette.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple responsibilities.
  • Proven project management experience and coordination of multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Able to work independently with exceptional organization skills.
  • A passion for the dairy industry and cows.

Preferred

  • Bilingual ability

COMPENSATION:

  • Total compensation will be base salary + discretionary performance bonus
  • Company provides: vehicle, phone, travel expenses and laptop computer
  • Company offers full health insurance and vision insurance
  • Company offers a 401(k) retirement match program + profit sharing
  • Company believes in work/life balance

Reasons the right person with a passion for the dairy industry will love this job:

  • You can operate with significant autonomy while still having the support of other nutritionists and administrative personnel.
  • The employer provides cutting-edge research, and technologies, along with on-farm technical support.
  • Company provides training materials to expand your skill base so that you can become a highly skilled problem solver.
  • Vast range of superior products.
  • Your territory will be large enough to provide opportunity, but small enough that you can be home most nights.
  • Working with a company with a long-term reputation for working successfully for the dairy producer.

Our company is an industry leader that is growing and making exciting changes within our organization. There are opportunities for growth and advancement based on performance, dependability, loyalty and the willingness to grow and learn. Our corporate culture promotes learning, growing, and the well-being of all employees.