Director, Global Research

Baltimore, MN
United States
Job Description

CHS Inc. is a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States that provides grain, food and energy resources to businesses and consumers around the world.  We serve agriculture customers and consumers across the United States and around the world.  Most of our 10,000 employees are in the United States, but today we have employees in 19 countries. At CHS, we are creating connections to empower agriculture.


CHS Inc. a $33B global enterprise has an exciting opportunity within our Global Research organization. The Director, Global Research will use their subject matter expertise in commodities market research and analytics/modeling to build and execute team strategy and drive department objectives across the agriculture and agri-energy markets. The role is also responsible for leading a team of industry experts who will develop and communicate data-driven commentary focused on key market trends and relevant content areas that impact the agriculture marketplace.

This position is based in our Inver Grove Heights, MN corporate office and will work a hybrid schedule. 


  • Provide leadership and supervision to Global Research employees at all locations

  • Establish Global Research strategies and priorities as necessary to meet company objectives and needs

  • Work collaboratively with team to generate deliverables in a timely manner

  • Develop and oversee the development of market outlooks and research based on commodity market fundamentals across multiple commodity classes that are relevant to CHS and its customers 

  • Deliver presentations to a wide variety of stakeholders including internal staff and customers

  • Develop and build a range of models and algorithms that provide critical business and trading insights and drive decisions

  • Leverage internal and outside resources to achieve goals in a timely manner

  • Based on research and internal discussions, identify and develop thought leadership positions and research on key topics for agriculture and agri-energy

  • Work with external clients to address research questions and needs

Minimum Qualifications (required)

  • Bachelors degree in research science, economics, analytics, engineering, or related fields

  • 7+ years of experience working on commodity markets and analysis of supply and demand fundamentals or similar relevant experience

  • Prior leadership experience with progressively advancing level of leadership responsibilities

  • Series 3 license or ability to obtain within 60 days   

Additional Qualifications

  • Advanced degree preferred in research science, economics, analytics, engineering, or related fields

  • Extensive knowledge of grains and oilseeds markets, crude and refined products markets and macroeconomic markets

  • Knowledge of desktop publishing platforms (e.g., Piktochart) or equivalent presentation tools

  • Knowledge of advance quantitative analysis and statistical modeling packages (SAS, R, etc.)

  • Prior experience in leading a fundamental analysis or agriculture or energy commodity research function

  • Pre-employment screening is based on the job requirements and industry guidelines and may or may not be required for the position. If required, selected candidates must pass pre-employment screenings to include all or a combination of drug, criminal, motor vehicle check, physical requirements and FMSCA Clearinghouse

CHS offers a competitive total compensation package. Benefits include Health, Dental, Vision, Hearing, Life Insurance, Health and Day Care Savings Accounts, Paid Vacation, 401K, Company Funded Pension, Profit Sharing, Long and Short Term Disability, Tuition reimbursement, and Adoption assistance.

CHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.