The Junior Traders are a part of the Grain Team, and they are expected to be decision makers from day one at their locations. Thrust into the action, they will analyze industry information, both domestic and global, to make profitable decisions for their customers and their respective locations. Merchandisers will spend much of their time on the phone, creating and building relationships with both elevators, producers and buyers, and getting out of the office to meet with their customers in person is encouraged.

Junior Grain Traders will be trained and mentored by Grain Team members who are experienced, knowledgeable, and successful managers committed to the success of new hires. Junior Traders will experience a flexible mentoring program which will often be adjusted based on the needs and desires of the specific person.

As traders develop, they are presented with many options for their career path. There is not a structured, one way for all, career path. Since Tradiverse is a decentralized company, the traders who are willing to move between Tradiverse locations can develop into many different roles within the organization such as: Senior Grain Originator, Group Manager, Barge or Rail Freight Trader, Facility Manager, Offshore Trader and Regional Manager.

Essential tasks include:

  • Purchase and / or sell grain
  • Learn all aspects of the grain business
  • Establish and maintain customer relationships
  • Determine customer requirements and communicate market changes and products and services in a timely manner

Position Requirements

  • 4 year Business or Agriculture degree
  • Negotiating skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Conflict management skills
  • Interpersonal skills