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Grain Representative in Stoney Point

06/08/2021

Grain Representative in Stoney Point

Great Lakes Grain is looking for a motivated grain representative to join our team. Working under the direction of the branch manager in Stoney Point. As the grain representative, you will work closely with the Great Lakes Grain and AGRIS Teams, effectively purchasing grain, as well as an being the administrator applying elevator loads, managing off-farm and farm-direct contracts with growers. You will be arranging shipments with growers and carriers and working closely with zone grain originators as well as working with your branch on elevator grain movement to guide the achievement of volume growth and contribute to grain division profitability to create long term value for the organizations.

What will you be responsible for:

  • Deliver an exceptional customer experience at every interaction.
  • Proactively purchases grain for delivery into company facilities and direct delivery markets.
  • Provides market information and cash grain bids to patrons aligned to their marketing plans.
  • Provides ongoing information and feedback to branch manager and grain originators for the purpose of developing effective marketing plans.
  • Works to establish company as the first choice in value-added grain marketing.
  • Reports all grain purchases to the grain merchandisers.
  • Seeks to acquire new business through making regular contact with current and prospective customer through telephone conversations.
  • Maintains and updates customer information and records on a daily basis.
  • Supports the marketing and sales efforts of the company through information on prospects, problems, and opportunities.
  • Work with third-party carriers, customers and facility personnel to set the time and location of on-farm and field pick-up purchases.
  • Dispatch third-party carriers to pick up grain both elevator and farm.
  • Ensures the grower is aware of end user grades and discounts prior to loading.
  • Has an understanding with the grower if load is downgraded and or rejected what will happen with the load and what discounts will apply.
  • Performs various administrative functions, relating to daily, monthly and year-end.
  • Checklists and assist in balancing monthly inventories.

Requirements for this position:

  • Requires a university or college degree or equivalent years of experience preferably in agriculture, or agri-business.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience with agriculture, grain marketing, sale and origination an asset.
  • Demonstrated organizational and logic capabilities.
  • Travel as required to support farm owner and branch needs.

We offer a competitive salary, a comprehensive training program and the opportunity to join one of Ontario’s most progressive co-operative crop and technology leaders. If you are interested in furthering a career in agriculture as part of an industry leader, developing innovative solutions and enhancing the profitability of our members, we want to meet with you!

About Great Lakes Grain

Great Lakes Grain is a grain marketing partnership between AGRIS Co-operative Ltd. and GROWMARK, INC. (including FS PARTNERS, a division of GROWMARK, Inc.).

Great Lakes Grain is one of the largest operators of Ontario country elevators. It represents over 20 million bushels of storage capacity with total marketing in excess of 50 million bushels serving farmers at more than 27 AGRIS Co-operative, FS PARTNERS, and Embrun Co-op branded locations from Windsor through to Ottawa and north to Georgian Bay.

We offer competitive marketing options for fall-delivered and on-farm stored grain, and provide a complete array of grain services with combined resources and expertise through our owner-partnerships.

Great Lakes Grain is a co-operatively run business which gives it an advantage because it has access to a broader reach into the market through the co-operative network. It operates under co-operative principles, values and it management team reports to a board of directors made up of representatives from its owner-partners.

Please forward your resume and cover letter in confidence by June 29, 2021 to: humanresources@greatlakesgrain.com

Great Lake Grains is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all those who apply however only applicants selected for an interview will be notified.

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