Soy Meal Merchandiser

Perdue Farms | Salisbury, MD

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Posted Date 5/14/2020

Perdue AgriBusiness is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into it's second century of growth and innovation. An international agricultural products and services company, we handle agricultural commodities and have a diverse portfolio of products and businesses.


Perdue AgriBusiness has an exciting opportunity for a Soy Meal Merchandiser at our facility located in Salisbury, MD.

This position is responsible for merchandising to merchandise soy meal products and coordinate the administrative and logistical requirements.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Maximizes meal trading results to benefit supply chain to Perdue Foods (adherence to operating plan).
  • Maintains the commercial and trading activities associated with soy meal procurement and merchandising.
  • Identifies key influencers within assigned geographic area and develop strong and lasting relationships.
  • Ensures customers and suppliers adhere to contract terms.
  • Maintains soymeal and hulls crush production sales that add value to crush margins and customer reliability.
  • Works with International Merchandising to maximize ranking and protect supply chain to all customers on Delmarva.
  • Develop strategies, tactics, programs and procedures to capitalize on identified opportunities for soy meal
  • Coordinates logistical requirements to ensure timely and cost-effective supply of soy products.
  • Provides good inventory management practices and controlled assets.

Minimum Education

BA or BS Degree in an Animal Science or Animal Nutrition related field preferred

Experience Requirements

  • 3 -5 years of related experience
  • Knowledge of the soybean meal & oil industry
  • Knowledge of the sales and marketing programs for soy meal
  • Knowledge of logistics processes
  • Knowledge of CBOT
  • Knowledge of basis trading, exports and hedging
  • Knowledge of standard software applications
  • Strong communication, math, analytical and interpersonal skills

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

Able to move freely throughout production facilities and customer locations. Exposed to external weather conditions to include rain, snow, and extreme temperatures (-15 – 100 Degrees Fahrenheit), humidity, (0 - 100%), noise (50db to 100db) and chemicals (MSDS sheets available). Able to lift 50 pounds. Able to travel internationally. Overnight travel is estimated to be between 50% and 75%. Able to operate a motor vehicle and travel to and from Venture Milling and customer locations. Able to use standard office equipment to include telephone, computers, copiers etc.

Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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