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Job Details
Company Name : Farmers Cooperative Society
Company Location : Sioux Center, IA 51250
Job Position : Assistant Grain Merchandiser
Job Category : Jobs in Iowa

Job Description :

Overall Job Function:

The Assistant Grain Merchandiser will develop a direct ship book of business, including managing the sales of that business and responsibility of the direct ship P&L. They will also assist the Sr. Director of Grain Merchandising & Risk Management in day-to-day merchandising activities.

Essential Job Functions:

Develop a direct ship book of business, including managing the sales of that business, reporting profits and losses, and reporting growth and opportunities.

Regularly oversee hedging activities for the company as it pertains to risk management policy.

Understands and maintains a working knowledge of grain hedging and applicable risk management processes.

Effective understanding of the local processor grain markets and monitors competitiveness in setting bids and assisting in making company sales.

Understands and maintains a working knowledge of diverse grain contracts offered to producers and bringing new tools to FCS and its customers.

Markets grain from the area in which the organization operates.

Knowledgeable on local market basis and other grain market fundamentals.

Effectively communicates and works closely with producers to inform them of market movement, trends & pertinent information.

Develops and fills standing grain orders for customers as the market hits them.

Demonstrates initiative in recruitment of new customers within geographical base.

Oversees logistical issues and contract executions for all assigned customers.

Assists accounting department as needed or as asked by supervisor, participates in “special projects”.

Other duties as assigned.

Secondary Responsibilities:

Understands business implications of decisions and acts as an exemplary ambassador for the organization.

Synthesizes complex or diverse information.

Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations.

Ability to handle stressful situations and exhibits flexibility while accepting frequent changes in routine.


High level of customer service focus.

Effective negotiator.

Observes safety policy and procedure as an absolute.

Attitude of positivity and reacts calmly under pressure.

Work ethic of the highest integrity.

Commitment to dependability and willingness to work to meet goals and deadline.

Effectively solve problems of grain department.

Organization of personal work to set priorities and efficient, productive use of time.


Bachelor’s degree in agriculture or agri-business related field.

Excellent Written and Oral Communication Skills.

Technology Acumen Including Microsoft Software, Tablet Computer Use, Ag Aps, etc.

Minimum of 5-7 Years in the grain industry.

Work Requirements:

This position will flex time between an office setting, elevator and on farm time. Office equipment utilized will be computer, tablet, phone, fax, copy machine and other standard office equipment. While on farm employee will be exposed to elements, loud noise, agricultural equipment, outside weather conditions and vibrations. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes and airborne particles. The noise level is usually moderate but occasionally may be loud. PPE will be provided and must be utilized when applicable and according to safety standards. Typical working hours are 7:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. Monday through Friday but will flex based on customer and organizational demand.

While performing job functions the employee will be required to talk and hear most of the time. The employee will spend frequent intervals moving and sitting, while also needing to reach, bend, twist, crawl, crouch, stoop or kneel. The employee will need to be able to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally and 25 pounds frequently and maneuver on and off a mobile equipment. The physicality of this job is medium.


  • 401k Company matches 50% up to 10%
  • Vacation & Paid Holidays after 30 days of employment
  • Company bonus incentive
  • Excellent health insurance plans
  • Dental & Vision available
  • Short & Long Term Disability provided at no cost to you
  • Life Insurance
  • Identity Theft Insurance
  • Accident Insurance
  • Clothing Allowance
  • 10% Discount on purchases at the How-To Building Center
  • FCS job descriptions are a representation of a job requirements knowledge, skills and abilities. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

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