For over 35 years London Agricultural Commodities (LAC) has been buying, selling and storing agricultural commodities throughout Canada and the United States. Today, LAC has 18 grain elevators and over 20 million bushels of storage. Grain marketing services and logistic capabilities give LAC unique advantages to provide customers with countless opportunities to market their grain.
We are seeking a candidate to fill an entry-level position at our Grain Merchandising Office in London, Ontario. Initially, the successful candidate will assist our existing commodity traders with commodity origination, handling logistics, commodity contracting and record keeping. This is tremendous opportunity to learn the Grain Merchandising business and grow with our firm.
The Junior Grain Merchandiser provide support with grain origination and procurement of commodities from farm customers. The individual will provide customer service to customers and work with the logistics team to assist in the execution of grain contracts.
We are a high volume and fast-paced group with numerous delivery points across the province. Maintaining positive customer and vendor relations is significant to this role and is a direct representation of our team and company. Frequent verbal and electronic communication is required.
This role requires a solid understanding and execution of company policies and procedures, excellent communication skills, ability to manage through ambiguity, independent problem solving, customer orientation, team collaboration and a high level of multi-tasking ability in a team environment. Being a self-starter is a must.
What you will do
- Purchase grain from farm customers across Ontario.
- Increase grain originations volumes, while maintaining or increasing profitability in accordance with merchandising team guidelines.
- Have knowledge and understanding of local supply and demand factors.
- Assist merchandiser team with accounting responsibilities to ensure prompt payment of invoices.
- Provide customer support and coordinate logistics.
- Provide accurate information to accounting staff for payment
- Communicate business position and miscellaneous adjustment with merchandiser team.
- Reconciles business unit trading position daily.
What you will need
- University degree (Agricultural related degree an asset)
- Strong math skills
- Excellent customer service skills
- Robust communication skills
- Complex problem-solving skills
- Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks
- Ability to conduct repetitive tasks accurately and completely
- Maintain positive working relationships with both internal and external customers
- MS Office Suite proficiency
This is a tremendous opportunity if you are interested in a long-term and rewarding career in Grain Merchandising. If you are a co-op student in agriculture or a related discipline such as business or economics, have an agricultural background or have obtained work experience in an agricultural organization and are interested in applying for this role, we would be glad to discuss the benefits of working with our team.
Interested candidates may forward a resume with cover letter to:
Attention: Scott Speers, Logistics Manager
1615 North Routledge Park, Unit #43
Fax: (519) 473-5781
We thank all who are interested in this opportunity, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
London Agricultural Commodities, Inc. is seeking two enthusiastic individuals to fill permanent positions at our food-grade soybean packaging plant in Thamesville, Ontario.
The positions will entail operating and monitoring processing equipment with a strong emphasis on meeting our customers’ demands for a quality product.
Candidates must have a high-school diploma (preference given to those with further education) and should enjoy work that is physically challenging. Prior experience in a country grain elevator or similar operation is preferred but not necessary.
We thank all of those who express interest in this opportunity, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Our LAC Internships are designed to provide a real-life experience for students to gain exposure in working in a grain trading office, grain terminal, and crop/soil sciences. Experiences include a variety of different tasks, with a goal to cross-train an intern to benefit from as many different experiences as possible. The exact role of an intern varies based upon the location they will work out of. We also try to offer learning opportunities directly related to the career interests of each individual intern. Some of the skill building activities an intern may experience include:
- Participation in summer long merchandising exercise
- Facility grain logistics education (grain grading, loading, unloading)
- Bin space management, storage methods, and grain quality control measures training
- Customer service – phone and office contact
- Grain contracting procedures and futures/options education
- Market data review
- Facility safety training
- Grain ticket and settlement process training
- Special projects