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Grain Originator II

Company: CHS, Inc.
Location: Fort Benton
Posted on: June 12, 2021

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Grain Originator II


Fort Benton, MT, US, 59442

Date posted: May 19, 2021

Job ID: 1595

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 11,000 employees are in the United States, but today we have employees in 19 countries. At CHS, we are creating connections to empower agriculture.


CHS has an exciting opportunity in our Country Operations division. We are looking for a Grain Originator II. You will work extensively with producers and country elevators in procuring grain and setting up marketing programs. You must be able to make decisions, work independently, be detail oriented, and have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.


  • Purchase Ag products (wheat, corn , soybeans and/or other products).

  • Build relationships with both internal and external customers.

  • Learn an understand truck, rail and barge freight spreads and their impact on market basis values, with application to the market valuations of commodities.

  • Work with producers and country elevators, updating them on market trends and current grain quotes.

  • Work with producers and country elevators to form marketing plans.

  • Understand and apply company trade policies and applicable trade rules, i.e. NGFA.

  • Work closely with internal Grain Marketing personnel (grain merchants, freight desks, hedge desk and accountants) in exchange of information to ensure efficient execution of trades.

  • Communicate daily 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.

Minimum Qualifications (required)

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • 2 plus years of Grain Origination experience

  • Experience conducting market analysis, negotiating & closing contracts

Additional Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Ag Business, Ag Economics, or other business related program

  • Series III license

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.

Effective January 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires employers to conduct a pre-employment verification full query against the newly established License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse prior to beginning employment in a position that requires a valid commercial driver's license (CDL). Candidates seeking employment in a position that requires a commercial motor vehicle license must voluntarily enter their information into the FMCSA and must provide disclosure authorization, at the time of offer, to CHS or an authorized third-party agent of CHS to verify the information.

Nearest Major Market: Montana

Keywords: CHS, Inc., Billings , Grain Originator II, Other , Fort Benton, Montana

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