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Perdue Farms, Inc. Senior Ingredient Trader in Salisbury, Maryland

Perdue AgriBusiness is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into it's 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.


Perdue AgriBusiness is seeking a Senior Commodity Trader . This position will be responsible for trading designated ingredients profitably and meeting plan targets established jointly with leadership. The incumbent is expected to expand the ingredient mix, geography traded and grow end user relationships to maximize profitability. It is also expected that the incumbent will have a vision to articulate a 1-3 year growth strategy with specific goals for execution and measurement.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Negotiate the purchase and/or sale of assigned commodities.

  • Manage trading positions, inventories, and forward positions to minimize risk and maximize profitability.

  • Identify market trends and positions assigned to maximize profitability.

  • Arrange credit and collection terms for customers.

  • Ensure all purchases, sales, and trades comply with existing treasury guidelines, recommendations, and Company policies.

  • Prospect and develop new trading customers.

  • Provide logistical support and customer service for established customers to ensure all customer requirements are attained.

  • Develop long-term strategic plans to ensure growth and profitability.

  • Provide training and mentoring to junior traders.

Minimum Education

BS Degree (Agriculture, Business Management or Accounting)

Experience Requirements

10+ years of trading experience. Understanding of cash commodity markets. Understanding of all aspects of the trading business i.e. purchase, sale, transportation, logistics (truck, rail, container, vessel), accounts receivable and position risk. Experience and responsibility with income statements and balance sheets. Understanding of standard software applications. Strong math, communication, analytical and interpersonal skills.

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

Normal climate controlled office environment. Able to communicate on the telephone or video conferencing media and use standard office equipment. Able to move freely throughout the facility. Required to travel to remote AgriBusiness facilities and other customer locations.

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.