Merchant (281716)

Wayzata, MN
United States
Job Description

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s agricultural supply chain business, where we seamlessly connect farming customers with food, feed and industry.

Job Purpose and Impact


The Merchant will handle a moderately complex supplier base and fulfill transactions delivering flat price soybean hulls/pellets that meet production requirements and specifications in terms of timing, volume, quantity and cost within our soybean processing plants. In this role, you will buy and sell soybean hulls/pellets from and to country elevators, producers, feed mills and processors.

Key Accountabilities

  • Collaborate with transportation and logistics, quality assurance, customer managers and credit manager to ensure efficient execution.

  • Plan purchases and transportation to maximize profitable use of stock and storage facilities.

  • Enter routine data and run specialty reports from our contract management databases and systems.

  • Research and analyze various freight opportunities in the marketplace to maximize margin.

  • Work directly with customers, suppliers and business counterparts to meet their needs in solving routine problems and addressing complaints and concerns.

  • Independently solve moderately complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating more complex issues to appropriate staff.

  • Other duties as assigned




Job Information


Location:  Wayzata, MN



Minimum Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience

  • Minimum of two years of related work experience

  • Ability to travel as needed up to 10% to visit plants and customers 




  • Basic knowledge of production agriculture and/or livestock feeding 

  • Ability to discover and identify customer needs and build customer relationships 

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.


United States