Procurement Intern

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CHS Inc. is a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States that provides grain, food and energy resources to businesses and consumers around the world.  We serve agriculture customers and consumers across the United States and around the world.  Most of our 11,000 employees are in the United States, but today we have employees in 19 countries. At CHS, we are creating connections to empower agriculture.

CHS has an exciting summer internship opportunity within the Grain Marketing Division. The CHS Inver Grove Heights, MN Procurement Intern position is intended to develop a general understanding of grain marketing.  You must be highly motivated with excellent communication skills. Be detail oriented and flexible with strong problem-solving ability and able to prioritize and work independently.
Learn how to trade cash grain and use futures markets to hedge.
Learn how to calculate freight rates to move grain from origin to destination.
Learn grain marketing terminology and different grain contracts offered to customers.
Learn and understand grain trading rules.
Talk to truck drivers to book freight.
Visit with customers in providing grain bids and offers.
Provide exceptional customer service by researching, resolving, and/or escalating inquiries.
Call on potential new and existing grain customers
Learn how to work in a profit driven and high-paced work environment.
Projects as assigned.
Maintain and promote a strong safety culture and follow all safety policies, procedures and regulations. Identify and communicate workplace hazards and correct or seek assistance in correcting unsafe actions or conditions.
Minimum Qualifications (required)
Currently a junior or senior enrolled in a four-year Ag Business, Ag Economics, or Business Administration degree program
Classroom or previous work experience in Ag Marketing
Additional Qualifications
Background or coursework in agriculture
CHS is a diversified Fortune 100 company providing essential grain, food and energy resources to businesses and consumers. CHS is a cooperative system owned by farmers, ranchers and their local cooperatives from the Great Lakes to the Pacific Northwest and from the Canadian border to Texas. CHS is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Minority, Female, Veteran, and Disability employer.
CHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Effective January 6, 2021, the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires employers to conduct a pre-employment verification full query against the newly established License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse prior to beginning employment in a position that requires a valid commercial driver’s license (CDL). Candidates seeking employment in a position that requires a commercial motor vehicle license must voluntarily enter their information into the FMCSA and must provide disclosure authorization, at the time of offer, to CHS or an authorized third-party agent of CHS to verify information.


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