3P Partners

  • Merchandiser Trainee

    Job Locations US
    Job ID
    2018-1509
    Category
    Trading/Merchandising
    Type
    Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Merchandiser Trainee will be required to learn the company's business as it pertains to Grain Trading Locations, and will be expected to be prepared to assist in all aspects of company sales and merchandising. The trainee will report to a Grain Trading Location manager.

     

    There are Merchandiser Trainee openings in the following states: Nebraska, Texas, Idaho, and California.

    Job Function

    The trainee will work with company personnel to learn the following:

    • Merchandising — Learn concepts of trading, merchandising, and hedging such that he/she can assist in grain and feed merchandising and serve as a backup for sales and merchandising staff,
    • Logistics — Learn about the transportation system and develop skills and knowledge to ensure optimal shipment of products.
    •  Accounting — Trainee will gain a strong understanding of the accounting platform a trading location operates with. Estimates, confract entry, transaction flow, record keeping and other processes,
    • Telephone Sales (coordinated with sales force and location managers) — Trainee will uncover leads and develop relationships with customers to impact commodity sales.
    • Quality Assurance (QA) Learn the company QA process and understand QA role in attracting and maintaining customers,
    • Sales Support - Develop skills necessary to support sales and marketing. The trainee will learn concepts including, but not limited to, purchasing, inventory management, logistics, contracting, and delivery of commodities.
    • Customer Appreciation Events Regional and local events will be necessary.
    • Credit Issues - Understand the process and become aware of financial risk associated with trading feeds and commodities. Be willing to communicate with customers when accounts receivable are past due.

    Job Requirements

    The ideal candidate will possess the following:

    • Bachelor's degree or higher: Agricultural background preferred
    • High level of detail, multi-tasking, and problem solving
    • Positive, self-motivated individual with organization, communication, and negotiation skills; commitment to continuous learning
    • Strong customer service commitment
    • Ability to analyze and interpret technical procedures
    • Ability to maintain professional demeanor in a fast paced environment

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