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Associate Commodity Trader

Date:  Sep 23, 2022

Burlington, VT, US, 05401

Req ID:  59916
Job Function:  Trading/Merchandising

Perdue AgriBusiness is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into it's second century of growth and innovation. An international agricultural products and services company, we handle agricultural commodities and have a diverse portfolio of products and businesses.


To negotiate the purchase of commodity products. To provide customer service to ensure price competitive and timely delivery of commodity products. 

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Build on negotiating skills to maximize ROIC, and to build trading positions for maximum profit while minimizing risk. 
  • Build, develop, and manage a network of customers and suppliers for long term business growth and development. 
  • Seek cash price anomalies and execute regional arbitrage opportunities to maximize margins. 
  • Manage and monitor inventories at the production facilities to ensure adequate supply. 
  • Comprehend NGFA and NOPA trade rules and specific cash commodity technical trade specifications to create trading liquidity. 
  • Perform other task and projects as assigned by supervisor 

Minimum Education

BS Degree (Agriculture, Business Management, Accounting or related field)

Experience Requirements

  • 0-3 years of experience 
  • Understanding of commodity markets
  • Understanding of standard software applications 
  • Strong math, communications, analytical and interpersonal skills



Experience Preferred

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

Able to move freely throughout production facilities and customer locations.  Exposed to external weather conditions to include rain, snow, and extreme temperatures (-15 – 100 Degrees Fahrenheit), humidity, (0 - 100%), noise (50db to 100db) and chemicals (MSDS sheets available).   Able to lift 50 pounds.  Able to travel internationally.  Overnight travel is estimated to be between 50% and 75%.  Able to operate a motor vehicle and travel to and from Venture Milling and customer locations.  Able to use standard office equipment to include telephone, computers, copiers etc. 


Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. #PAB

Nearest Major Market: Burlington Vermont