Grain Origination Representative

Date:  May 26, 2023

Salisbury, MD, US, 21804

Req ID:  60684
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.


Perdue AgriBusiness has an excellent opportunity for a Grain Origination Representative at our facility located in Salisbury, MD. This position is responsible for maximizing local grain origination and procurement with farmers and dealers within assigned geographic area that will ensure a timely and cost-effective supply of grain.

Perdue AgriBusiness offers competitive wages and benefit packages to full-time, regular positions.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Direct the origination and procurement of grain from producers within assigned area.

Develop strategies, procedures, and promotional programs to support local grain origination and procurement programs.

Develop customer relations with grain producers to ensure a service and reliability.

Develop regional information relative to competitive offers, services, and purchasing programs to assist in establishing grain values in assigned areas.

Coordinate with domestic grain merchandising on all positions to maximize profitability.

Provide crop progress and condition reports.

Coordinate with Regional and local operation personnel to develop delivery hours and logistics plans for inbound and outbound grain movements. 

Coordinate the day-to-day grain accounting activity with PAB Headquarters to insure timely and accurate settlements and record keeping.

Work with management to establish yearly goals and Profit and Loss forecast.


Minimum Education

BS degree (Agriculture, Business, Management)

Experience Requirements

Knowledge of grain origination and procurement

Knowledge of CBOT

Knowledge of basis trading

Understanding of standard software applications

Strong communication, math, analytical and interpersonal skills

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

Able to operate a motor vehicle and travel to and from customer locations.  Able to move freely about farms and other agricultural areas.  Exposed to external weather conditions to include rain, snow and extreme temperatures (-15 to 90 Degrees Fahrenheit), humidity, (0 - 100%), and noise (50db to 100db).  Able to use standard office equipment to include telephone, computers, copiers etc.  Able to lift up to 50 pounds.  Overnight travel required.


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.

Nearest Major Market: Salisbury