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Manager of Grain and Soy

Ref ID: REF16604X
Department: Live Operations & Milling
Location: Fresno, CA
Employment Type: Full-time
Shift: Day

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Company Description

Foster Farms has been a family-owned and operated company for four generations. Since our founding days back in 1939, we have always been committed to providing consumers with the highest-quality, best-tasting poultry products available. The hope is that our commitment to excellence, honesty, quality, service, and our people will shine through in everything we do.

We are always looking for talented individuals to join the Foster Farms team. We offer the experience of a large organization, but operate like a family business. More than half of our job openings are filled by internal promotion, and we encourage employees to gain a variety of experiences across different functional groups.

Job Description

Purpose of Position:

Coordinate and manage the physical execution of grain, soy and fats procurement activities for Farms feed mills as instructed by Vice President of Commodities, including all logistical planning. Oversee, coordinate and manage all aspects of Grain and Soy Merchandizing Group, including outside merchandising, outside brokers, customers, suppliers, personnel, and business unit profitability.

Essential Job Functions:

Coordinate and manage the physical execution of grain and soy procurement activities for Foster Farms feed mills.

Manage trading position and daily activities of merchants for internal poultry needs and for external sales to livestock customers.

Oversee flow of feed to our Feedmill and Commodities facilities

Manage Farm’s daily procurement activity by Merchants, under general instruction of the Vice President, with individual responsibility as to execution. Spot procurement is under personal discretion, where as forward contracting is under discretion of the Vice President.

Total responsibility to manage commodity trading positions and daily activities of Merchants, within the position limits and code of conduct established by Corporate.

Total responsibility to manage rail freight movement.

Lead and coordinate between milling, nutrition and commodities the needs, opportunities and issues.

Maintain continuous positioning and accurate record keeping to ensure positioning internally meets objectives.

Total responsibility to manage fats, liquid feed and urea purchases and marketing.

Risk Management of positions and position limits and daily contracting.

Additional Functions:

Analyze market information.

Maximize profitability, control expenses.

Manage personnel, (activities, education and reviews.)

Manage risk of trading position.

Budgeting and planning along with periodic updated forecasting

Assist in reporting as requested for weekly, biweekly, period, quarter and year end.



Degree in Ag Business, Business Administration or related field, MBA strongly preferred

Fifteen years’ experience in merchandising particularly Grain, Soy and liquid feeds.

Comprehensive knowledge of futures and options markets.

Understanding of trading positions and strategy development

Technical and fundamental knowledge of commodity markets

In depth knowledge of transportation markets and their rate structures.

Strong negotiating, sales and people skills.

Ability to work under pressure in volatile markets.

Strong analytical skills to asses and act in fast moving markets.


Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Foster Farms is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities, Females, Veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Foster Farms participates in E-Verify during the hire process at all locations for all new employees.