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Merchandising Management Trainee - Perdue AgriBusiness

Date:  Nov 21, 2022

Salisbury, MD, US, 21804

Req ID:  65401
Job Function:  College Recruitment (Interns/OMTS/LMTS)

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.


This position aims to assist in marketing grain, oilseeds, protein meal, and vegetable oils into the domestic market. To assist in the negotiation and purchase and/or sale of grain, oilseeds, protein, and vegetable oil into the marketplace. To provide customer service and support to ensure price-competitive and timely delivery of products internationally. Coordinate the administrative and logistics programs related to domestic sales. Rotates during the course of training through multiple areas of Perdue AgriBusiness to gain knowledge of operations, sales, merchandising, and logistics. 

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist senior merchandisers with the purchase and sale of grain, oilseeds, protein meal, and vegetable oils into the domestic market. 
  • Coordinate the administrative and logistical requirements necessary to export grain, oilseeds, protein email, and vegetable oil.
  • Prepare various reports.
  • Create and maintain vessel and container files. 
  • Place bookings and communicate shipping instructions to the freight forwarder. 
  • Coordinate with treasury regarding payments received and payments outstanding. 
  • Work with senior merchandiser to trouble shoot and resolve accounts receivable issues. 
  • Audit and perform contract maintenance regarding open balances, closing balances, rolls, etc. 

Minimum Education

Bachelors degree or equivalent work experience

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

Normal climate-controlled office spaces. Able to operate a motor vehicle and travel to and from customer locations. Able to use standard office equipment including telephones, computers, copiers, etc. Able to move freely about plant and customer facilities. May be exposed to external weather conditions including rain, snow, and extreme temperatures (0 - 100 Degrees Fahrenheit), humidity, (0 - 100%), and noise (50db to 100db). Able to lift up to 50 pounds. Occasional overnight travel may be 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