Job - Commodity Category Buyer

Job Title: Commodity Category Buyer

Job Order #: HS-7226

Location: Missouri

Salary Range: $0 - $0

Commission / Bonus:

Benefits: 401(k) + Dental + Disability Insurance + Health Insurance + Paid Vacation + Profit Sharing + Vision

  • Bachelors Degree in Agri-Business or a related field
  • 10+ years Experience Merchandising/Trading (Food Processing Industry Experience Preferred)
  • Experience managing commodity risk positions.
  • Experience with commodity markets, freight markets and recognizing market opportunities
  • Positive Attitude and the ability to motivate others.
  • Proven ability to internal (staff members) and external (client/customer) relationships
  • Must be highly motivated and well organized, able to think and act independently to meet company objectives.

Hansen Agri-PLACEMENT is assisting an established Ag Employer in its search for a Category Buyer to serve in this Food Processing/Manufacturing business. The successful candidate will join a growing team within this exciting company. Duties of this Position to Support the Sugar Categories Manager will include (but not be limited to):

  • Develop relationship with vendors to source quality key ingredients/materials and distributed goods.
  • Develop expertise in the market and business of specific assigned commodity(ies) including all related trade policy regulations.
  • Work with Vendors to to purchase raw materials within the guidelines provided by senior managers.
  • Assist in the management of contracts, positions, volumes and contract assignments.
  • Assist in tasks related to price discovery and pricing practices.
  • Provide assistance with measuring, reporting, and auditing ownership and risk positions related to assigned commodities.
  • Work closely with others to efficiently coordinate logistics for routing assigned commodities to and through company distribution channels.
  • Help achieve category objectives for volume and margin on distributed products.
  • Achieve targeted competitive cost and budgeted costs for assigned commodities.
  • Travel to vendors and industry functions related to assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Work with senior managers to source stressed product for use in animal food.

**** This Company offers very competitive salary and benefits package *****

Contact Info:
To be considered for this position, please refer to the Job Order # above and email your resume to Harlan Schafer at or call 308-384-2588. Please to fill out our online application if you are not currently registered.

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