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Grain Buyer

Company name
Kalmbach Feeds

Location
Upper Sandusky, OH

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Grain Buyer

Company Overview:

Kalmbach Feeds is a customer driven company that specializes in providing custom nutritional products for all livestock and poultry species. Founded in 1963 in Upper Sandusky, OH Kalmbach has experienced consistent growth.

 

Position Overview and Responsibilities:

A positon within Purchasing at Kalmbach Feeds is an engaging position that allows an individual to have a real impact on the company’s bottom line. This position will require interface between Nutrition, Sales, Marketing, and Production. The Grain Buyer will have the opportunity to identify new suppliers, new sources, and new ingredients based upon nutritional needs and opportunities that arise.

The Grain Buyer will focus on purchasing grain from area farmers to be used in manufacturing feed. Daily tasks include regular communication with farmer customers to discuss market factors and opportunities. Communication will primarily be over the phone. Additionally, face to face contact and the ability to build key relationship is important in the position. A strong understanding of the futures market and how the various mechanisms work (futures, options, basis, spreads) is a strong attribute to this role as agricultural markets change daily. The individual will need to strategically reposition themselves in response to those market changes. This position will develop, manage, and sell various contracting strategies. An attention to detail is needed to keep and accurately track the companies daily risk position. Managing and maintaining supplier relationships and responding to customers’ needs will be essential tasks.

 

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree

Experience and understanding in grain and related markets

Negotiation skills

Strong written and verbal communication

Detail oriented

High sense of urgency

Company info

Kalmbach Feeds
Website : http://www.kalmbachfeeds.com/

Company Profile
Kalmbach Feeds is a family-owned company in Upper Sandusky, Ohio, that manufactures and sells top quality feed and animal nutrition products. For more than 40 years, our responsive, quality service has made us stand out in the crowd. Our team members' mission is to provide the best value possible to our customers by manufacturing the best products (no least cost formulas) possible and exceeding our customers' service expectations. We go the extra mile and do whatever it takes to help our customers achieve their goals.

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