Senior Commodity Trader

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 has an exciting opportunity in our Global Grain Marketing team! CHS is looking for a Senior Commodity Trader to join our Feed Grains Product Line team. In this role, you must be able to work across the enterprise and with a diverse group of people and customers. This role requires collaborative decision making while utilizing details, facts and data to make informed decisions. Strong communication skills, the ability to build relationships, and attention to detail are a must in this position.

This position works a hybrid schedule out of our Inver Grove Heights, MN location. 


  • Develop and implement a Milo merchandising strategy to facilitate the operational efficiency, profitability, and value created for our owners across the global sector.

  • Build strong relationships and optimize logistics in our supply chain.

  • Perform market analysis on and interpret global trade flows and commodity supply & demand.

  • Responsible for maximizing end to end margin for Milo across the global sector. 

  • Proactively communicate opportunities and challenges

  • Work with CHS regional traders to align origination and export positioning, trading, and logistics.

  • Manage the position, origin and destination pairs, relationship trading and arbitrage of the global Milo position to all tributary Milo destinations.

  • Drive destination market access for the CHS supply chain by maintaining competitive prices through global price discovery.

  • Maintain existing customer base and identify, develop and build new opportunities.

  • Resolve issues and disputes with accounting, transportation, shippers and buyers/end users.

  • Provide exceptional customer service by being the first point of contact with the consumer, user, and marketer and in some cases utilizing divisional marketing resources.

  • Support the annual business planning, budgeting, and forecasting process.

  • Travel to relevant origins and destinations.

  • Champion and promote a strong safety culture and follow all safety policies, procedures and regulations. Identify and communicate workplace hazards and correct or seek assistance in correcting unsafe actions or conditions.

Minimum Qualifications (required)

  • High School diploma or GED

  • 4+ years of experience in Trading, Procurement and/or Commodities

Additional Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree preferred in Accounting, Business, Economics, Finance, Statistics, or related field

  • 8 plus years of merchandising experience – preferably in global sector

  • In depth understanding of commodity markets and trading

  • Excellent analytical and decision making skills

  • Ability to adapt to fast changing environment

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Experience managing P&L

  • Working knowledge of GAFTA contracts and futures exchange rules

  • Experience working with international teams

  • Previous leadership experience, preferably global leadership  

Physical Requirements

CHS offers a competitive total compensation package. 

Compensation: This includes base wage and may consist of other earnings depending upon position within CHS, consisting of bonuses, incentives, commissions, merit pay.  This position may be an opportunity for promotion. 

CHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.