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Merchandising Assistant - International Freight

Company Name:
Lansing Trade Group
Summary
The Merchandising Assistant provides administrative and customer support to the Trader and may occasionally assist others. This
position
is responsible for the accurate and timely execution of the entire purchase and sales contract process from entry to final settlement. The individual in this position maintains a
computer
database of information should have a general knowledge of accounting procedures, is responsible for accurately inputting trades, generating reports, troubleshooting to resolve issues, and providing customer service to buyers and sellers.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
This individual reports directly to their assigned Location
manager
(s) and assists with documenting daily trading of commodities, data entry into computer to record quantity, cost, delivery and billing information.
Assist Trader with documenting daily trading of commodities, data entry into computer to record quantity, cost, delivery and billing information. Provide futures reconciliation and verification of trader's daily and monthly positions.
Generate sales invoices and settlement checks on a daily basis. Review and assist in the collection of accounts receivable as needed.
Provide logistical support for commodity shipments by rail, truck or barge. May include supplying and billing of equipment, tracing rail
cars
, troubleshooting delivery issues, and payment of freight.
Provide assistance to customers in resolving commodity, freight, accounting, and other issues.
Utilize computer programs to maintain purchases, sales, futures, transportation, freight variance and daily position reports.

Education / Experience
2-year degree or equivalent experience. Previous Merchandising Assistant or Grain Accounting experience preferred.
General knowledge of accounting process and ability to reconcile information.
Strong attention to detail and high level of accuracy.
Ability to multitask
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with all levels of the organization and with external customers.
Ability to work in a team-based environment and independently.
Possess excellent follow-up skills.
Requires computer aptitude for database management, general word processing and spreadsheet programs.
Willingness to take on additional duties and responsibilities as needed.

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