POET

  • Merchandiser

    Job ID
    2017-2957
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Category
    Commodities/Merchandising
    Shift
    Day
    Travel Required
    25%-50%
    Position Location(s)
    US-SD-Sioux Falls
    FLSA Status
    Exempt
  • ABOUT POET NUTRITION

    In addition to creating biofuels at POET, we produce other valuable goods that we call co-products. These co-products include five million tons of our Dakota Gold distillers grain animal feed and 600 million pounds of our Voila corn oil. It is our role at POET Nutrition to market these high quality products and provide the lowest cost logistics solutions for our customers.

     

    JOB SUMMARY

    Each day, when we show up to work at POET Nutrition it’s our job to market and transport, as efficiently as possible, about 20,000 tons of our high quality feed products from our bioprocessing facilities to our valued customers who happen to be located all over the globe. As a Merchandiser it will be your role to effectively manage a portfolio by representing the value of Dakota Gold distillers grains and develop strong customer relationships that are built on trust. Not an expert on animal feed? Don’t worry. If you are an effective communicator, fearless, enjoy solving problems, a good team player, and are looking for an opportunity with a strong, growing company in an exciting industry, we can provide you all the necessary training and tools to be successful.

    A TYPICAL DAY

    • Communicate with customers to gain an understanding of their needs and expectations.
    • Research various market factors to determine sales and pricing strategy.
    • Understand activities at the bioprocessing facilities to manage inventory and quality.
    • Write sales contracts.
    • Develop new markets and find new customers.
    • Promote and represent the value of Dakota Gold products.
    • Maintain a high level of customer service.
    • Study the latest data on the value of Dakota Gold in a feed ration.
    • Travel to visit our customers and partner locations.
    • Since we are all about teamwork and getting the job done, your skill may be put to many other uses!

    THIS JOB MAY BE FOR YOU IF

    • You know how to build long-lasting relationships. People naturally like you and trust you. You love the challenge of meeting new people.
    • You enjoy solving problems. You don’t get flustered when things don’t go according to plan. You love taking on challenges and finding creative solutions.
    • You like helping people. You’re patient and level-headed. You really enjoy exceeding someone else’s expectations.
    • You possess grit. You’re fearless. You enjoy competition. You finish what you start, no matter what. You persevere regardless of the obstacles.
    • You communicate effectively. You write well. You speak articulately. You’re comfortable communicating in writing and on the phone.
    • You pay attention to the details. For you, anything worth doing is worth doing right, every time.
    • You’re a learner. You’re not afraid of taking on new things and stretching yourself. You’re not afraid to ask questions as you’re always looking to improve.
    • You have a Bachelor’s degree or similar real-world logistics experience.
    • You know the basics of Microsoft Office Suite. You’re capable of learning new programs.

    To review a complete job description click here.

     

    POET is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.

     

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