Commodity Broker - Grains

Job Locations US-OH-Bowling Green
ID 2023-8769
Position Type


Train to become a Risk Management Consultant by working with the team in Bowling Green, Ohio to develop a client base and risk management programs for those clients. Potential clients would include any company or individual that is exposed to price risk in any commodity futures market. This position would require an entrepreneurial drive and being comfortable with outside sales calls and visits to customers.


  • Learns the function, strategies, and techniques to become an effective risk management consultant through hands on training with current consulting team.
  • Become cross trained on current client base, learn all roles and functions necessary for office operations (current office focus is in agricultural price risk management).
  • Identifies, prospects and contacts potential clients to educate them on commodities trading and risk management.
  • Analyzes individual client operations to determine market exposure, price sensitivity and financial risks.
  • Performs market analysis, including reporting on commodities production, weather, supply and demand variables, and provides risk mitigation and margin enhancement strategies for clients.
  • Executes physical contracts, futures, options, and Swaps that support commodity risk management strategies.
  • Creates and manages reports pertaining to trading activities.
  • Participates in analysis and reconciliation of positions and P&L reported by trading team.
  • Ensures the market and credit risk on non-traditional transactions is captured appropriately.
  • Monitors trading activities and exposures to ensure they are within approved policies and limits.
  • Prepares and presents analysis regularly in front of a variety of audiences, and formats.
  • Develop and assist content creation, new ideas, and products to fit the needs of the client base.
  • Maintains prompt and regular attendance.
  • This list of responsibilities may not be all-inclusive and can be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Finance, Economics, Marketing, Mathematics or related fields preferred
  • Series 3 license required (must obtain within first 6 months of employment; company will cover cost)
  • Self-motivated and entrepreneurial
  • Driven to create new opportunities
  • Strong quantitative skills
  • Proven time management skills. Should be able to work well under pressure managing several time sensitive deadlines
  • Strong decision-making capabilities
  • Excellent customer service and verbal and written communication skills
  • Effective presentation skills
  • Demonstrate integrity and ethical behavior
  • Proficient computer skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Office

Physical requirements/Working conditions:

  • Climate controlled office environment
  • Minimal physical requirements other than occasional light lifting of boxed materials
  • Dynamic, time-sensitive environment
  • Travel as needed


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