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North American Pork Trader

Atlanta, GA

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AJC is a world leader in frozen and refrigerated food products, marketing poultry, pork, meat, seafood, vegetables and fruits around the globe. Our products and customers are located across more than 140 countries on six continents. Our multicultural workforce represents over 34 nationalities speaking more than 23 languages. For more than 40 years, we have focused on one goal — making our clients more successful. To learn more about AJC, visit our website at ****Summary:

AJC is looking for a results driven North American Pork Trader interested in advancing their sales career with an international company and top exporter of frozen protein products in the U.S. The North American Pork Trader will be responsible for generating profitable purchases for assigned destination countries according to established plan metrics. This is accomplished with position trading and by maintaining and growing current supplier account base. The ideal candidate should be an energetic and experienced commodity trader who is motivated by a challenge.

Essential Tasks and Responsibilities:

Handles Designated Supply Base (as assigned)

-Maintains daily contact with designated suppliers, collects offers on product available.

-Direct and lead supplier negotiations.

-Targets our share of purchases and monitors results.

-Maintains records of producer/profile.

-Monitors competitors’ activities with these suppliers.

-Makes personal plant visits.

-Develops personal relationships with various industry representatives.

Handles Designated Destination Region

-Understands destination regions business and usage of products we sell; knows our share and competitors.

-Maintains frequent contact with selling traders

-Generates desired gross profit in total and per region

-Maintains clears records of information vital to relationship.

-Visits destination markets yearly (as necessary).

Maintains Supplier Contracts: Costs, Conditions, and Documents

-Understands AJC costing system.

-Maintains reference of applicable rates.

-Knows all possible transportation alternatives origin to destination.

Manages Risk

-Positions trading within established limits and liquidating practices.

-Responsible for fully specifying product and contract terms at time of purchase in writing to avoid disputes and claims.

-Participates in negotiating claims.

-Prudently negotiates long-term contracts limiting exposure.

-Assists in contract discrepancies and payments to suppliers

Education & Experience:

-Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, or a related business field.

-5 to 7 minimum years of position trading, commodity trade, and frozen protein purchasing experience required.

-Previous commodity sales experience is preferred.

Essential Skills & Abilities:

-Excellent understanding of current applications and trends in international trade.

-Detail oriented in workflow processes and resolution.

-Self-motivated and independent thinker.

-Ability to exercise strong judgment in analyzing, appraising, evaluating and solving problems of a difficult procedural or departmental nature.

-Proficient Computer and Microsoft Office skills

Additional Candidate Requirements
Education: Bachelors
Experience: 5-7 years
Preferred Language Skills:

Required Skills:

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