Effingham - Grain Merchandiser


Effingham, IL

Reports to:

VP of Grain

Required Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in agriculture or Business, or equivalent experience. Experience in the grain industry.

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.

  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the public.

Essential Functions:

  1. Follow all established personnel and safety policies and procedures.

  2. Grain Origination: Procure grain from local producers and call on new accounts.

  3. Work with producers updating them on market trends, current grain quotes, grain programs, and form marketing plans.

  4. Work closely with Grain Marketing personnel (i.e., grain merchants, grain buyers, the hedge desk and accountants) in exchange of information.

  5. Communicate bid changes and closing bids to customers.

  6. Report and record all purchasing contracts quickly and accurately.

  7. Assist in the management of logistics (rail and truck).

  8. Assist with rail billing and grain sales settlements as needed.

  9. Perform daily hedging activities.

  10. Work with the elevator and office staff in the exchange of information to enhance the flow of grain.

  11. Provide excellent customer service and work well with patrons in a courteous and professional manner.

  12. Build and maintain positive working relationships with customers and potential customers.

Work Environment:

The nature of the business may require extended hours


The employee may be required to travel to other locations, conferences, educational opportunities, and other job-related activities.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time.


Commensurate with experience (incentives per established scale)

Effingham Equity shall not be liable for, shall not pay, and expressly rejects and disclaims any and all responsibility or liability for any commission, expense, fee or cost claimed or charged by any recruitment or employment agency, firm, or company in connection with the employment of any candidate selected by Effingham Equity for the position described above unless a written contract is executed by Effingham Equity and such employment agency, firm or company before Effingham Equity makes an offer of employment to such candidate.

Send resumes to Mark Tarter, Mark.Tarter@TheEquity.com, by Tuesday, May 31, 2022.

Company Size



Agriculture, Grain, Commodities



Job Segment

Full-Time, Seasonal, Operations, Production, Economics, Agriculture

Nearest Major Market

St. Louis, Decatur, Champaign, Terre Haute

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