Commodity Category Buyer - S (HS-7226) - Hermann, Missouri United States - 18350

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Job #: 18350
Title: Commodity Category Buyer - S (HS-7226)
Job Location: Hermann, Missouri - United States
Employment Type:
Salary: contact recruiter for details
Other Compensation: **** This Company offers very competitive salary and benefits package *****
Employer Will Recruit From: Nationwide
Relocation Paid?: Negotiable


Category Buyer - S - Missouri

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


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.


  • 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.

University - Bachelor's Degree/3-4 Year Degree