Grain Marketing Specialist

Landmark Services Cooperative

About Us:

We are a member-owned cooperative business providing agronomy, animal nutrition, grain, energy and retail, and financial products, services and solutions to over 11,000 members in communities throughout central and southern Wisconsin, northern Illinois, and eastern Iowa.

Position Details

Grain Marketing Specialist
Southwest Wisconsin
Cottage Grove, WI

WORK PROUD. Are you up for a challenge, doing a job that matters? Looking for a company where work/life balance is respected, honest effort is rewarded, and your contribution is appreciated? You’re looking for Landmark Services Cooperative. Find your place in a positive, supportive atmosphere where opportunity is always growing. Join Landmark, a team that believes in what it’s doing. Enjoy a job that grows along with you as your skills and talents evolve, while fueling the needs of your family, friends, and billions of others who depend on agriculture.

Landmark is looking for a Grain Marketing Specialist to manage the origination of grain from our members/producers, which also includes the selling of risk management programs, and prospecting for new business with area farmers. The ideal candidate takes pride in their work and always goes the extra mile to ensure customer satisfaction. This position can be based out of Cottage Grove, Whitewater, or Burlington, Wisconsin.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Assists and participates with the Grain Division in the planning and execution of strategies, business plans, and marketing efforts that assist the producer with marketing decisions. 
  • Communicates effectively with customers to; originate grain, introduce Landmark programs, and risk management tools. 
  • Develops long-term relationships with targeted customers by making regular farm calls. 
  • Utilizes the Landmark pipeline as a tool to prospect, and measures results. 
  • Collaborates with other Landmark divisions to gain new business.
  • Promotes Grain Programs and tools matching the individual customer's needs with Landmark programs and risk management tools. 
  • Maintains and utilizes detailed records on the targeted customers to enhance the understanding of customer's problems and needs.

Required Skills:

  • Strong computer skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong relationship driven customer service skills.
  • Ability to develop new business and be willing to make cold calls/visits in the country.
  • Ability to support and communicate the Landmark mission statement and our core competency in all daily functions.

Physical/Work Demands:

  • Able to walk/stand for long periods of time.
  • Able to drive.
  • Clean driving record.

Education and Experience:

  • Associates degree in Agricultural related field or Business. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural field or Business preferred. 
  • Minimum 2-4 years grain origination or similar agricultural background experience required. Previous risk management experience preferred.

Why Landmark?

Landmark values the contributions of its employees and believes the rewards of their jobs should extend beyond a simple paycheck, enriching every aspect of their lives. That’s why people who work at Landmark enjoy benefits such as:

  • Full-time benefit eligibility begins the 1st of the month following date of hire. 
  • Company-subsidized medical and dental plans. 
  • Company contribution to a health savings account, if enrolled in a Landmark-sponsored benefit plan. 
  • Company-paid short- and long-term disability and life insurance. 
  • Vision, identity theft and legal plan options. 
  • 401K company match up to 5% and 100% vested day one. 
  • Employee discounts on computer equipment and software, heating and cooling service and installation, LP and fuel oil, and cell phone plans. 
  • Paid time off, volunteer time off and paid holidays. 
  • Clothing and personal protective equipment allowance. 
  • Tuition reimbursement.

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