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Perdue Farms, Inc. Trade Execution Planner 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 Trade Execution Planner position in Salisbury, MD . This position will be responsible for supporting the endeavors of the trade execution and logistics team. He/she will be tasked with assisting with executing the company’s internal and external rail trades efficiently and cost effectively.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Make container meal sales into some markets.

  • Manage export container program.

  • Support on vessel exports - duties include contract generation, manage contract signatures retrieval and upload into system, manage contract status spreadsheet. Learn underlying contract formats.

  • Support interior facing export logistics at Chesapeake in coordination with RK and CG - work with domestic desks/commercial personnel such as area managers/operations to ensure that stem is available timely for exports, manage forecasts for inbound grain/meal/products (including soy oil) to support sales program, maintain and share Norfolk stock evolution sheets.

  • Support Intl team with decision support tools such as grain/ oilseed /crush analytics and price forecasts.

  • Learn fundamentals of bulk freight trading - manage CPs, ensure CPs are fully executed, maintain freight position matrix, promptly report CP/recaps/ loss incidents to corporate for insurance purposes, seek proof of insurance from FOB and CFR buyers, maintain spreadsheet and report to corporate.

  • Learn concepts of export sales/international trading with the ultimate goal being to be able to make sales independently.

Minimum Education

PREFERRED: Undergraduate degree. Prior experience in agricultural field or supply chain management.

Experience Requirements

An ideal candidate should have the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, competitive environment with a desire to continuously improve trade execution efficiencies and asset utilization while providing superior customer service to internal and external customers.

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

Position is mostly sedentary but may require occasional moving to other offices or buildings. May need to move light equipment or supplies from one place to another. May need to access files, supplies and equipment. Work activity is in an office, open-partitioned, cubicle environment.

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.