Farm Marketing Advisor - Calgary

Farmer's Business Network, Inc. - Calgary, AB (11 months ago)

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COMPANY OVERVIEW

Proudly Farmers First℠!

What do you get when you cross the best of Silicon Valley innovation and technology with the value driven mission of Family Farmers around the world?

Farmers Business Network, Inc. (FBN℠)!

FBN℠ was created by farmers for farmers and is on a mission to power the prosperity of Family Farmers around the world by leveling the playing field through insights, commerce and community. Our goal is to enable them to make smart business decisions that maximize their farms profit potential for generations to come, helping to ensure the fundamental economic viability and sustainability of family farms and rural communities.

We are a dynamic, and innovative AgTech company that offers competitive compensation and benefits and is backed by top investors including Google Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, DBL Partners, T Rowe Price and Temasek.

Farm Marketing Advisor

This person will join our rapidly growing crop marketing business as part of the effort to expand the Market Advisory Program and related service offerings which includes marketing intelligence, and advisory services. This is a unique opportunity to become a critical part of a high-value business line at one of the fastest growing companies in the Ag industry.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Own the farmer relationship providing personalized marketing advice and support using our centralized market intelligence, recommendations, contracts and services
Proactively work to uncover the clients marketing challenges and goals, and develop a marketing plan that aligns to these criteria as well as identified marketing best practices
Stay current on the latest market information in order to provide clients with market context to aid in their decision making
Communicate all centrally created marketing recommendations to the clients, ensuring those recommendations are personalized to specific farm operations
Work effectively in a team environment among traders, settlement, logistics and other support staff and help enable effective communication across the entire team
Build and maintain reports that track positions, show performance and communicate results
Review and prepare operational documentation including various reports for internal and external use
Create relationships with end buyers

QUALIFICATIONS

Required characteristics/qualifications include:
BS/BA preferred
Specialized knowledge of grain marketing and risk management practices
Solid grasp of grain futures and options markets as well as associated OTC derivative products like hedge-to-arrive contracts
Knowledge of industry regulations and guidelines
Knowledge of company products and services
Passionate about agriculture and farming; a desire to put the Farmers First®
Highly independent, goal-oriented and creative
Comfortable using technology products/services
A willingness to work in a fast-paced start-up environment, this is not a 9-5 job

Willingness to travel and be on farm on the day-to-day basisPreferred characteristics/qualifications include:

3+ years working in a similar grain consulting or advisory role
3+ on-farm sales experience
Experience in cash grain markets or grain merchandising
Existing relationships with farmers and end-buyers
Familiarity with analyst groups and hedge funds within the commodities sector