Cargill Senior Merchant (Starches, Sweeteners & Texturizers) in Wayzata, Minnesota

Senior Merchant (Starches, Sweeteners & Texturizers)

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 155,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


The Senior Merchant primary responsibilities include leading globally traded physical corn protein positions, logistics and customer relationships. This position will work cross-functionally and across Global Business Units. This role will need a strong commercial, customer and trading minded candidate.

40% Merchandise and arbitrage all of Cargill Starches, Sweeteners & Texturizers North America high-protein Gluten Meal. Trade competitor 3rd party production within the boundaries of our trading limits.

20% Act as the primary contact with key Domestic NA customers, plus Cargill Agricultural Supply Chain worldwide branch-offices for our export market-share

20% Trade Cargill Starches, Sweeteners & Texturizers North America’s $30mm protein exposure limit and collaborate with regions on Cargill Starches, Sweeteners & Texturizers North Americas Group $130mm limit. Manage the legacy Cargill Texturizers business futures hedging and risk management services

20% Physical Position & Supply Chain Management. Lead the planning and execution of export and domestic supply chains.




  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Minimum 5 years business experience with grains and/or Non-Grain Feed Ingredients hedging

  • Proven negotiation experience in B to B environment. Large-scale contracts

  • Proven track-record of trading or working in highly volatile and ambiguous conditions

  • Capacity to perform as an individual contributor, while influencing team leads across various job families

  • Demonstrated experience in base and non-base capital expense projects and Transformation Office initiatives

  • Demonstrated proven ability to build, strategize and grow key customer volumes, relationships and margins

  • Flexible to travel as needed 10-20%

  • Flexible working hours to support global markets


  • Knowledge of trading metrics, Cargill risk position and Commodity Risk Committee policies are preferred

  • National Grain and Feed Association and AFFCO experience is preferred

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Trading & Merchandising

Primary Location US-MN-Wayzata

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: WAY06917