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ADM Grain Origination Specialist - Decatur, IL in Decatur, Illinois

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Grain Origination Specialist - Decatur, IL


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About ADM

For more than a century, the people of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) have transformed crops into products that serve the vital needs of a growing world. Today, we’re one of the world’s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, with approximately 40,000 employees serving customers in nearly 200 countries. With a global value chain that includes approximately 450 crop procurement locations, more than 330 food and feed ingredient manufacturing facilities, 62 innovation centers and the world’s premier crop transportation network, we connect the harvest to the home, making products for food, animal feed, industrial and energy uses. Learn more at .

Grain Origination Specialist- Decatur, IL

ADM Grain

This is an exempt level position.

Position Summary :

The position will be based in Decatur reporting to the Origination manager. The primary function of this role is to originate bushels directly from producers in the area as well as secure direct to farm fertilizer sales. This position will be located in Decatur, IL with occasional work in Macon, IL

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for building and maintaining producer relationships

  • Spend several days a week on pre-planned customer appointments

  • Coordinate strategic grain origination and fertilizer sales plan with the team

  • Maintain clear customer list with market share/contact information/activity log

  • Assist customers with marketing, accounting, and other administrative tasks

  • Actively prospect for new business through outbound phone calls and in person meetings

  • Actively communicate with other colleagues on markets/grain movement

  • Work to attain positive, cooperative relationships with internal colleagues across all divisions and responsibilities.

  • Portray a positive image of ADM and self when interacting with customers and colleagues

  • Develop, maintain, and accomplish personal goals set forth by manager

Job Requirements:

  • Extended hours/weekends during harvest

  • Occasional travel required

  • B.A or B.S degree, experience with sales and ag sales a plus

  • Proficient in Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint

  • Self-starter with the ability to assess risk and make sound decisions

  • Ability to speak in public, cold call and communicate effectively

  • Results oriented, problem solver and a great teammate

  • Adopt, promote and demonstrate the ADM safety and ethics culture

Relocation assistance is available with this position.

This position offers a complete benefit package, including 401K/ESOP, pension, health, life and dental insurance.

ADM requires the successful completion of applicable pre-employment drug screen, medical questionnaire and a background check.

ADM is an EOE for minorities, females, protected veterans and individuals with a disability




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ADM is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability and veterans status.