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Archer Daniels Midland Company Interviews

 

Interview Date: September 11, 2014
Interview Location: Sheridan Hall 214

 

Position(s) Interviewing for:
-Commodity Merchandising and Elevator Management Trainee
About the Elevator Management Position
ADM is currently seeking individuals who anticipate graduating with a bachelor’s degree in December or May for our elevator management trainee position.
ADM owns and operates a global network of grain elevators with a concentration in the Midwestern United States. This network is the foundation for linking the origination of grain from producers to ADM processing and other end-user markets. The facilities vary in size and scale to include truck, shuttle train, river and export facilities.
The grain elevator manager manages the profitability of a grain facility through grain merchandising, accounting, operations, customer service and staff supervision. Success depends upon enhancing value through the safe handling and merchandising of grain and providing outstanding customer service.
About the Commodity Merchandising Position
ADM is currently seeking individuals who anticipate graduating with a bachelor’s degree in December or May for our commodity merchandiser trainee position. A commodity merchandiser is focused on buying and selling commodities in the cash market, as well as making and coordinating arrangements for the transportation of the product. Much of a typical day is spent on the telephone, keeping customers aware of current grain market news while buying and selling grain products. The office environment can be hectic as market information is shared verbally among the traders.
Commodity markets are influenced by a myriad of factors from around the world. These include trade policy, supply and demand factors, weather and transportation costs. ADM’s merchandisers’ ability to evaluate these changing factors drives our business units’ profitability.
About the Training Program
Commodity merchandisers and elevator managers learn the fundamentals of the business by embarking on an intense six-week training curriculum, which involves thorough classroom and on-the-job learning. This program is unparalleled in the industry. Training occurs at our corporate headquarters, river terminals, country elevators and processing plants. Our trainees are given the opportunity to meet with and learn from commodity merchandisers at many of our locations. These merchandisers all have unique stories and ideas to share, which help in molding a better understanding of the business. ADM’s merchandisers trade commodities in domestic and international markets. Merchandisers have to balance risk management, customer relations, transportation and logistics.
Key components of the training include: grain merchandising; space and logistics management; facility operations such as receiving, load-out of grain, maintenance and safety; staff supervision, including hiring, managing and evaluation of employees; financial accounting and management; and customer service including creating value for the customer in a commodity business.

-Commodity Merchandising and Elevator Management Internships
About the Commodity Merchandising Internship
Commodity merchandising interns learn the fundamentals of the business by embarking on an intense 11-week internship program at one of ADM’s commodity merchandising locations. This opportunity exposes students to many aspects of commodity merchandising.
The internship is focused on buying and selling commodities in the cash market, as well as making and coordinating arrangements for the transportation of the product. Much of a typical day is spent on the telephone, keeping customers aware of current grain market news while buying and selling grain or products. The office environment can be hectic as market information is shared verbally among the merchandisers. This activity makes the job exciting and challenging.
About the Elevator Management Internship
Elevator management interns learn the fundamentals of the business by embarking on an intense 11-week internship program at one of ADM’s elevator locations. This exciting opportunity exposes students to many aspects of elevator management. The grain elevator manager manages the profitability of a grain facility through grain merchandising, accounting, operations, customer service and staff supervision. Success depends on the ability of the manager to enhance value through the safe handling and merchandising of grain and providing outstanding customer services. ADM owns and operates a global network of grain elevators with a high concentration in the Midwestern United States. This network is the foundation for linking the origination of grain from producers to ADM processing and other end-user markets. The facilities vary in size and scale to include truck, shuttle train, river and export facilities.

 

Majors Interviewing: Agri-Business, Agriculture, Economics, Finance, International Business & Economics
Requirements: Minimum 2.8 GPA
Job Location: Various locations
Company Web site: http://www.adm.com/en-US/Pages/default.aspx


If interested in signing up for an interview, take your resume to their Career Fair booth on September 10, at Gross Memorial Coliseum from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.