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Robert Half Commodities Manager in Cordova, Tennessee


Robert Half is working with a client who is looking to acquire a dynamic Commodities Manager to their growing team. This role is responsible for the direction, planning and coordination of procurement and supply chain activities for assigned edible oils. The individual will purchase goods that support quality, cost, and service level standards, manage standards, manage business relationships with related suppliers and key industry personnel, continually evaluate the risk management strategies (including hedging and cash purchases) and execute plans to meet changing economic and competitive situations.


Assist in the development and execution of procurement, hedging, and risk management strategies for all edible oils to minimize price risk exposure including contract management

Provide supply and demand commodity input analysis, price forecasting, commodity research, and cost risk management for major commodity ingredients

Provide Key Management with regular analysis and updates on commodity markets, risk strategies, and business impacts including both internal and external presentations

Assist sales in development of customer risk management programs. Participate in customer visits as the commodity expert and present market analysis and forecasts.

Tracks, monitors, and manage daily oil positions to insure all risk management strategies are fully met.


Analytical Skills – Very critical in managing the business and identifying problems or opportunities. Synthesizes complex or diverse information. Uses intuition and experience to complement data.

Business/Financial Acumen – This position involves P& L management and responsibility. Must understand financial implications of various business decisions. Displays orientation to profitability, works within approved budget.

Interpersonal Skills – Position deals with many internal and external people, companies and positions. Must be able to establish relationships, foster teamwork and build consensus

Communication Skills – will be actively involved in conveying information and ideas, both in written and verbal form. Strong presentation skills are a must.

Strategic Thinking - Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; Understand organization's strengths and weaknesses; Analyzes market and competition and adjusts strategic direction accordingly.

Leadership – Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well. Takes responsibility for subordinates’ activities.



Minimum BS/BBA in relevant academic field.

Preferred BS/BBA in Agricultural Economics and/or MBA.

Related Experience:

Minimum of 5-7 years related commodity or futures trading and/or direct ag-based commodity procurement.

Equipment/Software Skills

Must have excellent experience and knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel and PowerPoint

Requirements Futures Trading, Futures, Commodity Management, Commodities, Commodity Markets, Manufacturing

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