A very successful barge freight company is seeking an outgoing self-starter with a grain merchandising background to manage and market their entire grain barge freight position from a southwestern Illinois location. This is a great opportunity for someone looking for a long-term career with a privately held, non-corporate, team-oriented culture with accountability and plenty of challenge.
This is a position for someone who wants to actively monitor what is occurring daily in the grain and freight markets through constant interaction with grain companies shipping on the U.S. river system. This role will be responsible for, but not limited to, developing and maintaining customer relationships, new market development, rate development, planning equipment assignments and assisting with administrative functions as needed.
The successful candidate will have at least 5 years of experience in grain origination / merchandising and a solid network of contacts in the industry. Candidates must possess excellent inter-personal, communication, organizational, and problem solving skills. Most of the work will be done on the telephone, although 10% travel will be critical to support and develop customer relationships.
A BS degree in Agriculture, Business or related field is required, and Master's degree in business is preferred.
Base salary of $80,000+ depending on experience plus performance bonus and excellent benefits.
Qualified individuals please contact Jeff Bechard.