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Merchandiser in Visalia, CA at Gavilon

Date Posted: 7/10/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Visalia, CA
  • Job Type:
    Other
  • Experience:
    3 to 5 years
  • Date Posted:
    7/10/2018

Job Description

Job Summary: 

The Merchandiser is responsible for commodity origination, marketing and execution within an assigned product line and/or for an assigned group of customers.  The key objective of this position is to market and promote feed ingredients, gain market information in the market place, develop arbitrage and risk management skills, and to reach and exceed profitability goals.  This is achieved through customer contact, providing excellent customer service, and growing the customer base with focus on increasing profits and margins.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assist in the growth of producer and commercial customers as well as building relationships and maintaining current customers
  • Directly participate in day-to-day analysis of originating & trading of the commodity market
  • Develop and implement a plan for merchandising to local customers & surrounding areas
  • Purchase and sell assigned commodities from/to targeted customers by providing them with excellent marketing analysis and recommendations about their business transactions
  • Oversee logistics functions of all shipments of the business unit including the management of freight
  • Demonstrate regular attendance and timeliness in reporting to work, meetings and completing assignments

    Other Job Functions:

  • Develop and maintain customer oriented marketing plans fostered by extensive customer contacts
  • Participate in the development of merchandising tactics in the business unit
  • Effectively research and resolve accounting & logistical issues as they arise
  • Assist with the development of marketing goals for the assigned location
  • Gathers regional market information and communicates internally across the network
  • Conduct and promote strong moral and ethical operation and principles consistent with company policy

    Qualifications/Education/Experience/Skills:

  • Bachelors of Science or Masters in Business Administration in Marketing, Agricultural Economics / Business, Dairy Science and/or Agriculture or other related field
  • 3-5 years' Agribusiness related experience preferred
  • Strong mathematical and analytical skills
  • Ability to perform in a high-stress and fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated understanding of commodity markets, hedging and commodity flows
  • Customer service skills and positive, persuasive, and credible attitude
  • Self-motivated with excellent communication skills
  • Must have understanding and ability to maintain confidential information
  • Ability to work and interact well with a variety of people

    Special Demands:

  • Frequent long periods of sitting/bending using standard office equipment in a professional office environment
  • Some travel may be required

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