Grain Origination Trainee

Full-Time MaxYield Cooperative in Grain , in Origination/Commodity Merchandising Email Job
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Job Description

Are you a Spring 2021 college graduate with experience in grain origination, marketing, merchandising and/or production agriculture seeking a career in the grain industry?

Do you have a passion for commodities, markets, business, working with growers and sales?

Are you someone who enjoys building relationships with clients and providing them with grain marketing and risk management solutions for their farming operations?

Do you want to start your career learning alongside leaders in the industry in a friendly and positive work environment?

If so, we want to talk to you.

MaxYield Cooperative is a leading agricultural cooperative based in West Bend providing innovative solutions to our clients in Northwest and North Central Iowa. We’re seeking the right individual to join our team as a Grain Origination Trainee. You will be responsible for contacting existing and potential clients via outbound phone and face-to-face on-the-farm sales calls. To facilitate learning, you will be assigned a mentor who will help you to learn markets, commodities, risk management and all facets of MaxYield Cooperative. Upon successful completion of your 8 to 12-month education and training plan in West Bend, you will be assigned your origination territory within MaxYield’s trade area.

It is important that you are team-oriented, have proficient computer skills that includes proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word. We don’t require that you are an “expert” at all things grain on the first day, but we do want you to have a strong willingness to learn! You must also possess strong communication, leadership and networking skills. You must have or be working towards a 2-year or 4-year college degree in ag business, ag studies, or related area. This position offers competitive salary & benefits, including:

  • Company vehicle
  • Smart phone
  • Uniform allowance
  • Laptop/iPad
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability
  • 401 (k) retirement plan
  • Pension plan
  • PTO

Living Here: Build your career while living and working in the greater Iowa Lakes and North Central Iowa region. Our 25 locations are dotted across 7 Iowa counties filled with friendly towns and quiet cities. You’ll enjoy a low cost of living, tight-knit communities, and a variety of things to do outside of work. The cities of Okoboji, Spirit Lake, Fort Dodge, and Mason City are hubs for social gatherings and shopping, and snowmobiling, hiking, hunting and watersports can be found throughout the trade area. Regional hubs aren’t far either, with cities like Des Moines, Minneapolis, Sioux Falls, and Omaha in driving distance for an easy weekend outing!

Can you picture yourself building your career in the grain industry with MaxYield? This is your opportunity to join our team and launch your career while making an impactful contribution to the region’s farming community.

Send your resume to Emily Campbell, talent recruitment & communications specialist, MaxYield Cooperative,

Employment contingent upon successful completion of pre-employment drug screen

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