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Rail Merchandiser


Rail Merchandiser

Location: TGM Corporate, Effingham
Reports to: Grain Manager

If you are qualified for this position and have an interest, please contact Mike Welbourne at 217-342-9231 or email at

Job Summary:
Under the direction of the Grain Manager, the Rail Merchandiser is responsible for assisting with directing operations, assist in implementing the policies and programs, and ensuring the growth and profitability of the Grain Department, all while accepting responsibilities in the overall merchandising of rail grain.

Essential Functions:
Negotiates with brokers, millers, terminals, etc in order to establish cash grain bids and sales prices.
Manage rail logistics by planning logistics for all TGM rail facilities. 
Prepare and manage rail billing. 
Works with the grain department manager to enhance and lead the merchandising effort. 
Collaborates with safety, administrative, logistics and facility operation staff. 
Assists in the development of plans for efficient use of all location employees, material and equipment. 
Coordinates shipments from facilities and off farm with logistics personnel, merchandisers, and locations’ staff. 
Ensures the maximum utilization and efficiency of storage and grain handling equipment. 
Assists in monitoring grade, condition and quantity of all Grain under company ownership. 
Assists in monitoring cleanliness and the good working order of equipment at all TGM facilities. 
Assists in implementing safety and safety programs into a part of everyday activities. 
Promote teamwork between all TGM locations as well as assist and share assets between locations. 
Will assist in seeking new business in authorized trade territory. 
Successfully adhere to company policies and procedures. 
Assist in directing and training of all facility managers, origination specialists, and administrative personnel to maximize company efficiency while maintaining an acceptable level of customer service. 
Develops relationships with various trade associations. 
Assist in interpreting marketing reports, technical information and other market data to effectively disseminate information & make recommendations to customers. 
Communicates professionally and provides optimal customer service. 
Utilizes technology and Microsoft offices programs and proprietary software to enhance business processes. 
Acquire and maintain any certifications and licenses that may be required. Series III Commodity Brokers License is required. 
Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record. 
Must have the ability to travel independently and overnight when necessary. 
Ability to work extended hours as business conditions warrant. 
Assists with facility operations of all grain locations by developing, implementing and communicating grain-marketing programs. 

Performs all other duties as assigned. 
Successfully adhere to safety rules and company policies and procedures. EHS, OSHA, EPA and DOT policies and procedures must be adhered to at all times.

Education and Experience:
Normally requires a Bachelors degree in Ag Economics, Ag Marketing or Agri-Business or similar field and two or more years of experience in marketing and/or commodity trading, or a combination of equivalent education & experience to demonstrate knowledge of marketing leadership.


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