Commodities Job - Food Purchasing Manager /Grain Trader

Commodity Trader/ Raw Material Grain Trader / Food Purchasing Manager /Grain Trader / Bulk Commodities

Our client is a fast growing, profitable company.

You will be building the market and building the department

You will be responsible for setting up and marketing the bulk commodity procurement risk strategy to leading companies in the food industry.
Build a department of risk management marketers that will sell commodity risk management services to the leading food manufacturers in North America
Market purchasing services on bulk commodities and raw materials to major food companies nationwide
Provide leadership role in communicating company standards of quality and service to all vendors and ensuring all products purchased meet or exceed those standards.
Manage the strategic sourcing of food ingredients, commodities, raw materials at the same time mitigating the risk associated with the process
Assist to develop and implement vision and strategic plan that delivers optimal sourcing strategy with a focus on strategic relationships.
Provide cross functional leadership to internal departments involved in the acquisition process to facilitate new product development, product sourcing, and achievement of profitability/growth objectives.
You will be leading the procurement strategy for all raw food materials.

5+ years raw food purchasing or commodity trading experience.
Must have knowledge of risk management techniques
Trading and hedging experience in bulk commodities is a plus
Strong Computer skills required.
Strong People skills a must; Supervisory experience a plus.

This individual will develop and maintain selected vendor and raw material relationships that will enable economic sourcing of raw materials and growth. This individual will be working in a quality working environment where you will have daily contact with upper management on down. This individual will be a Goal-Setter, a Team-Player and Trustworthy person. This person will possess excellent communication skills, both verbal and nonverbal.

Trading and hedging experience in bulk commodities is a plus
Nationally recognized purchasing certification ( NIGP/UPPCC = CPPB or CPPO; NAPM = CPM; APS = CPP)
These are NOT required, only PREFERRED.
Proven experience in long term vendor positioning and risk management services that yields high quality, low cost, innovative, supply/service solutions in bulk commodities
Ingredient experience and/or knowledge of food futures, hedging and merchandising a plus
Supervisory experience a plus.
Experience with Contract Law and knowledge of Regulatory Agencies a plus

Full Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K and Relocation assistance

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