Commodity Trader
Location: Evansville, Indiana
This is a full-time, exempt position.

Position Summary:
As a Commodity Trader at ADM, you help secure supply chains that are critical to sustainably feed the worlds growing population. In this dynamic role, you will have responsibility for the procurement of grain and oilseeds, and/or the marketing of finished goods to achieve optimum financial results for building and maintaining relationships with customers as well as colleagues from other ADM facilities, the handling of logistics, accounting, execution and other customer related issues. As a core member of the trading team, you that is tasked with the strategy for margin generation of a facility, or region, and is responsible for recommending trading and marketing strategies and overseeing logistics execution for the region of responsibility.

Key Skills & Competencies:

  • Analytical Thinking
  • Impact & Influence
  • Achievement Orientation
  • Information Seeking
  • Strong Interpersonal Skills

Description of Work Performed:

  • You will develop an understanding of local, national and global market trends, calculate business margins and their effect on commodity pricing, manage local bids/offers. Additionally, in their roles, Merchandisers balance risk management, customer relationships, transportation and logistics
  • Builds & maintains positive relationships with accounts that bring defined value
  • Seeks out new business that would profitably enhance ADM company assets
  • Understands customer requirements and strives to meet them to differentiate ourselves from competition
  • Maintains a clear customer account list and provides detailed background information in files
  • Handles all accounting related issues in a timely manner to ensure good customer service
  • Works to make quick decisions in a fast market while accepting the responsibility to defend them logically
  • Develops a keen understanding of local, national, & world markets & trends
  • Purposefully makes outbound phone calls to deliver and receive timely market information
  • Price discovery and bid/offer maintenance to improve risk management and pricing
  • Understanding of margin calculations & their effect on commodity pricing; Ensures the most cost-efficient transportation and logistics
  • Understands the value of ADM owned transportation (i.e. barges, trucks and railcars)
  • Develops a good working knowledge of freight spreads and competitor activities
  • Develops a keen understanding and working knowledge of ADM information technology systems
  • Ensures that individual goals are aligned with company goals
  • Constantly works on individual personal development within the company
  • Develops good understanding of local plant operations
  • Works to attain positive, collaborative relationships with internal colleagues across divisions & responsibilities
  • Portrays a positive image of the company and self when interacting with customers & colleagues
  • Prepares and submits daily & ad hoc reports


  • Bachelor’s degree; business or agriculture focus is preferred
Excited about this role but don’t meet every requirement listed? Studies show that often applicants will self-select out if they don’t check every box. We encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this role or another one of our openings.

ADM requires the successful completion of a background check.



Benefits and Perks

Enriching the quality of life for the world begins by taking care of our colleagues. In addition to competitive pay, we support your diverse needs with a comprehensive total rewards package to enhance your well-being, including:

  • Physical wellness – medical/Rx, dental, vision and on-site wellness center access or gym reimbursement (as applicable).
  • Financial wellness – flexible spending accounts, health savings account, 401(k) with matching contributions and cash balance plan, discounted employee stock purchasing program, life insurance, disability, workers’ compensation, legal assistance, identity theft protection.
  • Mental and social wellness – Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and Colleague Giving Programs (ADM Cares).

Additional benefits include:

  • Paid time off including paid holidays.
  • Adoption assistance and paid maternity and parental leave.
  • Tuition assistance.
  • Company-sponsored training and development resources, such as LinkedIn Learning, language training and mentoring programs.

*Benefits may vary for bargained locations, confirm benefit eligibility with your recruiter.


Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are cornerstones of ADM’s efforts to continue innovating, driving growth, and delivering outstanding performance. We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce and create welcoming, truly inclusive work environments — environments that enable every ADM colleague to feel comfortable on the job, make meaningful contributions to our success, and grow their career. We respect and value the unique backgrounds and experiences that each person can bring to ADM because we know that diversity of perspectives makes us better, together.

We are committed to ensuring all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We welcome everyone to apply, especially those individuals who are underrepresented in our industry, as we strive to ensure our workforce represents the world that we help to feed: people of color, women, gender non-conforming, LGBTQIA+, veterans and persons with disabilities. For more information regarding our efforts to advance Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging, please visit our website here: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion | ADM.

About ADM

At ADM, we unlock the power of nature to provide access to nutrition worldwide. With industry-advancing innovations, a complete portfolio of ingredients and solutions to meet any taste, and a commitment to sustainability, we give customers an edge in solving the nutritional challenges of today and tomorrow. We’re a global leader in human and animal nutrition and the world’s premier agricultural origination and processing company. Our breadth, depth, insights, facilities and logistical expertise give us unparalleled capabilities to meet needs for food, beverages, health and wellness, and more. From the seed of the idea to the outcome of the solution, we enrich the quality of life the world over. Learn more at www.adm.com.