Senior Trader

AgMotionMinneapolis, MN 554021M ago

AgMotion, Inc is an agri-business holding company headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, founded in 2000 by Tim Carlson and Rolf Peters. Today, AgMotion has over 80 employees conducting business around the world. AgMotion, Inc is an integral player in multiple supply chains in the agri-business sector, and has earned a spot on the 100 Largest Private Companies in Minnesota list for a number of years, and has been recognized in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Minnesota by Minnesota Business Magazine.

In addition to the corporate headquarters in Minneapolis, MN, AgMotion, Inc has remote offices located throughout the US including Illinois, Kansas, and Wisconsin; a Transload facility in Montana; and international trading offices in Canada, and Mexico.

US Commodities, LLC, a division of AgMotion Inc, is a leading merchant of physical cash commodities both domestically and internationally with a wide market focus ranging from grains and feed ingredients to proteins and lumber. US Commodities is an autonomous, results-driven organization providing excellent income opportunities for individuals who are smart and work hard. At this time, resumes are being accepted from experienced commodity traders for future opportunities.


Position Description

  • Daily execution of physical trades, including communication with suppliers, customers and freight vendors. Contract formation, supply chain management, position management, accounts receivable management
  • Price discovery through ascertaining bids and offers on physical commodities
  • Requires a high volume of communication with key players throughout the marketplace
  • Cold calling and developing relationships with new suppliers and customers
  • Ascertain supply and demand trends within the marketplace
  • Successfully negotiate purchases and sales
  • Maintain and develop relationships with freight providers including truckers, rail carriers and other modes of freight
  • Communicate effectively with other team members and provide bottom line accountability to team members in all areas of trade execution
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment while managing mission critical details
  • Ability to work independently while communicating with a team
  • Ability to quickly develop a good rapport with vendors and lead them to decisions
  • Entrepreneurial, hard-working, intelligent
  • Ability to admit mistakes, seek guidance and change course
  • Naturally intuitive
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

Position Requirements

Must be able to sit in an office environment with moderate noise level for extended periods of time. Position requires constant communication over the phone and via email or other written correspondence. Candidate must be able to use the computer to enter and retrieve data, correspondence, and other information as required. A 4 year college degree is preferred.

Professional Experience

  • Minimum 5 years commodities trading experience with bottom-line P&L accountability

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job the employee may be required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to handle or feel objects, use tools or controls, reach with hands and arms, climb stairs, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk, and hear. The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines. This individual will also be required to travel between branch locations as required.

Hours of employment may vary based on workload and employer discretion