Origination Specialist

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Full-Time • Pigeon, MI

We are looking for a qualified individual to promote, market and sell company specialty dry bean and grain programs, products and services through on-farm grower visits.  Excellent customer service and communication skills required. Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience with a minimum 1 years’ experience in business finance, grain marketing or related.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provides prompt, efficient, and professional service to customers (internal and/or external). Ensures optimal service is provided to customers and needs are satisfactorily met.  Clearly and courteously communicates with customers promoting a positive company image at all times.  May advise customers or recommend specific actions, assisting them with business decisions related to Cooperative Elevator grain and dry bean specialty products and services.
  • Offers grain and dry bean contracts/pools and discuss marketing information and programs while making on-farm grower visits.
  • Provides current grain and dry bean marketing information to patrons and at marketing information meetings.
  • Co-manages corn and soybean marketing pools.
  • Responsible for corn screenings sales and shipments.
  • Backup for hedge sales and grain division purchases.
  • Establishes a database of contacts, including their storage capacity, crop rotation, etc.
  • Records all appropriate documentation and follow up for each account.
  • Ensures Field to Fork traceability and documentation.
  • Keeps management updated of area activities and of any significant problems or concerns.
  • Maintains privacy of account information.
  • Participates in all procedure and safety training as assigned. Follows all job and safety procedures in accordance with regulatory requirements and established company safety policies and standards.
  • Attends and participates in meetings as appropriated.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/Finance/Marketing or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience with a minimum 1 years’ experience in business finance, grain marketing or related; a valid driver’s license.

Critical Success Factors

  • Is open and reacts positively/productively to change; willingly takes on new challenges
  • Understanding of financial and accounting policies along with regulatory requirements related to accounting practices
  • Works effectively in a team environment; is cooperative with other team members and is willing to assist others
  • Goal-oriented
  • Time management skills
  • Professional demeanor
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good writing skills
  • Computer skills
  • Knows and follows company safety policies and practices.
  • Presentation skills

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