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Commodity Trader

Location Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota Date posted 09/15/2022

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 Inc. has an exciting opportunity in our Global Grain Marketing division. We are looking for a Commodity Trader to join our Global Soybean team. You must be able to work with a diverse group of people and build effective long-lasting relationships. You must be able to make decisions, work independently, and be detail oriented with excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and have proven leadership capability. This position is based out of our corporate headquarters in Inver Grove Heights, MN and works a hybrid schedule. Open to considering candidates working out of other CHS office locations.


  • Form and execute strategies for positioning, buying and selling of grain
  • Provide exceptional customer service by being the first point of contact with the consumer/user and in some cases utilizing divisional marketing resources
  • Resolve issues and disputes with accounting, transportation, shippers and buyers/ end users
  • Maintain existing customer base and identify, develop and build new opportunities
  • Provide clear direction regarding department and functional goals
  • Make decisions and work independently as well as collaborating with the broader team
  • Develop the annual business plan, budget and forecast
  • Develop the staff through the sharing of knowledge & ideas and providing clear direction of goals
  • Execute the global soybean supply chain deck with precision 
  • Perform market analysis and formulation of corresponding commodity position strategy
  • Work closely across CHS Ag platform with GTM, Operations and finance to exchange timely information in a transparent manner 
  • Monitor the macro-trends of financial markets and the global economy that can impact the respective commodity prices in the short, medium and long term
  • Communicate bid changes and closing bids to customers
  • Maintain 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
  • Identify and capture global arbitrage opportunities 
  • Need to communicate effectively 
  • Travel to relevant origins and destinations

Minimum Qualifications (required)

  • High School diploma or GED
  • 7+ years of experience in Grain Merchandising, Trading, Procurement and/or Supply Chain 

Additional Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Ag Business, Ag Economics, or other business-related program 
  • Experience working with international teams 
  • Must be able to read and understand a daily position report (long & short) 
  • Working knowledge of NGFA contracts and futures exchange rules
  • Experience managing a P&L 
  • Series III license 
  • Previous global experience 
  • Spanish, Portuguese, or Mandarin speaking skills a plus
  • Pre-employment screening is based on the job requirements and industry guidelines and may or may not be required for the position. If required, selected candidates must pass pre-employment screenings to include all or a combination of drug, criminal, motor vehicle check, physical requirements and FMSCA Clearinghouse.

CHS offers a competitive total compensation package. Benefits include Health, Dental, Vision, Hearing, Life Insurance, Health and Day Care Savings Accounts, Paid Vacation, 401K, Company Funded Pension, Profit Sharing, Long and Short Term Disability, Tuition reimbursement, and Adoption assistance.

CHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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