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Perdue Farms, Inc. Associate Merchandiser in Salisbury, Maryland

Perdue AgriBusiness is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into its second century of growth and innovation. An international agricultural products and services company, we handle agricultural commodities and have a diverse portfolio of products and businesses.


Come join the team at Perdue AgriBusiness! Perdue AgriBusiness (PAB) is one of the two operating divisions of Perdue Farms. Our company portfolio generates over $6.5 billion in sales and we are among the nation’s Top 10-grain companies with a global reach through our domestic and international export operations including organic grains. We also operate four soybean processing facilities, an edible oil refinery and specialty feed ingredients manufacturing. But wait, there’s more………Competitive salaries, flexible benefits plan, Tuition & Education Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, 401(k) Savings Options and so much more!

Be a part of a family company you can be proud of! Your journey starts now!

We have an exciting opportunity for an Associate Merchandiser in Salisbury, MD. This is a rotational position to give full exposure to all merchandising areas; including grain, oil, and soybeans. The core responsibility for this role is to assist in the marketing of grain, oilseeds, protein meal, and vegetable oils into the domestic market. This position will also assist in the coordination of the administrative and logistic programs related to sales. In this role, you will also be involved in the full chain of events post-sales from contract entry through contract execution to payment/final contract settlement. Individual works in close coordination with the trading team and third-party service providers; including truckers, freight forwarders container lines/NVOCCs.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist merchandisers in the purchase of grain, oilseeds, protein meal, and vegetable oils

  • Be the point of contact for customers and suppliers for all logistics and documentation-related matters

  • Keep all customers informed of the status of shipments

  • Prepare various reports to include; average basis, USDA, C&F, etc.

  • Generate and file reports for internal as well as external stakeholders

  • Assist in supply chain functions, support, and coordinate with operations, accounting, and transportation

  • Support strategic initiatives as it relates to the expansion of the business

Minimum Education

  • Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university

Experience Preferred

  • 0 - 3 years experience

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

Able to operate a motor vehicle and travel to and from customer locations. Able to move freely about farms and other agricultural areas. Exposed to external weather conditions including rain, snow, and extreme temperatures (-15 - 90 Degrees Fahrenheit), humidity (0 - 100%), and noise (50db to 100db). Able to use standard office equipment including telephones, computers, copiers, etc. Able to lift up to 50 pounds. Some overnight travel may be required. Must be comfortable in all types of food processing and industrial environments.

Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.